System Architect/System Design Engineer
  • Working together with engineers
  • Multidisciplinair
  • Room for creativity and expertise
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • WO
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What is your role?

Architect and design innovative mechatronic solutions 

Over the past years Lely has introduced several new-to-market robotics solutions and has built a reputation as a very innovative and dependable supplier to dairy farmers. 

The Lely organization is quickly growing and has a strong ambition to increase pace. In this dynamic environment we want to maximize the potential of our employees through variation in assignments, courses, and dedicated coaching. 

In our Product Development department, we design robotic solutions for dairy farmers ranging from fully autonomous feeding robots to milking robots and several others. We are responsible for both concept design of new product generations as well as life cycle management. On the Lely campus we share our roof with the assembly and manufacturing organization, which creates a great dynamic relation between R&D engineers and manufacturing engineers. 

Due to the innovative character and complexity of our products, we apply a systems engineering approach in our projects. There is an emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaboration and model-based design of our products. This approach is combined with our unique way-of-working to stimulate innovation, initiative, creativity, and responsibility. To strengthen our systems engineering and mechatronics team we are looking for an experienced system architect/system design engineer. 

In this role you will create the high-level system architecture for our robots and design and define major components. You will investigate and compare different ways of composing the system from modules to fulfill the system requirements. The role strongly interacts with product management, the system engineer and multi-disciplinary domain experts, especially in the selection of subsystems and the creation of subsystem requirements. 

If you feel you are up to this challenging role in a dynamic environment, please apply! 

What is your experience?

  • Technical degree (MSc or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline.

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience with mechatronic system design in product development in the high-tech industry.

  • A good understanding of the different engineering disciplines, like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering and control engineering.

  • A holistic mindset, understanding how various components can work together.

  • Decision making based on proper analysis and objective data. 

  • Working experience with MBSE, and SysML in particular, is a benefit.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

What do we offer you?

A job for a true inventor, at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as they leave the factory to our customer, the dairy farmer. At the end you will contribute to a sustainable way of farming. 

We offer..

  • flexibility in terms of working times and conditions;
  • variety one day you will be at the workshop, another day on the farm and the next day you will work at the main office;
  • the space and freedom to innovate, construct new ideas and tinker in our workshop;
  • 40 holidays per year; 
  • the tastiest coffee you will ever drink, courtesy of our barista;
  • time for fun: table football, volleyball and a basketball court.
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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Olaf Smid

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About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving a sustainable, profitable and agreeable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 70 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 2,300 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our overall objective: making dairy farming interesting, also for the coming generations.