Team Lead Software Testing
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  • Impact on future talent
  • Working with passionate people
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

What are you going to do?

Lely is the global market leader in automated milking systems and produces a range of specialized, innovative robots to automate daily tasks on dairy farms, such as feeding and cleaning, improving the lives of both the cows and farmers.

The Lely organization is experiencing rapid growth and has a strong ambition to accelerate the pace. Our customers expect new products to meet at least the standards of our existing products, which have been developed over many years of service and experience. Furthermore, the growth of our company has led to an acceleration in product manufacturing, with optimal reliability being built in during production.

Our robotics solutions are developed within a multidisciplinary structure, where engineers from different disciplines, especially mechanical engineering, software, and electronics, collaborate within a project organization. The Lely Product Development team is organized in a matrix model, where Competence Centers ensure the availability of the required development competencies, tools, and supporting processes and Business Teams ensure focus on the product.


Team Lead Software Testing

We have a Competence Center for Integrated Testing & Verification that collaborates closely with various disciplines to create and execute tests, ensuring the quality of our products. We are currently seeking an experienced engineer to lead a group of software testers responsible for testing and verifying software, including its integration into our robotic systems.

In this role, as a leader who sets a positive example, your task is to guide the process that ultimately leads to product releases. You will assist in testing the products, mentor the testers, and raise awareness about the importance of testable requirements and data-driven conclusions. You will determine the strategy for system verification and provide advice on the maturity of designs tested in different phases.

Moreover, you excel in interpersonal skills, and as a manager, you will lead a group of 7 to 14 junior, mid-level, and senior engineers. You will support them in both their technical and personal development. Within this role, you have the opportunity to engage intensively with both technology and people. Essential skills include maintaining an overview and identifying opportunities to bridge gaps during the development process.

Are you the right candidate for this challenging position in a dynamic environment? Apply now!

What is your experience?

  • Graduated (BA or MSc) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related technical field. Alternatively, a substantial number of years of work experience that equates to a comparable level of knowledge and thinking.
  • Several years of work experience in software testing.
  • Several years of work experience in a leadership role.
  • Broad technical perspective and a keen interest in robotics.
  • Experience in leading and guiding a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present your arguments persuasively.
  • Fluent proficiency in both Dutch and English.

What do we offer you?

An amazing job at an international and innovative company that consistently leads the way in the agricultural sector to make the lives of farmers easier, more sustainable, and enjoyable. This is your opportunity to share and enrich your specialized knowledge. Working at Lely means:

  • Working in an international environment at one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands.
  • Belief in sustainability, caring for people, animals, and the environment. We aim to pass the world on to the next generation through sustainable product development, and for our customers, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner. You can be a part of this mission.
  • Excellent employment conditions, including 27 vacation days and 13 roster-free days.
  • An open work environment with flexible working hours.
  • Freedom in organizing your own work.
  • A conducive environment for personal development and growth.
  • Our Lely Academy offering various training programs.
  • Our Lely Gym for working on your personal fitness.
  • A dynamic role with plenty of room for initiative and self-expression.

Recruitment or Consulting agency? 

We appreciate your interest, but we are sourcing all our candidates directly. We understand you are trying to offer your candidates interesting jobs at an innovative company like Lely but consider that any unsolicited profiles you send us will be treated as direct applications.

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Sara Bakker

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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 75 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 2,400 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.