Automotive E/E System Architect. – VDL Enabling Transport Solutions – Helmond

VDL Enabling Transport Solutions

Do you want to be part of zero emission transport developments, an innovative and dynamic environment and working with latest and greatest technology? The automotive technology world is changing fast and you like to be part of it? Then you might be our new colleague! We are searching for senior system architect in automotive sector who wants to strengthen our engineering team.

Automotive E/E System Architect

The job:

VDL Enabling Transport Solutions is responsible for development in various domains in automotive sector. For this domain we are looking for an automotive Senior System Architect to work on automotive platform for public transportation. We develop heavy, medium and light duty solutions as well as autonomous driving.

We are seeking a highly experienced and result-oriented Senior System Architect with a deep understanding of automotive and automotive systems. The System Architect is responsible for technical aspect of the projects in a team of discipline architects/technical leads.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful projects and extensive experience in making decompositions of automotive systems and solutions. The candidate should be adept at setting up and clarifying customer requirements translate this in functional requirements, system requirements, electrical requirements, and software requirements in a team of architects of these disciplines. The candidate should be proficient in creating high-level work breakdowns and have a strong understanding of system complexity.


  • Make decompositions of automotive vehicles and automotive solutions;
  • Set up and clarify customer requirements, functional requirements, system requirements, electric- & electronic requirements, and software requirements;
  • Create high-level work breakdowns for projects while taking the business context into account;
  • Promote re-us;
  • Understand and manage system complexity;
  • Select third-party systems that align with project requirements;
  • Collaborate with other discipline architects to ensure alignment and integration;
  • Lead and mentor a team of architects;
  • Ensure successful realization of projects.
  • Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a System Architect in the automotive industry;
  • Strong understanding of making decompositions of automotive vehicles and solutions;
  • Experience/knowledge of autonomous driving / ADAS systems is preferred;
  • Ability to set up and clarify customer requirements, functional requirements, system requirements, electronic requirements, and software requirements;
  • Proficiency in creating high-level work breakdowns;
  • Excellent understanding of system complexity and ability to manage it effectively;
  • Experience in selecting third-party systems for integration;
  • Ability to collaborate on an interdisciplinary level;
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading a team of architects;
  • Ability to strike a balance between achieving results and maintaining high quality standards using common and logical reasoning;
  • Proven track record in the successful realization of projects involving modern automotive systems.
  • We offer:

    Alongside a diverse and international team, we provide a role that encompasses various challenges and growth prospects. We highly value hard work, but we also recognize the significance of fostering connections and allowing time for personal interactions alongside professional responsibilities. We regularly organize drinks, BBQ, etc. among colleagues. Not unimportantly, we also offer:

  • hybrid working
  • 25 vacation days and 13 ADV (on a full-time basis)
  • a good retirement plan
  • plenty of personal development opportunities through training and education
  • an annual VDL party with all colleagues from the VDL Groep
  • internal growth opportunities
  • various collective arrangements
  • personnel offers
  • participation in sports activities 
  • Apply:

    Are you interested in the job and do you recognize yourself in the described profile? Then apply now. We would like to receive a resume and motivation for the position.

    Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld. Wij verzoeken kandidaten rechtstreeks te solliciteren bij VDL Nederland en wensen deze vacature niet in te vullen middels een tussenkomst van een uitzend- of werving en selectiebureau. 

    The company:

    Within VDL ETS we develop our Automotive products by means of innovative projects from concept to final delivery. Our Engineers develop their own environmentally friendly, innovative hardware and software solutions up to and including implementation, commissioning, testing, analysis and improvement. Among other things, we work on electric transport (E-mobility), battery technology, charging infrastructure, energy storage, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), guidance and navigation technology. In addition, the end product (and therefore also your developed part) is tangible, which gives a lot of satisfaction.

    Our teams are self-managing, have a lot of freedom and show a healthy dose of ownership. In addition to the work described above, our Engineering Department attaches great value to self-development and we fully encourage / support our Engineers in this. #LI-EA1


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