Senior Software Architect Automotive – VDL – Helmond

  • Helmond


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 an experienced software architect with experience in automotive sector who wants to strengthen our software team.

The job:

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

We are looking for an experienced and result-oriented software Architect with a deep understanding of automotive systems and solutions. The Software Architect is responsible for software development and software integration of all vehicle systems.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful projects and extensive experience in making software decompositions of automotive systems and helps in realizing them. The candidate is part of the software team guiding and coaching the team on technical aspect. As architect you define required standard and development process to enable efficient working flow with expected quality standard in mind. You have knowledge of multidisciplinary systems requirements in a team of architects of these disciplines. You should be proficient in creating high-level work breakdowns and have a strong understanding of managing system complexity.

The software projects are using agile scrum process and as part of the software team you are involved in the daily activities.


  • Make software decompositions of automotive vehicles and automotive solutions;
  • Set up, clarify and review customer requirements, functional requirements, system requirements, electronic requirements, and software requirements;
  • Create high-level work breakdowns for projects;
  • Understand and manage system complexity;
  • Collaborate with other discipline architects to ensure alignment and integration;
  • Coach the software team to support the chosen architecture and guard the quality of the work products;
  • 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 Software Architect in the automotive industry;
  • Strong understanding of making decompositions of software/hardware systems;
  • 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 in the creation of decompensation of software systems;
  • Experience in selecting third-party systems for integration;
  • Ability to collaborate and align with other discipline architects;
  • Social and good communication skills;
  • Ability to strike a balance between achieving results and maintaining high quality standards using common and logical reasoning;
  • Experience with ci/cd with a high level automation;
  • Proven track record in the successful realization of projects.

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 


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. 

Do you want to contribute to the technology of the future? Do you like to think out-of-the-box? And can you make connections between mechanical solutions, production and test environments? At VDL ETS we work with about 120 colleagues on the development of new innovative transport solutions. We research, develop and test new possibilities especially for transport related activities of VDL companies. Whether this is about electric driving (e-mobility), autonomous driving, energy storage, battery technology, charging infrastructure or guidance and navigation technology. Do you find these topics interesting? Then you have come to the right place at VDL ETS. We offer you a dynamic work environment with challenging problems in the field of electronics, mechanics, mechatronics and informatics. You work together in multidisciplinary teams in which there is plenty of room for entrepreneurship. Within your position, you will have every opportunity to show your result-oriented approach through the high degree of independence and responsibility you will be given. Will you take up the challenge with us? #LI-EA1


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