Software Engineer

Employment Type

Full time



Job Function


We’re currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our talented ViCentra family in Utrecht, The Netherlands and play an integral role in changing the face of our industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for software enthusiasts around 3 years’ experience (or more) to have a varied and interesting role developing leading technology to improve the lives of those with diabetes. You will be working alongside, and learning from, gifted Software Engineers, rapidly challenging and broadening your skills and developing your career.

The position

Working in a core team of eight you will be involved with the design, implementation and maintenance of high quality, power efficient BLE embedded software for ViCentra’s products and connectivity solutions. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Software development in embedded C
  • Working collaboratively with external consultants
  • Identification of requirements and the development of software testing and debugging
  • Translating the product design requirements into an evolvable software architecture, including BLE communication
  • Support new feature implementations and product releases
  • Creating support documentation and specifications for the development
  • Ensuring all work is undertaken in accordance with the approved Quality Processes (with the support of Software Quality Assurance Engineering which also sits with the development team)
  • Working autonomously, at times, structuring your own deliverables

The ideal candidate to join our team should have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of embedded programming in C / C++/ C#/ python
  • Previous involvement of all development stages including software design/ architecture
  • Experience of Unit Testing & Bluetooth Low Energy technology
  • Communication software on mobile platforms (Android, iOS) and related tools
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A high level of self-motivation and drive
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Dutch language is not required

It’s a bonus if you also have:

  • Medical Devices experience (ISO 13485 and IEC62304) would be advantageous but not a requirement
  • Experience or an understanding of writing code for compliance with a regulated quality system
  • Communication software on mobile platforms (Android, iOS) and related tools
  • Experience in a Start-Up/ early stage commercial company

What we offer

In addition to working on a ground breaking new product, you’ll be working in a small, friendly and highly motivated team with excellent career prospects; all ideas are welcomed and great work is rewarded. We’re also offering:

  • A very competitive salary
  • Competitive relocation package and assistance
  • Assistance for 30% ruling application if applicable
  • Sponsorship if applicable
  • 37 days’ holiday per year (pro rata) + 5 optional purchase days
  • Full time (40 hours per week) 8 hours per day to be worked anytime between 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday
  • Contribution towards commuting costs
  • A work environment where you can develop your skills, learn from the best and be rewarded for your imagination
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Social events and team lunches
  • Creative office vibe with a picnic area, beanbags and ping pong table
  • Informal dress code
  • Meaningful work with the opportunity to make a difference

Even More!

Working in Utrecht you will be working in one of The Netherlands oldest cities with a beautiful medieval centre arranged around canals. Recently voted the most vibrant city in the country (with the largest University in The Netherlands) and it is the fourth largest city in the country. It is situated in the centre of the country 48km south of Amsterdam (27 minutes by train) and as such is within easy travel of a number of cities and sights. Moreover, we have a word hard/ play hard approach and believe in creating a fun, exciting work environment so ping pong breaks, team lunches and outings are usual. The free coffee and snacks help too!

Apply today

To apply please use the link below or email your CV and a brief cover letter to stating that you are applying for the position of Software Engineer. For more information, please email the above address or call Sarah Lee on +31 (0) 88 3232 896.

**We will start interviewing successful candidates without delay, therefore please submit your CV as soon as possible. If we like what we see we will contact you, if we don’t contact you within 4 weeks we’ve probably proceeded with other candidates but don’t lose heart as we might reach out to you if we have a different role or project we think might be a match**

ViCentra is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Due to the international nature of the Company applications are only accepted in English and candidates must also have the right to work in the Netherlands.

Please note all employees at ViCentra start on a contract basis which will be extended for the right candidate. Cultural fit is as important as ability and for the right individual this position offers the potential for a long term career within an innovative, dynamic company.

Keywords: Software Engineer / Embedded / C /C++ / BLE / Bluetooth / Software Testing / Programming/ English /ISO 13485 / ISO 9001 / IEC62304/ Medical / Amsterdam / Utrecht / Ede / Arnhem / Eindhoven / Leiden / Hilversum / Amstelveen

Agencies: Please note ViCentra is committed to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. We do however work with an approved list of preferred suppliers but in line with our Preferred Supplier List we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and a position has formally been placed with the agency by a member of the HR team. We do not pay fees where speculative and unsolicited CV’s are submitted to ViCentra or ViCentra employees. Where this is not observed ViCentra reserves the right to contact these candidates directly and initiate discussions without payment of any agency fee.