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Group Lead Software Development and Functional Testing

Group Lead Software Development and Functional Testing

  • Helmond
  • Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Master (WO)
  • Vast
  • VDL Enabling Transport Solutions

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Do you see your role as enabling and supporting all individuals on the team? Getting the best out of them in the short and long term by creating a family-like team? You like to create and deliver excellent products and services? Do you want to do this in a fast, lean and automated manner? If you said 4 times yes, then continue reading please.

Group Lead Software Development and Functional Testing

In our newly created Software Defined Systems Team, you manage and inspire an expanding team of up to 20 professionals with a drive to improve, grow and explore new areas of expertise. Our software and test teams are a mix of talented young professionals and in-depth experts. To be added with new architecture development and test talents.

We expect you to have natural and authentic leadership and professional management skills combined with an eye for competence improvement. The competences of your group include:

  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Real-time & Embedded & Cloud Software Development
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Test, Integration & Release
  • HIL (Integration) Testing

You can convince our customers of your technological choices and engage them in our software development and/or testing activities and decisions.

 You will also be responsible for the review and release of all software and testing deliverables. You will work with project managers, team leads and managers and lead engineers from various companies. Our international customers in automotive, research, and energy management operate in high tech environments and the projects involved can vary within these industries. You maintain contacts with existing and new customers to ensure product quality and way-of-working on new technologies.

You are responsible for competency growth, culture, and recruitment of your group. 

Your profile

You have the ambition to manage and coach your team of engineers to excel as one in delivering quality software and testing solutions. You have a keen eye for the latest technologies and a drive to use them in projects. Other important skills are:

  • A master's degree in Embedded Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering;
  • At least five years of automotive experience in a leading position in a high-tech multidisciplinary development environment;
  • You are a pro-active, analytical, creative person with a “can do” mentality;
  • You are goal and results driven;
  • You are striving for excellence of yourself and your team in everything you do;
  • Good communication skills verbal and written in English;
  • Experience with both vehicle and cloud software development, and their interaction is a plus;
  • Experience with setting up processes and teams from almost scratch is a plus.

What we offer:

Beside a strong and international team we offer a job with a lot of challenges and possibilities.

We strongly believe working hard is important but evenly important that there is time to connect with your colleagues. We organise BBQ’s and get togethers on a regular base.

Beside this we also offer:

  • a good salary, depending on education and experience;
  • hybrid working;
  • Laptop;
  • 25 vacation days and 13 ADV days (fulltime based);
  • Good pension;
  • A lot of possibilities for personal development (trainings and education);
  • Possibilities for internal development and growth;
  • A variation of different company benefits ;
  • Personnel offers;
  • Possibility to join different sports events;


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.

Our company

Do you want to contribute to the technology of the future? Do you like to think out-of-the-box and are you interested in new developments, physically having new developments built and testing different designs? At VDL ETS, we work with around 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 it's 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've come to the right place at VDL ETS. We offer you a dynamic working environment with challenging problems in the field of electronics, mechanics, mechatronics and computer science. You work together in multidisciplinary teams, in which there is a lot of room for entrepreneurship and personal growth. Within the position, you will be given every opportunity to show your result-oriented approach due to the high degree of independence and responsibility you will receive. Will you take on the challenge with us? #LI-EA1


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