Software Engineer

EuroSort Geldermalsen

What is required?

  • A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Automation, Computer Science, Electronics or Software Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience in a similar position
  • Good knowledge of .NET Framework or .NET Core (VB.NET or C#)
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQL Database, SQL/T-SQL and preferably MongoDB
  • Experience with Linux, Redis, Docker and Rabbit MQ
  • Good command of the Dutch and English languages, both verbally and in writing
  • Enthusiastic, creative and customer-oriented

What will you get?

  • €3,000 - €4,500 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40 hours working week
  • 30 holiday days
  • Possibility to enroll in training and courses
  • Working from home opportunities, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly company lunch

What will you do?

  • 50% Develop software
  • 25% Support existing projects and clients
  • 15% Internal consultation
  • 10% Meetings with clients

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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As a Software Engineer at EuroSort, you are co-responsible for the development of back-end software for sorting machines. You write the communication between the customer and the machine and you are the first contact for the customer during the development process. You also provide support to customers who are experiencing problems with existing machines.

When you are assigned to a new project, you discuss the project with the customer. This can be done on-site or remotely. You go through all the details of the project in order to draw up an accurate specification. Once this has been approved, you start preparing and writing the software. In principle, the basis of each sorting machine is the same, but this must be adapted to the wishes of the customer. If necessary, you have contact with colleagues from other departments who work on the same machine, such as Electrical, PLC or Mechanical.

In addition, you support existing customers by carrying out modifications or solving malfunctions. They come to you when they need help. You also work on a consignment shift once every seven weeks. Internally, you work on process improvement. In the software world, everything is constantly changing, so you make sure that you stay up-to-date of these developments. If you see opportunities for improvement, you bring them up with the team.

You are part of the Controls-SW team, together with eight Software Engineers of different nationalities. Therefore the language of communication is English. A Manager leads the team.

If you like to puzzle and find solutions within the framework of logic, and you find it challenging that things sometimes do not go as planned, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Software Engineer IT

On an enjoyable working day, I was able to work on a project undisturbed. I made a lot of progress in developing the software.

On a less enjoyable working day, I get a lot of calls from colleagues and customers. After each phone call, it takes me a while to focus again.

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    • Stand-up
    • Calling a colleague
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    • Developing software
    • Supporting existing projects
    • Developing software
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    • Calling a colleague
    • Lunch
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    • Updating mail
    • Developing software
    • Developing software
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    • Drinks
    • Updating mail
    • Supporting existing projects
    • Answering questions from customers
    • Digital appointment with customer

Firsthand experience

You are linked to a new project. How do you prepare the development of the software?

In principle, the basis of the software is the same for every sorting machine, but for each machine things need to be developed that are in line with the customer's wishes. It is up to you to combine your logistical knowledge with colleagues from the Electrical, PLC and Mechanical departments to come up with a solution for the customer. You discuss with the customer what their expectations are and draw up the functional specification together with your colleagues. The IT software is your responsibility. The specification describes the entire process: what does the sorting machine have to be able to do and how will this be done? Every colleague involved writes their own piece in this specification and the Project Manager checks it. The Project Manager delivers the document to the customer, and when the customer approves it, you can start translating the functional specification into the blueprint.


EuroSort considers personal development very important. That's why there are many opportunities to attend education, training and courses. At the moment EuroSort is developing a training policy to make this more concrete.

Software Engineer

Working at EuroSort

EuroSort B.V. is specialised in the development and assembly of high volume sorting systems for various applications. Think of order processing, returns, counting and sorting by size, colour, type of products, e-commerce and cross docking. The company was founded in 2001 and believes in qualitative simplicity. Therefore, the sorting solutions are always simple, robust and made of high quality materials and components. This combination creates a system that optimises the work process and makes it more efficient, saves valuable floor space and improves and increases productivity.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Headquarters in 's-Graveland
  • Globally active, branches in the Netherlands, Spain and North America
  • 180 employees
  • Average age 45 years
  • Hybrid working in office positions
  • Safety workwear is mandatory in the warehouse and is provided by EuroSort


Sjoerd van Schie - Mechanical Installation Coordinator

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I already worked freelance for this company as an installation supervisor and was asked to do the coordination. It is a young dynamic company that is active worldwide: as a mechanic this gave me the opportunity to travel while working. In this way I gained some nice experiences and now I supervise the installations.

What was your previous job?
Freelance mechanic/assembly supervisor, elevator mechanic and animal caretaker.

What do you do in your spare time?

Wiebe de Jong - Manager TECH

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started as an intern (Engineer) when the company only had a few employees (almost nineteen years ago). The type of company has always given me opportunities to develop and grow in the organization. It has never been boring as the company and product continues to evolve. The company is always open to new ideas.

What did you study?
Mechanical engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hockey, Formula 1, enjoy drinks on a terrace and play sports.

Andre Meulman - PLC Software Engineer, Control department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
With a predilection for technology, I have always been looking for a working environment in which I have to deal with multiple techniques. At EuroSort, various systems come together in the control of the sorting installations. From controlling various sensors, actuators, motors and servo drives, to communication between different systems, such as servers, HMI and cameras.

What was your previous job?
PLC Software Engineer IA.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing water sports or hiking.

Marco Vonk - Purchaser

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started in 2011 as an Engineer at EuroSort. In addition, I did project-related purchases. Due to the dynamic growth of EuroSort, I have gradually started to concentrate and professionalize myself more in the field of purchasing. Partly because the organization feels great, from which we get satisfaction together, this is a huge stimulus to develop myself further and to keep the enthusiasm high. This is an advantage of EuroSort for me!

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