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Expert Software Developer

Drive design and development of software components to control complex hardware

Full-time · Rotterdam

About Nearfield Instruments

Nearfield Instruments brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop a revolutionary high throughput atomic force microscopy (AFM) system, enabling atom-scale resolution 3D metrology at industry-level throughput. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced metrology machines.

Would you like to be a part of dynamic environment with start-up character? Are you willing to take responsibility, to be involved in shaping processes and developments and have a strong hands-on mentality? Then this is the right place for you.

This will be your team:

Within our Design & Engineering department this role is part of the Software Group. This SW Group consists of 5 teams (Architectural, Machine Control, Device Control, Data Science, Integration & Support).

What will you be doing?

  • Lead a wide range of development aspects from design to production

  • Design and implement SW components to control complex HW

  • Write high quality, testable and efficient code

  • Initiate and promote new ideas for continuous improvement of the product

  • Work independently and as a team member (sometimes on a global scale)

  • Maintain existing code

As an expert-level C# Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development, design, and testing of software solutions. Your technical background, extensive experience and a robust skill set, will contribute to the success of our innovative team. Join us in creating cutting-edge software that pushes the boundaries of technology.

Your qualifications      

Education, Experience and Background:

  • Education: MSc /BSc/BA degree in Computer Science or a related field.

  • Experience: Possessing a minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in software development with a strong foundation in Design/Architecture, Software Testing, and Software Integration.

  • Knowledge: Deep/Machine Learning, Object recognition and Signal Processing are considered an advantage.

  • Background: Previous experience in the semiconductors industry is an additional advantage.


  • Coding/Design/Quality: Proficient in C#, Python, with a deep understanding of OOP Design and Unit Testing.

  • Source Control and Configuration: Hands-on experience with Git, as well as familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices.

  • Process and Tracking: Demonstrated experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and practical experience using Jira for project management and tracking.

  • Other Knowledge: Understanding of NoSQL and relational databases is considered an advantage.

What can you expect from us?

Getting on board now is a great opportunity to grow with the company from a technical, personal, and financial perspective. Nearfield's momentum is energetic and promising!

Our starting point is of course to pay someone a fair and competitive salary and besides this we offer you:

  • we value your work-live balance;

  • time for some relaxation: 240 hours of holiday per calendar year (based on 40 hours);

  • 8% of your annual salary (gross) holiday allowance;

  • Commuting allowance;

  • Work from home allowance;

  • Discount on your health insurance;

  • We are here to support one another, and colleagues are there to help you. TEAM is very important, Together Everyone Achieves More!

  • Besides a challenging role where you can utilize the full extent of your professional knowledge.

Recruitment Process

If the above challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details. If you have any questions? Feel free to contact me via:

Niels Jordens - Tech Recruiter

+31 (0)6 13167358 /

Recruitment, consultancy and/or other agency?

We appreciate the interest, but we source all our candidates directly. We understand that you as an intermediary want to present candidates to our interesting positions. This is not how we have structured our recruitment.

This means that all profiles offered to Nearfield Instruments will be treated as direct applications. Unless we have explicitly agreed otherwise.