Senior Data Processing Software Engineer

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Senior Data Processing Software Engineer

Design software components to control complex hardware, with a focus on data processing

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?

  • Take part in all development aspects from design to production

  • Write high quality, testable and efficient code

  • Design and implement SW components to control complex HW

  • 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

Your qualifications      

Education, Experience and Background:

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

  • Mandatory Experience: 5+ years’ experience in SW development, OOP Design/Architecture, Real Time Computing, Unit-Testing

  • Knowledge:  Signal Processing, UI development, Artificial intelligence (advantage)

  • Background: Semiconductors industry (advantage)


  • Coding / Design / Quality: C# (alternatively C++), Math.Net, Python.Net, Python, PySide / PyQt, NumPy, Pandas, SciPy

  • Source Control and Configuration:  Git, CI/CD

  • Process and Tracking: Agile/Scrum, Jira

How can you help us?

  • You have 5+ years of experience working with C# or similar object-oriented programming language;
  • You have experience leading and guiding a team technically without be a manager;
  • Strong teamwork skills (Agile/Scrum);
  • Able to explain your (design) decisions to teammates with sound reasoning;
  • Easily collaborate with non-technical stakeholders on gathering requirements and validating your results;
  • It’s a strong preference if you have developed desktop applications with a GUI before, preferably using WPF.

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.