Oceaneering AGV Systems employs around 95 staff members with offices in the Netherlands,
Germany and the United States. Because the organization is expanding in Europe we are currently
looking for an:


(full-time, Utrecht, NL)

As an Application Software Engineer you will be responsible for implementing, developing, testing,

supporting and installing our Linux based AGV software suite (both on a SCADA level and on an embedded/vehicle level). Working in a multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for making sure

that the software systems meet the customer specifications and work within their site constraints. You

have both logistical and technical insight to create solutions that provide optimal automation

performance. Given that we have global customers you are willing to travel and stay abroad for
several weeks at a time. You are responsible for the successful installation at the customer site. In this
role you report to the Software Engineering Leadership in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Key tasks and activities

  • Responsible for implementing, developing, testing and installing the supervisory control software;
  • Responsible for implementing, developing and testing the control software for AGVs;
  • Interfacing the vehicle software to vehicle control hardware such as motor controllers, proximity detectors, and wheel encoders;
  • Commissioning and handover of AGVs to the customers at their site;
  • Troubleshooting and fixing software issues;
  • Testing the application software and interfaces to the vehicle;
  • Writing requirements, detailed design documentation, and test cases;
  • Providing support for field issues.
  • Analyzing and modifying traffic and logic rules to optimize material flow and optimizing vehicle performance;
  • Continuously improving our processes and procedures to optimize development efficiency.

Job Requirements

  • Technical Bachelor degree, preferably in Computer Science, Automation Technology or Information Technology;
  • Minimum 5 years’ of experience in writing application software for technical applications;
  • Proficient with Linux and knowledgeable of the Windows operating systems;
  • Experience with programming in Linux;
  • Experience with programming in Java, C++ and C; Python is a plus;
  • Experience with generating user interfaces in Java is a plus;
  • Experience with XML and web services is a plus;
  • Knowledge of object oriented analysis & design methodologies and design patterns;
  • Experience with writing multithreaded software
  • Experience with programming serial, CAN and network communications (UDP and TCP);
  • Experience with writing control systems;
  • Understanding of networking hardware and software including UDP and TCP;
  • Experience with issue tracking systems. Specific experience with Jira is a plus;
  • Experience with versions control systems. Specific experience with Subversion is a plus;
  • Experience with writing requirements, design documentation, and test cases;
  • Experience with controlling autonomous robots is a plus;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Dutch and German is a plus;
  • Ability to read, understand, debug and modify existing product code;
  • Ability to act independently generating innovative solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams;
  • Experience with integrating with enterprise systems such as databases, ERP systems, and factory automation systems;
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electromechanical devices such as analog inputs and outputs, quadrature encodes, relays, solenoids, proximity sensors, etc.;
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is a plus;
  • Customer focused attitude;
  • Willingness to travel and stay abroad several weeks at a time during system installation;
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in a demanding and dynamic work environment.


Oceaneering AGV Systems offers:

A dynamic and innovative working environment related to automation and robotics technology. Your
coworkers are committed and engaged engineers, who are passionate about our AGV’s. The
atmosphere is informal, with short communication lines within a can-do culture. A Personal Profile
Analysis and testing can be part of this procedure.

If your interest is piqued, we invite you to apply or tell a friend if you know somebody who would fit this
profile. Direct your motivation letter and CV in English to Rhea Fraser, preferably by email: for 30th of May. A Personal Profile Analysis can be part of
the selection procedure. For further information please refer to the website or you can call

We look forward to hearing from you!

Oceaneering AGV Systems BV, Tractieweg 190, 3534 AP Utrecht, tel. +31 30 244 05 50.

Acquisition with regards to this vacancy is not appreciated.