AGV Systems is a division of Oceaneering International with headquarters in the Netherlands, and globally active in the material handling industry. Oceaneering AGV Systems develops, produces, and markets Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVs). Our products service industries including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Electronics and Warehousing. Our automation solutions assist organizations in becoming more efficient and reducing operating costs.

Oceaneering AGV Systems employs around 80 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 Application Software engineer for our Utrecht, the Netherlands location.



(Full-time, employed in Utrecht, NL)


As a Java Software Engineer you will be responsible for implementing, developing, testing, supporting and installing our Java based solutions, including our warehouse management systems and the new Insight statistics and maintenance website.

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 the technical insight to create solutions that provide optimal 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 warehouse management software systems that interface to our AGV supervisor software;
  • Responsible for implementing, developing, testing and installing protocol converters;
  • Responsible for implementing, developing, testing and installing web based applications;
  • Troubleshooting and fixing software issues;
  • Writing requirements, detailed design documentation, and test cases;
  • Providing support for field issues;
  • 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 Javasoftware and websites;
  • Experience with Java frameworks such as JBoss, Spring and Hibernate;
  • Experience with full-stack web development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Experience with Angular, Bootstrap or Apache Tomcat is a plus;
  • Experience with data modeling and database programming;
  • Knowledge of object oriented analysis & design methodologies and design patterns;
  • Experience with XML and web services;
  • 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 integrating with enterprise systems such as databases, ERP systems, and factory automation systems;
  • Proficient with Linux and knowledgeable of the Windows operating systems;
  • Experience with programming in Linux is a plus;
  • Experience with programming in C, C++, and Python is a plus;
  • Experience with generating user interfaces in Java is a plus;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Dutch. German is a plus;
  • Ability to read, understand, debug and modify existing product code;
  • Ability to act independently generating innovative solutions to complex problems;
  • 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 before 30 May 2017 to Rhea Fraser, preferably by email: For further information please refer to the website or you can call us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Oceaneering AGV Systems BV, Tractieweg 190, 3534 AP Utrecht, tel. 030 244 05 50.


Acquisition with regards to this vacancy is not appreciated.