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Robotics Software Engineer

In the role of robotics software engineer at SAM|XL you will be working on cutting edge automated manufacturing technologies for the Aerospace Industry. With your skills and experience in the development of (robotics related) software components you will contribute to the advancement of smart manufacturing technologies in this field.

This role allows for implementing both existing research, as own novel ideas into useable (ROS) software components.

You will join a young and ambitious team that has a strong drive to introduce world-class robotics applications into industry!


  • max. 40 hours per week
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  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • MSc. (or Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Robotics or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience.
  • Outstanding programming skills in both C++ and Python.
  • Experience with the development of software for industrial robots.
  • Experience with ROS.
  • Experience with Motion Control
  • Hands-on experience with industrial field bussed (e.g. Profinet) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and become a problem owner.
  • Ability to define and realize your own goals.
  • Ability to collaborate with both Academia and Industry in the context of EU-funded research programs.
  • Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: 1 jaar.

  • Scale 9 - 11 (€ 2920 - € 5127) depending on experience and education level.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Attention for personal health through a Health Coach Program.
  • Employer

    Delft University of Technology

    Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

    Challenge. Change. Impact! 



    SAM|XL is a collaborative research centre of the Delft University of Technology (DUT) and several Industrial partners in the Netherlands. SAM|XL focuses on automated manufacture of large structures using robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

    World-class research from both the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, the Cognitive Robotics Department of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and TNO Industry is combined with challenges from industry. In a dedicated factory space of 2000 m2 SAM|XL has a large-scale, near production ready, automated manufacturing cells to conduct its development projects, in close collaboration with engineers from the partnering companies and Europe’s leading Research Institutes. More information about SAM|XL can be found on

    Robotics Software Engineer

    Delft University of Technology, Delft
    Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Engineering
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