Software Engineer Dredging Equipment


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Job Software Engineer Dredging Equipment
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering, IT
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Does software for our dredging equipment set your pulse racing? Please apply and maybe you will be our new colleague!

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As an experienced software engineer, you will work as part of a team to realize and maintain software applications on the Windows platform, primarily in C and C++. These applications are for the automation of our dredgers, as well as the simulators for this equipment.
You will be involved in specification processes and take care of the design drafts in cooperation with the lead engineer. In addition, you will look after the software implementation, testing and documenting, which gives scope for creativity and using your initiative. You will also support both project engineers and service engineers when issues arise with new and existing software. A flexible attitude is therefore important. 
As a software engineer, you will work according to the Agile Scrum process. As a member of the scrum team, you will be involved in ‘sprint planning’ and your progress will be communicated by means of daily stand-up meetings.

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:  

  • a HBO or academic level of thinking and professional training 
  • a good command of the C++ programming language and familiarity with the OO principles 
  • experience using routine software engineering tools, such as Visual Studio, version management (eg Team Foundation Server), Windows Installer and Doxygen or comparable
  • ​software for technical documentation 
  • the ability to work according to guidelines (coding style and reviewing) 
  • an enterprising, proactive, hands-on mentality 
  • excellent communication skill in English and Dutch, both spoken and written (German is an advantage).
Please note, only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates. An online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process.

Our offer

We offer you a full-time role in a highly successful and dynamic organisation in which technology is at the forefront of today’s capabilities. You will have ample opportunity to grow and develop, and your personal qualities and talents will be nurtured. IHC’s excellent terms of employment include reimbursement for your travel costs, an annual profit share, a highly beneficial pension scheme, access to appropriate training courses, and no less than 40 days of annual leave.

Our organisation

As a Software Engineer, you will work at IHC Systems. This organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for the efficient operation of dredgers and related vessels. These are deployed in the marine dredging industry and for the mining of alluvial and deep-sea resources. The electrical, electronic and IT systems involve anything from robust sensors to stand-alone and/or integrated systems for service, presentation, automation, hydrography and DP/DT, supported by training simulators. Global life-cycle support – either remote or on location – guarantees durability and reliability. The company, which has paved the way in its sectors for over 40 years, is based in Sliedrecht and employs over 100 people.

IHC Systems is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Software Engineer and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)88-015 4444

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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