Embedded Software Engineer

DAF Trucks N.V.
  • Eindhoven
  • Detachering
  • HBO, WO
  • 36 uur
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Peter Groeneveld senior recruitment consultant

Do you want your code to change the future of mobility?

We are looking for people to achieve this change. To realize our mission, we need talented software engineers who want to shape a new age of mobility. Software is driving this change – therefore we need you, your vision, ideas, and technical solutions.

You will be working with our best engineers, so you should not be afraid to speak up. Your voice will be heard. We will encourage you to stand up and take the lead.

We expect you to bring your software expertise. In return, we will teach you the automotive specific technology and provide an environment to develop yourself in various disciplines. During your first year, you will learn about all aspects of our organization through our Embedded Engineering Academy program.

Working in a large company comes also with a lot of opportunities. One day you can be working as a software developer on the engine controller and the next day you could be the scrum master of the digital instrument panel team. You also can be part of the exchange program with our sister brands and working for a sprint in the scrum team of Kenworth in Renton, near Seattle or Peterbilt in Denton, near Dalles. If you stand-out, you will have to opportunity to visit and work in our PACCAR Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, the heart of Silicon Valley.

Although this vacancy text contains all the latest buzzwords, the reality is more complex. The journey can sometimes be difficult, but in the end, you will be rewarded when you see the result of your hard work on the roads (DAF: this is who we are), or that your software developed in Eindhoven is used for the first Zero Emissions Kenworth (Zero Emissions Kenworth T680 FCEV on the Climb to 14,115-Foot Pikes Peak Summit).

• Responsible for the design, realization and test of a system, subsystem and component as part of a user story/feature; understands

 and communicates the consequences of the design on the architecture

• Designs for (manual and automated) testability

• Participates in the planning and retrospective processes during scrum rituals

• Identifies impediments and sorts them out (with support from the scrum master where required)

• Collaborates, supports and guides other team members toward achieving team goals (collaboration and knowledge sharing)

• Executes on the definition of done and ensures minimum build failure on account of integration issues, and acts quickly when failures

  are detected

• Challenge the status-quo and bring your best software development practices into the automotive industry

• Hack on whatever you want during our bi-annual hackathons

• As an Embedded Software Engineer you will report to the supervisor Platform Development - Software Engineering


To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:
• You have a Bachelor or a Master Degree in Software Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science or equivalent – we are looking for
  software engineers. Candidates with a background with mechanical or mechatronics as education will be rejected. In case you consider the
  education equivalent, please motivate which software engineering related courses you followed
• Knowledge of development methodologies like Agile/Scrum
• Willing to develop software in a model based software environments such as Simulink
• You have projects on GitHub (or equivalent) which you can show and tell about during the interview (does not to be
  automotive related - can be any software project even an app for a mobile phone or some backend services)
• And last but not least: willing to learn and show perseverance


• Soft skills: Ability to collaborate well in teams and across, managing conflicts, interdependencies, accountable and self-organizing
• A proactive workstyle and adapt to change
• Fluent in English language - effective communication in both verbal and written form; willing to learn the Dutch language


We offer you the first/next step in your career and together with Yacht you will build your career. 

During your assignment we will coach you and help you develop your personal and professional skills. There will be a lot of learning on the job and also the possibility to do courses. We will always be in contact for you to make to best decisions for your career and make sure you will always have a challenging assignment.

With regards to the terms and conditions of the contract we strive to give a satisfying contract with our professionals.


You will be part of an experienced international team of the Platform Development group of DAF Embedded Engineering that is located in our awesome new office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Our full model based software development process is unique in the industry.

You can read testimonies of our software engineers at https://www.daf.com/en/working-at-daf/meet-your-colleagues/embedded-engineers-hubert-erik-en-luuk and at https://www.daf.com/en/working-at-daf/meet-your-colleagues/ruud-van-den-boomen

Embedded Engineering is primarily located in Eindhoven and has an office in Pune, India and has over 120 highly skilled people today. Together we deliver world class engineering in the domains of engine controllers and vehicle controllers. Next to that, focusing on common software development, Embedded Engineering works closely together with PACCAR Embedded Engineering located in Renton (near Seattle), the USA.

The products developed within Embedded Engineering are applied on DAF trucks but also in the famous PACCAR brands Kenworth and Peterbilt. Through component sales our products are used by leading bus and coach manufacturers.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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Peter Groeneveld senior recruitment consultant


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