Software Engineer PLC

Job description


YNTL is not your ordinary recruitment agency. We like to see ourselves as a movement challenging the status quo. Because let’s face it, we ladies are still outnumbered in this tech world. Hey, and that’s okay, quality over quantity right ;-)? But no in all seriousness, we are not here to win a war but we are here to level out the current playing field, bringing women in the forefront of the high tech industry.



It is our mission is to make it easier for all the brightest tech women out there to take their career to the next level. And vice versa, to act as a gateway between you awesome techsavvy ladies and the most innovative companies within the Netherlands. Being this gateway, it is our responsibility of getting the word out there to the widest pool of candidates possible, within the Netherland and way beyond. Are you in?



Besides your new awesome role, you will be part of a new group of friends in the form of our YNTL Community. We are glad you have chosen to come to the Netherlands! Yay! The Netherlands is a great place to live. We welcome expats with open arms and have much advantages for you. Next to the fact that there are loads of cool things to do, it is a safe country and almost everybody speaks English here so there is no communicative barrier!



PLC talents out there, we are looking for you.
We are looking for your unique set of skills, a methodological and logical way of thinking, up to date knowledge of machinery related fields and (very important) loads of creativity and empathy. As most important is the absolute goal to maximize the customers’ production perfromance. And that can only be done when the perspective of the user is taken as a jumping-off point.

Our clients multidisciplinary team of engineers is in need of you, an experienced PLC Software Engineer to work together with. You, as the expert, will be the ‘end-boss’ for the system software engineering. You will collaborate closely with the mechanical and electrical departments to ensure the highest level of product quality. You will make use of our clients modular architecture to develop projects and ensuring a smooth and flexible manufacturing process. 

Are you ready to play a leading role in improving and expanding our clients architecture and contribute to the development of solutions never built before?

You as the experienced PLC Software Engineer will be resposible for the software design of several projects. You are the shot caller regarding the systems (of course in collaboration with the project lead engineer).
So, what will you be doing throughout a day? 

You will be:

  • Implementing and defining improved and new modular architecture designs. This in close collaboration with the software program manager;
  • Safeguarding reliability, customer friendliness, and you have a laser focus on service and quality standard compliance;
  • Managing and writing product and technical project documentation (amongst others test specifications, requirements,
  • Technical product documentation manuals and instructions for operators and/or maintenance;

Job requirements


  • You’ve obtained your (at least) a bachelor’s degree within the fields of electrical engineering and/or industrial automation and at least five years of work experience in software engineering of industrial systems and/or machines;
  • You are an expert in PLC programming, industrial control systems (P(L)C hardware and software);
  • You have programming experience with IEC 61131-3 (especially Structured Text) PLC programming;
  • Experienced in HMI programming.

You are a a motivated woman who is always striving to go the extra mile and  loves to work in a team with various backgrounds, nationalities and personalities.

You have a detailed eye for quality and reliability of complex systems and service + user experience is high on your priority list! You are a true problem solver and result-driven. Last but not least, you are fluent in English, oral and written.