Our Software Development department consists of an enthusiastic team of Software Engineers, divided into multiple development teams. Each team has its own specialism, such as Robotics or the PLC layer of our software. We have developed VACAM, our own software package. The majority of Software Engineers work with .NET. We make sure we are always working with the latest version. Each team has its own schedule, to ensure the ongoing development of our software.We are looking to strengthen our Robotics team with a Software Engineer Robotics.

What are you going to do?

We have several machines with a robotic arm which automates various processes, including cutting or welding steel. For this purpose we use different brands and types of robots which we try to control as generically as possible. It will be your challenge to consider properly how to construct the software! In future our ambition is to further develop our specialism Robotics and you will help to make this happen. You work a lot with the other teams within our software department. Plus, you work with Product Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, considering together what the robot must be capable of and how this can best be achieved. Our machines are produced in series as far as possible, which means for you as a software engineer that a great deal of attention is given to quality and standardisation.One day you might be writing a lot of code but another day you might be discussing with other Software Engineers or colleagues. Within your team, you know where to find one another if you have any questions, ideas or need a critical look at something. We work in the same room, which means we can confer quickly.

We carry out our activities on an agile basis with fortnightly iterations in which we complete the scheduled tasks. This helps us to work predictably. Within the team and the department you also have a lot of influence on the process: we want to work smarter, not just harder. Next year we want to be better than this year! We know where to find one another outside work too. We are keen to share our passion and knowledge via ‘katas’: knowledge sessions organised by and for software engineers. But we also like to grab a breath of fresh air during breaks and enjoy a cup of coffee.

  • You will be working daily in C# on VACAM, the in-house developed software package for machine and system automation;
  • The software you develop in VACAM runs counter to the software from the robot supplier, and it is your responsibility to ensure this functions properly;
  • You will be working with challenges on a daily basis, for example in preventing the robot from colliding with something (collision detection) and also ensuring that the;
  • Robot chooses the most efficient route;
  • You will be working following Agile work processes into which you yourself will have a great deal of say.

Why work at Voortman









We offer

Voortman is a company where all are willing to support one another. A company with a pleasant working environment. We are convinced that this contributes to the performance of each and every one of us. furthermore, we offer:

  • A good salary;
  • 40 vacation days;
  • Internal growth opportunities;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Working for an innovative organization;
  • A lot of variety in the work you do;
  • Fun staff activities

We are looking for

  • A completed HBO / WO [higher professional education / university education] in (Technical) IT, Computer Science, Technical Physics subjects;
  • Relevant work experience as Software Engineer in C#;
  • Knowledge of WPF and SQL is a bonus;
  • An inquisitive and proactive attitude: together with your colleagues you will be raising our software to a new level;
  • Someone who enjoys teamwork, we learn from one another by sharing knowledge!








Seeing ideas become a reality: it sounds nice but it really does happen at Voortman. And these are ground-breaking ideas. We make the most innovative machinery and product lines for the steel construction and plate-processing industry and offer the most comprehensive service. For customers around the world. Going through the process with a customer to arrive at a production line that integrates seamlessly into his process. Regardless of how often we do it, it is special each time and provides a great deal of satisfaction.

Meet your colleagues

Sietse Tempelman & Ramon Annen

Our Installation & Commissioning Engineers are Voortman's adventurers! They travel the world to install or adjust our machines to the customer's process. How do Sietse and Ramon experience that? 

Frank Demmer

Every project undertaken at Voortman is based on an idea from the Engineering Department. Frank is Lead Engineer at Voortman. What does his job entail?

Koen Lubbers

Our Finance department is capable of everything! Koen has been working as Financial Controller since 2021 and will take you around the department. What makes him enjoy being part of the team? 

Dennis ter Harmsel

Dennis has been with Voortman for more than 10 years and, as Account Manager, is responsible for relationship management with our customers. He will take you along in his role.

Jack Cater

Jack is a Software Developer at Voortman. Our innovative, cloud-based software helps automate and optimize our customers' production flow. What exactly is Jack working on?

Valentijn Velten

The colleagues in the Product Management department are constantly asking themselves ‘how can we meet our customers' needs even better? Valentijn Velten talks in about his work as a Product Manager.

Wouter Rozenberg

The beating heart of every machine is the electrical control cabinet. The Cabinet Control Production is where these cabinets are assembled from start to finish. How does this work?

Rutger Voortman & Gerhard ten Bolscher

Whether you clean the workshop on Saturdays, graduate with us or work in the office; you are part of the Voortman team! Rutger and Gerhard talk about what it's like to have a side job at Voortman.

Maarten Wieringa & Tim Schreurs

Maarten and Tim travel the world to make sure our customers' machines stay in top condition. Their job is very varied and technical.

Peter Lanting

What our Software Engineers come up with is made on our own campus. After all, at Voortman we do everything ourselves! Software Engineer Peter shows you this process.

Jessie Muller

Jessie started as a Mechanical Engineer Projects is now a Project Manager. Together with his colleagues, he makes sure the customer gets exactly what they expect. Take a look at the journey of our projects.

Stef Rohaan

Building a machine sometimes requires thousands of parts. Our colleague Stef gives you a look behind the scenes at the Parts & Consumables department.

Robert Stegeman

Passion for technology and craftsmanship; that's what we are all about. Robert has been working as a Welder at Voortman since 2016. The best thing about his job? "That we build a complete machine from a steel plate."

Tom Nijhof

In our workplace, we work passionately every day to assemble our machines. From start to finish. Test Engineer Tom Nijhof knows all about it!

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