Embedded Systems Engineer

Role: Embedded Systems Engineer
Company: Confocal.nl
Location: Amsterdam
Level: Reports to Chief Technology Officer

About the role

As an Embedded Systems Engineer, you will contribute to the design of new products: from making the first sketches of ideas for design, development, construction and testing of prototypes up to building and testing the final product that we will introduce to the market. For good product development, it will be necessary to easily interact and align with the technical team members. Good communication with customers and commercial team members will be crucial as well. Products that we develop cover the field of optical microscopy techniques and are based on re-scan technology.

  • Researching, developing and engineering the embedded systems needed for the next-generation products. This includes both the electronics and the software.
  • Function as a second line of customer support concerning software and electronic problems.

Your profile

  • Master in Embedded systems or equivalent.
  • At least a few years of working experience, preferably in a start-up environment.
  • Strong both theoretical and practical skills.
  • Independent, creative, pragmatic and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • For diversity reasons, the preference goes to a woman.
  • Familiar with:
    o Design of analogue and digital electronics.
    o Control of mechatronic systems.
    o Python, Java, C++, C#.
    o Systems engineering methodology/ V-model.
    o Communication systems, both software and hardware.
    o Microscopy technology is a plus.

We offer

  • A very interesting challenge for an experienced Systems Engineer looking for the challenge to design new products that can be used in advanced biomedical research.
  • Working for an innovative, growing and focused organization with a clear goal: bringing innovative microscopy to the market.

Company background

Confocal.nl aims to change the microscopy industry with a confocal microscope based on the re-scan
invention: the Re-scan Confocal Microscope (RCM). RCM combines the super-resolution capability with
higher sensitivity than most confocal microscopes. The re-scan technology was developed at the
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. This innovative technology converts a standard microscope into a super-resolution microscope for three-dimensional confocal imaging. It is a highly affordable and customizable device, ideal for small labs with specific interests in biomedical research and as a working horse at microscopy facilities to increase imaging capacity. The simple technical design and open architecture make the system platform and software independent, allowing plug-and-play upgrading of any standard fluorescence microscopes.

Confocal.nl started as a company in 2016 and has grown to a team consisting of 15 highly skilled
specialists, engineers and business developers. There is a need to expand the technical team with a Mechatronic Engineer to speed up the design and production of our newest products. This position is a good career opportunity for a creative and experienced Mechatronic Engineer

Join our team!

If you think you can make a great contribution to our team, contact Mariliis Tark-Dame info@confocal.nl with your resume and cover letter.

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