C++/Qt5 Software Engineer

  • The Hague, Netherlands

C++/Qt5 Software Engineer

Job description

We’re currently looking for a C++/Qt5 Software Engineer to join our team!

Our planet’s survival depends on a sustainable energy future. Existing technologies create progress towards this goal, but to accelerate the energy transition we must unlock additional sustainable energy sources. Ampyx Power is developing an Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that can access powerful wind at high altitude using tethered unmanned aircraft

Do you want to use your unique skills to help us in developing pioneering sustainable energy technology? Join us, and be part of our adventure!

Introducing our team and culture

We believe that a diversity of perspectives, ideas, cultures, and common passion to make a difference is needed to develop our pioneering technology.

Today we have a team of over 50 highly skilled professionals with more than 20 nationalities working from The Hague and Melbourne. We will be opening another office in Ireland in the near future. Most of our employees have a university degree and several employees have PhD background.

We have a socially open atmosphere in our company, placing value on trust. We think in terms of solutions rather than problems. We challenge each other and act decisively in our day-to-day work. Everyone's input is valuable and we work with clear deadlines and objectives. This way of working has helped us to make significant steps in our airborne technology development over the past 10 years.


What are you going to do?

This vacancy is within our Software Team team, a group of four experienced C++/Qt5 Software Engineers. The team as a whole is responsible for designing, developing, and verifying all software components of the aircraft, ground, and support systems.

Within the team, you will be focusing on the Ground Control Station (GCS), the virtual cockpit designed to control, visualise, and monitor the overall system operation. You will work closely with the flight operations team, pilots and ground crew, to iterate on the specification and the development of the software.

What do we need from you to complement the team?

We value passion over university degrees and consider self-education and continuous learning to be key aspects in the ever evolving field of software engineering. Therefore we do not strictly ask for a degree in engineering. You have at least 3 years of experience in:

  • The C++ programming language
  • The Qt5 framework and QML interface language;
  • Designing and implementing rich user interfaces;
  • Software development on Linux.

As you will be part of an international team, you are also proficient in English. Besides this, you:

  • Work efficiently in a team and support your colleagues;
  • Are able to proactively pick up tasks and take ownership in your work;
  • Like to learn new skills when it is required;
  • Adhere to processes and contribute to their continuous improvement;
  • Report in a precise and concise manner, and are good at writing technical documentation.

What do we have to offer?

We offer you an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable energy future. You will be working on a unique innovation using state-of-the-art technologies in an international team of enthusiastic professionals. Together, we will be launching our Airborne Wind Energy technology on the market in the next few years.

You can look forward to:

  • A competitive salary adjustable to your talent, knowledge and experience;
  • A personalized work-life balance;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • 30 leave days every year;
  • Excellent opportunities for growth via our personal development plan;
  • Excellent opportunities to take initiative and responsibility;
  • Working together with a team of professionals of top international status;
  • Shares in the company as all employees are shareholders
  • A daily freshly-made free lunch.

Where can you find us?

Ampyx Power is located in The Netherlands in the center of The Hague, a ten-minute walk from the Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station. Our office in The Hague is also easily accessible for candidates from, for example, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Haarlem. If you have questions about the company or processes, please send an email to Martijn@ampyxpower.com. If you have more specific, technical questions, please send an email to Mat@ampyxpower.com.

Final request

As we are looking for a C++/Qt5 Software Engineer with the right skills, we would like to ask you to send us the following documents with your application:

  • First and foremost, an example of Qt5 (C++ or QML) code that you are proud of and shows your skills and experience, preferably with screenshots of interfaces that you designed. Please understand that your application will be mainly evaluated based on this code example. If we first need to sign an NDA, please state it in the application form. For contributions to large projects (e.g. open-source) please mention which part is yours.
  • A CV, written in English;
  • A motivation letter, written in English

Agency calls are not appreciated.