Software Engineer Industrial Automation

  • Company: Elestor
  • Industry: Energie en Duurzaamheid
  • Employment: Fulltime
  • Work experience: 3 - 5 jaar
  • Location: Arnhem

about the organization

Elestor is a fast growing scale-up with a award winning product. We are fueled by multi-milion euro investments, as well as by strategic adoption of our innovative technology in commercial settings.

We reduced the cost of storing electricity to an absolute minimum. Our batteries are made in accordance a simple strategy. We are using low cost and abundant active materials such as hydrogen and bromine. We use a compact cell. And we have a patented pressurized system design.

We are located at Industrial Park Kleefse Waard in Arnhem. A hotspot when it comes to the energy transition and we contribute to accelerating it. We have the technology to play a decisive role in realizing a 100% clean electricity supply. If you want to contribute to the energy transition, Kleefse Waard is the perfect place!

job description

As Software Engineer, you actively contribute to various industrial automation projects in which you will encounter challenges in a hands-on working and learning position. Your ultimate responsibility is maintaining and troubleshooting software modules with additional activities like designing software modules to automate tasks (e.g., PCBs and embedded circuits). Elestor's Software Engineer focuses on a range of small-scale (prototype) to large-scale (customer) projects in a company that's building a whole new class of assets for (long-duration) energy storage.

It's an opportunity for curious individuals with the desire (need!) to be in the middle of innovation and have an innate drive to contribute to the energy transition.

You will be part of the Electrical & Automation (E&A) team and report to the Team Leader of E&A. The growth of the Elestor organization enables several development trajectories in which you can learn and accumulate ownership. For example, becoming a software automation expert in Elestor's flow battery - a solution that must and will be deployed massively in the very near future! Besides that, you will get the following responsibilities:

  • Design of software modules in various languages (e.g., JavaScript, Python, TIA portal, and SQL)
  • Prepare and participate in the commissioning of automation systems
  • Schedule, maintain, and troubleshoot various automation software
  • Prepare Human Machine Interfaces and monitoring dashboards
  • Maintain and backup databases Challenge the status quo and contribute to 21st-century engineering ways of working

your profile

Elestor is looking for an all-round software engineer willing to learn, design and troubleshoot (a combination of thinking and doing). You are proactive and pragmatic in your behavior (and communication) and not afraid to challenge the status quo. Taking ownership of various assignments at once (while running multiple projects simultaneously) fits your ability to plan and execute accordingly. In addition, striving for ownership and slowly taking over responsibilities provides you with a lot of motivation (and energy)! Do you meet the profile below?

  • Vocational (MBO) or higher vocational (HBO) education in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience in software engineering
  • Expertise in following aspects:   

- Solid knowledge of Python and Javascript
- Experience in making dashboard and user interfaces
- Familiar with Linux OS
- Time series databases
- HTML and CSS are nice-to-haves

  • Solid understanding of PLC programming, HMI, and SCADA (Siemens TIA portal)
  • Experience within an industrial setting with tasks and responsibilities related to commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience with working in an international company or international experience is a plus
  • An entrepreneurial mindset


Elestor has been recognized as 1 of the 10 most innovative companies in the Netherlands by both the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. 

Elestor offers an open, action-oriented and exciting working environment in a diverse and international team of highly skilled professionals. We have a flat management structure and offer many opportunities to excel and grow. Terms of employment are competitive and include participation in a Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) program. When we succeed, we all benefit.

Elestor is an equal opportunities employer. We believe diversity aids creativity and innovation, so whatever your race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, you are welcome to join our ranks! We actively promote inclusion and we abhor discrimination. We treat all our employees, contractors, workers, job applicants, suppliers, clients and everyone else with respect.

apply for this vacancy

Apply quickly and easily through the button above. Still looking for something different? Take a look at the other vacancies or contact Sanne through  06-15471670 or sanne@ipkw.nl!

Industriepark Kleefse Waard (IPKW) is the hotspot for sustainability and circularity. The Working on IPKW platform is a collaboration between IPKW, Kracht Recruitment and other park residents of IPKW. By looking for cooperation between all park residents for recruiting staff, we increase the chance of a good match and therefore the success of companies. This is how we all accelerate the energy transition!

Read more about our innovative platform and about the different contract types in our database.

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