Software Engineer (V39.3789)

Software Engineer

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help research and develop a Blockchain platform for tracing parts and materials in a high-tech, complex equipment maintenance context.
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Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences


The assignment will be conducted in the context of the Dutch ‘Traceability’ project executed by TU/e in collaboration with IBM, Fokker Services and the Service Logistics Forum. In particular, the Software Engineer will work in close collaboration with Blockchain experts at IBM and, if necessary and desired, also do an internship at the IBM Blockchain Lab.

The position is available at the Information Systems group of Eindhoven University of Technology. The intended starting date is as soon as possible, and open for discussion.

Enabling companies to trace the parts and products that they buy and sell over multiple links in the supply chain has many benefits and applications. In regulated industries, such as aerospace, car manufacturing and healthcare systems manufacturing, it is even mandated by regulatory bodies that configuration, testing, and maintenance information can be traced. However, less regulated industries benefit from tracing parts and product information as well. For example, tracing parts and product information from suppliers enables companies to easily verify that parts or products are of sufficient quality and have been maintained well enough to be (re)used. Unfortunately, parts and product traces are in practice often lacking. This is especially the case when traceability information is needed from partners upstream or downstream in the supply chain.

Therefore, the goal of this project is to develop a digital platform for tracing parts and product information and for analyzing that information. The platform is highly innovative by using Blockchain technology to support traceability of parts and products multiple steps upstream and downstream in the supply chain.

The project will involve:

  • Identifying usage scenarios for tracing high-tech parts and materials in interviews and workshops with partners from high-tech practice.
  • Investigating state-of-the-art platforms for registering traceability information, especially in a context where multiple parties can access and contribute to that information in a supply chain.
  • Developing a prototype Blockchain platform for registering traceability information and supporting the efficient analysis of that information.

The Software Engineer is expected to develop software prototypes and have discussions with client organizations (especially Fokker Services) about the desired functionality of the prototypes. The assignment is executed under the direct supervision of Remco Dijkman and co-supervised by Willem van Jaarsveld and Paul Grefen. The work is performed in tight cooperation with the involved project partners.


Applicants should have completed a BSc or MSc degree in information systems, computer science, or a related discipline. Fluency in English or Dutch is required.


We offer:

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university;
  • An appointment for a period of 2 years, depending on the exact start date;
  • The salary amounts to € 2.835,- to € 4.274,- gross per month, based on a fulltime appointment, education and experience.
  • The TU/e offers a broad package of fringe benefits, for instance an end of the year allowance of 8.3%, a holiday allowance of 8% and excellent sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

For more information about the position, please contact Remco Dijkman (email

Information about terms of employment can be obtained from the HR Advisor, Susan Opgenoorth ( Further information about the Eindhoven University of Technology can be found at

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • Cover letter (1 page max), which includes a motivation of your interest in the vacancy and an explanation of why you would fit well for the project;
  • An extensive curriculum vitae;
  • Name and contact information of two references.

Candidates are invited to apply no later than April 8th, 2019. We will continuously screen applications and reply.  Note that incomplete applications will not be considered. 

If you are interested, we invite you to apply as soon as possible by using the apply now button. We start interviewing as soon as possible and keep the position open until the position has been filled.

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