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Lead Software Engineer

At AerLabs we're looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our team.

Full-time · Rotterdam

About the job

We are looking for a lead software engineer that will help to build the next generation of digital solutions for the aviation industry. Whether it’s building a web app, getting the servers up and running for data streaming or managing a database, you’re comfortable with all aspects of software engineering. As part of a small software company, your mission is to help build the solutions that help our clients. It’s our goal to get the client happy, such that they want to see more from us!

About AerLabs

AerLabs is a start-up designing, delivering and supporting digital solutions to create a better aviation system. We have gained experience working in the aerospace industry by implementing models for aircraft noise simulation and building various data & analytics solutions and human-machine interfaces. We are passionate about solving real-life problems with data analysis and we believe combining computer science with applied engineering knowledge creates new opportunities to improve for the aerospace industry. Our clients currently include airports, aviation authorities and aviation consultancy firms. As part of the Aerospace Innovation Hub, we are connected to the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology.

Why do we need you?

  • We are starting an exciting new R&D project that requires some software engineering muscle!
  • Software development has been a part-time exercise for most people at AerLabs, but we are now in the stage that it requires undivided attention.
  • AerLabs has the ambition to grow and together with the newly hired Business Manager we are looking to form a core team that will help AerLabs to get to the next level.

Why work with us?

  • You have the opportunity to build awesome new digital solutions that will help our clients.
  • You can work with lots of interesting data and the newest technologies.
  • Work with international clients and partners.
  • You will be part of a young and ambitious start-up, with the ability to have significant impact on the roadmap
  • Flexible work location, holiday policy, and work schedule.
  • Paid train expenses to travel from your home to your desk near Rotterdam central station (once the COVID-19 pandemic allows it).
  • Competitive salary, with the tools and peripherals you need to do your job
  • As our company grows, you have the opportunity to grow too!

Key skills

  • You have 1+ years of experience in designing, developing, testing and supporting production grade software
  • Experience building back-end applications in Python or Javascript
  • Experience building front-ends using frameworks such as React or Vue
  • Experience with cloud computing services and concepts, such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform or DigitalOcean
  • Experience with SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Experience with Linux infrastructure, Docker and container orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Preferably, you have experience with streaming data architectures and messaging services such as Kafka or RabbitMQ
  • Affinity with big data and data science concepts
  • You have an academic degree, or experience showing a similar level of thinking.
  • You are proficient in the English language and preferably the Dutch language
  • Preferably, you have some affinity with aviation

About you

  • You are well-organised. You can make plans and you know how to execute them, both with and without the help of others.
  • Your work is clean and structured. We love high-quality code.
  • You are resourceful and innovative. You can make things happen, even when the solution is not obvious. We are not afraid to do new things.
  • You are adaptable. Plans can change along the way, and as a software engineer you have to be flexible.
  • You are customer-centric. You understand that it’s all about the client, so you listen carefully to people to make sure that the client is happy in the end.

    Apply for the job

    For more information you can contact Robert Koster (Founder and CEO) via

    Do you want to join our team as our new Software Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!