Software Engineer UK

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!

Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry.

Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?

As an Software Engineer at Airborne UK you will work within a multidisciplinary project team to solve some of the most complex challenges in composite manufacturing. You will use your knowledge of software development life cycle and be involved with the entire software development life cycle to develop solutions for wide range of applications from creating digital representations of manufacturing processes, programming microcontrollers to control machinery or acquiring information from sensors on the machinery to developing tools using frameworks such as OpenCV, TensorFlow. You will develop hardware prototypes for data acquisition, machine control etc.

In your function as Software Engineer you ensure that all technical communication with internal stake holders such as project leaders, engineers, and technicians is clear and understandable. You are able to define the customer's technical requirements and issue both technical and functional specifications. You will support the project manager with defining work packages, planning, and organising technical activities. You will be equally comfortable working with Linux and Windows operating systems. You will write well-structured, testable and well commented programs, with a focus on simplicity and maintainability and care about quality of the program you write.

You are responsible for:

  • Collecting and understanding requirements and creating specifications based on these requirements.
  • Creating flowcharts, pseudocode etc.
  • Creating test plans and standards for the software
  • Writing very well documented, clear and easy to debug programs using C/C++, Python etc.
  • Writing clear documentation.

We expect that the job will be about 90% engineering and 10% project engineering tasks.

Reporting Lines and Interactions

You will report to the function manager in Airborne UK. You will work together with your colleagues in the business unit (Project Management, Mechanical-, Automation-, Process Engineering), Airborne UK’s partners, colleagues in Airborne NL, suppliers, and customers.

Job requirements


  • Minimum BSc/MSc in fields such as Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering,

Work experience

  • 2 – 3 years of experience as Software Engineer
  • Advanced skills in Python, C/C++
  • Machine learning software stacks
  • Web interfaces and databases (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Experience with using Git


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build strong working relationships
  • Systems engineering view, capable of linking the high level requirements to detailed solutions
  • Ability and attitude to look beyond project boundaries
  • Ability to align all stakeholders, from operational to strategic level
  • Fluent in English

What we offer

Working at Airborne International will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.
We offer you a well rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.

A great opportunity to be part of an unique growth story!

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume). Only applicants with a valid work permit for the UK can apply and will be reviewed.