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Lead Software Engineer

Leiden, NetherlandsTech

Job description

Hi, we are Samotics! With our unique, AI-driven solution we help many of the world's largest industrial companies reduce energy waste, water pollution events and unplanned downtime. Join us in our mission to make industrial companies more sustainable.

We are looking for a Lead Fullstack Software Engineer. Are you a software engineer with an interest in a leadership role? Are interested in building on cutting-edge technology? Do you want to make an impact in a fast-growing company? Then read on!

About the team 👋

You will lead the Applications & Integrations team, a team of five Fullstack Software Engineer who work in cross-functional scrum teams. You will also be active as an individual contributor in the team, spending significant time as a software engineer.

The team is responsible for our web applications, notifications and API's that bring machine health and energy saving insights to our customers.


Software development is at the core of our organization. Together with data scientists, domain specialists and product owners, the software engineering teams work daily on improving our product.

Your challenge 🎯

As the Lead Software engineer of the Applications & integrations team, you will be responsible for the team’s execution, the quality they produce, and the cadence at which they deliver software, while keeping a hands-on approach. Your key responsibilities:

  • Support and guide the growth of the team and the people on it

  • Promote a culture of trust, autonomy, collaboration and learning

  • Establish good software engineering practices and habits

  • Guide and lead complex software projects

  • Feedback talks, performance reviews and career planning

  • Effective collaboration and communication with other teams

Job requirements

What you'll bring ⭐

  • 5 years experience as software engineer

  • Interest in a people leadership role

  • Solid understanding of modern software engineering principles and best practices

  • Experience building web applications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Living in, or willing to move to, the Netherlands

Experience with any of the following is a big plus: 

  • Leading a team of engineers
  • Python

  • TypeScript and JavaScript

  • Relational and non-relational databases such as PostgreSQL and DynamoDB

  • Cloud (AWS) and Terraform


What we offer 🚀

  • Work with cutting-edge technology transforming industry to make a positive environmental impact.
  • Vibrant and professional company culture based on freedom and responsibility.
  • Competitive salary, holidays, and benefits package (pension scheme, parental leave...).
  • Hybrid working opportunities.
  • On-site meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Company events: from pub quizzes to chess tournaments and wine tastings, there's always something fun happening at our company.
  • Enrollment in our Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) scheme, allowing you to benefit from a potential exit event.
  • In line with our mission, our office is made with 90% recycled material. It is also a three-minute walk from Leiden Central train station.


Ready to join? Apply now!
We believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to fostering innovation and creativity. Research shows that there is a tendency among women and individuals from underrepresented communities to apply for vacancies only when they meet all of the listed qualifications. If this role excites you, but you’re not sure whether you meet all the criteria, we would still encourage you to apply. Individuals of all backgrounds, genders, and communities are welcome :)

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About us

Our mission is to make industrial companies more sustainable. Samotics provides unique AI-driven solutions which enable industrial companies to significantly reduce energy waste, water pollution events and unplanned downtime.

Globally 300 million industrial electric motors account for 30% of all energy consumption. These motors face three critical challenges: unexpected failures, inefficient operations, and inadequate selection. By tackling these issues, our products lead industrial companies worldwide to become more efficient while reducing their environmental footprint.

Since our launch in 2015, we have grown rapidly, with over 100% annual revenue growth and a global footprint of high-profile industrial customers. We are a scale-up with more than 100 talented individuals, working together in an energetic environment where professionalism, an open atmosphere and cutting-edge technology thrive.

Are you excited to tackle critical challenges facing industry in the 21st century? So are we! Join us in making industrial companies more sustainable.