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Software System Architect

Arnhem/Enschede, NetherlandsLocamation

Job description

Are you an experienced Software System Architect and would you like to contribute to the energy transition? This position at Locamation might be the job for you. You will be responsible for the development and architecture of our software. Together with a team of agile developers you are innovating and improving our real-time software and embedded software. You will innovate our current systems and architecture and will develop and set up new structures. Thanks to your and the teams contributions, we are ready for tomorrows challenges on the energy grid.

While the energy transition is gaining momentum, increasingly higher demands are being placed on our energy grid. We believe there is a need for a different approach to substation automation. One that uses less equipment and less manhours to implement and maintain. One that generates data on which operators can balance and protect their highly dynamic grids.

Our current first generation centralized solutions are running at Ellevio, National Grid, Liander and many more companies. We are now in the process of creating a whole new product line with new sensors and new software. As our products are part of our society’s vital infrastructure, the pressure is on quality, real-time and seamless combination with our hardware and the industry standards. In a team of five colleagues you are working on the solutions of tomorrow and you’re making sure that the customer needs are translated into technical solutions.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Compose and design the architecture of our system, including substation server software, embedded software and DevOps;
  • Identify and elaborate risks and formulate strategies to avoid and mitigate these risks;
  • Translate the needs of different customers into development roadmap and designs;
  • Create and update our Architecture framework (.ocd);
  • Work together with (junior) developers and guide & coach them;
  • Conduct design reviews, software improvements and continuous integration;
  • Ensuring data security (OWASP, PEN tests, etc.).


High-quality, reliable and real-time data is essential for enabling advanced applications and maximum utilization of actual grid capacity. At Locamation we provide insight and predictability based on real-time data as the first step to information-driven grid management. Our speciality is the acquisition and processing of time-critical, high-quality data from substations. We are working on a sustainable future regarding the energy system and are growing. Will you grow and develop together with us?

What’s in it for you?

As an Software System Architect you will be working in an environment in which you contribute to our society and to accelerate the energy transition. Therefore you will not only receive a monthly salary, but also yearly 25 days to take time to relax. On top off that, there are five extra days a year Locamation will grant you to be with your family, e.g. between Christmas and New Years.

You will get:

  • A yearly salary that matches your knowledge and experience;
  • Annually you’ll get 25 days off;
  • On top of that, Locamation will grant you five additional days per year to be with your family and friends, e.g. between Christmas and New Years;
  • The possibility to work from home or remote. Every Monday and Thursday we all come together at the office;
  • The opportunity to directly impact on the energy transition at an ambitious organization that is funded by Alliander, a company that also holds the largest Distribution Systems Operator (DSO) in the Netherlands;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Travel allowance.

Job requirements

What do you bring along?

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, preferably in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science;
  • At least 5 years of experience in setting up complex and real-time software architectures;
  • Demonstratable working experience with multiple delivery methods;
  • Experience with C, C++, Python and/or Javascript;
  • Demonstrated experience in security concepts such as OWASP and ENCS;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (at Locamation we communicate in both Dutch and English);
  • The ambition and willingness to travel occasionally to international partners or clients for workshops and demonstrations.

Don’t you tick all the boxes above? Please feel free to apply anyway because your ambition and motivation might be just as important as your experience.  

NOTE: This position is only open to those permitted to work in the Netherlands. 


We would love to get to know you. Send your resume to Björn Bogerd, Recruiter at Locamation. You will receive a response within a few business days and hear whether and when a first digital interview will be scheduled. Do you have any questions in advance? Contact Björn via +31(0)6-48709874 or send an e-mail:

Do you want to know more about who we are and what we do? Check for more information. 

Good to know: we are exploring the possibility of entering an office in the Arnhem/Apeldoorn region.


Arnhem/Enschede, Netherlands