Senior Software Engineer – Alliander – Enschede


The energy transition needs you as Senior Software Engineer at Grid to Great
As the energy transition accelerates, our energy grid faces higher demands. We need a new approach to substation automation requiring less equipment and fewer man-hours, while generating crucial data for grid operators. Our solutions, used by companies like Ellevio, Liander and National Grid, are evolving with new sensors and software. Join our agile development team, where you can propose new technology or software architectures to your fellow team members to accelerate and to improve the quality of our applications and products. Furthermore, you can take the lead in design sessions and collaborate in a hardworking and compact team.

We are creating the energy grid of the future, for everyone, with everyone. And as Software System Architect, you can play your part in this. Your role will involve:

  • Developing and improving (embedded) software for our virtualized substation server
  • Translating the diverse needs form our customers into development solutions.
  • Coaching and developing other (junior) developers.
  • Developing the software architecture, together with the team
  • Ensuring cyber security (secure coding principles, OWASP, PEN tests, etc.)
  • You complete our network
    Did you know that Alliander is made up of different companies? Together with Liander, Qirion, Qterra, Dep, Firan, Grid to Great and Entrnce, we develop and manage the energy grid for millions of people in the Netherlands. And in the light of the current energy transition, that is no easy task. We are realizing this transition with a large group of talented professionals. Thanks to them, we have every confidence that we will be able to safeguard the Netherlands’ energy future. Together with you, we will make this happen. 

    You will be working at Grid to Great. Here you will work on providing insight and predictability based on real-time data as the first step to information-driven grid management. Grid to Great specializes in acquiring and processing time-critical, high-quality data from substations. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to developing a sustainable, future-proof energy system. 

    Developing innovative applications is only possible with the right motivation. We offer an inspiring working environment that will energize you in your day-to-day work. Grid to Great is made up of smart and committed professionals. This team thrives through its creative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Whether working from home or on campus, Grid to Great offers you the opportunity to implement your own ideas and solutions. It is a growing, close-knit team dedicated to helping clients worldwide.

    You energize our network

    Contributing to the digitalization of the energy transition with your talent and strengths, you can do that at our company. Will you contribute with your desire to innovate? We are looking in particular for a candidate with:

  • A master’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience with (embedded) software development
  • Experience with C, C++, Python, JavaScript, DevOps, Linux, Containers.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts (VPN’s, subnetting, MPLS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in cyber security (secure coding principles such as OWASP)
  • Excellent communication skills in English (at Grid to great we communicate in both Dutch and English)
  • The willingness to travel – time to time – to partners and clients for workshops and demonstrations.
  • Attractive salary and benefits package 
    Based on a 40-hour working week, you will receive:

  • a gross monthly salary of €4.274 to €7.079 (scale 9-10); 
  • annually an Individual Choice Budget (IKB) of 18% (full time) or 12.8% (part time) of your gross annual salary. This includes 5.2% ADV (shorter working hours) and 8% holiday allowance. If you do not work full time, you are not entitled to ADV. You can have this budget paid out as extra salary or use it to purchase extra days off, for example. You choose the option that is right for you. 
  • 25 days’ holiday (statutory + non-statutory). You can use your IKB to top this up.
  • on top of that, Grid to great will grant you five additional days per year to be with your family and friends, e.g., between Christmas and New Years 
  • an end-of-year bonus of 6% of your annual salary in December.
  • And we obviously offer much more besides! Read more about Alliander and all your

    More information for you 
    Together, we are making our network better. For everyone, with everyone. And you can be part of that! Apply by clicking the application button on this vacancy. You will receive a reply from us within 5 working days.

    Your application procedure may involve an assessment or screening. You will find more information in our . Want to know more about the job content? Or have any questions about the selection procedure or screening? Contact Joey Derksen, Corporate Recruiter IT, via or +31 6 42 87 80 79.


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