Software design engineer


Software Development

Web Engineer

Web master

Computer Science

Date Posted:

July 2, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Work schedule

Continuing full split


Full time




Not specified/Negotiable


From 1 to 3 years




  • The software design engineer is responsible for detailed software design and verification and project follow up of new and existing products and AGL software applications.



Job Description:


  • Execute detailed embedded software design: starting from a requirement specification, design the software embedded in different products such as lights and regulators or power units
  • Cooperate with integration of the software & electronics into a new product
  • Verify the software at low level (normal path, error path, boundaries for routines) and at functional level (fail safe mode, behavior under load and stress conditions – circuit stability tests, used decision algorithms for regulation, triggering…etc)
  • For embedded software, cooperate closely with the electronics engineer
  • For configuration: develop user interfaces and software to configure the devices and the circuits on the airfield
  • Cooperate in establishing the product specification and product documentation (manuals, leaflets) with product marketing
  • Provide maintenance of existing products during the product life cycle
  • Build up knowledge of business standards (FAA, ICAO, …) & participate in activities to improve these business standards
  • Provide technical support to other departments
  • Prospect new technology & development platforms
  • Continuously search for improvement of design & build and test tools
  • Take part in external relations with innovative suppliers, subcontractors, universities, external laboratories and other business fields.
  • Take part in securing of intellectual work through the generation of invention disclosures and patents.
  • Adhere to all relevant administrative requirements, policies and procedures and respect confidentiality of data and compliance rules.
  • Evaluate competitor products, follow up new products in the AGL market.



Contacts (Internal/external):


  • Within ADB SAFEGATE R&D: director, other group leaders, designers & validation engineers
  • Other ADB SAFEGATE departments: Sales & Marketing, Purchasing, Logistics, Quality, Production,   System engineering, Business Administration
  • Within ADB SAFEGATE group: all other R&D groups, sales & marketing groups, legal entities
  • Suppliers
  • Subcontractors
  • Universities
  • External laboratories
  • Standard bodies (FAA, ICAO, IEC…).





Business Skills:

  • Analytical
  • Ability for creative, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Result and quality oriented driven
  • Team player
  • Stress resistant
  • Willingness to travel and to stay abroad for short periods.



  •  Knowledge in design & development platforms for software
  •  Knowledge of modern processors (e.g. ARM family) & electronic components
  •  Knowledge of communication protocols & interfaces (RS485, TCP/IP, Ethernet, JBUS, Modbus, Profibus, OFDM…)
  •  Experience in working with power control loop software is an asset
  •  Basic knowledge of electronics to be able to perform debug activities on real electronics
  •  Knowledge of continuous integration environments
  •  Knowledge of test tools for software & electronics (including oscilloscope)
  •  Profound knowledge of C, C++.



  •  Software Engineer (or equivalent by experience).



  •  Windows, Linux, office environment
  •  Different configuration environments e.g. Subversion, Trac Confluence.



  •  Multi-language, international & intercultural experience 
  •  Dutch, French, English; other languages and especially German are an asset.




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