Embedded Systems Engineer

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Do you have experience in writing embedded software, and know-how to design print circuit boards? Spectral, a system integration and smart energy services company in Amsterdam, is looking for a full-time embedded systems developer to join the existing development team to help drive the energy transition. If you can bring talent and enthusiasm, we can offer the opportunity to become a part of a game-changing team working on smart projects and products!


Spectral develops technical solutions that help propel the evolution of smart energy networks. We are involved across the whole grid, whether it’s a community, building, energy farm, neighborhood, or all at the same time! Some areas we focus on include: improving asset efficiency, unlocking the value of energy storage, facilitating demand flexibility, and locally produced renewable energy. All to propel the evolution of smart energy networks and accelerate the global transition towards a 100% renewable, clean energy supply. We believe that one of the most urgent issues is to solve the challenges for sustainably providing for our energy needs. You can find out more about Spectral’s mission here.


Our new embedded systems developer will work in a small team that is developing new hardware products to accelerate the energy transition. You will also collaborate with software developers to integrate hardware onto our platforms and get input from our control systems engineers on integrating robust control systems to optimize energy assets such as renewable energy power plants and storage systems. We are looking for someone to join the team on a full-time basis.

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We’re looking for someone passionate about applying technology to find optimal solutions. Our ideal candidate is capable of adaptively working with different programming languages and frameworks. Since we work with such a wide range of technologies, we are looking for developers who can adapt rapidly to new challenges and are keen to learn.


  • 3+ years’ relevant professional work experience in systems integration and embedded development for local controllers within mission-critical systems
  • Good knowledge of C/C++
  • Experience with writing software
  • Experience with a wide range of communication protocols including Modbus, OPC, CAN, IEC 61850
  • Fluency in English; strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Affinity with our mission
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment


  • Good understanding of SCADA systems and existing industry control systems
  • Previous experience in the energy industry and technology/protocols related to building automation (Building Management Systems, BACnet)
  • A proven track record of implementations with technology such as Linux, Python, embedded C, Atmel studio, time-series databases, and/or automated test tools
  • Familiarity with information security and related standards such as ISO 27000
  • Fluent Dutch


An awesome, multicultural, and very ambitious entrepreneurial team and the chance to change the world for the better using innovative software! The business is growing fast, and we have the privilege of working with front-running clients and partners on innovative and impactful projects.

This challenging opportunity will put you in an ambitious, international team, with space for your own ideas and for your personal development within a close-knit team that celebrates successes together.

No unnecessary hierarchy, but a team of like-minded individuals that are committed to making a lasting change in the energy landscape. You will be offered a competitive salary. We’ve got perks like free fruit, organic lunches at the office twice a week, fun weekly drinks, and many more.
The start date is flexible, but you could begin immediately.

We are committed to be a workplace where we can all be ourselves. For us, that means celebrating and promoting diversity. We work hard on creating an inclusive culture where all candidates feel welcome.

Sounds good? Click the button below to apply. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!