Control Software Developer / Physicist

Do you think it's cool to help build a high-tech production factory for solar foil? Do you have a passion for complex machines, a hi-tech product and sustainability? Then join HyET Solar and accelerate your career!

Control Software Developer / Physicist

Do you think it's cool to help build a high-tech production factory for solar foil? Do you have a passion for complex machines, a hi-tech product and sustainability? Then join HyET Solar and accelerate your career!

The Role

As our new Control Software Developer / Physicist you will be supporting the Technology and Operations teams. You will be responsible for the development of hardware and accompanying control software of in situ diagnostics that form the basis of upkeeping the performance and controlling the quality of our flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules that are manufactured in a roll-to-roll production process. This work is vital to our Performance and Upscaling teams as we move towards larger production volumes to become the largest PV module producer in the Netherlands.

You will identify paths to further improve the performance and reliability of our current production process as well as our upcoming upscaled production process. To achieve this effectively, you should have proven experience with running hardware/software development projects with multi-disciplinary teams, ideally in an environment where software is developed for new machinery while dealing with electronics. This role also involves collaboration with research institutes and universities.

This new position has become open due to internal growth.

What are you going to do?

Working in close contact within our Technology team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Developing hardware and accompanying control software for a variety of production machinery for our roll-to-roll solar module fabrication;
  • Writing software for existing diagnostic tools that are key for the quality control managed by the Technology and Operations teams;
  • Formulate an intuitive database architecture for quality control in the production line so our engineers and operators can effectively gain better insights in the production process building on large data feedback;
  • Intensive collaboration with the Upscaling team.

What are we looking for

  • BSc or MSc in engineering, preferably a background in electronics / electrical engineering with an affinity for software development or a background in data science / software development with an affinity with hardware and electronics;
  • 3-5+ years relevant working experience in high tech industry; experience with vacuum technology or photovoltaics is an asset;
  • On the job experience with programming in an industrial setting; experience with LabVIEW and PLCs, as well as R, Python and C/C++ are considered an asset;
  • Expertise with multi-disciplinary teams and collaborations with research institutes and universities;
  • Hands-on, innovative, communicative, fast learner;
  • Strong analytical and communication skills ;
  • Team-focused and pragmatic;
  • Out of the box thinker;
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written);
  • Excellent skills in MS-Office, especially Excel.

What do we have to offer

  • Exciting opportunity to employ your programming skills to control upscaled machinery and provide quality control in our roll-to-roll production process of flexible PV modules;
  • Help us realize a world where energy is utilized sustainably and affordably;
  • Join a fast growing, international oriented organization in the field of flexible PV modules;
  • Become part of an organization with lots of opportunities for personal development;
  • Join a company where Unity, Innovation and Excellence are key values;
  • Surround yourself with specialists in your area of interest;
  • A competitive salary;
  • 25 holidays;
  • Pension scheme, travel expenses and 8% holiday allowance.


The Team

The HyET Solar Team is full of innovative, driven colleagues who take pride in our factory and product. The project engineers ensure that the current production line is running properly while communicating with the Upscaling team for factory expansion. Together with the project leader and project management support, the project engineers will manage our equipment suppliers and contractors for the realization of the new factory. As part of this team, you will work with other colleagues with a background in production, maintenance, and technology.

About HyET Solar

HyET Solar is a leading SME in the field of flexible thin film PV modules and is founded in 2012. HyET Solar has introduced the first commercially viable thin film solar foil (Powerfoil) and has customers all around the world. HyET enters into partnerships with key stakeholders to develop products with a focus on application. Our staged approach delivers a clear view of options and results in products that satisfy customer requirements. HyET’s headquarters are located in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is run by an experienced interdisciplinary team. HyET Solar is expanding its production capacity in the Netherlands as well as preparing to do so internationally, in close cooperation with its business partners.

Are you interested or do you want to know more?

Apply for this position by sending a cover letter and CV to If you want additional information about the position, please contact our Edward Hamers, Chief Technical Officer ( / +31 6 5196 1994) or Jimmy Melskens, Program Lead Performance ( / +31 6 2926 3778).


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