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Vacature - Senior System Architect

Sr. System Architect


Who we are


As a Sr. System Architect you are part of our Engineering department. Frencken Mechatronics Europe develops and produces complex mechatronic machines and devices for leading clients in the medical, analytical and semiconductor industries, based on customer specifications. Thanks to an innovative approach and modern design techniques, the time-to-market is kept as short as possible.

Frencken Mechatronics Europe also takes care of the construction and verification of prototypes. In addition, Frencken Mechatronics Europe supports the introduction within the other Frencken companies. The projects are carried out by multidisciplinary teams that work closely with development partners and suppliers. Frencken Mechatronics Europe is part of the international Frencken Group Ltd with subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the USA.


Tasks and Responsibilities

·      Reviews and negotiates on customer requirements.

·      Renders customer requirements into (sub)system and electrical, software, wiring and motion control requirements.

·      Breaks down specifications into modular concepts and functions, enabling reusability also in future system designs.

·      Prepares quotations with (sub)system concept(s), material costs and reliable development effort estimations.

·      Creates (sub)system concepts with proven technology / risk management in mind, optimized by a multi-disciplinary view and founded by necessary theoretical calculations. 

·      Creates (sub) system designs, based on defined concept(s). Product cost, regulations, manufacturability, serviceability, technical risk, project delivery time and development effort have to be taken into account.

·      Creates or delegates electrical, software, wiring and motion control designs to (external) designers and engineers.

·      Supports the Sales and Customer organizations as a technical specialist.

·      Supports Frencken mechatronics with complex production issues as a technical specialist.

·      Takes technical responsibility in projects and is aware of his/her leading role in these projects.

·      Maintains and improves personal and technical knowledge via training and networking.

·      Pro-actively contributes in improvement processes.

·      Coaches colleagues and delegates work.

·      Initiates and manages in- and external discussions concerning system requirements, architecture and electrical, software, wiring and motion control design.

·      Transfers relevant knowledge with stakeholders in- and outside the organization.

·      Manages his/her own work and the work assigned to others based on the project plan.

·      Delivers planning and development strategy input to the project managers.

·      Inspires and coaches team members to get the job done and is willing to go the extra mile.

·      Initiates and deploys changes and improvements within Frencken Engineering.

·      Manages progress and problems pro-actively until closure.

·      Verifies system concepts and designs pro-actively with his stakeholders and delegates parts of it to designers and engineers.



·      Skilled in designing complex mechatronic systems from (pre-) concept phase up to system verification.

·      Skilled in electrical, software, wiring and motion control development and outsourcing.

·      Skilled in methodologies and available tools for rendering customer requests in a reliable and competitive system design.

·      Skilled in test and simulation tooling.

·      Skilled in dynamic system behavior and motion control component selection.

·      Strong affinity with mechanics.

·      Strong affinity with development processes, product standards, product verification and validation.

·      Is a conceptual, lateral, analytical and creative thinker with helicopter view.

·      Fluency in English, both orally and in writing.

·      Is able to give presentations on technical issues to large groups, and can influence the effect of the presentation.

·      Uses different communication styles and can adapt his/her communication to all levels in- and outside the organization.

·      Knows how to balance empathy and goals.

·      Is open for feedback on his/her work and behavior and able to give feedback on content, behavior and process.

·      Is aware of own and others effectiveness and knows how to use this knowledge effectively.

·      Hands-on team-player.

·      Leadership (technical), motivating, coaching and delegating.

·      Manages individuals, teams and stakeholders effectively.

·      Can handle uncertainty and gives direction to mitigate when needed.

 Education and Experience

·      Technical education at bachelor or academic level.

·      At least 10 years’ experience in product development related to electronics, embedded software or mechatronics.

What to expect

At Frencken Europe we all share the passion for technical innovation. The atmosphere is informal and we have short communication lines. We reward your efforts with a good salary, bonus payment, good employment conditions and development opportunities.

Would you like to know more about this opportunity? Please contact Freke Foolen (recruiter) at 0654208386/ freke.foolen@frenckengroup.com


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