IoT Engineer at Sensorfact

Join Sensorfact and get ready to create, innovate, and write our company’s future

About Sensorfact

Our mission is to reduce energy waste in industrial companies. We do this by making energy saving easy. Therefore, we have developed a plug & play energy management system that consists of wireless sensors and a clear online platform. Our algorithms analyse the data and detect potential energy savings. These savings are presented in a clear advice report. In this way we help our customers to reduce their energy bill by 5-10%. IoT Engineer at sensorfactLead Applied Data Scientist

Sensorfact was founded in 2016 and since day 1 we have been on a mission to eliminate industrial energy waste. Together with a team of 50 colleagues with over 10 different nationalities, we are decreasing the industry’s energy waste on a daily basis, by making it easy to save energy. Nominated by Techleap’s Rise Program for combating climate change, we are contributing to the ambitious green goals of the European Commission to reduce energy consumption by at least 32.5% by 2030.

If you are looking to positively impact the planet and develop your career, Sensorfact is the right place for you. We are looking for an IoT Engineer to join our rapidly growing team as we expand across Europe. We have a passionate, entrepreneurial and international team with high ambitions – and we cannot wait to welcome you!

Location: Utrecht

Sensorfact has received a new investment from – Advancing your innovations. Venture capital for hardware, Dexter Energy, KIC InnoEnergy

Our sensors measure electrical and gas energy consumption on a machine level at our 300+ customers. We use millions of data points a day to advise and track towards saving energy. We want to take our product to the next level, by going beyond electricity and gas. We are expanding our sensor portfolio with more sensors, adding interfaces for existing sensors and integrating with common factory environments. The next step is to start using our data insight for automatic feedback to the factory, and eventually machine control. As an IoT engineer, you’ll be central in this journey.

We are looking for an application-driven engineer with broad experience to guide these projects from the initial research phase, through customer pilots towards a scalable ‘hands off’ solution. You have a pragmatic approach, take ownership and feel comfortable in a growing, changing environment. You need to dip your toes into (wireless) sensor technology, embedded software and protocols, gateways, installation, testing and monitoring.

The life of an IoT Engineer

You’ll join our development team, working with 6 other engineers creating, improving and maintaining Sensorfact’s product. We do Scrum with 2-week sprints, sprint planning and retrospective sessions. The goal setting is a collaborative effort of the dev team, product manager and management team.

Your responsibilities will focus on everything that happens between sensor and cloud, working on our standard product offering but doing customer-specific projects as well. You’ll be improving and maintaining the embedded software on gateways, and helping the operations team to make our fulfillment and installation more efficient. You’ll research, conceptualize and productize new sensor types and integrations with existing factory systems, together with our energy consultants, product management and customers. In the long term, we want to close the loop with our sensors, implementing savings (semi)automatically, an innovative service that you’ll get to shape.

We know how important it is to get in the zone and write beautiful code so we schedule most meetings in the morning and keep the afternoon quiet (we try). We work from home about 70% of the time, but we enjoy meeting each other in the office regularly (if COVID-19 allows it).

You are perfect for this job, because you…

  • Have 3+ years’ experience with (industrial) IoT products and sensor technology
  • Have 3+ years’ experience with serial ports, fieldbus protocols, decoding binary data
  • Obtained a MSc in software engineering or computer science, specializing in embedded systems, mechatronics, industrial technology, or similar education
  • Have affinity with hardware, industry and embedded, but are interested in web and cloud technology as well
  • Have knowledge of embedded Linux (bash scripting/device tree/networking)
  • Are proficient in Python 3
  • Have some experience with hardware testing
  • Are familiar with wireless protocols and frequencies
  • Have experience working with embedded software, especially for IoT, e.g. supporting over-the-air upgrades
  • Are fluent in English for daily communication with colleagues, working knowledge of Dutch is preferred because most of our customers are currently in the Netherlands
  • Experience with other parts of our stack (including Javascript, Node.js, Docker, MongoDB) is a bonus

What we offer

A fulltime position (32-40hrs), money, pension, lunches, working from home, team activities, training budget – the usual. We work in a forward-thinking start-up culture with an energetic and engaged team, located around the corner of Utrecht Centraal. We’ll provide you with an NS-business card or cover your travel expenses to get there. We know how incredibly important it is to have the right tools. Any hardware or software you need to get your job done: great monitor, the best laptop, standing desk – you’ve got it.

Our Culture

We are creating a company which people would like to work for. A great working environment where we come with pleasure and enjoy their work. We are a small and diverse team speaking 6 languages (default is English, of course). We’re all good at what we do and we enjoy working together. We love working with people who don’t mind chiming in with their opinions and are fearless about asking questions when they don’t know the answer. You’ll have autonomy to do things your way and respect from day one. No regulations or hierarchy, just a lot of interesting work to be done. If you want to look back on your career and know that you were a vital part of building an awesome company, this role is definitely for you.


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