To strengthen the development team VSTEP is looking for a Software Engineer. You will be working on an integration system that turns simulation software into a simulator. On one hand, this system allows our Simulation Engineers to configure a simulator and on the other hand, this system will control stand-alone in-house and 3rd party applications. It synchronizes them via a set of commands, so the applications appear to be as one integrated system from a user perspective. These commands range from starting and stopping the software to loading a training scenario or recorded data.

Your job for this system will be the overall maintenance and adding new features that originate from our products and projects to take this system to the next level. Working on this requires communicating with different stakeholders throughout the whole of VSTEP as this system is what glues everything together.

You will always be assisted as much as you require by one of our senior developers to insure the key values of this system: Modularity and Uniformity.

Job description

Your daily activities will be:

  • Designing and programming new components
  • Debugging, bug fixing, analysing problems and improving performance
  • Assisting your team members and reviewing their code
  • Giving input to project leaders and management regarding your specialization


You have:

  • Solid programming skills in C#
  • Experience with network software engineering
  • Experience with GUI related technologies, especially WPF
  • An open source code or example of projects that you’re proud of
  • Any other evidence of your passion for building great software
  • A track record of getting stuff done

You are:

  • Interested in network architecture and network communication protocols
  • A team player who is also able to work independently
  • Fulltime available, Dutch or EU-citizens permit preferred

Our offer

  • A professional, informal work environment, in the middle of Rotterdam – our HQ is located right across the Central Station – Now also available via remote at your place of choice
  • The chance to work on different international projects where there will be time to work on details, which make our software stand out
  • Working with top of the line technology, building software for Class A simulators with an experienced team
  • You can choose your own working hours between 07:00 and 19:00
  • 25 annual holidays
  • The possibility of arranging partially remote work
  • Competitive salary and benefits like a healthy lunch and travel expenses


VSTEP is a leading International developer and manufacturer of simulators and virtual training software. VSTEP creates and manufactures maritime simulators and 3D virtual training applications for clients around the globe, both civilian and governmental. For more information, see

Do not hesitate to contact our HR department if you have any questions via +31 (0) 10 201 4520.

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