Launching R&D careers
10 reasons to join S[&]T
Have a smart idea? We love them! At S[&]T, you will be encouraged to be an entrepreneur. We can help you with the development and launch of your product and technology ideas.
Focus on personal growth
Our company offers you a wide range of career opportunities. We focus on personal growth in order to keep you motivated and challenged.
Our employees work at the time of day that suits them best. Some need to pick up kids from school, others just work more efficiently in the late afternoon. Enjoy a free and flexible working environment.
More than 25 percent of our employees come from outside the Netherlands, and many of our projects are done in cooperation with foreign companies. The result: interesting lunch conversations about other cultures and sometimes interesting trips to distant places!
Investment in long-term relationships
Long-term relationships are important to us and to our customers. Therefore, we will make sure your job is challenging, inspiring and rewarding and make decisions that are the right ones for you. Day after day, year after year.
Open and informal atmosphere
We like you to feel at home and comfortable. Have a question about something? No need for tedious arrangements and difficult meeting requests. Just drop by any time!
Possibility for everyone to excel
Everyone likes to excel in one or more areas of expertise. At S[&]T, you will be stimulated and coached to become one amongst the best in your field.
Work with cutting edge technologies
S[&]T works with cutting-edge and innovative technologies. We would like you to be the first to use them.
Time for fun!
We know that fun is an important ingredient for the success of our employees. That is why we invest in leisure activities and relaxing office facilities. Enjoy a Friday afternoon game of pool or have a beer in our bar!
Make a difference!
Your work doesn't just end up in a drawer or a forgotten hard drive. Your work will actually be used to make the world a better place. What about creating software for satellites that really orbit around the Earth? Or how about using drone videos for security applications? Make a difference!
Systems Engineers and Experimental Physicists
We are always looking for hands-on experimental physicists with experience desigining, building and testing high-tech systems in R&D environments. Our Systems Engineering roles range from spaceflight to semicon, but are always on the cutting edge!
Optics are the core of many sensing systems in R&D, whether you have experience at a nano or astronomical scale, we'd love to hear from you. If you have a background in optical engineering, please get in touch so that we can see if there's a good match for you!
Space Systems Project Engineers
Ensuring that one-off technology will work is key to spaceflight, and we regularly have openings in this sector - do you have a technical background and experience in space projects? If so, we'd love to get in touch! We cover roles for systems engineers, AIT and PA engineers, future technology development and testing, mission analysis and more!
Embedded Software Developers
Our sensing and control projects give you an opportunity to work in the most cutting-edge aspects of embedded systems. Whether with nanometre precision instrumentation or advanced control for large-scale industrial applications, we'll keep you on your toes!
Scientific Software Engineers
Our projects will put your software skillset to use on the latest scientific developments! Our team typically works in C++ and/or Python, but we have plenty of space for Django experts and a growing interest in Apache Cassandra experience!
Defence Hardware Engineers
Defence systems are a growing part of our team's DNA. Do you have an interest and background in defence-related hardware like MMIC or radar systems? If so, we'd love to receive your CV.
Becoming an S[&]T'er
Are you thinking about joining us? Here's what that might look like
A day in the life
At S[&]T, we enjoy a diverse range of positions, but there are a few things that are similar for all of us. We celebrate fun things with 'taart'. We are client-driven and people-focused. We make use of a network of S[&]T'ers across different types of clients. We work on really cool projects that we are passionate about. We meet every quarter for a company status update, burgers and a 'borrel'.
Being an S[&]T'er means knowing that you have a friendly group of colleagues just a phone call away. Whether you'd like to ask for a new development server for your project, or when the next group trip to the Efteling is, we'll make sure you're in the know.
On top of valuing high-tech skillsets, we also value communication and team work, and we try to actively support genuine connections between S[&]T'ers with teambuilding trips and hosted events. We make sure that even our external events are available to S[&]T'ers - so if you have questions, come by and meet our team-members.
They'd love to tell you what their day looks like!
How the process works
Becoming an S[&]T'er is always a multi-step process, and commonly happens as a relationship builds over time. We often see that a candidate isn't quite the right person for whatever role we were initially in contact about, but we see that first contact as just that - the first introduction to who you are and what you are looking for.
Over time, we keep track of different positions and options that go by, and we will be in touch to evaluate your best matches together. Once we've determined that there is a good match, we typically have a three step process, first you have a quick call with our recruitment team to ensure that everyone is on the same page, then you will speak with an account manager for the position, who will further evaluate the match. Once these two initial evaluations are completed, we involve the technical project team either internally or at our client, and then support the decision making process by yourself and that team as needed.
After the decision has been made that you should become an S[&]T'er we plan in a final meeting to discuss and finalise your contract, start date, and other practical details leading up to joining our team. If you're needing to move from another country, we'll help you plan for that process, for instance.
Living in the Netherlands
"It only rains most of the time..."
The Netherlands is a beautiful country, and we love having our main office in Delft. If you have never lived in the Netherlands before, we certainly understand that you'll need help in your transition to a different culture, climate and way of life.
Transitions are different for everyone, but what we try to do is support you with an open ear to your specific needs. We've seen it all, from helping choose which school your kids should attend to thinking about where to live in terms of social life versus practical location etc.
It can be intimidating to tackle the first aspects of settling in a new country, including setting up a bank account, getting your residency paperwork taken care of, finding a good doctor and more. We try to proactively help in these processes for our colleagues who are new to living in the Netherlands.
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