Application Engineer Simulation & Test

  Hoofddorp Area
  Full time (40 hours per week)

About this job

We are currently looking for a Application Engineer Simulation & Test to join the team in Hoofddorp area.

As an Application Engineer, you will work in the Simulation & Test unit as part of a larger Engineering Group and will be responsible for a variety of Flight -and other types of Simulator Applications. Being the primary interface between the Engineering team and the customer, this is a very dynamic and exciting position. Not only will it take you to our customers across Europe and further, but it will also allow you to work on some of the most intriguing and high-tech (Flight) Simulator Systems. 

The Application Engineer is primarily responsible for setting up, tuning, and troubleshooting motion-based systems for simulators. These can be new systems as well as upgrades. In addition, the Application Engineer supports our operations department with in-house testing and takes the lead in FAT’s and SAT’s. The Application Engineer is also responsible for understanding the customers’ requirements and providing our customers with advice and best practices. Further, the Application Engineer understands our customers’ future needs and translates them into a proposal for future product development by our Systems Engineers.

As the Application Engineer is our main technical point of contact for our customers, he/she is expected to travel frequently to set up our systems at the customer’s facility. This provides the possibility to travel to unique places at customer sites throughout Europe and beyond.

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Job details

Application Engineer Simulation & Test 

Main responsibilities 

  • Performs hands-on tuning and testing of primarily motion-based systems and VPLs (vibration plates), both in the factory and on-site at the customer.
  • Understands customers’ requirements and specifications and uses these as a basis for the customization and configuration of hardware and software.
  • (Fine) tunes control systems for optimal performance.
  • Takes responsibility for a project or program’s full scope and makes sure the customers' need is met.
  • Responsible for in-house engineering work as part of (upgrade) projects.
  • Has extensive knowledge of customer applications, which include flight simulators, driving simulators, and control cabinets.
  • Uses his/her knowledge, field experience, and inputs/challenges from customer applications to initiate new product developments.
  • Actively presents him/herself as the business card of our product and company at customer sites.
  • Supports sales in creating scope and work breakdown structures for quotation.
  • Supports customers and colleagues in raising their knowledge by means of training.
  • Gives training to customers and colleagues.
  • Likes to travel: the systems are installed all over the world at various customer sites, so traveling up to 40% of total working time is possible. End-users sometimes require troubleshooting efforts under serious time pressure. This can necessitate quick travel to foreign locations.
  • Among our customers are large OEMs located around the world with very demanding needs and expectations. The applicant should have a dedicated customer focus and a results-driven mentality.
  • We make use of the latest available technologies. Application engineers are expected to proactively search for new technologies and innovative solutions. 
  • The job requires creativity and inventiveness.


  • A bachelor/master’s degree in engineering and additionally 3 years of working experience in mechatronics / measurement and controls or a master’s degree in engineering (aeronautical/mechanical/electrical engineering)
  • Knowledge and understanding of “Measurement and Control”.
  • Knowledge and understanding of control systems and cabinet hardware
  • Good level of control systems engineering: understanding the interaction between mechanical design, electronics and control software
  • Education in or hands-on experience with motion controllers
  • Familiar with MATLAB, Simulink
  • Good level of spoken and written English, a second language is a plus

Are you enthusiastic about becoming our new Application Engineer Simulation & Test?

Apply via our application form, or send your CV and motivational letter directly to

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Our story

At S[&]T we contribute to a safer life on earth by translating space data into valuable and actionable insights. We oversee data from instruments to application, and apply our expertise within our software frameworks, information products and consultancy.

Our society relies on space and scientific instruments for climate change monitoring, navigation, defence and national security, and other crucial services we all use in our daily lives. These instruments produce an enormous quantity of complex data, and our goal is to unlock its value.

We have more than 20 years of experience working on instrument calibration, the creation of data quality monitoring tools, the development of real-time data processing frameworks, and the development of application-specific algorithms. With this, we help organisations, governments and industries to strengthen their information position and thereby improve their decision making. We focus on the following domains: Space & Science, Defence & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and High-Tech Consulting.

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How to apply

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