Control Applications Engineer

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Priva | De Lier
Priva | De Lier
De Lier


Be part of the evolution of sustainable food production for generations to come

Your future ecosystem
You will be part of a small team of highly experienced developers with a lot of know-how about our (control and measurement) horticultural domain. This team is the heart of our operation due to the fact that they develop and maintain the software that runs all the hardware locally in the greenhouses. Most of the software Priva develops internally is built on top of the control and measurement functionalities.

We enable horticulture to become predictable & scalable and help to grow a profitable crop almost everywhere. By being the most reliable and innovative process automation business partner and offering leading-edge technology and services, we support our customers to realize their business plans and meet their targets.

Priva started as a control and measurement hardware company and transformed into an innovative software company that grew to become the global market leader in horticulture. Our next step is to conquer the digital domain and become a digital service provider, selling subscriptions to "climate as a service".

We are proud to be working with over 600 colleagues, in 16 international branch offices divided over 12 countries together with over 400 international installation partners to deliver our sustainable solutions and services in more than 100 countries.

How you add value
Passion. Help us to improve our control application. You don’t mind working with proven techniques, some of which were developed specifically for Priva. You add value by deep diving into the current code, to read and understand what it does, before actually coding.

Together we translate requests coming from our horticultural customers and internal organization into products and software design. With your knowledge of measurement and control technology, you understand the technical functioning of underlying installations and use them with a view to stability and functionality.

You implement software changes and ensure documentation, testing, and quality management and there is room, and the need to further modernize our development environment.


Who you are
A developer who knows their way around C, XML, or Python and is challenged by a long-lasting code base. Furthermore, we would like to find the following in your resumé:

  • Relevant experience in control technology or installation control;
  • Affinity with and knowledge of industrial automation preferred in the horticulture sector;
  • Due to a partly Dutch code base: good understanding of the Dutch language.


What you get

In numbers:

  • A gross salary based on your experience in the range of € 3.000,- and € 5.000,- based on 40 hours a week;
  • We find a healthy work-life balance important: flexible working hours combined with 30 vacation days a year and the option to buy more;
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • Travel allowance of € 0,21/km with a daily maximum of 150 kilometers or fully reimbursed public transport costs;

For your own sustainability:

  • Be secured with our pension plan;
  • Feel engaged and join our participation plan;
  • Keep on learning with your personal education possibilities and budget;
  • Be happy and fit by using our healthy cafeteria, our free on-premises fitness where you can participate in CrossFit, Pilates and Spinning classes or play table tennis or table football.

Our values

Priva's mission is to create an optimal environment where people can work, grow and develop. We offer worldwide solutions for horticulture and building automation. Our ambition is to be known as the leading technology and service provider for sustainable urban deltas. We are proud that our solutions result in lower consumption of natural resources and contribute to some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our culture is built around our core values; sustainable, innovation, make it happen and human. In our latest employment survey, our colleagues mainly described our culture as: open, ambitious, innovative, friendly, committed, informal, flexible and down to earth. We aim to be a dynamic, fast-paced, flat and informal organization, where our colleagues have the space to grow and develop.

We believe that in order to be successful, it is important to include people with different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Every day, we continue to build our open culture with people who are driven to turn our vision into reality, regardless of who they love, where they are from, or what they believe in. We encourage and celebrate people to voice their opinions and be their authentic selves.


Does this make you smile, and do you see yourself as our new Control Applications Engineer? Apply below or contact us for more information. We’ll get back to you within two weeks, we are keen to get to know you!

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