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Vacature: Senior Hardware Engineer

Standplaats: Zundert
Uren: 40

As a Senior Hardware Engineer, you ensure the timely development of our hardware and its quality. You are responsible for the hardware development process, defining cost effective hardware architecture and realizing the hardware design in close cooperation with the hardware team. You are also actively involved in hardware and system developments and initiate improvement processes as leader of the hardware improvement team. You follow the latest technical developments in the market that are relevant, and you translate these into improvements of the VDL RENA Electronica development environment. You effortlessly work together with the other departments within VDL RENA Electronica. In addition to internal contacts, you maintain contacts with our (inter)national clientele.

Your job

  • In this position you are part of the Engineering team.
  • You coordinate the technical requirements with the client and team members.
  • You are responsible for the hardware development process, quality, and architecture.
  • You are able to translate customer requirements into technical specifications, leading to innovative solutions in collaboration with internal and external customers.
  • You have extended knowledge within the field of hardware design, minimum in one of the fields of power electronics or digital- or analogue electronics.
  • You work together or independently on various hardware projects in parallel.
  • You develop or support realization of schematics and PCBs in Altium.
  • You take the lead in compiling technical documentation.
  • You ensure that your design can be tested and put into production in an efficient and structured manner, taking into account the (inter)national requirements.
  • You are responsible for monitoring and controlling the Life Cycle Management of the components used in our designs, in cooperation with our component engineer.
  • You are responsible for creating and maintaining hardware building blocks that the other engineers will use.
  • Supervising jun. and med. hardware engineers and any interns present.
  • Knowledge transfer to the jun. and med. hardware engineers.


You are

  • In possession of minimum a bachelor's degree in Electronics.
  • You have at least 5-8 years’ work experience in a dynamic R&D environment.
  • You have a higher vocational education/academic working and thinking level with regard to hardware system development.
  • You have enough knowledge of software to understand the interface between hardware and software.
  • You have demonstrated experience in PCB design for analogue/power electronics, knowledge of Altium is a plus.
  • You are in possession of up-to-date knowledge of product development, cost optimization and design for production.
  • You have knowledge of Design reviews, FMEA and Reliability is a plus.
  • You have experience in PCB proto creation, modification, and testing.
  • You have a pragmatic view and work systematically.
  • You are a communicative strong person who likes to work together with a team towards a common goal.
  • Skilled in the Dutch and English language in word and writing.



Send a motivation letter plus CV to Lisette van Bezouw via hr@rena.nl. For more information about the content of the position, please contact Per Ambrosiussen - Manager Engineering a.i., via telephone number 076-5995995.


About VDL RENA Electronica

VDL RENA Electronica provides reliable tailor-made solutions for smart electronics and LED lighting. We supply a wide variety of OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) all over the world. We are an independent company, with over 40 years of experience in Lighting and Electronics. Once started as a family business, VDL RENA Electronica has grown into an internationally operating company.  From our location in Zundert, we develop and produce for our customers. We do this thanks to our one-stop-shop concept, with specialized engineers, a unique production and assembly location and an extensive supply chain. We produce everything in-house for clear communication and fast adaptability.


As a growing player in the LED market, we are continuously looking for ambitious, result-oriented, and technically trained colleagues. We are an internationally oriented company with a rapidly growing clientele abroad. Much communication takes place in English, which is why a good knowledge of this language - both verbally and in writing - is important for all positions. Knowledge and experience with LED lighting (development and production) are a plus for all positions.


Moreover, we offer an excellent salary and good secondary employment conditions. Here, you can think of an innovative, varied working environment with a high diversity of products and processes, for example. All this in a brand-new office with spacious workplaces where an open and informal working atmosphere prevails. There are short lines of communication where you have a lot of freedom and where your input and critical view are appreciated. We also have an active staff association that organizes various activities throughout the year.