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IT Software Developer

Date: Mar 1, 2023

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


The site of GKN Aerospace Fokker in Hoogerheide is a dynamic environment with ample development opportunities. We work hybrid, with an average of two days in the office and three days remotely. This can vary according to your wishes. Our site in Hoogerheide will move and be integrated into the site in Papendrecht by the end of 2023

Job Summary

As a Developer you are responsible for designing, programming, testing and maintaining High Level Control software. This software implements business logic in material handling systems and forms the part of our systems that interact with the users. You take the lead in designing, programming and testing the software based on a design concept and a set of requirements. In some cases, you will have to personally formulate these requirements together with the (end) users and/or internal stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

If you're an enthusiastic, result-driven and versatile software engineer with a hands-on attitude, you will excel at:
•    Participating in software and system and functional design
•    Creating detailed application designs and implement these in code
•    Supporting testing and integration of Software Components
•    Analyzing, troubleshooting and fixing internally and externally encountered problems and requested changes
•    Being a committed team player
•    Providing support within the team and to outside stakeholders
•    Ensuring continuous improvement through knowledge sharing within the team as well as outside the team, and applying lessons-learnt.

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent level gained through experience
•    Oracle 19c, Toad and SQL Developer, SQL Developer Datamodeler, PL/SQL
•    XML/XSD and SQL
•    Oracle forms, Oracle reports and Oracle Designer is an advantage
•    Java and Python programming experience is an advantage
•    Requirements management, change management, version control and test management tools
•    Knowledge of Oracle Performance tuning is an advantage
•    A very good command of the English and Dutch language is necessary

What We Offer

We offer you a competitive salary, 40 holidays, an attractive pension plan and travel allowance if you live further
than 10 km from work. Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life
balance, we offer you great opportunities to learn and grow as well.

More Information

If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to contact our Corporate Recruiter Nico Rumlawan via

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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