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Software Developer

Date: Oct 30, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL Hoogeveen, NL Hoogerheide, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.

Job Summary


As a Centre of Excellence (CoE) Developer, you will act as a skilled and knowledgeable team member whose role is to provide the business global support and deliver best practices around the development and configuration of applications and solutions in line with the business requirements.

Working as a member of the global CoE team, the CoE Developer will play a role in provisioning build and run to continuously improve and support their designated application area within the agreed SLA.

The CoE forms part of the wider IT applications team, an integral part of the global IT organization. You will be a trusted partner to the business in providing applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model, working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, security and IT operations teams.

Job Responsibilities


  • Admin experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS). KIS or TipQA preferred, but any experience is a plus.
  • Some SQL and / or Oracle experience writing queries, functions, etc.
  • Some Knowledge of Coding languages (C++, .NET, etc.)
  • Some Experience working with coding framework (Git)
  • Works as part of a global team of subject matter experts to deliver support within agreed SLAs.
  • Works alongside the other global IT functions (including IT operations, security, project management office and IT business partners) to support the delivery of the IT strategy in line with the IT operating model.
  • Ensures the business/function are aware of the latest capabilities and drive standard application best practice.
  • Ensures IT security requirements are observed and designed into future demand/requirements.
  • Provides structured training for business/function(s) for maximum effectiveness.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management/team leaders.
  • Supports the implementation of global IT standards.
  • Application lifecycle management.
  • Be a trusted partner to the business in providing fit for purpose applications and solutions.
  • Supports annual IT budget.
  • Be aware of the latest capabilities and drive the use of standard tools and processes in the system arena.
  • Liaising with external parties (e.g. consultants, software vendors, auditors etc.) where required.
  • Troubleshoot and provide fixes and enhancements to existing solutions.
  • Provide technical development and implementation expertise and recommendations in assessing business requirements. Participate in design decisions incorporating global IT standards and industry best practice.
  • Prepare test cases and strategies for unit and integration testing before solution launch.
  • Supports change request process during implementation performing an impact assessment where required, and collaborate on compliance monitoring post-implementation (plan-do-check-act).
  • Supports integration design, development, and implementation efforts between and other business applications.
  • Assist in determining time and cost estimates for assigned projects.
  • Ensure the integrity and availability of applications and solutions across the application portfolio.
  • Documenting processes and procedures (and maintaining them).

Job Qualifications


  • Experience working within and/or supporting an information technology environment.
  • Experience working with manufacturing and/or business systems.
  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement.
  •  Ability to work effectively in a team environment – to effectively listen, challenge and communicate.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Professionalism and flexibility.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in the English language.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a development role.
  • Ability to develop technical solutions designs into functional solutions and configurations in line with global IT standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of application release management and version control.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 
  • A strong focus on continuous learning and sharing this information with team members.

Why come on board with us?


  • Making One GKN is a great journey!
  • You find implementing new applications and core business tools fun and exciting.
  • A competitive salary based on your experience.
  • Beautiful workplaces, for example the Headquarter in Papendrecht.
  • An enthusiastic global team is waiting for you


Should you have any questions? Feel free to contact Matt Sawyer, Global ERP and applications manager, via


Apply right away? Upload your CV (and short motivation).


Hope to welcome you on board soon!


Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Nico Rumlawan

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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