Software Engineer

In Enschede, 30 colleagues work closely together, each with their own specialism. The organization can be described as informal and people-oriented. The lines are short, colleagues are helpful and accessible, and often fun activities are organized such as “Who can make the best spareribs” contest!

Working at Qmicro brings the best of two worlds together: the informal and small-scale setting in Enschede, supplemented by the professionalism and strong market position of the Swiss parent company Sensirion.



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In case of questions about this vacancy, Sebastiaan Herber can be contacted by e-mail via or by phone via  +31(0) 88 6760700.

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About the job

Are you looking for a company that designs, develops and manufactures their own products including software/firmware under one roof? Would you like to be challenged and contribute in a multidisciplinary team of software developers, chemists, chip designers, mechanical engineers and researchers? Then this is the job for you!

As a Software Engineer you will be part of the R&D team and involved in firmware and software development, with possibility to step outside your field now and then. You will work closely with experienced software and electronics engineers and on occasion with our Swiss Sensirion colleagues. You will learn about all aspects of our instrument, the gas chromatograph, and quickly discover it is a complex embedded system with advanced electronics, versatile firmware, diverse sensors, valves, control loops, fluidic chips, thermos-conductivity detectors and much more. Thereby you will come in contact with and gain knowledge of other fields that are involved such as chemistry, physics, explosion safety, customer-specific application development and our in-house processing of chips and assembly/testing of the instruments.


Your activities

  • Build and improve firmware/software (Rust, C++)
  • Determine requirements and make design documentation
  • Contribute to making vital decisions about the system architecture
  • Analyze complex technical problems and find solutions
  • Work on software for advanced test equipment and on our database
  • Monitor and maintain the system, e.g. improve efficiency and stability
  • On occasion hands-on measurements in the lab


What is your strength?

Analyze complex technical topics and come up with practical solutions, further elaborate and document. Enjoy working within a multidisciplinary R&D team and make use of your “soft” skills to work well with others. Work with passion in the intertwined areas of electronics and firmware with great attention for detail.


What do you get?

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Informal working environment, short lines of communication, people-oriented approach
  • Challenging and motivating work


What do you need?

  • Relevant technical BSc/MSc education (embedded systems engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, IT)
  • Relevant experience with firmware/software development is a pre
  • Experience in Rust programming is a pre
  • Experience in product development by means of job/internship is a pre
  • Effective communications skills in English and preferably Dutch
  • Resident in The Netherlands and if applicable a permanent working permit


About Qmicro

At Qmicro a group of enthusiastic and passionate people work on their own product line of gas analyzers. These are instruments with which you can accurately determine the gas composition of a gas mixture. The key of these devices is that they use chip technology and special production methods that make them small, accurate and fast. And with this, Qmicro is conquering the market.

In a diverse and professional R&D team, they design all components themselves, from metal parts and electronics to their own microchips, and they develop their own analysis software. Qmicro instruments are high-end and high-performance, which is the reason they often have to pioneer. Everyone is helpful and easy to approach, so if you have a challenge you can always spar with colleagues to come to the best solution.

Because all facets of technology come together in the instrument, it offers you the opportunity to develop yourself in various areas. So, you are not only working in your own field of expertise. In addition, they not only design their own products, but also build and test the devices themselves so everything happens under one roof.

As of February 2021, Qmicro is part of the Swiss Sensirion AG, a leading supplier of digital microsensors and systems such as gas and liquid flow sensors, differential pressure sensors and air quality sensors. With their support and broad expertise, Qmicro has the unique opportunity to accelerate further growth and development.

That is why they are happy to welcome you to their informal team of smart engineers to together develop excellent high-tech products.

‘Let’s create the best gas analysis solution together!’