Systems Engineer

  • Utrecht, Netherlands

Systems Engineer

Job description

We are technology enthusiasts - looking for a mechatronics systems engineer who is equally passionate about developing a completely new robotics system.

At Vitestro we are developing a medical robotics device that has the potential to touch the lives of a billion patients. As we are treading down a path where not many people have ever gone before, we are looking for inventors who like to push boundaries…

Joining our hardware team, consisting of a systems architect, two system engineers and three mechanical engineers, you’ll design subsystems of our 6 degree of freedom robotics system. As a technical specialist you have the ability to overview the whole system as well as going into a high degree of technical detail.

The following will be at the core of your responsibilities:

  • Define the requirements and conceptual design of a subsystem
  • Initiate and execute small-scale technical and/or clinical experiments
  • Use a highly structured approach to convince the team of the feasibility of your design from a technical, clinical and business perspective
  • Supervise our mechanical design engineers to fabricate a detailed design
  • Test, verify and validate the design together with the mechanical engineer
  • Collaborate with suppliers to outsource parts of the design and development

Job requirements

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar (Dutch equivalent WO)
  • 5+ year’s working experience in design and development of precision mechanics in the range of 0.1 -10 mm.
  • Experience with designing actuated (dynamic, moving) systems
  • Experience in detailed design, using CAD software
  • Full-time available


  • Experience with (medical) robotics
  • Design and development of a proof of concept or prototype into (mass) production
  • Experience with collaborating and managing external suppliers
  • Experience with value engineering phase
  • Experience with the design of medical devices

We offer

  • A competitive experienced-based salary
  • 36 - 40 hour workweek
  • Pension scheme
  • Stock options
  • 24 paid holiday days
  • Unlimited coffee 
  • Travel expenses
  • Company laptop
  • A fun and dynamic work environment
  • The chance to learn, grow and work with our multi-disciplinary team

For engineers currently living in Eindhoven, please note: if we find a candidate with the right expertise and experience, we are opening up an Eindhoven office, which would be a satellite location to our HQ in Utrecht. This Eindhoven office would be located in the center of Eindhoven, close to CS, with a team of 3-5 people initially stationed here. We do still require at least 1 day a week of physical presence in Utrecht, preferably 2 days per week.

Interested? Apply via the apply button! For questions please contact Venetia de Wit at tel 06-15850813 or

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