Global Factories is looking for an Architect/Lead Software Engineer

Job Description

As an Architect and Lead Software Engineer you guide and coordinate the design of software for pharmaceutical machines in a multidisciplinary and international team. Through using these pharmaceutical machines, hundreds of thousands of patients are safely supplied with medication on a daily basis.

You take pride in a stellar user experience, passing automated tests, insightful comments on a code review, clear documentation and a clean issue tracker. But you also do not mind getting your own hands dirty on legacy systems, on site at the customer if required.

In the software team you are responsible for designing and developing software which operates both our current and to be developed machines. You are capable of making the right technology tradeoffs, have an eye for solid software design, code and quality, while remaining result oriented. And you are also capable of clearly documenting, organizing and explaining your work.

You work with product management to figure out the right requirements and user stories. Using your team of developers, you are able to independently plan and execute development of these concepts from proof of concept all the way to production. In this process, you ensure overall system consistency and you work toward long term architecture goals.


  • Completed technical BSc or higher education
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Proven success as an architect or teamleader
  • Excellent knowledge of the .NET and .NET Core ecosystem
  • Experience with industry standard version control systems, continuos QA methods, and development methods
  • Experience with integrating complex IT systems
  • Affinity with integration between hardware and software
  • Excellent English communication skills, Dutch is a pre

Our stack primarily revolves around .NET (Core) with a disctinctly Microsoft flavoured backend and a fairly modern web based front end. We also mix in some embedded software, PLC code, and WPF, and we manage significant volumes of data. You need to be comfortable with such a stack and can demonstrate that.

The company

Global Factories is an international operating company which develops unique machines for the pharmaceutical and hospital markets. Through innovative technologies, specialist knowledge and a worldwide network, Global Factories is able to make the distribution of medicines for patients more efficient, safer and reliable. Global Factories is known worldwide for the Medicine Detection Machine, the first reliable and accurate machine to replace the time consuming activity of manually checking medicine pouches. In addition, Global Factories has developed the VandenBrink Blister Machine, which is the first, unique machine that packs and verifies multiple medicines in blister cards.

Our offer

A challenging and independent position within a dynamic and creative organization which offers plenty of opportunities for development and own initiative. Global Factories is located in a beautiful building in a nice neighborhood near the center of The Hague, equipped with its own GF Health Club.
Global Factories offers a pleasant working atmosphere in a team of enthusiastic professionals. We close the week with a pleasant Friday afternoon drink.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter with CV to