System Architect

Architect , High Tech and Development in Eindhoven

Why are we looking for you

Customers do not tell us what they want to see us make, they tell us their problem. The role of System Architect is to translate this problem in a suitable solution. During the process that will follow, several people will be working on your design. You keep track of the situation and status to make sure the technical side of the projects to keep everyone on board!

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What will you be doing

Your contribution to a project starts at the very beginning: the early discussions with (potential) customers. Together with the Business Developer or Account Manager you lead a technical discussion to understand customer problems and assess how NTS can solve them. Then develop and discuss possible solutions at hand and present to customer together with the Business Developer or Account Manager and the Project Manager. During the project you are a key contributor setting requirements and implementing new advanced system architectures, high-level mechatronics design and execution of best-in-class solutions. The goal of this trio is to come up with a consistent system design that meets the functional specifications of our customers within the boundaries of overall cost and timing. The System Architect is the end-responsible for the technological side of the projects.

At NTS, we do not stop at just creating the design. Because of our broad range of manufacturing sites, we design, create prototype, go to 0-series and the following serial production. As System Architect, you are connected to your projects until they hit the serial production stage. The involvement in these stages of the project is important to keep track of manufacturability and learn for future reference.

Besides the technical tasks, you also represent NTS at conferences, fairs and presentations. You stay up to date on the newest developments in your area of expertise. You will be the key contributor to the development of the NTS technology road map and competence development. While defining the roadmap together with fellow system architects, you will be in the lead of one (or more) competence team(-s) to enable knowledge growth within company. Finally, you coach and lead a group of professionals in and out of the projects.

What skills do you have

  • Master/PhD degree in Engineering (Mechatronics, Physics or similar);
  • More than ten years solid background in setting-up, maintaining and optimizing functional architecture of mechatronics system design in a multidisciplinary (Mechatronics, Dynamics, Motion Control, Embedded SW, Electronics) context;
  • Expert in assessment and mitigation of technical risks using dynamics analysis or creating proof of principle prototypes and designing and performing verification experiments and qualifications;
  • Experience with predictive modelling, FEM analysis and multi-physics simulations is a must;
  • Experience with vacuum applications, applied optics, opto-electronics or laser technology is an advantage;
  • Interested in and up to date with recent mechatronics product, actuators and sensor technologies and process level technologies;
  • Well-developed communication and social skills with a pragmatic attitude. You know how to convey complex topics in an understandable, pleasant and convincing fashion;
  • Open minded, customer oriented, proactive and determined;
  • Showing leadership skills and strong stakeholder management;
  • Proficient in English language.

What do we offer

NTS offers the opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic business with a leading market position and an engaging project portfolio. Our organization has a characteristically informal and friendly atmosphere and our staff looks out for each other. Drive, entrepreneurial spirit, a results-focused mindset and striving to be the best are what we aim for in everything that we make and do. Naturally, these are traits that we are also looking for in our new colleague.

What can you expect

This is your opportunity to be involved in state-of-the-art technology together with enthusiastic colleagues and ambitious high-tech customers in a pleasant working environment. At NTS we highly value our employees: we actively invest in your technical and personal development, while your expertise, energy and commitment are appreciated by means of a competitive full benefit package.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Sabine van Rooij via +316 21332911 or


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You will be working at one of the leading first-tier suppliers in high-tech. You are passionate about and committed to your specialization, just like our other colleagues. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will provide you with chances and opportunities to grow further in your career.

You like to work on projects which contribute to the technology of the future. We make sure to connect challenging projects and activities to your knowledge and competences in the best possible way. That’s how we accelerate the future for you and our customers.

You are motivated to take professional and competence oriented courses, in order to keep developing your knowledge and skills in the field of innovation, creativity, talent development and entrepreneurship.

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