Scientific Software Engineer

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At Solynta we are unlocking the True Potential of Potatoes through our hybrid potato breeding technology. We aim to drive sustainable improvements in world food security and farmer’s livelihoods with new hybrid potato varieties, grown from our true potato seeds.

The technologies applied to achieve this use large amounts of data and innovative models for decision making. As Solynta is further expanding its activities, we're committed to enhancing the quality and scalability of our software.To expand our Data DevOps Team and to help drive our business we are looking for a:

Scientific Software Engineer (fulltime)

The primary focus of this position is to elevate our prototype software and pipelines into robust production systems, ensuring high quality and maintainability. The scientific software engineer is responsible for spearheading, developing, and maintaining our in-house production software and data analysis pipelines.

Key activities / responsibilities

As an experienced software engineer, you will work with scientists to turn the latest research insights into production-ready code. Writing reliable code that excels in speed and maintainability is your strength. Naturally proactive, you improve the technology stack with new software packages and promote good software development practices. Embracing a DevOps way of working, you are both result-driven and empathetic, always seeking to grow as a team. You enjoy working on the AWS cloud environment or are at least keen to get familiar with AWS cloud services.

Typical project

The agronomy research team discovers a new methodology to monitor potato plants using drones at our sites. Together with the scientist you develop processing code, and a Streamlit dashboard to visualize the results. With the data engineer you setup datasets in the data lake, and schedule daily processing pipelines. With the DevOps engineer, you deploy your code and dashboard to AWS ECS. Due to your work, field trials are more effective, and additional stress resistant potato varieties are available much quicker.



  • Software engineer education or by training
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Python, R, Bash
  • R Shiny, Streamlit, DJANGO, Pandas
  • Proficient at Linux and Docker usage
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Familiar with AWS EC2, AWS S3

You are someone who:

  • Is a good communicator, as you will work with different stakeholders
  • Can organize your own work and manage expectations
  • Enjoys working in a flat organization with minimal hierarchy
  • Currently lives in the Netherlands

What We Offer:

  • An enthusiastic and growing team with ambition and passion to drive real change
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team working on ground-breaking innovations for improving the global food supply
  • Home office is situated in Wageningen
  • Opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic organization
  • A high degree of independence and responsibility within your role
  • An annual gross salary between €52,000 and €78,000 including holiday money


To join our team as a Scientific Software Engineer please submit the form below or send an e-mail to recruitment@solynta.com including:

  • A short motivation why this position and working at Solynta both align with your personal goals and ambitions
  • Your CV For inquiries about the application process and the vacancy, please email recruitment@solynta.com.

Take the next step in your career and drive innovation at Solynta - apply today!

The application deadline is July 31, 2024.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated and will not be responded to.

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