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Would you like to make a lasting difference in water management?

Would you like to make a lasting difference in water management by leveraging ground-breaking technologies as a Senior Product Engineer?

Sensoterra has an opportunity for a Senior Product Engineer

You can be part of an ambitious team at an exciting, fast-growing scale-up that facilitates better decisions in water management through smart soil moisture technology. Funded by Future Food Fund and ROM Utrecht, Sensoterra is the global leader in wireless soil and water optimization solutions, with over 10,000 sensors deployed in more than 30 countries. Would you like to contribute to optimal decision-making about the most important resource on the planet: water? At Sensoterra, they make sense of water by reducing waste and optimizing land use.

Given Sensoterra’s sustained growth, further expansion of its team is warranted. On behalf of Sensoterra, we are looking for an innovative product manager in Houten, The Netherlands. As a product engineer, you will champion the company’s innovative solutions and make sure these are at the cutting edge of technological advancement. You will liaise with suppliers on specific components and services and carefully balance technology, user experience, and business requirements. It will be you driving development of technological solutions, which in turn determines key choices for product configuration, components, and suppliers. To support the team and excel in this role, a technical background in Systems Engineering or ICT is required. You will receive on-the-job training and can grow with the company while enjoying a great benefits package.

You would be leading our technological developments, and responsibilities include:

Driving our leading technology roadmap, supported by your knowledge of the newest technologies like IoT, Cloud Services, Infrastructure, and others. Your main tasks will be developing our products and ensuring smooth operation of our system infrastructure. We would like to work with you to improve the integration of our sensors to ensure high customer satisfaction and ensure our product's success.

About the role:

As a Senior Product Engineer, you will be part of a small team that is proactive and strives to make a difference. You will be our go-to for integrating with network provider APIs, developing our backend and gateway configurations, and testing our new product improvements. Collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is essential to success on projects. With your knowledge, experience, and analytical skills, you can tackle any project. This will make you the go-to person for technical product knowledge.

What we provide:

Working at Sensoterra means an inspiring and challenging work environment in an internationally operating business. You will have the opportunity to grow in your responsibilities and develop with the company. We have an open and informal office culture. Our team is young, ambitious, driven, and enjoys learning and working together. We offer competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education. You have the option of working a minimum of 28 hours per week, while 32-38 hours per week is preferred. Working (partially) at the office in Houten (NL) is required.


  • Master’s degree in Technical Informatics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, ICT, or related field, or comparable knowledge acquired through experience

  • At least one (1) year of experience with a server-side web programming language and, back-end software development, and working with hardware, with track record of success in technological innovation, teamwork, and supplier and end user relationships

  • Knowledge of Python programming language

  • Familiar with LoRaWan/IoT

  • Background in requirements management, certification processes, and second line support

  • Knowledge of integrated systems (hardware and software)

  • Ability to monitor our portfolio of hardware, firmware software, and integrations

  • Battle-tested written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English

  • Strong analytical skills, with a keen eye for detail and affinity with numbers

  • Independent and flexible, unfazed under pressure and intellectually curious

  • Completely comfortable with MS Office applications and virtual meeting technology


If you want to learn more, please contact Evert Akkerman at

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