Development Engineer

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Development Engineer

Who wants to come help with constructing the backbone of DRIFT artworks?

Full-time · Amsterdam

About the job

Your job as development engineer is to make our magic happen. From the stage of idea to the final stage of art work, you are responsible for the hardware engineering. This is something you love to do! Mechanical solutions (motors, gears, PCB's), that make up our art work, are prominently displayed, taking up center stage. Are you comfortable taking an abstract idea and developing it into a full-blown art work? We think you should apply!

Before you come and join the circus, we need you to bring a lot of knowledge of manufacturing. You should be able to quickly and accurately draw in 3D-CAD software and communicate with companies using technical drawings. You need to know the principles of including actuators or software in your designs. Are you comfortable setting strict deadlines and set the scope for projects? Send us an application!

What are your responsibilities?

  • drawing in 3D CAD software and technical drawings (preferably Onshape)
  • creating first-time-perfect 2D and 3D drawings
  • understanding of actuators and kinetic principles
  • understanding and including electronics and software related aspects
  • showing extensive knowledge of materials and manufacturing
  • embedding artistic qualities in your engineering work, in how it looks and how it moves
  • having a lot of fun doing it! 

You should have:

  • a university degree in a mechanical engineering related field
  • a can-do mentality with a knack for problem-solving
  • 5 years experience in a similar function and a broad set of example projects
  • a familiar feeling with designing for microscale (precision mechanics) and macroscale (architecture)

  • analytical view combined with a creative view

  • a high energy, entrepreneurial spirit

  • you have a large (NL) network in the maker industry

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Development Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!