Project Leader Software Development

Do you have experience with the management of software development projects and do you strive for continuous improvement of team performance, quality and work processes? Do you want to develop the market for Deltares, by making new propositions and using your stakeholder network? For the unit DSC we are looking for a Project Leader Software Development!

Deltares delivers knowledge that makes a difference through high-quality, validated and user-friendly software that is continuously developed. Our software is leading on a global scale and is applied by engineering firms, governments and knowledge institutes. The software is used for solving societal issues such as the consequences of flooding, sea level rise and coastal development, but also for the design of flood defenses, land reclamation, water distribution and energy transition.

The software is developed by the Deltares Software Centre (DSC) unit. Within this unit, numerical simulation software is developed, using various techniques such as flexible meshes, high performance computing, modelling frameworks and game engines. Deltares is investigating the application of new technologies for water and subsoil, for instance the use of global data, advanced measuring and monitoring, artificial intelligence and robotics. Some recent applications are the Aqua Monitor, Delft3D Flexible Mesh and D-Geo Stability, which can be found on our website.

What can you expect as a Project Leader Software Development?

In your role as project leader, you are responsible for the management of software projects from proposal to the product release. With your organizational talent, communication skills and drive for quality you make sure that you achieve the desired outcome of your projects within time and budget, and according to set quality standards.

In the teams, you cooperate with approximately four to eight team members. You motivate your colleagues and create an optimal atmosphere for teamwork and high-quality software development. You manage project schedules, deadlines and the accompanying budget.

An important task will be informing our clients and stakeholders during the entire project. You communicate with stakeholders and you manage perceptions. You report timely to the management of Deltares Software Centre.

What does Deltares expect from you as a Project Leader Software Development?

  • You have obtained your degree in Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics or a similar degree program;
  • You have demonstrable experience with the management of software development projects, in which a team has worked according to an Agile method, such as Scrum;
  • You have experience in a role as product owner;
  • You have experience with requirements engineering;
  • You have a (growing) network in the Deltares field of expertise;
  • You are result-oriented, set priorities and report on time;
  • You can work harmoniously with other business units of Deltares and third parties.


Do you have what it takes to finish these projects according to plan? Apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter, before 21 June 2019. Only applications via our website will be considered. For more information, please contact Debbie Duimel, HR Recruitment Officer, at or Joost Icke, Head of Department Market Development and Services,

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