Software Developer (junior to senior)

Ab Ovo is hiring Software Developers Rail Cargo!

Location: Netherlands (Rotterdam)

Your role

You will be responsible for designing, developing, documenting and testing new/changed functionalities and yes also we have bugs that must be resolved.

Needless to say that you won’t be doing this alone and that is why you will become a well appreciated member of an Agile development team, in fact we consider ourselves as one large team. In this team you will be the Software Developer involved in the entire process of software delivery; you have the conceptual overview, the ability to get to the very essence of the request and flag opportunities for improvement.

Together we develop new projects with new and existing clients of Ab Ovo. Your vision of the profession and your proven track record and experience are highly appreciated and should be valuable in the further development and growth of our company and its people.

We build our applications in-house based on own software platform TET; Model Driven Architecture.


Advanced software development platform, fully based on latest principles of Model driven Architecture (MDA). The effort in development is severely decreased due to an integrated generator and as a result the developer can focus on the real challenging aspects of developing.

You will start with a short but intensive education in our development tool, together with others starting this function, after that you will continue in a team and a coach is appointed.

Your talents

  • Master degree (or level) in Computer Science or related fields. Interest in logistics is considered a plus.
  • Experienced in concepts like Object Oriented Programming, and Model driven Architecture
  • Proven knowledge of general programming principles
  • Conceptual knowledge of databases, such as Oracle and SQL server;
  • Experience in Back end API development
  • Knowledge of integration technologies (SOAP, REST, etc.) and data formats (XML, JSON, etc.)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a software delivery business environment
  • Good, Flexible and quick adapting, learning new tools
  • Experience with working in Agile teams, scrum development and implementing user stories, with your Agile mind set and experience you can help your team excel.
  • Persuasive, enterprising, enthusing and cooperative. Ability to present a vision and win support for it;
  • A keen eye for quality (improvement);
  • Internationally oriented. Advanced verbal and written command of English and Dutch. Proven knowledge (either by education or experience) of the Dutch language (NT2, level 2 rating), or willingness to follow an express training. A command of German is considered an absolute bonus.
  • Flexible and prepared to travel on occasion on short business trips;

Our offer

  • A team in which you are well received and appreciated with a fun atmosphere;
  • Meaningful work in large-scale and challenging projects with attractive clients;
  • Chances for personal development as part of a successful and fast-growing company. Ample opportunity to set out a personalized course therein.
  • Content is key in our business. Hence we attach great value to your personal and professional development. We facilitate this in every way possible, including training days and the possibility to study and obtain qualifications;
  • Lots of opportunity to learn in an open culture with experienced colleagues and a strong embedding of knowledge development in practice groups.
  • The best of both worlds. Large and small. The professional aspect of working with large ambitious clients, combined with the security of a close-knit operational base. We are proud of our loyal culture, in which we know each other well and in which we respect each other. We cherish those positive relations, which translates into social outings, a company weekend and other social activities besides work
  • People at Ab Ovo cherish freedom and take responsibility. We believe in your strength and judgment. We are not confined by blueprints. There is room to organize the work in a way that suits you best;
  • Our company is doing well. We offer an excellent overall package of employee benefits and are keen to invest in a long-term, stable partnership with our workforce.

About Ab Ovo

Ab Ovo, founded in 1997, employs over 130 quality-driven professionals. At present Ab Ovo has six branch offices being located in Capelle aan den IJssel (Rotterdam – HQ), Amsterdam, Düsseldorf (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Shanghai (China) and Boston (USA). We work for reputable companies internationally, including KLM, Vopak, Maersk, Hoegh Lines, DHL, DSV, Contargo, Rhenus Logistics, and a growing number of European railway companies like NS, DB Cargo, Green Cargo, VR Railways, HectorRail and Lineas. The key to our success is the combination of knowledge of information science, in-depth management experience and extensive know-how of logistics business.


Feel free to contact us for further information about our company and this position. We certainly recommend visiting our website for further information about our clients, projects and the people at Ab Ovo.

You can ask for more details by telephone or send an application by e-mail at; 010 – 2861533

We will be happy to invite you for an introduction.