Technical Consultant

Location: Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam) or Germany (Düsseldorf)

Your role

You will be assigned to a wide variety of projects and collaborate within the team and our clients. Your job is to help our customers to translate their vision into a technical solution. You have to rely on your analytical capabilities, your knowledge of a wide range of business software and your creativity to offer ‘best of breed’ solutions. You will be involved in workshops with the customers, in which you consult them on architecture and integration solutions. Further you will be involved in the development process of applications, which includes estimation processes, design, construction, testing, implementation, documentation and consultation on software and hardware.

We build our applications in-house based on partner’s (Quintiq) software platforms, and in an object oriented language.

Your talent

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science or related fields. Interest in logistics is considered a plus.
  • Experience with one or more object-oriented languages (C++, C#, Delphi, Java, etc.) is required as well as affinity with programming
  • Broad experience in /knowledge of IT;
  • Conceptual knowledge of databases, such as Oracle and SQL server;
  • Knowledge of Windows OS (Active Directory, network connectivity)
  • Knowledge of integration technologies (JMS, SOAP, REST, etc.) and data formats (NVT, XML,JSON, etc.)
  • Experience with unit tests, load and performance testing, etc. o Experience with versioning tools such as subversion or GIT
  • You know how to present yourself to and communicate with customers
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a software delivery business environment
  • Internationally oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English. A command of German or Dutch is considered a bonus.
  • Flexible and willing to travel

Our offer

  • Meaningful work in large-scale and challenging projects for attractive clients;
  • Opportunities for personal development as part of a successful and fast-growing company. Ampleopportunity to set out a personalized course therein;
  • Content is key in our business. Hence, we attach great value to your personal and professionaldevelopment. We facilitate this in every way possible, including training days and the possibility tostudy and obtain qualifications;
  • Lots of opportunity to learn in an open culture with experienced colleagues and a strongembedding of knowledge development in practice groups.
  • The best of both worlds. Large and small. The professional aspect of working with large, ambitiousclients, combined with the security of a close-knit operational base. We are proud of our culture of loyalty, in which we know each other well, and in which we respect each other. We cherish positive relationships, which translates into social events, a company weekend and other social activities besides work;
  • People at Ab Ovo cherish freedom and take responsibility. We believe in your strength andjudgment. We are not confined to blueprints. There is room to organize the work in a way that suitsyou best;
  • Our company is doing well. We offer an excellent overall package of employee benefits and arekeen to invest in a long-term, stable partnership with our workforce.

About Ab Ovo

Ab Ovo, founded in 1997, employs over 110 quality-driven professionals. At present, Ab Ovo has six branch offices located in Capelle aan den IJssel (Rotterdam – HQ), Amsterdam, Düsseldorf (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Shanghai (China) and Boston (USA). We work, internationally, for reputable companies, including KLM, Vopak, Maersk, Falck, Hoegh Lines, DHL, DSV, Contargo, Rhenus Logistics and a growing number of European railway companies like NS, DB Cargo, Green Cargo, VR Railways, Arriva 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. More information about Ab Ovo can be found on


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.

For the Netherlands you can contact Dieter Veldhuis at
[email protected], 010-2861533.

For Germany you can contact Gerd Jens Schmidt at
[email protected], +49 (0) 211 416684 10.

For the USA you can contact Barbara Roos at
[email protected], + 1 617 306 2641.

They will be happy to invite you for an introduction. You can submit your application by e-mail. We look forward to your response!