08 May 2024

Vacancy: AI & software Engineer

At Microtechnix, we are shaping the future of automating imaging in cell-based and microbiology applications. By focusing on high-end optical systems, automation and the implementation of the latest AI innovations, we contribute to improving the consistency of scientific research and industrial quality control processes. We have an installed base across the globe and are continuously developing new tools and technology to address the challenges of today and tomorrow. We strongly believe that digitalization in combination with vision AI and LLMs can have a significant and positive impact on tomorrow’s workspace.

We are looking to hire an AI & software engineer that gets energy from getting things done and wants to be part of a 10-person scale-up bringing true innovation to the microbiology market. Do you want to see your software architecture and code reflected in real world instruments and applications? Join us to make an impact on our products from day 1.


  • Primary responsibility is to shape and contribute to novel software solutions for Microtechnix that enable our customers to standardize and automate their microbiology manual processes.
  • This includes developing own code and managing 3rd party suppliers.
  • Lead the implementation of externally developed AI-models into our software platform
  • Secondary responsibility is to support the service team on software related tickets, including development, testing, and maintenance of front-end software.
  • Act as a liaison between customer-facing support and the software backend team to ensure seamless communication and issue resolution.
  • Become the go-to person to help the support team with complex software issues


  • Master’s degree in computer sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in Python is essential.
  • Helicopter view on the AI-evolution to understand the potential impact of different vision AI and LLM models on our instruments & workflow.
  • Strong understanding of current best practices in software development, including test-driven development, continuous integration, and code reviews.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to ask pertinent questions and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong diagnostic skills with the ability to troubleshoot and identify issues effectively.
  • Proactive and action-oriented with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken; knowledge of other languages is a plus.
  • Located within a reasonable radius around Microtechnix’ HQ (Sint-Niklaas)


  • Full-time contract with competitive salary and additional benefits.
  • Commitment to a healthy work-life balance with flexible working hours.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive team environment.
  • Chance to contribute to the development of groundbreaking hardware in microbial environmental monitoring.

Interested? Get in touch via jobs@microtechnix.com