UI/UX Software Engineer

Full-time position


LUMICKS is looking for a passionate QML developer focused on creating user interfaces. Together with our UI/UX designers and software team, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our software. You will be part of an enthusiastic and skilled software team in a dynamic and high-tech organization. Our current is stack is QML, modern C++ (17, MSVC & Clang), and Windows as our primary platform, but increasingly targeting Linux and Mac. Additionally, we use GitHub, Jira, and Jenkins within the R&D Software team.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


What are my tasks & responsibilities?

As part of the software engineering team, you focus on developing the user experience and interfaces for our QML-based software. This includes:

  • Working with our designers to create novel user interfaces that allow easy operation of complex scientific instruments
  • Implementing UX designs using QML
  • Optimizing engineering and architectural processes

 Our Stack:

  • QML
  • Modern C++ (17, MSVC & Clang)
  • Windows as primary platform, but increasingly targeting Linux and Mac
  • GitHub, Jira, Jenkins

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You graduated with a BSc or MSc degree in software engineering, UI/UX, or a related discipline; or can show equivalent professional experience
  • You can show professional experience with developing user interfaces with QML
  • C++ or Python experience is a benefit
  • You have a strong focus on the practical aspects of software engineering and you are aware of industry best practices
  • You have experience working with UI/UX designers
  • You enjoy working in a small and agile team and are passionate about technology
  • You want to make an excellent product, like to work in a dynamic environment, and have the right getting-things-done mentality to meet occasional demanding deadlines
  • You have excellent communication skills


LUMICKS is bringing novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our primary technology, C-Trap, can be used to “grab” a single molecule, and apply precise mechanical forces to it. At the same time, one can visualize the molecule using highly-sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to watch DNA being copied by the molecular machinery of the cell, or observe molecular “engines” walking across the scaffolding structures of a human cell. Lumicks systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also produce z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the avidity, or overall strength, of interaction between cells. Introduced in 2018, this new technology based on acoustic waves paves the way for  the study of yet unexplored avenues in basic and translational research, impacting applications where cell-cell interactions are key, including immunotherapy, antigen presentation, therapeutic antibodies, vaccination, immunological synapse and cellular adhesion. We’re an academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use, reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science. To make this happen, we’re looking for a Python Developer

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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