LabVIEW Developer (Ghent)

07 May 18 Belgium (Ghent) Software Development

Materialise is a dynamic international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 1,800 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

For our office in Ghent, we are looking for a:

LabVIEW Developer - Ghent


You will participate in the product development of one of the leading software solutions for the 3D printing industry: The Materialise Control Platform.  This is our software-driven, embedded hardware solution that allows you to take full control of your laser-based AM machine. Here you can find more information on the Materialise Control Platform.
The Materialise Control Platform is continuously growing in features, protocol and hardware support. To reinforce our development team, we are looking for an enthusiastic LabVIEW developer that is willing to learn all about additive manufacturing and embedded programming with LabVIEW.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining parts of the embedded code from our Materialise Control Platform. The code targets are running real-time Linux and have an FPGA as coprocessor. 

Your main tasks & responsibilities are:

  • Developing real-time code for the MCP Controller
    • Creating new software services
    • Optimizing the existing code set to improve runtime performance
  • Supporting the process R&D team at HQ
    • Aiding their need for code modifications
    • Refactoring their code into robust product-code
  • Developing FPGA code for the MCP Controller
    • Debugging and extending the various algorithms
    • Creating new code for new hardware additions to the platform
  • Keep track of source code development via our source code control system
  • Keep track of IP-status of source code via our license activation system
  • Be a team player between team Gent (your home base) and process-team HQ (Leuven)
  • Create future sustainable source code in a multi-programmer environment


  • You have a bachelor degree (or equivalent by experience) in Engineering / Computer Science;
  • Experience with LabVIEW Real-Time and/or FPGA is considered a bonus;
  • Strong affinity with computer based automation and mechatronics;
  • Good English communication skills;
  • Hands-on and flexible approach to your work;
  • Good communication and problem solving skills;
  • You're a team player.

Materialise offers you

People are the cornerstone of Materialise and we treasure the talent, skills, and values of our employees very highly. We believe that maintaining the right environment and culture for employees is crucial for an organization’s success. Therefore, we are devoted to building a global team of specialists in an open environment that favors personal growth. Programs have been put in place to keep our fair, direct company culture alive. Moreover, we proudly invest in personal development and offer challenging careers where employees are empowered to grow professionally as well as personally. You will liaise with different people throughout the organization on a daily basis and we guarantee that no day will be the same. Your effort and energy will be rewarded with a competitive salary and with extralegal advantages. In order to have a good work-life balance, we offer you flexible working hours.