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Sales Engineer – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Author Tamara Written 27.4.2017 in category Careers,Vilant News

 
We are looking for a

Sales Engineer (m/f) – RFID Systems

for our Vilant Systems GmbH office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Job description / Your tasks

You work as a part of our Central European sales teams, which are based in Frankfurt, Germany and Bern, Switzerland. Your role will be key to help Vilant Systems grow in Central Europe as you assist our sales team in their daily routines. As our sales managers frequently travel to customers you will ensure there is always someone in the office for our customers to reach. The position offers diverse sales and sales support tasks varying from offer calculation and creation of technical system descriptions to independent sales meetings.

Your tasks will include the following:

  • Lead & funnel/pipeline management as well as creation of sales support materials such as documentation about customer processes and system implementation scope descriptions
  • With the help of purchasing and partners, cost calculation of different elements of our turnkey projects such as hardware components, work effort, licenses as well as offer creation
  • Active customer contact and consultancy
  • Responsibility of our support & consumables business in co-operation with the account owning sales managers
  • Occasional business travel (20%-30% of time) to existing accounts or new accounts with large system scopes, together with sales managers or independently

We can cater this position for juniors and seniors – what matters is the right attitude.

Qualifications / Your profile

  • Technical/engineering background in IT and/or industrial processes
  • Written and spoken Business German and Business English
  • Customer service mindset
  • Good communication skills and experience from customer relationships
  • Technical knowledge of business IT systems / Enterprise level IT systems
  • Knowledge about industrial processes
  • Problem solving skills and willingness to learn new things
  • Drivers license
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel (20%-30% of time)

What we offer / What you can expect

  • Experience in exciting and international projects
  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Small and dynamic team in Germany with support of whole Vilant personnel in all countries
  • A position in which you see what you have created and can be proud of it
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development as the company keeps growing
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours

The position is full time & permanent. If you are interested, please send your application and CV with salary request to careers@vilant.com.  Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.


Team Assistant – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Author Tamara Written 27.4.2017 in category Careers,Vilant News

 
We are looking for a

Team Assistant (m/f)

for our Vilant Systems GmbH office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Job description / Your tasks

You work as a part of our Central European sales and engineering teams, which are based in Frankfurt, Germany and Bern, Switzerland. Our sales managers and engineers frequently travel to customers and hence we need a friendly face at the office, who will handle the back-office operations – you! The position offers diverse tasks from order handling and invoicing over reserving travels to answering the phone and making sample deliveries or any kind of paperwork. You will work very close together with our administration team in Finland and your tasks will include at least the following

  • Answering incoming calls & emails from customers, partners and vendors
  • Order intake & invoicing
  • Filing purchase invoices to bookkeeping
  • Sending / receiving component shipments
  • Travel reservations
  • Other general administrative office duties & daily routines as required

Qualifications / Your profile

  • Business German and Business English
  • Customer service mindset
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctuality and experience in handling general administrative tasks
  • Problem solving skills and willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to work independently

What we offer / What you can expect

  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Small and dynamic teams in Germany with support of whole Vilant personnel in all countries
  • A position in which you see what you have created and can be proud of it
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours

This position is permanent. If you are interested, please send your application and CV with salary request to careers@vilant.com.  Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.


Senior Software Engineer, C#. NET – HQ, Espoo, Finland

Author Tamara Written 7.4.2017 in category Careers,Vilant News

 
We are looking for a

Senior Software Engineer, C# .NET

Now we are looking for a
Senior Software Engineer, C# .NET

Do you want to create tailored GUIs for hundreds of professional users? Are you interested in mobile technologies? Do you want to design algorithms for RFID read events processing?
Are you a C# guru or a mobile .NET wizard? Do you typically end up to be the developer that others ask help from? If you answered yes to the questions please continue reading.

Vilant Client is a software for reading, writing and processing RFID tags. It contains various algorithms to process RFID event microdata. It provides a touch GUI for the end user to be able to see and enter RFID associated data. It runs either on PC or on dedicated mobile RFID hardware. It has typically multiple customer specific complex use cases. It is connected to Vilant Server for data transmission and retrieval.

We offer you a great opportunity to work as a member of our skilled client software team in Pohjois-Tapiola, Espoo. Your tasks will include specification, design and implementation of C# .NET based client software in both product development and customer projects. Currently used technologies include WPF, REST Web Services and SQLite among others. We are always eager to try out and adopt new technologies, which means that you can have a great effect on how things are done, provided you have the drive and capability.

We require

  • Excellent C# .NET programming skills (And we really mean EXCELLENT! You e.g. fluently master usages of delegates, locks and dependency injection.)
  • Excellent multi-thread programming skills
  • You have been primarily writing professional C# .NET during the last 4 years
  • Relational database skills
  • Fluent written and oral English
  • (There’s no need to master RFID technologies yet. We’ll teach you.)

We appreciate

  • MSc degree
  • Android experience

We provide

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Good opportunities for personal development
  • A view to the cutting edge of identification technology and opportunities to learn from the best in the business

 

Please send your application, salary request and CV, or any questions you might have, to careers@vilant.com.

Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.


Test Engineer – Vilant Systems HQ, Espoo, Finland

Author admin Written 21.3.2017 in category Blog posts,Careers,Vilant News

 

We are looking for a

Test Engineer

As a Test Engineer you will work in our operations team and your responsibility will be system level testing and software testing in our projects. You will be testing RFID solutions, including both hardware and software components. You will also be maintaining our testing tools and documentation. You should have a bachelor or master’s degree in engineering and good theoretical knowledge about different testing and quality assurance methods and practices. Your work requires continuing interaction with software engineers, system engineers and our project managers. Tasks also include working occasionally onsite in our customers’ premises.

Qualifications

  • Software testing experience
  • Familiarity with testing methods
  • Basic understanding of IT systems, integration, databases, servers and embedded Linux/Unix systems
  • Familiar working with webservices, SOAP, REST
  • Problem solving skills and willingness to learn new things
  • Possibility to travel
  • Fluency in English

We value:

  • Previous experience on RFID systems
  • Experience of automation systems
  • SQL experience
  • Good Finnish language

We provide

  • Relaxed and open atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Flexible working hours
  • A view to the cutting edge of identification technology and opportunities to learn from the best in the business.

Please send your application with CV and salary request to careers@vilant.com. Interviews will be held continuously and the position will be fulfilled right after the right person has been found.



System Engineer – Bern, Switzerland

Author Tamara Written 20.2.2017 in category Blog posts,Careers,Vilant News

We are looking for an

Electrical Engineer (BSc/MSc) as a

System Engineer (m/f) – RFID Systems

for our Vilant Systems AG office in Bern, Switzerland

Job description / Your tasks

Do you have IT skills with a customer service mindset? Do you want to work in an international environment? Do you like learning new things fast? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a successful career may be waiting for you at our Engineering team.

As a System Engineer you will work in a team responsible for RFID system deliveries and technical support for our customers. You are a key resource in the implementation of their RFID solutions, including both hardware and software components, and perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups. Tasks also include software/system testing and installations/maintenance visits onsite to customer locations.

We have multiple openings and can cater positions for juniors and seniors – what matters is the right attitude.

The position is full time.

Qualifications / Your profile

  • Business German and business English
  • Friendly and fluent work and communication with customers in project assignment
  • Interest in planning, development and optimization of RFID systems as a part of a project team consisting of a project manager, software developers as well as test- and support engineers
  • Interest in installations and launches of RFID systems at customer premises
  • Interest in in-house and field testing (factory & site acceptance testing)
  • Capability for documentation, user manuals and end customer trainings
  • Interest in a subset of our specialist areas
    • IT networks, databases and client-server software environments
    • Embedded software and embedded Linux/Unix systems
    • C/C++ (depending on your skillset software development is a possible field or work)
    • Python (depending on your skillset developing and conducting script based system tests is a possible field of work)
    • High frequency technology, especially RFID technology
    • Electrical engineering, sensors
  • Problem solving skills and willingness to learn new things
  • Drivers license
  • Ability and willingness to travel and high level of autonomy in working
  • Customer service mindset with good communication skills

What we offer / What you can expect

  • Experience in exciting and international projects
  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Dynamic team in Bern with support of whole Vilant personnel in all countries
  • A position in which you see what you have created and can be proud of it
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development as the company keeps growing
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours and home-office based work where beneficial and applicable

Please send your application, salary request and CV, or any questions you might have, to careers@vilant.com. Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.


Project Manager – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Author Tamara Written 3.2.2017 in category Blog posts,Careers,Vilant News

We are looking for a

Project Manager

for our Vilant Systems GmbH office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

First of all, what is RFID? If you are reading this you might have a hunch. RFID systems consists of RFID tags, RFID readers and middleware, which we set up to our customers industrial environments. Our systems are mainly used for logistics automation and asset tracking.

As a Project Manager you will be working as a part of our Operations team and will get to know RFID hardware, the related IT systems as well as our customers operations closely. You will be in charge of the  implementation of projects assigned to you and will work in close cooperation with the customers as their main contact. You will lead a project team of engineers and software developers in customized RFID system delivery projects consisting of both hardware and software. You are accountable for project schedule, costs, quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

To roughly position RFID within the technology spectrum, we’d say it is most closely related to IT systems, especially Enterprise Application Integration. To give an example, many of our systems are integrated to SAP or other ERP, MES or WMS systems. The RFID technology is more or less straight forward once you get trained into it. Also, as a project manager you can rely on our RF Engineers. The physical RFID layer we are responsible of, however, makes sure that in this job you may find yourself in weird places wearing a helmet.

We appreciate:

  • Project management experience with complex IT customer projects in cross-cultural environments
  • Understanding of the theoretical basics of radio technology and telecommunications
  • Industrial work experience
  • Engineering degree
  • Systematic, dynamic and passionate approach for achieving goals
  • Customer focused mindset
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Business German and Business English

We provide:

  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Small and dynamic team in Germany with support of whole Vilant personnel in all countries
  • A position in which you see what you have created and can be proud of it
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development as the company keeps growing
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours

Please send your application, salary request and CV, or any questions you might have, to careers@vilant.com . Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.

 


SBB Cargo Provides Automated Alerts of Freight Car Movements Via RFID

Author Tamara Written 3.2.2017 in category Blog posts,Vilant News

 

The Swiss rail company is deploying a passive UHF system from Vilant to track the movements of thousands of freight cars as they arrive at and leave rail stations and shunting yards.

 

By Claire Swedberg – Dec 26, 2016 for RFID Journal.com

 

If you like to read the full article, please go to http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?15361

 


System Engineer – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Author Tamara Written 19.1.2017 in category Blog posts,Careers,Vilant News

We are looking for a

System Engineer – RFID Systems

for our Vilant Systems GmbH office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Job description / Your tasks

Do you have IT skills with a customer service mindset? Do you want to work in an international environment? Do you like learning new things fast? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a successful career may be waiting for you at our Engineering team.

As a System Engineer you will work in a team responsible for RFID system deliveries and technical support for our customers. You are a key resource in the implementation of their RFID solutions, including both hardware and software components, and perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups. Tasks also include software/system testing and installations/maintenance visits onsite to customer locations.

We have multiple openings and can cater positions for juniors and seniors – what matters is the right attitude.

The position is full time.

Qualifications / Your profile

  • Business German and business English
  • Working and communicating with customers as part of project work
  • Interest in a subset of our specialist areas
    • IT/PLC systems integration, SQL databases, servers
    • embedded Linux/Unix systems and basic networking
    • software development, administration and testing
    • the Radio Frequency part of RFID
  • Problem solving skills and willingness to learn new things
  • Drivers license
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Customer service mindset with good communication skills

What we offer / What you can expect

  • Experience in exciting and international projects
  • Relaxed atmosphere of a small but international company
  • Dynamic team in Germany with support of whole Vilant personnel in all countries
  • A position in which you see what you have created and can be proud of it
  • Enough challenges and responsibilities to match your skills and capabilities
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development as the company keeps growing
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours

Please send your application, salary request and CV, or any questions you might have, to careers@vilant.com. Interviews will be held continuously so please register your application as soon as possible.


 


Intralogistics automation of tissue paper manufacturing with RFID – WEPA

Author Tamara Written 16.9.2016 in category Uncategorized

WEPA is a German family owned manufacturer of hygiene papers founded in 1948. With a turnover of approximately 1 billion € and 19 paper machines in Europe it is one of the three leading hygiene paper product manufacturers in Europe. Thanks to consistent expansion and investments amounting to millions of Euros, all WEPA locations are state-of-the-art and produce contemporary hygiene paper products for the most varied consumer requirements.

Challenge
On its site in Mainz WEPA decided to automate the intralogistics process of mother reels with automated guided vehicles (AGV) from Elettric80 Spa, which are managing a floor warehouse. Mother reels produced by the paper machine are transported and stored into the warehouse by AGV. The converting process where mother reels are processed into to end products is as well supplied with mother reels by AGVs. Since there are no persons involved in the intralogistics process the reliable and automated identification of the mother reels is crucial. Reels must be identifiable reliably from any direction by the AGV system and the converting machines for logistics automation and production traceability.

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RFID based vendor-managed inventory (VMI) for paper cores – Sonoco Alcore Case

Author Tamara Written 16.9.2016 in category Blog posts,Vilant News

Sonoco Alcore is part of Sonoco, a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and supply chain services. Sonoco Alcore is the acknowledged leader in high-quality, innovative, value-creating tube and core solutions.
Sonoco Alcore delivers tube and core solutions and services to our customers in the paper, film, man-made fiber yarn, metal and construction industries.

Challenge

Sonoco Alcore delivers cores to paper manufacturers, where production processes run continuously day and night. Due to end product variations, core consumption of a certain type is not constant. The end customer needs to monitor the core warehouse levels of different core types and trigger replenishment orders manually. Usually this is done by office staff, who are not on duty on production night shift and week-ends. This leads to overstocking for safety, or in the worst case out of stock if the manual process has been neglected. If no cores are on stock no paper can be produced, which means very high line stoppage costs at paper producers.

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