Hardware engineer at high-tech vertical farming company

Salary Competitive
Help solve one of humanity’s greatest challenges: High quality food for a rapidly growing urbanised population, produced sustainably. We are looking for an experienced all-round hardware engineer to take a key role in designing and manufacturing Nextfood’s hardware platform.

We are looking for an experienced all-round hardware engineer to take a key role in designing and manufacturing Nextfood’s hardware platform. Working directly with the CTO and co-founder, you will invent new mechanical solutions, design for 3D printing, integrate sensors, electronics and more. We implement  our hardware and software technology stack in-house, and most of our manufacturing is in-house as well (using 3D printing, laser cutting etc.) which enables rapid agile development of both hardware and software. You have an all-around knowledge of the engineering profession and wide practical experience in mechanical, electronics, and/or firmware programming, along with your main field.. You naturally take ownership, are capable of working independently and apply a structured, data-driven approach, and you are passionate about using technology to make a difference for a better food system.


Main responsibilities:

  • Design and implement coming generations of Nextfood’s hardware platform (mechanics, electronics, water systems, etc.)

  • Organise and effectuate hardware manufacturing

  • Improve and support existing platform generations

  • Work with plant growing team and customers to compile system requirements


  • Profound practical and theoretical engineering experience with hardware design and implementation of mechanics, electronics, etc. 4+ years of work experience.

  • B.Sc. or more in mechanical, electrical, system, manufacturing or similar engineering

  • Data-driven, analytical, structured, attention to detail

  • Passionate, driven, take ownership, hands-on

  • Optional: Experience with sourcing and manufacturing

  • Optional: Experience from running operations preferably in technology driven company with hardware products

  • Optional: Experience in firmware programming (C/C++)

We offer:

  • An important role in developing the next generation plant based food production technology and help solve one of humanity’s biggest challenges

  • The opportunity to excel and have a profound influence in a young company

  • A business driven by cutting edge technology

  • Flexible workplace and hours

  • An open inclusive culture of passionate people

  • Greens to take home…

For more information or questions please contact us at job@nextfood.co

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Working at

At Nextfood, we are reshaping the plant-based food supply chain from farm to fork with large scale indoor farms combined with mini-farms in restaurants, catering, retail etc. Our computer controlled decentralised farm network grows deliciously fresh, locally produced, pesticide-free greens year-round to the benefit of flavour, health and climate. 1 m2 Nextfood farm corresponds to 200 m2 outdoor farm land and saves 98% water, more than 75% fertiliser and electrifies energy consumption. In turn addressing one of humanity’s greatest challenges: A sustainable high quality food supply for a rapidly growing urbanised population.

Read more about Nextfood

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