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UI/UX Embedded Software Engineer

Ghent - Belgium

Daikin Europe is hiring a UI/UX Embedded Software Engineer.

As a UI/UX designer your goal is to make our products and services usable, enjoyable, and accessible. You get energy from doing research on people, their behavior and the context in which they interact with our digital products and services.

You will be working on making new user interfaces for our products and design from the software side the GUI’s for the controllers of our products. You will be working closely together with our Marketing & Sales partners to translate requirements into practical GUI design. Together with a good understanding of the business requirements and the Daikin products , you will use this knowledge to make UI design mock-ups yourself & build technical specifications. You will closely work together with our suppliers. Together with the project team you strive for a good balance between the quality, cost and timely delivery of embedded software solutions.


Passionate about GUI design, user experience, and embedded platforms? Are you eager to build up a bright career within a fast growing and expanding organisation? Want to work in an office with a view “nearby Ghent”, in a dynamic and diverse team ? You are ready for your next step as a software engineer? Capable of thinking on a conceptual level? Don’t look any further and apply here!


The EMEA Electrics and Controls department, located at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, is one of the fastest growing departments withing the EMEA Development Centre of Daikin.

The Department is responsible for development and improvement of controls: room controls, unit controls, App and cloud controls.

Part of our work involves:

Embedded software development
Hardware development
Cloud and App development

Throughout the development steps we combine “in house” development and strategic cooperation with external partners to enhance our products, keeping them amongst the best in the industry. All Daikin departments have a close collaboration to ensure high quality products for the Daikin EMEA market.


Job content

Within our Equipment Controls team, our engineers work in their field of expertise (embedded hardware and software). The team is responsible for the delivery of the total embedded solution, starting from market requirements, specifications, design, making of the hardware and software in collaboration with suppliers, up to the maintenance of the delivered solution.

As a senior embedded software engineer for UX/UI you will be working closely together with our marketing teams to work out technically a nice user experience and embedded GUI design for our next generation products. You’ll make sure that your requirements are translated correctly towards our external partners. You won’t be coding as such but you will be making UI design mock-ups and/or online simulators yourself to facilitate alignments with the business partners and oversee the development activities to make sure everything is delivered meeting the requirements. Your tasks will be:

  • The formulation GUI specifications, in line with the requirements you capture from our stakeholders (business, quality, product development, own improvements, …)
  • Challenge the UX/UI proposals from our Marketing teams and be their sparring partner to work out together our next generation GUI’s .
  • Make UI design mock-ups and/or online simulators to facilitate alignments with the business partners.
  • Communicate the requirements for the development and testing of the software to our external partners.
  • Take ownership of your development tracks at our software suppliers. Correctly prioritize and follow up the developments together with the product owner, to make sure their deliverables meet our requirements and standards.
  • As a technical expert on the products you develop, assist the team with support, analysing issues, proposing countermeasures and making sure they are implemented with the correct priority.
  • Follow technological evolutions within your field of expertise and formulate proposals to include them in our developments.
  • Coordinate on technical level a team of junior embedded software engineers.



  • You feel a strong match with the Daikin Vision and want to work on innovative products to fight climate change.
  • You have a Master’s Degree in Electronics or ICT.
  • You are interested in embedded software development.
  • You have a strong interest in UX/UI .
  • You have experience working technically on embedded hardware/software.
  • You have experience working technically in the field of UX/UI .
  • You are a strong team player who is driven to find solutions for technical requirements and are capable of thinking on a conceptual level.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment and can adapt quickly to change.
  • You strive for consensus between stakeholders in the project.
  • You have an innovative mindset.


Our offer

This challenging position offers you growth opportunities at the European headquarters of global leading company. We offer a permanent contract for an indefinite period. From the start you can count on thorough training and intensive support. Your competitive salary is supplemented with an attractive package of fringe benefits. You’ll have the opportunity to combine working on-site with 2 days working remotely.



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