Share this Job

Title:  Senior Systems Engineer


Rolvsøy, NO, 20 1661

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 


As a Senior .NET Developer you will be included in the ongoing development, implementation and enhancement of our market-leading Forwarding and Customs applications. You will be a member of the development team, and will participate in the continuous improvement of our development life cycle, methodology and tools. You will exchange knowledge and work efficiently in order to achieve your targets in a timely manner.  You will design, implement and maintain accurate and concise technical specifications that meet the defined business objectives in order to support assigned business units and projects, both customer and product development. You will help clients with incidents and problems and assist 2nd / 3rd line support.  You will be part of the R&D team based in our Fredrikstad, Norway office and report directly to the Development Manager.

•    Development and maintenance of our Transport Management and Customs applications.
•    Working with colleagues to define, design, code, and test quality applications.
•    Understands the strategic view of applications, and the importance of the supported business processes.
•    Promote an appropriate sense of urgency in regard to deliverables and projects.
•    Technical ownership for your application areas, and understanding of customer problems and how to solve them effectively.
•    Create, revise, and maintain design/technical documents.
•    Comply with the Company’s policies relating to Source Control and progress reporting.

•    Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills (both Norwegian and English)
•    Ability to work independently as well as enthusiastically in a team.
•    Strong focus on customer satisfaction
•    Self-motivation
•    Diplomacy, adaptability and reliability
•    Ability to multi-task and “think outside the box”.
•    Interest in automated processes, software, and IT in general
•    Ability to work in a multi-country/international environment

•    5+ years .NET (C#/VB.NET) or equivalent experience.
•    Experienced with all aspects of the software development life cycle.
•    Oracle Server experience.
•    Bachelor degree in computer sciences or a solid background in an IT development environment.
•    Experience in creating and consuming web services.
•    Experience with security, encryption, communication layers B2B.
•    Experience of creating multi-tenanted Software as a Service.


You will be based at our Descartes office in Fredrikstad, Norway.

We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective. We offer an attractive compensation package including pension scheme.


Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. 


Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 

We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at  

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, R&D, .NET, Systems Engineer, ERP, Engineering, Research, Technology