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. 


In your function as a Technical Consultant, you will be responsible for the technical consultancy and implementation of projects concerning B2B messaging. Your day-to-day tasks will vary and mainly consist of message flow configuration, mappings, and customer visit. You will be part of the EMEA Professional Services team and co-operate closely with other teams such as product development and customer service. You will be mainly working out of our office in Amersfoort. 



  • You will be responsible for setting up, maintaining, and extending the EDI system for our customers 

  • You will be communicating with our customers and analyse, designing, and implementing their needs 

  • You will be creating mappings between different formats (EDI, XML, ASCII) using various tools 

  • You will configure the needed message flows between our customers and their trading partners 

  • You will consult and train customers on B2B messaging possibilities. 

  • You will assist to improve clients’ EDI system 

  • You will specialize in 1 or more functional areas  

  • You will be a subject matter expert with technical knowledge and be willing to assist other teams such as sales, customer service, and operations.  



  • You can have a bachelor’s degree (HBO 0r WO) in computer sciences and/or more than 3 years of relevant working experience in a technical environment. 

  • You should have a high level of quality in your development and the technical implementation 

  • You can have experience in Prince 2 or other project management methods.  

  • You must be fluent in Dutch and English both verbal and written. 

  • You should be flexible and stress-resistant. 

  • You must be customer-focused and willing to visit customers occasionally. 

  • You must possess strong communication, documentation, and presentation skills. 

  • You must be able to handle multiple projects and can work independently as well as in a team.  

  • You must be service-oriented and solution-driven.   



  • EDI (EDIFACT, ANSI X12, Tradacom), XML, and ASCII file integration 


  • VAN, FTP, HTTP(s), AS2, Webservices 

  • Knowledge of Scripting (PHP, Perl, Shell …) is considered an asset 


Experience in one or more of the below functional areas is an asset: 

  • Retail and Do It Yourself 

  • Government 

  • Ocean, Air, Road 

  • Port Systems 



You mainly work remotely or out of our office in Amersfoort but are willing to commute to customers’ locations. You are also willing to occasionally travel abroad. 



We offer a flexible and casual work environment, mentorship, and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will be able to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective. We offer an attractive compensation package. 

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 idea 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. 

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. 


Through COVID-19, we implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview and onboard candidates by video using Microsoft TEAMS. We record interviews and use them strictly for quality assurance, training and general record keeping purposes. Should you have any questions about this process, please connect with our hiring team in advance of scheduled interviews. 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  


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