“We put traffic & logistics on the map”

Simacan is a young Dutch company founded in 2013 by two engineers with more than 15 years of experience in developing innovative products and services for the B2B, the government, and consumer market.

Our products integrate real-time traffic information in primary business processes. We specialize in making geospatial data truly accessible and useful.

Would you like to make our team stronger?

We are looking for talented individuals to strengthen our team:

Product owner
Front-end engineer
Scala software engineer

Site reliability engineer

Check out what our engineers write about the nitty gritty daily tech of Simacan on nerds.simacan.com.

Not finding a position that suits you? We welcome open applications. Send us your CV and motivation letter: jobs@simacan.com 

Unsolicited acquisition from recruitment agencies is not appreciated.

Our team

Our interdisciplinary team comprises creative traffic experts, software engineers, and product developers with a strong focus on performance, data quality, and user-friendliness.

Rob Schuurbiers
Rob Schuurbiers Founder & CEO

Rob is responsible for everything that happens under the sun at Simacan. Data almost literally flows through his veins, as he is always seeking for new ways to combine and make use of data sources. Before Simacan, Rob was responsible for the quality of TomTom‘s service HD Traffic. Rob is a football enthusiast in heart and soul, who loves spending time with his family.

Bart Kummel
Bart Kummel Manager Product Engineering

An experienced software engineer, Bart used to develop embedded software in languages like Assembly, C and Java. While focussing on Java enterprise software for ten years, Bart started exploring the Scala world a couple of years ago. Something he can do at full speed now at Simacan. Bart is married to Joke and proud father of two children. Cooking and photography are his other devotions.

Rick Riemer
Rick Riemer Manager Operations

Since the age of 10, Rick programmed his way through school, taking part in the so-called demoscene, amongst others. After a venture in the videogame industry Rick found his way in healthcare IT. At Simacan, Rick mixes his knowledge with the modern development that is Simacan’s own. Rick spends most of his time with his wife and two lovely kids, occasionally still playing a video game.

Martijn Loot
Martijn Loot Platform Product Manager

Martijn helps our clients to get the most out of our products. Martijn is a traffic engineer who has evolved into a product manager with a sharp focus on traffic management, data analysis, and maps. At Arcadis he conducted impact studies for the new 130 km/h speed limit policy and the Praktijkproef Amsterdam. Martijn is a proud dad and an eager cyclist.

Eric Mulders
Eric Mulders Manager Sales

Eric is responsible for the commercial activities of Simacan. Blessed with fiber-optic internet as a student, he has started working on online services in 1997. While graduating on influencing traffic with dynamic route information at Rijkswaterstaat, Eric has gotten infected with the mobility virus. At home, Eric builds on infrastructure together with his kids: ranging from tunnels in the sandbox to online cities in Minecraft.

Michiel Winthagen
Michiel Winthagen Manager Product Management & Delivery

Michiel loves to define and roll out impactful software products, which is exactly his current challenge at Simacan. He has a broad background in various tech companies including 8 years at TomTom. When not working or spending time with his family, he likes to tinker, picks up his camera for a few nice shots or tries to win a cycling road race.

Tanja Harkamp
Tanja Harkamp Management Assistant

As management assistant, Tanja keeps the calenders for our Management Team organized and acccessible. When you call Simacan, she will be the one to answer and help you. When not at work you can find her at the beach during a bootcamp or at the gym for a boxing class. Netflix is also  frequently used at her home.

Lisette Okkersen
Lisette Okkersen Financial Administrator

Lisette is responsible for Simacan’s entire administration. Apart from processing invoices for sales and purchases, she assists management by making financial analyses. She recently graduated as BSc in Finance and Control.  Lisette likes making improvements around her house, spending time with her friends, and she is currently busy planning her wedding.

Joris van de Kant
Joris van de Kant Account Manager

Helping the logistics sector to innovate is an important motivation for Joris. At Simacan Joris is the conversation partner for all our future customers, such as enterprise sized shippers, 4pl’s and main ports. You may wake up Joris for a good espresso and self-made bread. In the evenings he enjoys a rock concert together with some sizzling ribs.

Niels Bouwmeester
Niels Bouwmeester Delivery Manager

Niels is responsible for implementing Simacan’s products with clients. Niels previously worked for TomTom where he gained a lot of industry knowledge. In his spare time he does DIY around the house, wrenches on his GMC pick up truck and he enjoys music, movies and good food.

Lars Boersma
Lars Boersma Delivery Manager

Lars is a traffic engineer with a broad interest in traffic and logistics. He supports customers in the process of specifying their needs and during the implementation of their product. In his spare time, Lars enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing futsal, and touring on his racing bike. He has a passion for football and travels through Europe to visit matches.

Jorik Gerrits Jans
Jorik Gerrits Jans Customer Service Engineer

With a background in East Asian Studies, IT and Transport & Logistics is a whole new realm to Jorik. He is the very first dedicated Customer Service Engineer at Simacan. A happy customer makes him happy, but he enjoys being around his newborn daughter even more. He also likes cooking, going away for the weekend with his girlfriend, or staying at home watching a series together.

Roy Stroek
Roy Stroek Product Manager

At Simacan, Roy is responsible for the management of product configurations. With a strong background in industrial design engineering and software engineering, Roy structures Simacan’s products and prioritises their development. In his spare time, Roy is an eager learner who is always in the mood to join sport events.

Paul Krijger
Paul Krijger Product Owner

As a Product Owner, Paul is responsible for the future of Simacan’s products and their value for clients, including the development of the Transport Cloud for the Talking Traffic partnership. He graduated while working at TomTom, on a project titled “Traffic Light Phase Prediction”, for which he received the Spykerprijs. Paul is an eager football fan, likes watching movies and as Nintendo fanboy he is unbeatable at “Mario Kart”.

Simke Kamphorst
Simke Kamphorst Information Manager

As a researcher of Ancient History with a degree in History teaching, Simke has broad skills in gathering and structuring essential information. At Simacan, Simke has been compiling a knowledge base about Simacan’s products and processes, and helping in organizing events and conferences. Simke is a proud mum of two boys, and loves spending time cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, and practicing yoga.

Yvonne Torres Karman
Yvonne Torres Karman Usability tester

Yvonne works on the edges of communication and usability. She takes a stand for quality, service and userfriendliness. Yvonne is most keen on optimizing the ‘customer journey’. Her family is half Spanish with two young kids. Out of office she loves dancing en travelling.

 

Werner Schram
Werner Schram Scrum Master

Werner started programming on a Commodore 64 and has not stopped since. To satisfy his curiosity for intelligent software, Werner studied Agents and Computational Intelligence at the University of Utrecht. Afterwards he worked as a software developer at several companies, until he eventually found Simacan. In his spare time, Werner enjoys building Lego Mindstorms robots and traveling around the world.

Jeroen Soesbergen
Jeroen Soesbergen Scrum Master

Jeroen is software engineer. Before Simacan, he used to be a freelancer and developed several data processing and geographic systems for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Jeroen is always eager to acquire new knowledge, which he gladly shares with others. When not working, Jeroen either goes hiking or cycling in the forests of Twente, or creates software for his Arduino.

Bob Soeters
Bob Soeters Site Reliability Engineer

Bob loves coding. He likes solving structural issues in Simacan’s products. He is very good at handling both programming and natural languages. Before you know it, he will have lured you into a smile after one of his very intended puns. Whenever a job has to be done, Bob will be the first to offer help.

Floor Nijenkamp
Floor Nijenkamp BI Specialist

With her technical background, Floor loves solving puzzles. At Simacan she can indulge all she wants in the making of data analysis, keeping herself busy with mathematical questions about logistic processes. No hobby is too crazy for Floor: travelling, scuba-diving, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. Floor also loves being busy in the kitchen, tending her vegetable garden, being out among the horses or with the dog.

Jeroen Ferdinandus
Jeroen Ferdinandus Team Lead

Jeroen speaks many programming languages fluently: Java, Scala and C#. He is also Simacan’s watchdog, developing and overseeing the application which monitors all the other Simacan applications and systems. In his spare time Jeroen enjoys playing tennis very much.

Jeroen ter Voorde
Jeroen ter Voorde Technical Lead

Jeroen is involved in the technical software engineering of all Simacan products. Jeroen is a guru in the fields of Java, Scala, Play, and GIS. When Jeroen is not busy coding, he enjoys playing video games or crossing through the Twentse countryside on his mountain bike. Jeroen has one more passion: travelling to distant and exotic places.

Jessica Siewert
Jessica Siewert Software Engineer

Jessica is a passionate back-end developer, a team player with an eye for detail and organisational talent. In her work she has chosen a focus on Scala and Scrum. Jessica loves to work on software products that make a positive contribution to society, hence Simacan. Jessica lives in Leusden with Patrick. In her spare time she loves crafting clothing and jewellery and travelling.

Adriaan Groenenboom
Adriaan Groenenboom Software Engineer

Adriaan just started his career as a software engineer. While still studying, he was already developing visualizations for planning software. Adriaan’s fascination for Scala and scalable systems has always been huge, which has ultimately led him to work at Simacan. He loves working with the latest and newest technologies, and enjoys cooking, playing piano, and riding his mountain bike.

Martin Welgemoed
Martin Welgemoed Software Engineer

Martin started his career as a C++ developer for industrial applications. At Simacan he is mostly busy creating back-end microservices in Scala. He enjoys complex code challenges, of which Simacan provides plenty. In his spare time he likes to solve coding puzzles, such as Project Euler or Advent of Code. Another of his hobbies is playing piano.

Bas Meesters
Bas Meesters Software Engineer

Bas found at Simacan the perfect spot to combine his interests in difficult mathematical problems and the building of large, scalable software. Software architecture is one of Bas’ big passions and he likes to dive into new technologies and programming languages. When not at the office Bas enjoys cooking, listening to music, and traveling, as well as spending time with his friends and his girlfriend.

Gerret Sanders
Gerret Sanders Software Engineer

Through the Make IT Work training programme, Gerret gave his career as a Software Engineer a racing start. At Simacan, Gerret spends most of his time developing in Scala and Java. When not working, Gerret enjoys staying informed about the latest advances in science and technology and discussing how these changes might affect human society.

Bart Toersche
Bart Toersche Software Engineer

Bart is responsible for Simacan’s fast routing service. He mainly works on backend services at Simacan, though from time to time also helps out with frontend development. Bart likes tackling tricky challenges and learning about new technologies. As a hobby he enjoys playing Tetris and other video games as well as tinkering around with software.

Jelle Voost
Jelle Voost Software Engineer

Jelle works on the visualization techniques and on the architecture of our products. Before Simacan, he used to work at OVSoftware, where he developed 3D visualizations of traffic data. In his spare time Jelle enjoys watching Sci-Fi series, and playing “Guild Wars II” with friends. He also likes experimenting with unknown frameworks and new programming languages.

Marciano Viereck
Marciano Viereck Software Engineer

Marciano has studied Software Engineering at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Prior to Simacan, he was a game developer at his own company Duckbridge. He released Luckslinger and is still busy developing new video games in his spare time. Precious moments are also spent skateboarding, watching documentaries, traveling, playing fighting games (and other video games) and reading books of all kinds.