Damen Naval

Enterprise Knowledge Language (EKL) Developer

May 20, 2024

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?


Damen Naval is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Enterprise Knowledge Language (EKL) Developer to join our team, focusing on the 3DExperience (3DX) platform. In this pivotal role, you will develop EKL scripts and programs within 3DX, ensuring the platform meets the evolving needs of our business. You will analyse requirements, develop, and document solutions, and provide strategic advice for continuous improvement. Your collaboration with solution providers will be key to creating scalable and innovative capabilities.

As EKL Developer at Damen Naval, your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop business rules and actions for data generation, capture, modification, or extraction.
  • Create and verify knowledge checks for data accuracy and generate reports and templates.
  • Develop business information essentials for reporting or enhancing functionality.
  • Collaborate with Functional Application Specialists and key users to identify and implement EKL automation options.
  • Review and refine functional specifications, devising technical solutions in consultation with Functional Application Managers or Global Solution Architects.
  • Independently program, test, and debug solutions, working closely with testers.
  • Document solutions through use cases and demonstrate them to key stakeholders.
  • Determine and develop routes for missing EKL methods in consultation with solution architects, utilizing CAA/C++ or raising program enhancement requests as needed.
  • Coach colleagues and create service requests to resolve bugs and improve systems.

To excel as an EKL Developer, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • Development experience with EKL and the 3DExperience platform, especially with CATIA.
  • Proficiency with IT/IM products, services, and processes, particularly 3D design and engineering applications, PDM solutions, and engineering analysis tools.
  • Experience with scripting languages, databases, and distributed version control tools such as GIT.
  • Strong ability to work with and improve existing code as well as write new code.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a collaborative approach to working with cross-functional teams.
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal. Proficiency in Dutch and German is preferred.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of EKL Developer, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and they will not be considered.

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