About Me

Freelance professional Michaël van de Ven has over 20 years of experience in developing software controlled systems, with 15 years experience working in various projects of renowned companies in the high-tech systems industry.

Michaël is a proponent of co-creation where everyones needs, expectations and talents are brought together. The main goal is to reach a win-win situation and co-creation is a key element to make projects successful.

Technical Software Development

A commonly acknowledged challenge in the high-tech systems industry is increasing complexity of the products and the control software. The industry asks for skilled professionals to develop solutions to tackle this challenge.

Michaël provides the solutions with his broad experience in solving complex cases by combining strong analytical skills and smart technologies with a proactive hands-on mentality.

Computer /
Control Systems
  • Windows
  • Linux, Unix
  • Microchip PIC μC
  • B&R PLC
  • C++
  • Python
  • C
Software Engineering
  • Formal engineering
    (Dezyne, ASD, ComMA)
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Component-based engineering
  • Object oriented software engineering
  • Design patterns, xUnit patterns
  • Test-driven development
  • Behaviour-driven development
  • Multi-disciplinary control systems
  • Client-server architecture
  • Communication protocols
  • Analog digital I/O
    (I2C, SPI, CAN, RS232, RS485)
  • Cross platform
  • Real-time systems
  • Agile, ART/SAFe

Coaching & Presentations

Michaël provides professional support to coach software developers and to guide organisations and research & development departments. Because of his experience with formal engineering, model-driven engineering and multi-disciplinary control architecture engineering, he is acknowledged as an expert in these fields and is frequently asked as sparring partner, coach and speaker.


2010 - 2023

Ericsson Telecommunication
Kulicke & Soffa Liteq
RTSoft Moscow
Sanovo Technology
Sioux Embedded Systems
Thermo Fisher Scientific / FEI Company


2008 - 2023

SASG (Systems Architecture Study Group)
Sioux Embedded Systems
Sioux Automation Technology
Thermo Fisher Scientific / FEI Company
TU/e (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Verum Dezyne Community Meetings


Stunning projects for amazing clients
  • 2022 - Present: Thermo Fisher Scientific BV > Conduct a technology upgrade of formal based engineering technology applied in vacuum control software.
  • 2021 - 2022: Thermo Fisher Scientific BV > Model driven and formal based engineering of new motion control software for Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  • 2020 - 2022: Thermo Fisher Scientific SARL > Professionalize an advanced software application for XRD instruments. Extend with batch processing, compliance of data protection, auditing and electronic signatures.
  • 2016 - 2019: Thermo Fisher Scientific BV
    • Solving challenges in an existing codebase using Formal Engineering. In collaboration with TNO-ESI.
    • Feasibility study and prototypes of software technology conversion (ASD to Dezyne).
  • 2017: Kulicke & Soffa > Development of a FOWLP module in a Pick and Place machine.
  • 2016: Philips Digital Pathology Solutions > Development of a second generation Slide Scanner.
  • 2014 - 2015: Phenom-World > Development of a New and Larger Desktop Electron Microscope.
  • 2013 - 2014: AT Technologies > Development of a new wafer stepper.
  • 2013 - 2014: Hotraco iSolutions > Development of a new innovative stairlift.
  • 2009 - 2013: FEI Company
    • Development of a new mid-range Transmission Electron Microscope.
    • Redesign of a cryogenic module in a high-end Transmission Electron Microscope.
    • Development of an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope.
  • 2008 - 2009: Tomra (Best Sorting) > Development and expansion of a food sorting machine.
  • 2006 - 2009: ASML
    • Development of a new High-Volume EUV wafer scanner.
    • Development of a prototype EUV wafer stepper.
    • Development of an Advanced Diagnostic Tool software facility.
  • 2002 - 2006: VirtuosoMedia > Web application software development and software communication protocol design.
  • 1999 - 2002: GEAR Software > Linux and Unix SCSI driver software development.
Quality is never an accident;
it is always the result of high intention,
sincere effort, intelligent direction
and skillful execution;
it represents the wise choice
of many alternatives.

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