Software Engineer
Wageningen University
Netherlands

Software Engineer

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Team Applied Spatial Research is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to enforce the software development capacity in the team. In this position you will participate in research projects with a strong ICT component. You work together with other software developers in our team and other teams. You will also collaborate with researchers within the WUR but also from other organisations, national and international. Supporting our broad and interdisciplinary research, you will work on a diversity of topics in the domains nature, agriculture and the living environment.

Your tasks will cover all aspects of software engineering, focussing on implementation, but also including design, testing and documentation. Our ICT work is diverse, and projects and development teams are usually small or medium size. This means we expect you to be flexible, able to manage more than one project at the same time and able and willing to master more than just one development environment and where required both back- and frontend, although focus will lie on frontend development. You will have the chance to join state-of-art projects, following the newest developments in software engineering, like big data technologies, functional programming (languages), machine learning etc.

We ask

  • university of applied science degree, MSc degree in informatics or comparable;
  • at least 1 – 3 years working experience in software development (Python, JavaScript (e.g. ExtJS), Java, .NET);
  • preferably experience in handling of (large) spatial datasets;
  • knowledge of relational database systems;
  • experience and/or interest in one or more of the following is a pro: (open source) GIS, (Spatial) statistics, AI and machine/deep learning, distributed, cloud computing, Docker, Linux;
  • proficiency in English;
  • team player but also able to work independently and take responsibility;
  • able to perform in a challenging and dynamic environment.

We offer

A challenging position for at least 32 hours a week, starting with a temporary contract. Extension of that contract depends on proven suitability and the scope of the order portfolio.

The salary is between 2790 and 5183 euro gross per month, depending on experience (scale 10-11) on a full-time basis (36 hours). Furthermore, we offer excellent secondary terms of employment, for example a structural -end-of- year bonus and flexibility in many respects. Good opportunities for training and education.

In addition, we offer:

  • an 8% holiday allowance;
  • a 3% end-of-year bonus;
  • excellent training opportunities and fringe benefits;
  • flexible working hours; holidays may be determined by mutual agreement in order to achieve an efficient work-life balance;
  • excellent pension scheme through the General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP);
  • a selection model for choosing your own terms of employment (e.g. a bicycle plan);
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contact, where many activities take place on campus, and where education, research and business come together;
  • sports facilities on campus accessible for a small fee.
  • WUR’s internal recruitment policy stimulates internal opportunities for promotion and mobility. There are ample opportunities for personal initiative in this environment focused on continuing development.
We offer a versatile job in an international setting with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere. Our campus is an inspiring, green place to work, and has been selected as the most sustainable campus in the world multiple times. Besides that, we have an impressive ranking in several fields, with a #1 ranking for environmental science, ecology and agriculture, as well as very strong rankings in other fields. Finally, as for education, Wageningen University has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 15th consecutive time.

More information

For more information about this, you can contact Dr. Wies Vullings, team leader, tel: 0317-481726, e-mail: wies.vullings@wur.nl or Igor Staritsky, project manager, tel: 0317-481807 email: igor.staritsky@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, you can contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, email: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?

This can be done directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission.

This vacancy is open until 1 September 2020. We want to plan the first job interviews soon afterwards.

Equal opportunities employer

We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Coming from abroad

Wageningen is a centre for research and entrepreneurship. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. It is a historic university town of about 36,000 residents in the central Netherlands. The academic community hails from more than 100 countries, giving the town a lively, international feel. Our highly qualified team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for you and your family.

The WUR International Community page contains practical information about what we do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. And watch this video to learn more about working at our green bustling campus.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,500 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen University & Research.

The Team Applied Spatial Research is a dedicated team of experts helping clients to translate spatial data of high information content to policy and business visions that can make a difference. The team consists of 20 experts on data quality, spatial analyses, visualization, application design and information management, applied to challenges in the domains of nature, agriculture and the living environment. The binding concept of this team is spatial data with focus on the ‘ fitness for use’  principle: always take care that the solution is usable. The motto is: Crazy about spatial data, dedicated to people and planet.


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