Our client VIB is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute, with a clear focus on ground-breaking strategic basic research in life sciences and operates in close partnership with the five universities in Flanders – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University. VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (IRC) aims at unravelling the mechanisms of immunity and inflammation for better prevention and therapy of human chronic disease. Several high-end core facilities support and improve the research activities.
As a full stack developer you will analyze the workflows and the associated tooling needs of the general services of VIB-IRC (such as Finance, HR, e.g.) and prioritize, design, develop and implement the necessary tooling and (web applicative) solutions. You will also play a key role in mapping the existing tools and advising possible optimizations.
• Design, develop and enhance full stack web applications
• Develop and integrate new features into existing web portals
• Integrate, coordinate and federate web tools with other external teams and departments
• Upgrade existing web application stacks to their latest releases
• Migrate web applications to new server rollouts
• Manage, extend and optimize existing SQL databases
• Design, create and maintain new databases
• You are a full stack developer, with a strong interest in building user-friendly but
performant and secure web applications.
• A strong interest in appealing visual design, with attention to user experience.
• Must have:
- Proficient in object-oriented PHP as backend language via the MVC paradigms
- Basic knowledge of databases (PostgreSQL, MariaDB/MySQL, …)
- Basic knowledge of webservers (Apache, Nginx, …)
- Understanding the design principles behind scalable and reliable applications
- Distributed code management using git as version control system
• Nice to have:
- Knowledge of any of UI/front-end frameworks (Bootstrap, Tailwind, Vue, Svelte,…)
- Strong interest in open source (software)
- Experience with Linux
- Experience with the Laravel (PHP framework) ecosystem
- Experience with other programming languages (Bash, Python, Golang, …) and technologies (Redis, Beanstalkd, (REST) API’s, …)
- Knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle APEX
- Knowledge of scientific environment and tools
• Fluency in English is a prerequisite to support research and operations at VIB.
• You have a strong analytical and problem-solving mindset.
• You can work independently, and are energized by thinking proactively and out-of-the-box
• You have already proven to be a strong communicator
• You will play a key role in the optimization of the tooling of VIB-IRC, and more broadly cross-departmental.
• You will get a warm welcome in a fantastic team.
• You will be part of a sustainable and scientific organization with a multinational character.
• You will receive a competitive salary package with extralegal benefits.