Fullstack developer

  • Locatie: Gent
  • Type: Perm
  • Vacature #18926

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.


Your responsibilities

• 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


Your profile

• 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:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web technologies: HTML5, (S)CSS3, Javascript
  • 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.

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