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Groningen, Nederland


Full Time


The Center for Information Technology (CIT) of the University of Groningen (RUG) is the most prominent university center in the Netherlands in the field of information and communication technology. With over 300 employees, CIT manages the necessary IT facilities and supporting processes for more than 36,000 students and 7,500 employees of the RUG, which ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide.

CIT supports and facilitates scientific research and university education with innovative data and IT solutions, consultancy, and training. Our mission is "Education and research, supported by innovative and reliable IT". The CIT works in a customer-oriented way with 22 self-organizing teams in four domains: Education, Research, Organizational Systems, and Infrastructure, to contribute to the strategic objectives of the RUG. Our core values are respect, collegiality, together, fun, openness, and commitment.

Do you want to contribute to the development of a data management system for scientific research and be part of a national and international user group? Are you looking for a challenging and meaningful position within an inspiring and innovative environment? Then this position at the Center for Information Technology of the University of Groningen is perfect for you!

As a full-stack software developer you will contribute to the development and enhancement of our research data management system. In addition, you will work closely with an enthusiastic team of developers, IT colleagues and scientists.

What are you going to do?

  • Develop new functionalities in the RUG RDMS system. Support the current functionality and bug fixing when needed. Participate in continuous evolution of the system according to the user requirements, technical needs and challenges

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design, develop, and maintain our research data management system

Functie eisen

What do we expect from you?

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems.

  • strong proficiency in Python and experience with Flask and Django frameworks.

  • solid understanding of CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery for frontend development.

  • basic understanding of Java principles.

  • ability to write efficient SQL queries for PostgreSQL or similar RDBMS.

  • bonus: Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes for deployment automation.

  • bonus: Experience with Vue.js and implementation of complex components.

  • bonus: Familiarity with Kafka, Protobuf, or other message bus systems.

  • bonus: Proficiency in Git or similar version control systems at the API level.

  • bonus: Knowledge of the iRODS system or its components.

  • bonus: Solid understanding of IT infrastructure, including NGINX load balancing and REST (or REST-like APIs).

  • excellent command of English and/or Dutch, both written and verbal.

You are:

  • An application full-stack software developer with the focus on frontend but with knowledge or experience of backend development

  • A team player with the ability to take and complete independent tasks

  • Familiar with Agile working and the scrum framework

Over de organisatie

As a full-stack software developer you will become part of the Research Domain in the CIT and work within the Research Data Management System (RDMS) team. The RUG RDMS backend is based on iRODS which is an open-source data management software that supports collaborative research effectively. iRODS is data-grid middleware that virtualizes access to data regardless of which physical device the data is stored on. The RUG RDMS aims to provide a number of key functionalities and solutions to support the research data lifecycle, including storing raw data and long-term archiving of research data in compliance with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles.

Constantijn van den Hoorn

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