Full Stack Analyst Developer

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

07 Nov 2022


VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

IT Support


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

We offer

  • 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.