Senior Developer / Team leader DANS

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024

18 May 2024
Job Information

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Research Field

Cultural studies
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

9 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Location: Den Haag
Max hours per week: 38,00
Max salary: 5.929
Duration of agreement: 1 jaar
Apply until: 06/09/2024
You will work as a team leader and senior developer in the Integration Systems team that currently consists of three developers and focuses on integrating DANS' repository software and services into the ecosystem of research data repositories and related services. The scope of work includes elements of knowledge management, machine learning, high-level user experience and distributed workflow processing, among others.
Typical work includes designing and developing integration capabilities between internal and external services, such as harmonising metadata collection services, linking external data quality assurance services to DANS repositories and applications, integrating DANS services with external semantic web resources. Part of the work will be experimental and focused on iteratively designing and documenting requirements and specifications for new concepts, the other part of the work will be converting such concepts into production-ready systems and ensuring the ongoing maintenance of these systems.
As team leader, you will also be responsible for establishing standards related to defining software requirements, project documentation and code review, and support team members in planning their tasks.
You will work within the Technology Section, which consists of four teams responsible for technology R&D, system development, platform provisioning and systems engineering. The Head of Technology is responsible for the overall management of the department and the Chief Technology Officer for the long-term strategy and technology roadmap.

Specific Requirements

What do you bring.
We are looking for a motivated developer who is flexible, results- and collaboration-oriented, and preferably already has experience in leading a small team of developers. You will preferably have a degree in computer science or an academic degree with experience in system development. Candidates without this qualification, but with demonstrable experience in system development over a period of 10 years or more, are also free to apply. Also, you have a thorough command of the Dutch and English languages (spoken and written)
You also have knowledge of and demonstrable experience with:
Project-based working in a team environment
Python and Javascript programming
Git and repository/package management
Standardised APIs, such as OpenAPI
In addition, experience with any of the following is a plus:
Working with automated workflow, e.g. with Apache Airflow or Prefect
Experience with graph databases (GraphDB, Neo4j and similar) and knowledge representation using triples (RDF, SKOS)
Experience with research data infrastructure and standards-based systems - especially metadata standards for one or more scientific domains
Working with Django or similar web frameworks, experience with React
Container-based deployment

Additional Information

What do we offer?
DANS offers a pleasant working environment, where a motivated and well-cooperating club of research data experts and engineers is committed to Open Science and FAIR data. At DANS, we value initiative, expertise, result-orientation, reliability and cooperation. We value a lively atmosphere among colleagues and attach great importance to mutual knowledge exchange. Personal development is not forgotten and employee satisfaction is high.
Depending on age and experience, the salary amounts to a minimum of € 5,401 and a maximum of € 5,929 gross per month on a full-time basis (=38 hours, scale 11 CAO-NU). This is initially a fixed-term employment contract of one year with a view to a permanent contract. A full overview can be found on this webpage: .

Selection process

How to apply?
Send your motivation letter with CV no later than 9 June 2024, for the attention of Patris van Boxel, Head of Technology.
If possible, please also include web references of recent projects and/or github/gitlab references of your work.
A positive Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is a formal part of the recruitment process.

Additional comments

Who can you contact for more information?
For further information about the position, please contact Wim Hugo, CTO, at [email protected] .
For more information about DANS, see

Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Postal Code
Anna van Saksenlaan 51

Where to apply



Kloveniersburgwal 29
Postal Code

1011 JV


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