ICT Developer (0.8-1.0 FTE)


University of Groningen Library (UB)


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen ranks among the best European research universities and is internationally focused. The UG is socially active and committed to its surroundings. Our staff put their academic passion to good use, researching and teaching in a wide range of fields. Everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents to the full. The talents, ambitions and achievements of the 31,000 students and 5,600 members of staff are rewarded wherever possible.

To find out more about the UG, visit http://www.rug.nl/about-us

The University of Groningen Library (UB) is the UG’s information hub. The UB provides academics and students with the information and services that they need to do world-class research and helps to raise the profile of their work at an international level.

The UB is continually improving its services and products on a project-by-project basis. To this end, international loans between various libraries are supported via an interlibrary loan system, a new user interface for the online discovery environment has been piloted and apps for finding locations within the library and for reserving studios in the library have been developed.

In order to support the development group currently comprising four staff members, the UB is looking for a Developer to start as soon as possible.

Job description

You are a (possibly early-career) creative and flexible ICT professional. You enjoy building high-quality software and wish to broaden your knowledge and capabilities.

You will be responsible for providing a new look and feel to much-used applications by using the open-source repository software components EPrints and Apache SOLR. You will ensure that the applications remain well manageable and maintainable.

You will be coached by an experienced developer who will focus on your growth and progress.


● have obtained a degree in ICT from a university or university of applied sciences
● be result-oriented, precise, able to collaborate and a fast learner
● be analytical and able to work in a structured manner
● be able to develop maintainable software by demonstrably using best coding practices
● experience with PHP, Perl, Laravel, Linux and databases is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 24 maanden.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- a salary, based on qualifications and experience, of between € 2,835 and € 3,895 (scale 9) gross per month for a full-time position
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
- an 8.3% year-end bonus
- minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
- a contract for two years.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Job Application

Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include:

- cover letter
- curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 18 November 11:59pm / before 19 November 2019 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).Only submissions via the application form will be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Teijo Doornkamp, Head of Development and Innovation (for information about the position)

Johannes Nicolai, ICT developer

Ryanka Hazekamp, HR Advisor (for information about the application procedure)

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 219529E

Digital application form