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Senior Developer GeoData | Utrecht

Contributing to the energy transition and the climate with the latest technology. Envision it. Become a Senior Developer GeoData at TNO in Utrecht.

About this position

The Dutch subsurface plays a major role in the energy transition. How? Take, for example, underground storage of renewable energy in former gas fields or the extraction of geothermal heat. All major energy and climate themes require access to more and more data with an increasing number of applications. As a senior developer at TNO, you will develop front-end and back-end services for the information needs of researchers, governments, and commercial parties. You can also focus on database technology. You decide, because we are looking for two senior developers with a passion for the latest technologies and a great interest in geodata!

What will be your role?

As a senior developer, you will contribute to TNO’s statutory duties in the field of the subsurface, such as for the Key Registry of the Subsurface (Basisregistratie Ondergrond or BRO) and the Mining Act. In a DevOps team, you will build various portals, databases, applications and other services that help the Netherlands improve, including, for example, the BROloket. Your range is very broad: from information systems to permit applications. You will improve existing functionality, add visualisation, for example, and continually develop new applications. Would you prefer to focus on databases? In that case, you will bridge the gap between relational technology and NoSQL for the migration of old and the development of new databases. 

As a senior developer, you will have a firm base in one of the three development teams of GeoData & IT at Geological Survey of the Netherlands. In your team you will work closely together with your colleagues, including developers, testers, the product owner and scrum master. Based on your seniority, you will quickly take a leading position and help more junior colleagues to grow. No matter who you ask, your colleagues will unanimously agree: you will be joining a great team with people who like to buckle down and help each other. Your DevOps team is self-managing, and you actively seek each other out with questions and ideas. Job satisfaction is definitely part of the deal!

Read more about TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands.

What we expect from you

You are energised by agile working and the great responsibility you have as a team to achieve the best results. Teamwork requires good communication skills, both Dutch and English, because you will be working in an international environment. Furthermore, working under architecture holds no secrets for you. And as you have a keen interest in geodata and geo-ICT, you are able to quickly acquire knowledge of geostandards, such as GML, INSPIRE, and OGC.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Over ten years of experience with Java/JEE and extensive knowledge of and experience with XML/XSD, JSON, and web frameworks such as Angular and ArcGIS Javascript.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Microservices (Quarkus), Microprofile, JPA, REST, and Jackson.
  • Knowledge of and experience with automated testing (JUnit, Mockito), tooling (Maven, Git), and the software development pipeline (Tekton, Jenkins, Sonar, GitHub).
  • Experience in making mock-ups and demos.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 4,900 and € 6,400 (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.