Vacature: Back-end web Developer

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About We Connect Data & DataScouts

We Connect Data is a young, quickly growing company. We develop data-driven digital solutions and provide services related to connecting, enriching and visualising context relevant data. Our flagship product is DataScouts, an Ecosystem Intelligence Platform that allows customers to visualise, explore and benchmark a portfolio of companies. Datascouts helps business developers and ecosystem leads to stay informed about what happens in their business space. 

About the position

We connect data is looking for a back-end web developer to strengthen our web development team and help drive the growth of our data aggregator platform. Our office is in Gent (Belgium), but we are happy to work as a remote team

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop server-side logic, defining and maintaining the central database
  • Integrate front end elements, ensuring high performance and responsiveness
  • Eensure the performance, scalability and security of our cloud platform 
  • Engage with product management to understand the customer’s challenges, propose new technologies and prototype new solutions  
  • Design, implement, schedule, test, and deploy
  • Ensure quality delivery of software through thorough testing and peer reviews.

Your Profile:

  • 2+ years of experience with web development using PHP and Laravel framework
  • 2+ years of experience with wide range of database systems (ElasticSearch, MySQL, NoSQL, graph databases)
  • Knowledge in several of following fields: PHP 5.6+ / Neo4j / ElasticSearch / API development / linked open data
  • Experience with using agile software development methods
  • Experience with a structured build software, including Gulp, Grunt, or NPM

Additional skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, Git, and GitLab 
  • Knowledge of Web development, JavaScript, JSON REST, web architecture, and HTTP specification
  • High interest in and good understanding of complex web project
  • High standards with code quality ethics
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Willingness to continuously learn new things

Why you should join us?

You will be part of an ambitious fast growing tech startup. You will have the opportunity to learn all about AI, Active Learning and more. We like to hire professionals and don’t like to micro-manage so you should be able to manage your own work alone while working as a team. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, get excited about finding smarter ways to do things, and have a burning desire to be part of a young and dynamic team where you can truly make a difference, we want to meet you.

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