C++ Developer

Published on
June 16, 2022
Location Wageningen
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We are looking for

Are you energised by working in a highly dynamic working environment?
Are you an experienced C++ Developer, and would you like to support socially relevant research with your solutions? Then you are the one we are looking for!

With 200 employees, our IT department provides a modern ICT environment for education and research. We work in multidisciplinary teams on current issues in the field of digitization, self-service, security, data management, high performance computing and cloud strategy. So plenty of development and career opportunities for IT specialists at different levels.

We are proud of our seventh place in the ranking of best employers at non-ICT organizations according to the Computable Career Guide 2020, see: organizations.php

Wageningen University & Research is looking to employ a C++ Developer to strengthen its data management infrastructure team. This is a new team because this field is growing. It supports research by providing a total solution for Data Management.

As a C++ developer you work with a research engineer and a devops engineer. where you work together with, among others, the storage and network team. You build software (including microservices) on the iRods platform, so that large amounts of data are optimally stored and transported.

This means that your software ensures:

    • Automatic flow of data from research tools
    • Securing the right metadata requirements
    • Automatic processing of data and performance of Quality Assurance tasks.

We ask

    • Someone with a university-level degree and a background in science;
    • Proven experience with developing (backend) software in large, reliable, distributed environments (5+ years);
    • Experience in development with C/C++, Python and Linux systems;
    • Experience with the storage and transport of large quantities of data;
    • Experience with tooling, such as Git (version control) and Ansible (automatic deployment) is a plus.
You are also:
    • A team player with outstanding communication skills in Dutch and English;
    • Versed in Agile methods, such as Kanban and Scrum;
    • A developer who stands for stable and transferable code.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement Wageningen Research include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 4%
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 3.391,- and € 5.268,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 11).

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Sander van den Steen van Ommeren, Department Manager: 0317- 484 831. Or by E-mail:

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edvard Jongschaap, Sr Corporate Recruiter, 0317 - 489 178. Or by E-mail:

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This vacancy will be open in the near future. We realize that the holiday season is coming. That is why the job interviews are planned in close consultation. We will contact you immediately if we see a match.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page.

A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2020-2021.

Read the 5 reasons why your future collaegues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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