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Ontoforce NV

Back-end Developer

Development & Data Science – Gent, OVL
Department Development & Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Do want to be part of the semantic web revolution and be on top of the big data wave? Then join us. We are ONTOFORCE, a Belgian company and global leader in the development of groundbreaking semantic search technologies. Our user-friendly search platform DISQOVER makes unique links between data sources, enabling everyone to be a data scientist.

We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated back-end developer to join our back-end team.

The Back-end developer is part of the back-end team. The team is responsible for the perfect design of new products in the field of Semantic Web and Big Data Integration (DISQOVER), the execution of upgrades, writing documentation and making installation procedures. Does this sound challenging to you? Then join us. We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated Back-end Developer to join our back-end team. 
 
Our working environment
At the back-end development team, we are responsible for bringing the huge avalanche of data to the GUI where customers want visualization in the blink of an eye. Are you up to the challenge to boost the performance of today's and tomorrow's big data systems, linked data and semantic search technology? Then this job could be really you.

The requirements of our products and the expectations of our customers are of the highest level, and we expect the same from all our colleagues. If you have outstanding technical web development skills and are eager to take a deep-dive into Big Data integration, linked data and semantic search technology, then this job could be really you.

At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile development environment, giving every co-worker a high degree of freedom, room for initiative and the possibility to take up responsibility.
 
The Back-end Developer’s job description
  • Manage, optimize and explore big data storage systems
  • Develop query algorithms in distributed environments
  • Write high-quality, readable and maintainable code and software components
  • Develop and perform software testing, integration testing and validation procedures
  • Be prepared to travel occasionally
The Back-end Developer’s profile
You hold...
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in computer science/informatics, engineering, bioinformatics (or equivalent)
You have...
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience with product development (combination of back-end and data level) 
  • Extensive knowledge of Python
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • In-depth understanding of Linux or UNIX
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
A distinct plus would be knowledge of or experience with…
  • Good knowledge of Ruby (or other OO language), Rails, database architecture
  • Contributed to a project in the Open Source Field
  • Experience in Semantic Web, RDF, SPARQL
  • Other technical knowledge is an advantage
People we love to work with are…
  • Passionate
  • Fast learners
  • Result and solution driven
  • Team players
  • Quality-driven


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  • Location
    Gent, OVL
  • Department
    Development & Data Science
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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