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Junior Java Developer - R&D

Via CTRL F IT Gent

Our cllient is an university spin-off with large international recognition and a global competitor within their domain.

Junior Java Developer - R&D

Job description

They are looking for a master or PhD in engineering or IT with good knowledge in object-oriented programming languages (ideally java) and an interest or background in the utility sector. You will join an R&D team where you will have a two-fold task: Development of an existing and a new platform, while maintaining control over the quality of code and design of the software. If you're up for it, you may be involved in developing new optimalisation algorithms. Gain the technical knowledge about specific utility networks, smart grids or heat networks to model such a network. You will combine your forces with multiple research partners (eg. universities) to identify any technical constraints, typical for these networks. Afterwards you will translate these to algorithmic problems, develop solutions, and work on specific use cases together with international industry partners to evaluate the algorithms. Please note that this function also includes occasional international travelling around the world (Europe, Northern-America, Middle-East, Asia, Oceania), to discuss with industry partners around the world.


Master or PhD in engineering or ICT.
Good knowledge about object-oriented reasoning (preferably Java) or a background in utility networks and the will to learn programming in Java.

Flexibility, creativity and the ability to work both in group as independently.

Good knowledge of the English language.

An engineering personality who has an intrinsic interest in analyzing and solving complex issues.

Strong communication skills to sit down with international and renowned industry partners.
Willing to travel globally.

Bonus Points?

Background in electricity networks, smart grids and/or heat networks

Experience in Telecom, GIS and optimalisation algorithms.

Dutch knowledge.


Our client offers a generous salary package with strong extra legal benefits in a professional, challenging R&D environoment with a highly skilled team. This job will focus on a very innovative product with a focus on research and software development.


For your work-life balance they offer flexible working hours and the possibility to occasionally work from home. Next to that there are regular team events including after-work drinks, board game evenings, video game evenings, and more!
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  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • English


  • Full-time

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