Software Engineer Lab Rat




Software Development



Ever answered ‘Lab Rat’ when people asked what you wanted to be when you grew up?
It’s a great career, and it’s not too late!

When you started out in software development, everything was new and exciting. Each line of code you crunched felt fresh. And every user story you worked on was an epic saga. But as time went by, you might have discovered that even in a field as thrilling as yours, mundane tasks often take precedence over driving innovation. And that’s perfectly logical, because businesses aren’t run on innovation alone. If you, however, miss that sense of exhilaration that originally propelled you, Raet offers you the opportunity to tap into your innovative vein again. As our favorite lab rat, you can experiment to your heart’s content!

What will you do?

Time will tell! Because ‘business as usual’ does not apply in this role; you’ll take on projects which benefit most from your team’s inquisitive nature and experimental approach to development. To venture a guess, you’ll take on challenges pertaining to scalability and configurability. E.g. how can we harmonize workflows, so that all customers profit from best practices we initially developed for individual clients? Other examples include participating in the design process, maturing the architecture and implementing new iterations. And if you can improve our services in ways that further differentiate our HR platform from those of our competitors: dive headfirst into it, with a healthy disregard for naysayers and sceptics. After all, once you succeed, they’ll be cheering from the sidelines with the rest of us!

Any travel buddies?

Of course! These obviously include your fellow lab rats, and the highly experienced architect heading the lab initiative. If the eggs you incubate are solid gold, that number might go up. You’ll also work closely with the 40+ autonomous Scrum teams we deploy, and with the business itself; your main sources of technical and client inspiration!

How do you code?

As a team! And with a great sense of shared ownership. In tandem with your colleagues, you prioritize projects based on the (perceived) customer and business value. Even though team results are the true measurement of development success, you assume full responsibility for your code. Especially when it’s taken into production. E.g., by supporting Scrum teams and/or end users. Of note: developing on a trial & error basis is not frowned upon or even grudgingly accepted, but actively encouraged.

What tools and techniques can you expect?

  • C#
  • SQL and NoSQL
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Agile, Scrum
  • VSTS and GIT
  • UML

Who would we welcome aboard?

A Software Engineer who is versed in C#, never lost his/her pioneering spirit and is always eager to learn and try new technologies and concepts. Affinity with complex algorithms and data structures is a must. That goes for experience with building resilient, scalable and fast-performing systems (preferably: workflow-oriented platforms) as well. If you bring in Microsoft Azure, VSTS and/or GIT knowledge, we’ll gladly provide you with the secret key to our lab. As far as education and background goes; we value skills above credentials. It goes without saying, this role requires you to go the extra mile (or two or three) and a willingness to try, fail, and try again until the solution can be handed over to regular development teams.

Where, what and why?

Raet is located in Amersfoort. Here, you’ll meet most of your new colleagues, including some 300 IT professionals. At Raet, we work hard, but we don’t believe a competitive culture nets the best results, so the atmosphere is open, inviting and collaborative. As you might expect from an HR-solutions specialist, we offer a benefits package that is a cut above the rest, and not only includes a fair salary and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, but also flexible work arrangements. Of note: you’ll work in an international setting, where English rules the waves. Als je dit kunt lezen, is dat een pre.

Meer info?

Software development
+31 33 45 06 506 company/raet

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