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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Senior Back-End Developer

  • Location: Brussels - Zaventem
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 01/02/2019
  • Hours: Full-time

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Want to be part of creating the future for Borealis?

As Borealis, we are a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of Polyolefins, Base chemicals and fertilizers with headquarters in Vienna, Austria operating in over 120 countries. The world around us is rapidly changing, enabled by digital technologies. Digitalisation changes our customers´ expectations and is an opportunity to improve the way we innovate, produce and sell our products and engage with our customers. Digitalisation will not only improve and change the way we do business but will lead to disruptive new services.

Do you want to join us in going beyond boundaries and co-create that special user experience with our external and internal customers in mind? In the Borealis Digital Studio, you can be creative, experiment, conquer new ground and develop solutions in high speed and with strong entrepreneurial mind-set in the field of i.e. customer/employee experience design, web applications, AR/VR enabled experiences, leveraging latest technologies.

Working at Borealis Digital Studio

In the Borealis Digital Studio, leaders are transparent, honest, respectful and entrepreneurial. They will inspire you and hence accelerate your personal development. Working in the Borealis Digital Studio means working collaboratively in small, empowered teams – squads - towards an ambitious mission with clear goals. The squads develop solutions very quickly and iteratively, following the rhythm of the agile beat.

You will make the difference in the future of Borealis. We give you the autonomy and state-of-the-art tools to create innovative solutions for our Borealis and internal customers.


Your role

As a Senior Back-End Developer in our Digital Studio team, you are responsible for developing cutting-edge digital solutions and guide a dedicated team of talented developers to excel. It is your role to apply your technical knowledge, while understanding the complex challenges that lie behind our customer’s experience. You will be spending about 70% of your time on developing user stories in the sprint and consulting and coaching your fellow developers. The other 30% you will spend on defining the right architecture.


Your responsibilities

  • We believe in Agile and you will be part of a Scrum team in which you collaborate with the rest of the team to achieve the best deliverable possible for each sprint;
  • You will have a main role as a coach and go-to person in your team by bringing your developer expertise and your enthusiasm to constantly enhance the development environment;
  • Together with the Senior Front-End developer, you will create development plans for Junior developers in the Digital Studio;
  • During the sprint planning, you will decide how to best implement the technical stories and participate in the story estimations. Together with your team you will align on the approach and how this will fit within the overall architecture of the Product;
  • Within each sprint, you take ownership of the stories you work on and analyze, develop, test and release them. You align closely with the other developers in order to ensure that the right person works on the right task and you even benefit from peer review throughout the sprint. We work with tools that help you move ahead faster, such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Bitbucket, JAVA etc;
  • You will be responsible for the integration architecture and data architecture;
  • You will create atmosphere for coding experience and provide coding guidelines;
  • On top of pure back-end skills, you have insight into the front-end and design work, so that you are efficient in the collaboration within the team.



Your profile

To complement our team, we are looking for someone who can bring the following expertise to the table:

  • Master degree combined with post-graduate experience;
  • Experience producing web / mobile / enterprise solutions in a professional development environment;
  • Ideally you have worked on products in which you integrated this back-end savviness with management systems (e.g. Salesforce, …);
  • Experience in Java;
  • You feel at ease in multiple technologies and environments, even more, you actually love to switch technologies and chose the right one for each job;
  • Ideally you have worked on products in which you integrated this back-end savviness with management systems (e.g. Salesforce, …);
  • You have a passion that goes beyond code, you are interested in what makes the world tick and how you can make an impact on it;
  • Experience in agile development environments;
  • You have gained coaching skills and the ability to support the process of learning and development of developers.
  • You are a team player who enjoys working with others to solve problems and share knowledge;
  • You balance logical problem solving with innovative thinking;


Drive your own career

We will provide you with a budget, state-of-the-art tools and support to continuously learn and grow. Opportunities will be created to work on different projects, in different teams, gain cross-functional experience and broaden your scope. We find it important that you go out there. Keep discovering while meeting up with peers at conferences, hackathons, Borealis colleagues, and social events… whatever makes you beat professionally!

Your line manager will support you in your journey and your everyday challenges, making sure you can leverage your strengths.

We value an open feedback culture and will continuously revisit the goals you have set. Courage, ambition and the skills to explore new routes will accelerate your career, more than anything else. That’s why in the Borealis studio you are at the driving seat of your own career.


Work hard, play hard

We know that your inner drive makes you work hard and go beyond boundaries. At Borealis’ Digital Studio, we value well-being and give you the flexibility to maintain your own working hours in order to create your personalised work-life balance, off course we expect you to be responsible and act in good understanding with your squad.

Unique Location

You will enjoy the location of our office: Passport office Brussels Airport. A stunning place to work, with world-class architecture and next-generation technology in a location that’s accessible from all angles of the world and in close proximity of the railway station.

Competitive remuneration

You won´t fall short in terms of financial benefits. You will get an attractive and competitive salary and fringe benefits that match your background and skills of a successful digital professional.


To apply

Visit to learn more about the projects we work on, the tools we use and our people.

Please submit your application online (CV and Motivation letter or portfolio)

In case of question please contact Vivian Otten, HR Borealis Digital Studio, 0031 (0) 651596783

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+31 (0)651596783
Vivian Otten