Vacature Drupal Developer (Amsterdam, Engelstalig)

The BiD Network Foundation seeks an experienced software engineer to work in a team on the new multi-community platform which is scalable, manageable and flexible.

About the BiD Network Foundation

The foundation’s objective is to stimulate entrepreneurship in developing countries by supporting start-ups businesses. It uses the online platform: Currently, it is a 36,000 member-strong online community for entrepreneurs and business centres. The BiD Network Foundation is transferring the platform’s rights and its IT team to a spin-off software company called BiDx. The BiDx B.V. is the employer of the IT team which currently re-develops and improves the online platform using Drupal 6. The company will continue developing and operating the BiD Network platform into a multi-community platform with the same objective as the foundation.

Job Description

The BiD Network Foundation seeks an experienced software engineer to work in a team on the new multi-community platform which is scalable, manageable and flexible. The team uses Drupal 6 as a development framework and the scrum Agile software as development method. You will work together with two other software engineers, an interaction designer, an infrastructure engineer. The team is headed by a Project Manager and supported by a Business Analyst and a Communications & Marketing Officer.

Job Requirements

The required skills are

  • a minimum of 4 years experience as a software developer with at least 2 years as a Drupal developer
  • experience with databases such as MySQL and Postgres
  • experience working with source control management systems such as SVN
  • ability to perform in a fast-paced Agile environment
  • good written and spoken English
  • good communication skills and a can-do attitude

It would be a bonus if you have

  • contributed to Drupal Core and/or Drupal contributed modules
  • experience with one or more of the following: Drush, Solr, Alfresco, CIVICRM, LDAP
  • experience with building high scale community websites
  • experience with building multi-language websites
  • experience in web development for mobile devices
  • experience with testing frameworks such as Selenium or Watir
  • a Degree in Computer Science or similar

To apply for this job you should

  • be eligible to work in The Netherlands
  • be available within two months of the application deadline
  • be available on a full-time basis

What we offer

  • a competitive salary plus benefits
  • a challenging job with the opportunity to support the new company BiDx and strengthen the operations of the Foundation
  • a multi-cultural working environment

You will be operating as a pioneer in the SME field in developing countries. The BiD Network Foundation has one of the largest networks of relations and partners in this field. Your employer will be the BiDx B.V. and you will be based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Apply before March 30th 2011

Please send your motivation letter and CV to

Also include any addresses of Drupal websites you’ve worked on.

For job-related questions, you can send an email to or call 020-7555010

Please note: We do not accept solicitations from recruitment agencies.

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