Vacancy: Senior Full Stack Developer Genomics and Target Discovery

Who are you?

You are an excellent full stack software developer with a computer science background or equivalent. You are a great sparring partner to equally experienced developers and a great mentor to those who are getting there. You complement developers coming from other more domain-driven backgrounds, such as bioinformatics, with your knowledge of algorithms and time complexity, databases, performance optimization, and cloud infrastructure.

Who are we?

The Hyve is an international IT company employing talented software engineers, solutions architects, and data engineers. We are dedicated to delivering solutions that support scientists in life sciences and healthcare R&D using open-source software, open data, and open standards. Our vision is to enhance the quality and impact of biomedical research by providing biomedical informatics solutions, and we believe that open source is the way to do this.

The Genomics and Target Discovery (GTD) team provides solutions to our clients looking for better ways to analyze molecular data to facilitate both selecting the best treatment for a patient and developing new treatments. The core products of the team are cBioPortal, for improving cancer care, and the products developed in the Open Targets consortium for disease agnostic target discovery.

With the exponential increase in data volume, coupled with an increase in data complexity and the challenges associated with the fact that biological data is inherently messy, there are many technical challenges to be faced, and we can use your help!

Your responsibilities

  • Write excellent code, tests, and documentation

  • Review code from Hyvers or external open-source community members

  • Help less experienced colleagues to improve their coding skills

  • Be a good sparring partner for other senior developers and architects

  • Be able to work both independently on a task and in a team on a project

Must have

  • Experience with:
    • Java or Scala

    • Web application frameworks such as Spring

    • Javascript

    • Databases

    • Amazon Web Services

  • Computer science knowledge, e.g., algorithms and complexity, data structures, databases, performance optimization

  • An affinity with what we try to achieve at The Hyve: improving the world by providing biomedical scientists with excellent tools for managing their data

  • Willingness to move to The Netherlands (for applicants currently residing overseas)


  • Experience with:
    • Python

    • React

    • ElasticSearch

    • Apache Spark

    • MySQL

    • Linux command line tools

    • Docker

We offer

  • Between 32-hour and 40-hour workweeks

  • A competitive salary and profit-sharing plans

  • A Personal Development Budget to encourage your personal and professional development

  • Travel allowance and a pension

  • A great workplace close to Utrecht Central Station (Utrecht, The Netherlands) with entertainment facilities such as a table football and a piano

  • Frequent team-building activities such as board games, city trips, karaoke nights, and outdoor sports

  • Opportunity to work with renowned research institutes worldwide

  • Opportunity to work with research departments of most of the top 10 pharma companies

For more information, please contact:

Sifra van Haaften, Talent Coach,

How to apply?

Please send your application to:

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