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Application Prototyping Engineer
Employer: imec
Location: Gent, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!


Job Description:

The Application Prototyping Team

Imec’s (formerly iMinds') application prototyping team (APT, around 15 people) develops system prototypes to investigate new IT paradigms and the role of IT in society. For example, APT plays an important role in finding out how cities can be improved or made more “smart” through internet-of-things (IoT) technology. The team is active in many different domains, focusing more on technological paradigms than on application domains (e.g. health, cities, manufacturing,…). In addition, APT creates tools to improve the prototyping activity of imec.

What you will do

As an application prototyping engineer at imec you will be responsible for the software development of interfaces in a variety of projects in different domains.
You will join a highly skilled well-balanced team of junior and senior designers and developers, operating from our offices in the center of Ghent and Antwerp. You can choose from which of these two cities you prefer to work, as most of the team communication takes place online. In this role, you will get the opportunity to continuously experiment with new technologies and to work in cross-functional teams and projects in an international environment.


Who you are

As an application prototyping engineer at imec you will be responsible for the development of interfaces in a variety of projects in different domains.


  •     To succeed in this role, you ideally already have a first practical experience in front-end development. You are comfortable with a number of the following technologies:

    - Web technologies: Javascript, NodeJS, React, Progressive web-apps,…
    - Mobile: React Native, iOS app development, Java for Android,…
    - Tools: Git, Docker, Jenkins,…

  •     You are used to quickly learn new technological paradigms (languages, libraries, patterns,…) and are able to efficiently translate system requirements to concrete system functionality.
  •     You care about making high-quality user experiences.
  •     You're a strong team player. You're transparent about progress on tasks, you seek feedback and are an effective collaborator to your colleagues.
  •     You love to take on challenges and are highly result-driven.

Nice to haves:

  •     Project management in Scrum
  •     Micro service architectures
  •     Machine learning
  •     Backend development
  •     Linux sysadmin


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Date Posted: February 27, 2018