Junior Front-End Developer for YUFE (0,80 fte)

Junior Front-End Developer for YUFE (0,80 fte)

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20 Nov 1 Dec Maastricht

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We are looking for a snappy Front End Developer who will – together with our team – build the infrastructure for a unique and exciting multi-campus European university. No-nonsense work, but love and dedication to make the DOM look beautiful and functional so that our users get to where they need to be. Consuming API’s to create gorgeous views in state-of-the-art frameworks for multiplatform use. Yes, you will be responsible for building progressive web apps and more. And yes, we want you to leave your mark on the project from ideation to the business concept. But you need to be open and learn along the way with us.

Job description

About You

You enjoy working within an international team in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. While contributing and developing your personal skillset, you also have a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, as opposed to merely getting “your way”. You are excited at the prospect of working alongside people from diverse cultural backgrounds and countries; ideally, you have already worked in an international environment. You are naturally researching, and do not shy away from a challenge or technical documentation, you dare to deviate from the traditional path, have a curious mind and strong initiative to take on independent learning. You have an enormous drive to deliver a good working, well-considered product with the end user always on top of your mind.

As the Junior Front-End Developer, you will:

  • Work within in the YUFE Management Office team and closely with other units at Maastricht University Office;
  • Collaborate with the team to determine the most suitable solution for the problem;
  • Provide a data plan, and make a plan for the integrations;
  • Provide a well-functioning UX design matched with or house style based on wireframes and input from our UX designer;
  • Ensure that the front-end and back-end integrate without issues, while selecting which features belong in each;
  • Work in a team and share your progress within this team on a daily basis;
  • Regularly work with colleagues from partner universities; which may require travelling from time to time.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Developing front end website architecture;
  • Designing user interactions on web pages;
  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones;
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications;
  • Working alongside graphic designers for web design features;
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product;
  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs;
  • Gathering information for the app development (interviews, focus groups, research, etc.);
  • Documenting internal and external source code;
  • Creating implementation and test specifications for new applications; participating in testing;
  • Troubleshoot and implement testing solutions;
  • Handling support and documentation of the mobile applications created;
  • Working closely with team members at Maastricht University as well with other developers and colleagues at other YUFE partners to ensure goals and objectives are met;
  • (Co-)Organizing physical as well as virtual meetings with other relevant colleagues at YUFE partners;
  • Staying abreast of developments in (open source) web applications and programming languages.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • Proven work experience with one of the two modern front-end frameworks: Angular and Vue;
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3;
  • Understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms LESS and SASS;
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling and REST API;
  • Knowledge and experience with developing using Amazon Web Services (AWS);
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools and cross browser compatibility design;
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tool GIT;
  • Willingness to constantly learn and apply the tricks of your trade at work;
  • Professional University (HBO) work and thinking level (At least a completed bachelor in computer science or a relevant qualification);
  • Language skills: Dutch B2, English C1.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with the possibility for an extension of up to 3 years, based on a good assessment.

What do we offer?

  • 0.8 FTE
  • UFO function profile ICT Developer, salary scale 9 CAO-NU (€ 2.835,00-€ 3.895,00 on a full-time position);
  • A dynamic and motivating workplace with possibilities to further develop your career;
  • The opportunity to regularly travel within Europe to attend YUFE meetings at other YUFE Partners – travel costs are reimbursed pursuant to the UM regulations;
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO).

Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/um-employees


Maastricht University

Based in Europe, focused on the world. Maastricht University (UM) is a stimulating environment where research and teaching are complementary. UM has around 18,000 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, 53% of students and 42% of academic staff are from abroad. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. UM is renowned for its unique and innovative problem-based learning system, characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Therefore, we are recognized as one of the best young universities in the world, placed #10 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young Universities Ranking 2019.




The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) is the top-scoring European University alliance, selected by the European Commission to develop and implement the first true student-centered, open, and inclusive European University. The YUFE alliance is composed of eight young universities as full partners (1) and six associated partners (2) from the academic, non-governmental and private sector. Together, they want to bring a radical change by becoming the leading model of a student-centered, non-elitist, open and inclusive European University based on the cooperation between higher education institutions, public and private sector, and citizens.

In the coming three years, the YUFE alliance will build the foundation for its European University and will develop truly European study programmes for students, enhance European career perspectives for staff and contribute to solving important European regional challenges. In doing so, the YUFE European University will strengthen European collective identity and will contribute to a more cohesive European society.

(1)       Maastricht University (coordinator), Carlos III University of Madrid, University of Antwerpen, University of Bremen, University of Cyprus, University of Eastern Finland, University of Essex, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

(2)       European Entrepreneurs CMA-PME, Kiron Open Higher Education, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torún, Adecco group France, ETS Global, University of Rijeka.

For more information about YUFE, please visit: https://www.yufe.eu/


  • IT
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €2835—€3895 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2019.390


Maastricht University (UM)

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