Business Application Developer

  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Time span: Permanent role


We are looking for an experienced business application configurator/developer to support our  deployment of business solutions. You will be working in a business goal oriented and innovative team of Solution and Business Architects, developers and Quality and Programme Management. We are expanding our delivery capacity and developing a sustainable in-house capability to support  internal (and external) business customers with flexible and user-centric business solutions. You will have opportunity for European travel, exposure to business users and opportunity to grow in technical and non-technical areas.


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Configuration of a web-based Innovation Management application (Accolade) that provides process and project management functionality to the internal and external users of the company
  • Configuration is performed through the proprietary Accolade interface
  • Delivering customisations of the application UI with JavaScript development
  • Developing server side functionality using ASP
  • MS Office document automation that allows data to be exchanged between the Innovation Management application and office documents. Excel, Word and PowerPoint are all used to support the Innovation Management process with information gathering and presentation
  • Bi-directional data integration between Accolade and a Business Intelligence and Master Data Management System
  • Translating Business Requirements and Process Descriptions into Accolade Functional and Technical designs
  • Support to Business Architects and Users to recommend and guide functional solutions in the Accolade application
  • Participate and support in Quality Assurance processes, with support to Test and Defect Management and delivery of fixes
  • Deliver Technical Release instructions for configuration and code delivery
  • Some adaption of SQL queries are possible but not a common part of the role

Your experience and qualities will allow you to contribute in:

  • Defining and delivering high quality and innovative solutions to Business needs
  • A spirit of close collaboration between Solution and Business Architects, Business users and Programme Management
  • A flexible and partly agile approach to delivering business application solutions with a curious mind and a can do – will do mind-set
  • Your own growth and development in this role and beyond

Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience:

  • Business application configuration/development (web-based)
  • Strong skills and experience with JavaScript
  • Good knowledge and experience in HTML
  • Good skills and experience with MS Office automation of Excel, Word and PowerPoint (using Macros/VBA/VBScript)
  • Good understanding of different data models, ability to interpret and implement

Beneficial but not must have skills and experience

  • MS SQL query development
  • Qlikview reporting
  • Accolade (or similar enterprise) application configuration / development experience


  • Bachelor level qualification in an ICT based subject
  • Netherlands based (now or prepared to re-locate), primary working locations in Amsterdam and Eindhoven
  • Languages
    • Must be able to communicate clearly in English (written and spoken) with English and non-native English speakers
    • Other languages of benefit: French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch and/or Polish
  • Self-managing and comfortable functioning in an open and flexible working environment
  • Availability and flexibility to travel to European locations (+/-20%)

Package and Opportunities

  • Competitive salary with attractive supplementary benefits
  • Accolade application and configuration level training (dedicated and on the job)
  • Career development opportunities toward Solution/Business Architect

Please submit your application in English including CV and personal letter to