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The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is Europe’s biggest student organisation, consisting of 530 local organisations (“sections”) present in Higher Education Institutions in 42 European countries. Our aim is to support and develop student mobility and the internationalisation of higher education, through providing services and opportunities to students. Every year, ESN maintains and develops several IT tools, including but not limited to, and In addition, we regularly develop and maintain online tools together with other organisations; one such example is the online learning agreement.

ESN’s office in Brussels is responsible for managing the network, developing and implementing new projects and advocating for student mobility and the internationalisation of higher education. The network is led by the International Board of ESN which is supported by the Secretariat.

We are now looking for a Web Developer, starting preferably in July. The successful candidate will work on developing, maintaining and documenting internal and external sites built mainly in Drupal 8. This is a full-time position with a one-year contract, with a possibility to prolong it

upon mutual agreement with ESN.

Job description

  • Assist in the development of external projects and internal platforms;
  • Document the code and the projects;
  • Assist with replying to support emails;
  • Assist the IT department with other projects or activities;
  • Assist the office with IT-related tasks;
  • Work together with the rest of the office on other tasks.

What we are looking for

  • Background in Computer Science, Engineering or similar;
  • A structured and reliable way of working;
  • Interest in web development;
  • Experience with PHP7 and/or Symfony (or any other coding language);
  • Experience in working with APIs;
  • Experience with GIT;
  • Knowledge of HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript/jQuery, Twig;
  • Knowledge of Databases (MySQL);
  • Familiar with Coding Standards;
  • Familiar with Linux environments (shell commands, distributions, ...) or Docker ;
  • Knowledge of automated testing is a plus;
  • Knowledge of UX/UI is a plus;

Highly valued

  • Knowledge of Drupal;
  • Examples of code or work samples;
  • Experience in a European network;
  • Previous experience with volunteers of different nationalities;
  • Knowledge of ESN projects and education policies at the European level.

Terms and conditions

  • Full-time position (38 hours per week);
  • One-year contract, with a possibility to prolong upon mutual agreement;
  • Salary 2,550 EUR gross per month, plus a “13th month”;
  • Public transportation in Brussels partially covered;
  • A beneficial health insurance covered;
  • Access to further training, for example language classes, during working time (“congé
  • éducation”).

Why work at the ESN Headquarters?

  • Live in one of the most international cities in Europe;
  • Casual, friendly and multicultural environment;
  • Professional web development environment;
  • Various training opportunities to learn and develop yourself;
  • Work using the latest technologies and tools on web development.

Please note: due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it could happen that the candidate must start his/her work in ESN remotely. However, this is a Brussels-based position; the successful candidate is expected to move to Brussels whenever the situation allows and all candidates need to have the right to work in Belgium before applying.

To apply, send your motivation letter, CV (both in PDF format) and examples of your code (e.g: link to your repo, websites…) to Please use the subject line: “Web Developer”.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis, so please send in your application as soon as possible, and absolutely no later than the 1st of July 2020 at 23:59 CET.

Should you have any additional questions regarding the position, do not hesitate to contact us at (for content-related questions) or (for administrative questions). For more information about ESN and our IT projects please visit our website

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The Company

Erasmus Student Network - ESN

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About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
Less Than 2 Years

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