Do you have experience at the intersection of life cycle assessment (LCA) and programming? Do you find it a challenge to help us take our LCA software to the next level? Are you the Developer with the ambition to work for an international company with a team from diverse backgrounds? This might be the right opportunity for you.

At PRé we believe that we have to change the way life cycle information is generated and made available. There are billions of products and only a few thousand life cycle assessment (LCA) experts. To leverage the knowledge and expertise that is captured in models and data we have to work smarter and use technology to its full potential. Making simplified tools is simply not enough. Easy to use tools that can generate results in huge volumes have to be connected to robust LCA calculation engines that ensure the underlying models are transparent and science-based. For that reason, we developed SimaPro as a cloud-based platform, so data can be connected and shared much more easily.

We have built a software team with experts from different backgrounds, including Artificial Intelligence and Design. This combination of talented people is key to building innovative and useful software. In the next years, we plan to extend the capabilities of our SaaS platform. So far we have worked on making data management and exchange less cumbersome, increasing the core functionalities of the LCA calculation engine, extending the scenario modules to meet the needs of non LCA experts, increasing the reporting capabilities and streamlining data collection. Those modules are the backbone of the next generation LCA infrastructure that will enable footprinting at an unprecedented scale. The platform will also connect other tools and systems in a broader IT-ecosystem to scale up the use of LCA by decision-makers around the world.

And that is where you come in! As an LCA Software developer you will be working with state-of-the-art technology on various modules of the platform. We are looking for a developer that can drive this development and work on solving some of the most pressing barriers in the advancement of LCA.

Does this sound like your next challenge? We are looking for an LCA Software Developer (80-100%), preferably starting on 1 February 2021.

About the Software team

We are an agile team of enthusiastic developers, driven to deliver high-quality web-based software. Our team uses state-of-the-art tools, like React, Webpack, C# with .Net Core, Entity Framework Core, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server Azure and Azure DevOps to build a web platform running in Microsoft Azure. The platform has its own UI to collect and work with data and LCA models, as well as an API to let others build applications using our data and calculation capacities.

For more information on SimaPro or examples of our work, take a look at https://pre-sustainability.com/ and https://simapro.com/. If you’re interested to learn more about the latest developments we’re working on, we can give you access to a demo as part of the application process.

Your profile

We’re looking for a smart, quick thinker who is equally (or even more) enthusiastic about web development as we are and who wants to help our team accomplish its goals. You are proactive, a good communicator who likes to work together and to share knowledge. You have a passion for sustainability and have open, professional work ethics like the one we have at PRé.

  • A university degree in Analytical studies in a technical, (environmental) science or engineering field.
  • Excellent knowledge of life cycle assessment, SimaPro and/or other LCA Software
  • Excellent programming skills using at least some of the technologies mentioned above
  • Agile mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • EU citizen or work permit for the Netherlands

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Work with the Software and Consultancy teams on defining new LCA software features and improving the ones we have
  • Build and improve the features as part of the backend team, working with .NET Core, C# and SQL Server
  • Be a sparring partner for our lead developer on both LCA features and technical implementation
  • Lead feature implementation, aligning with all involved and making sure features are integrated and according to specifications.

About PRé

At PRé, we believe that people make a difference. We empower our people with purpose, mastery and autonomy. We are passionate about the work we do, the clients we serve, and the impact we make every day. PRé has a fast‐paced work environment where creativity and dedication are highly valued.  Continuous learning and sharing knowledge is our way of improving ourselves and helping our colleagues do the same. Integrity is one of our core values. Work ethics at PRé:

  • We have the drive to learn and share knowledge
  • We strive to improve ourselves and help our colleagues do the same
  • We are proactive, deal with challenges and are aware of the impact we and our work have within PRé
  • We work efficiently and effectively, take responsibility for the work we do and keep our commitments
  • We are ethical and honest, integrity is one of our core values

We offer

PRé offers a creative, inspiring and challenging international work environment with an open and informal culture. We are located in the Netherlands, in a modern building at the Amersfoort central train station. We offer competitive compensation, excellent development opportunities, great responsibilities and the possibility to contribute to a better world. Besides that, we offer excellent home work conditions and flexible working hours to support the work-life balance, public transport compensation and a bicycle plan.

Contact

For more information regarding this position, you can contact Mr. Rutger Schurgers, Lead Developer, email: schurgers@pre-sustainability.com. Your motivation letter and CV can be sent before 31 January 2021 to Margreet Riedstra, email: riedstra@pre-sustainability.com.