Team Lead Software Development / Director

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Hours per week 32-40 hrs per week

About Bio-ITech

Bio-ITech is a rapidly growing life science IT company that develops software to make the life of scientists in the lab easier. Our main product, eLABJournal, is a Cloud based platform that is offered as Software as a Service to customers around the globe. Additionally, we deliver customer-specific installations in both Private Clouds and On-premises systems. To be able to meet the growing demand in the market for new features in our software products, Bio-ITech is looking for Team Lead Software Development.


As a Team Lead Software Development you will be responsible for leading a team of developers who work on the development and maintenance of our software platform. In addition to leading the team, you actively take part in the development of the product by defining the technical objectives and technical specifications, set up sprints, perform code reviews, facilitate test-automation and schedule releases.

Together with the development team, you are responsible for delivering new features, maintaining the code base and the release of bug fixes. Together with our DevOps, you will ensure that the installation of updates runs smoothly with a minimum of interference to our customers' daily operations. In case of any unexpected issues, you take the lead in ensuring that this issue is resolved in the best and fastest possible way.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Participate with management to set up and finetune the short, mid- and long-term development strategy, and lead its execution.
  • Set and meet key objectives with deadlines and report periodically about the progress.
  • Take responsibility for the full development cycle, including product development, code maintenance, release of bug fixes, test automation and update releases.
  • Lead the development, system engineers and testing teams to ensure that they can execute their work in the best possible manner.
  • Consider information security in any aspect as a part of your responsibility and make sure that all developers apply secure software coding using modern security principles.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate is a skilled developer with a proven track record in the development and maintenance of a web-based software platform. You have at least 10 years of experience in managing a complex technology stack. You have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering or related field. You have strong design and coding skills with the ability to pick up new languages, tools and design patterns as needed. Our technology stack includes C#, JavaScript, MariaDB, Jenkins, GIT, but we are open to adopting any new technology that enables us to maintain our products in a better way without losing an eye for scalability, maintenance, and security.

As a person, you are bright, agile, intellectually curious, and you have a strong passion for building reliable high-performance cloud platforms. You have several years of experience in managing a team of IT specialists. You have a hands-on mentality and you are able to keep an overview, but also have a keen eye for details. In addition to working with a team of software developers, system engineers, and technical support, you are also comfortable in communicating with other stakeholders, including customers and management in English and Dutch both verbally and in writing.


We offer a challenging position with the freedom to take full responsibility for our products. Bio-ITech is an internationally oriented company where you will be able to further develop yourself as an indispensable member of our team. In addition to an attractive salary based on experience, we offer excellent secondary conditions, including a target-driven bonus. We initially offer a 1 year contract, with the intention for a permanent position of 36-40 hours per week.


If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Human Resources with the reference Team Lead Software Development. For further information, please contact Erwin Seinen. Bio-ITech has a screening policy that applies to all applicants.