Lead Developer

Who we are

Sweco shapes sustainable communities and cities of the future. Futureproofed (part of Sweco) provides climate tech with a human touch. Our SaaS products help cities and companies implement useful climate action. Because we believe accelerating to a fossil-free, sustainable future is the biggest opportunity in a century for both cities and businesses.


Since merging with Sweco, Futureproofed is strengthening its Product Team in order to speed up the development of its products and, ultimately, create more impact.

Job description

You’ll become part of our nimble but well-oiled Product Team: a group of enthusiastic developers and data experts, embedded in an established, knowledgeable company with international clients and colleagues. Climate action is what we aim for with both of our SaaS products. One tailored to cities, to create, manage and follow up on their climate plan. The other to companies, to measure, reduce and report on their carbon footprint.


Our tech stack is industry standard and continuously being modernised. Across the board we use PHP, Node.js, AWS, Vue.js and various frameworks. We work in sprints, adhere to continuous integration and have daily standups. We’re pragmatic and are open for improvements on all fronts.


Your responsibilities:

  • You write code, primarily. Both in PHP and Javascript.
  • You coach colleagues and juniors, helping them out with technical issues and software challenges.
  • You suggest new dev methods/best practices whenever you think their appropriate.
  • You tackle architectural questions.
  • You assist in DevOps tasks.
  • You think about the state of the current tech stack and where to go in the future. You advise the higher strategic company plans accordingly.
  • You rally everyone around the decisions you take and directions you propose, and you take responsibility for them.
  • You think about how to expand the team and how to distribute everyone’s talents.
  • Occasionally, you write job descriptions like these. But better.


Who we’re looking for

  • You’re experienced and mature, both in software development and human interaction. (emphasis on the latter)
  • You have been through more than a few software cycles, in which you gained experience with coding, frameworks, DevOps, data, security, testing, performance, and architecture. You’re confident in your understanding of all aspects of software development.
  • You keep it simple & pragmatic. You’ve had your fun with fancy code and overly complex abstractions in the past, but you know that readable, maintainable code will be of much more help to other developers.
  • You can decide on complex software issues and you know how to lead your peers in the same direction.
  • You have an idea on how to grow the Product Team and what competences are needed. Previous successful leadership roles are a plus.
  • Next to your programming languages, you also speak fluent Dutch and English. Douze points extra for French.
  • You have a healthy interest and affinity with the climate challenges we face. You’re enthusiastic about working in a meaningful job, for a company with a clear purpose.


What we offer

  • A full-time, permanent contract.
  • A key position that offers a high degree of professional and personal development.
  • A competitive and innovative salary package with extra benefits (our Flex Income Plan allows you to choose what fits your situation best).
  • Various extra mobility options like pool bikes, pool cars, public transport, etc.
  • A broad array of learning and development options, both in internally in our Sweco Academy as externally.
  • A meaningful work experience where you’re actively contributing in making the world a better place.
  • Flexibility in working hours and location. Our home base is in Leuven but we have offices around the country.
  • A very pleasant working atmosphere among a team of engaged professionals: developers, consultants, experts, architects, spatial planners, designers, engineers, etc.

Interested in this position?