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Vacature JavaScript/HTML5 Expert bij Huygens ING (Den Haag)

  • Geplaatst op: 15-05-2012

The development team at the Huygens ING is looking for a

JavaScript/HTML5 Expert

Temporary position (1½ year)
34,2 hours (0,9 fte) a week

Can you describe the pros and cons of Automatic Semicolon Insertion? Do you write your CSS3 with LESS/SASS, or by including all the prefixes and not just Webkit's? Did you almost stop reading because of the “HTML5” buzzword in the title? Then we're looking for you!

At the Huygens ING our team develops modern web applications and immersive digital media editions for the scholars at our research institute, as well as other institutes and universities. We're looking for a skilled developer to join us and help write modular, reusable JS, CSS and HTML to realize the designs of our applications.


Together with our UI/UX designer you help realize the front-end of our web applications. You write performant and reusable JS, CSS and HTML, and use these techniques to help us efficiently deliver projects. You also know what 'Not invented here' means, and that often, reusing is better than rewriting. You help us offer constructive feedback to the scholars about the possibilities of the web for doing, sharing, collaborating on, and publishing their research. You communicate your ideas, comment your code, and know how to use a VCS (SVN, Git, etc.). And despite the ASI comment above, you try not to start any holy wars.


  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript (and the JS/browser DOM)
  • Good understanding of CSS/CSS3
  • Working knowledge of “HTML5”, aka (but not limited to) localStorage, canvas, CORS, RESTful JSON APIs, some of the newer additions to <input>, and so on and so forth.
  • Experience using the above in a real world web app
  • Ability to write reusable, performant, and generally awesome code
  • The usual deal about being able to function in a team, curiosity, openness, self-sufficiency, etc.
  • Fluency in English, Dutch is a plus

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Huygens ING for short) is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the Huygens ING, we are around 100 scholars and other staff working at the largest humanities institute of the Netherlands. We work on sixty-five research projects that study themes from political and institutional history, literature and letters, and the history of science. We're located in the Royal Library, right next to The Hague Central Station.


Gross salary will be between 2379 and 3755 euro a month (scale 10 of the Dutch Universities' CAO), plus another 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus.


For more info, check or get in touch with R. Haentjens Dekker, tel. +31 70 3315800.
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