Lead software engineer

Consense is a young startup working on an interface between medical research, privacy regulation, and blockchain technology. We need a capable, creative and self-motivated individual to lead the development of our platform. Solid fundamental understanding of computer science and software engineering is a must. Experience with healthcare or blockchain is a plus, but not obligatory. This position is not for you if you are looking for an easy and well-defined job. We are looking for a new partner to join us in the startup adventure to share the joy, the learning, and the occasional pain. Would you like to be a part of our story?  


  • designing the high-level architecture and communicating about it with other experts 
  • research and literature review with regards to software standards, enterprise solutions, and blockchain 
  • a leading role in deciding which technologies to use
  • experimental development 
  • supervising remote developers 
  • communicating software development progress to the rest of the team 


  • minimum 2 years of relevant work experience 
  • a university degree from Computer Science (or similar) 
  • excellent knowledge of fundamental computer science (data structures & algorithms) 
  • comfortable with command line interfaces 
  • comfortable with version control 
  • proved knowledge of an object-oriented language (Java, C#) 
  • critical & proactive mindset 
  • rich experience with software development in teams 
  • ability to communicate complex software concepts via diagrams, designs etc. 
  • capacity to understand the essence of academic papers 

Preferred qualifications

  • an active GitHub (or equivalent) profile 
  • experience with functional programming 
  • knowledge of distributed systems and distributed ledgers 
  • previous experience in a startup ecosystem 
  • familiarity with AWS 

Employment format

  • 0.8 FTE = 4 days a week (32 hours) for a trial period of 4 months (negotiable) 
  • full or part-time employment contract or a contract for an "external consulting" 
  • physically present in either Maastricht (Health Campus) or Heerlen (Smart Services Campus) with occasional remote work possible 
  • Consense will assist you with relocation 
  • netto salary between 1800-2800e per month (for a 4 day work week, 14-22e per hour) depending on your experience and skillset 
  • start on the 1st of August 2018 (negotiable) 
  • after the trial period, we will negotiate a new contract and other benefits 

Apply through LinkedIn or email contact@consensedata.com