Software Engineer - Mechelen,BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden) and in US, Boston.


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.  In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities.  We want to challenge the impossible.  We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.  In other words, we need you.

We are looking for a  Software Engineer.

Scope of the job

Together with your colleagues you will support and extend the Galapagos' software landscape.

Your key responsibilities will be maintaining and upgrading in-house developed and commercially developed software - legacy and new development. Also delivering high level support, including remote support activities.

You will work in an international team that provides Information Systems-based services to all employees across the company. 

You will be located in Mechelen, but occasional travel to other sites (Paris, Leiden) is possible.


  • You have obtained a Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Sciences or an equivalent through experience.
  • You can handle multiple issues concurrently with a great client focus.
  • You are eager to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Team-first mentality with good communications skills both in English and Dutch.
  • .NET ; combined with skills in common scripting languages.
  • Interested in the following concepts: microservices, cloud solutions, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, agile, Docker and most common design patterns, databases, operating systems.

What’s in it for you ?


You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.  As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful.  At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!