Drupal engineer

The Reference is a committed digital agency of 160 creative thinkers, driven by knowledge and craftsmanship. Our clients refer to us as a bunch of lovely and intelligent people. We share a collaborative culture in which we leverage our expertise and unleash our creativity in every aspect of our work. This allows us to open up digital opportunities in numerous verticals and businesses. That's why A-brands and other market leaders have been considering us trusted advisors for many years.


- As an experienced Drupal Engineer, you will stand for the high-quality supply of various challenging (headless) Drupal projects on the basis of a reliable digital architecture.
- You devote attention to an optimal user experience, security, privacy and the performance of the digital solutions.
- You build custom web applications for our customers (large companies and visible brands).
- What you achieve is always of high quality, maintenance-friendly and well documented.
- You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of ten colleagues and will be involved in the customer projects from A to Z, from concepts to realisation.
- You will support the sales team as a technical expert and help to make the architectural choices by translating customer requirements in terms of technical solutions.
- You will work in a challenging and innovative environment. Together with your colleagues, you will research new technologies in order to then apply them at our customers.


- You are a Drupal expert with experience with a headless, de-coupled architecture.
- You have conceptual knowledge of technology in general and a passion for developing sound web applications with performance and quality in mind.
- You are focused on cooperation and draw energy from generating enthusiasm and coaching the team.
- You have knowledge of ElasticSearch (or Swiftype). Knowledge of SOLR is an advantage.
- You have experience or an affinity with: Netlify and Gatsby, automated CI/CD pipelines (Azure, DevOps, CircleCI, etc.), containerization and container orchestration within CI/CD
- You have a highly analytical mind, can take a helicopter view and work in a solution-oriented manner.
- You can communicate easily with both a technical and non-technical audience. You can communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple manner.
- You are able to translate customer questions in terms of functional requirements and technical analyses.
- You are well organised by nature and work in a structured and accurate manner.
- You have excellent knowledge of both Dutch and English.


We are one of Belgium’s most successful digital agencies, part of the international Emakina Group, but with its own DNA.

You will be one of the key figures in a young and dynamic team where there is plenty of scope for personal initiative.

We give you the opportunity to develop your talent further. We provide a L&D budget and the necessary time to hone your skills and expertise.

Your welfare is important to us. We ensure a healthy work-life balance and the necessary relaxation, at our company parties and legendary boardgame nights, for example.

Work from our agile offices (Ghent & Antwerp) or from home (60%). Whatever you want!

Last but not least… an attractive salary with lots of fringe benefits, such as a company car, meal vouchers, group and health insurance, bike lease, extra days leave, …

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