Sakai Developer

With many new and exciting projects underway, Trifork Amsterdam is now looking for passionate and talented people. Trіfоrk experts develop business-critical enterprise solutions using open source software. We work with open-source technologies that are state-of-the-art, yet have a solid and proven base.


Trifork Amsterdam is looking for an experienced Java developer for our EdTech portfolio, to join their team working on the opensource Sakai LMS. As member of the Apereo organization and having a solid customer base, we are working on expanding the possibilities of Sakai.

The ideal candidate will be a functional and technical lead for our LMS offering which includes Sakai, OpenEDX and our own Trifork player. You will be able to setup a roadmap for future developments based on the input from our own customers as well as input from the Apereo foundation. You will have a solid Java knowledge and are not afraid of talking to clients. Trifork Amsterdam is also a contributing member from IMSGlobal learning consortium. IMSGlobal is the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing Edtech and learning impact. Attending IMSGlobl meetings is part of the job. You will also be involved in expert knowledge sharing by attending conferences and participating in meet-ups

We don't have a consultant model where we hire you and then ship you off to a clients location. We position our selves with our clients as their trusted Technology Partner and have a model that focuses on keeping our developers together working on cool projects in our office!

New projects often target the cloud, where we embrace a cloud-native approach of building and running applications including practices like DevOps and Continuous Delivery: this ensures your ideas are turned into working software running in production in the fastest and safest way possible!
Within Trifork there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, to grow and take initiative. Our developers’ expertise and the willingness to grow, is the main priority at Trifork and we support this with internal trainings as well as via our external training academy - GOTO Academy. We can guarantee unbeatable knowledge in the field of the newest open source technologies and agile development methods, and also a ride on the company yacht when it's in town...

 Work with your team to build the best solution for your customer.
 Be involved in expert knowledge sharing by attending conferences and participating in meetups.

Gevraagd wordt

You enjoy helping Clients supporting there Sakai system.
- You are interested in the educational domain and Learning Management Systems
- You are interested in how infrastructure works
- Occasional travel is no problem.
In addition to this, you're a strong team player who values integrity and honesty. You strive to be the best at what you are doing.

Must Haves
 Experience in professional agile Java development with, for instance Spring (Boot, MVC, Security, JPA)
 Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch (written & verbally).
 Problem Solving; you point out structural problems, analyze them and generate solutions

Nice to Haves
 Knowledge of Sakai and its functionalities.
 Working experience with Jira.
 Experience with trouble-shooting: analyzing problem, finding root-cause and determining solution.

Geboden wordt

Our daily work is characterized by an open and honest international atmosphere, and we put emphasis on creating a challenging yet fun working environment. We work in agile and cross-functional teams with a focus on pair programming. We work in close collaboration with customers and make sure we understand their environment and issues.
In addition, we offer:

 Development and learning opportunities both within projects as well as in internal tech meetings, GOTO Academy trainings, GOTO Nights, our GOTO Conference etc.
 An open and international environment.
 Opportunities for initiatives.
 Healthy lunches for free.
 Additional benefits like fitness discounts, bike plan and more.
 Macbook Pro or high-end Dell laptop (OS of choice).


Trifork is a leading full service supplier of high-quality custom-built applications and end-to-end solutions. Providing a lean approach to support each phase of the project life-cycle from idea creation, development and to ongoing maintenance and support.
We aim to empower our customers by providing expert advice on the optimization of business critical IT systems and cutting-edge technology. Enabling our customers to seamlessly integrate and use these technologies – bringing immediate value to our customers’ business and customers.
Trifork delivers solutions for the educational, finance, public, healthcare, manufacturing and telecom industries.

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