GBIF Secretariat seeks Denmark-based web developer

Twelve-month contract offered for skilled web developer based in Denmark


The GBIF Secretariat is seeking a skilled web developer who is based in Denmark and has expertise in Node.js, React and GraphQL. As part of our team, reporting to the GBIF Head of Informatics, you will contribute to the development of a new interface for, a platform that serves several million users each year and delivers billions of data records in downloads every day.

Application deadline: 9 August 2023
Start of interviews: week of 14 August 2023 (week 33)
Expected start of contract: September/October 2023
Duration of contract: 12 months

Join our team and contribute to the advancement of, making a global impact in the access and use of open data on biodiversity.


  • Design and develop a unified GraphQL API that spans multiple backend REST APIs, ensuring a seamless interface for the web layer
  • Assist in building and expanding the React component library
  • Migrate and enhance existing pages from AngularJS
  • Implement and refine the visual design, focusing on CSS
  • Contribute to server-side rendering for improved SEO
  • Optimize page-loading performance
  • Develop a reusable login solution that works across various products


  • Proficiency in Node.js, React, and AngularJS, with the ability to showcase previous applications you have developed
  • Familiarity with Git and comfortable working with GitHub for version control
  • Experience collaborating in a cross-disciplinary environment, working alongside designers and other developers to prototype and validate early concepts

Contract and remuneration

This short-term contract is for a 12-month duration, starting from September/October 2023, with a salary of 47,973 DKK per month, and GBIF salaries are exempt from Danish income tax, under the GBIF host agreement with Denmark. The successful candidate will be locally recruited, and applicants are therefore expected to have a valid work and residence permit for Denmark.

Application procedure and deadline

To express your interest, please submit a letter of application outlining your relevant experience in respect to the listed responsibilities and qualifications for the job along with your CV to The deadline for applications is 9 August 2023.

Please indicate in the application where you saw this advertisement. Enquiries concerning the position can be addressed to Please note that interviews are expected to commence after the summer holidays, beginning the week of 14 August 2023.

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, free and open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

GBIF is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of gender, colour, racial, social, or ethnic origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation, marital status or family situation, or any other status.

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