Position summary:As the Manager of Software Development and Configuration at Rainforest Alliance, you will play a pivotal role in leading and overseeing the development and configuration of software solutions critical to the organization's mission. Reporting directly to the Director of Development and Operations, you will be responsible for offshore development managing and a team configuration specialists, ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality, scalable, and efficient software solutions.


Team Leadership

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture that encourages continuous learning and professional development.

  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and performance feedback to team members.

Software Development

  • Oversee the end-to-end software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to deployment.

  • Responsible for software development in collaboration with our software partner that works primarily with off-shore teams

  • Drive the development of high-quality, scalable, and maintainable software solutions.

Configuration Management

  • Implement and manage configuration management processes to streamline software deployment, updates and workflows.

  • Develop and maintain configuration management standards and best practices.

  • Ensure the integrity and consistency of software configurations across different environments.

Quality Assurance

  • Implement and oversee quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability and performance of software solutions.

  • Conduct regular code reviews and implement best practices to maintain code quality.

Technology Evaluation

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies relevant to software development and configuration management.

  • Evaluate and recommend tools, frameworks, and methodologies to enhance the development and configuration process.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in software development and configuration management, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.

  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, tools, and best practices.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver complex software projects on time and within budget.

  • Experience working in an agile development environment is highly desirable.

  • Passion for sustainable development and environmental conservation is a plus.

Job level: 2B

Deadline: 23 February 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

WHO WE ARE:The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

WhyTo protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

HowOur growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.

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