Excellence is at the core of all we do at Belighted. This extends from our work building software products we are proud of to respect for each other as individuals. We come together as a team to create extraordinary things - we are proud of what we accomplish every day and how we do it. And we are proud of the way this adds value to our own lives and the world around us.
In 2008, on the university campus at Louvain-la-Neuve, Nicolas Jacobeus made his vision reality. He founded Belighted, a software development agency, to create innovative products that would delight users.
From the start, Belighted embraced excellence in modern, efficient technologies like Ruby and its web framework Rails. Relentless focus on quality helped Belighted grow and attract like-minded talent, and the company is now a passionate team of software engineers, user experience specialists, and project managers.
Belighted has helped dozens of software startups across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom grow their vision from idea to success. We have earned a reputation for working hand-in-hand with non-technical startup founders to build products on the frontlines of innovation. And we continue to push the envelope of innovation with our own R&D projects.
We believe in startups, innovation, changing the status quo and improving the quality of life for fellow humans with software. Come join us on our journey of self-actualization and lifelong learning.
Prepare to Be Delighted.
Full health insurance
A clear career path
Interesting and varied projects
Trust and empowerment at all levels
Work with passionate and skilled people
Respect for personal time
Flat, transparent hierarchy
The Belighted mission is to delight our customers and employees by building high-performing web and mobile software that improves quality of life for users.
Our core values reflect the PRIDE we take in our work and form the basis for our team culture:
Performance: Simple, elegant solutions to problems.
Respect: For differing opinions and individuality.
Integrity: Transparency, humility, honesty.
Drive: Passion for our work - and our play!
Excellence: Precision and accuracy, continuous growth.
Being proponents and users of open source software in most of our work, we naturally give back to the community. Since the beginning of Belighted, we have patched software such as Ruby on Rails and some of its libraries, and produced our own which we maintain on our Github page. We also frequently sponsor community events such as Paris.rb and Ruby Lugdunum.
Rails Girls is an initiative born in 2010 in Finland with the aim to help women understand technology and to build their ideas. In practice, non-profit week-end events are periodically organized all over the world to introduce the world of web development to novice girls (and guys). We were coach at Rails Girls Paris then introduced Rails Girls in Belgium in 2012, being organizers of the first local edition and involved in further editions as coaches and advisors.
Almost all Belighters are beer aficionados, the passion being part of our Belgian culture. We brewed our first batch of "Beerlighted" in 2012 as part of a dedicated team-building event and shared the tasty result with our friends and customers.
In 2013, Belighted was nominated by Deloitte as one the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Benelux. We were one of the few services based businesses, and earned the 7th place among all Belgian participants.