''I really build services from scratch. This allows us to use new tech without being limited by whether or not it is compatible with existing code. I can really put my effort on the code I developed!''
As Java developer I am part of the creation of a future proof IT solution to handle our internal processes. In order to realise this we are building a microservice landscape. We're starting out small but expanding rapidly with the goal of an easily scalable and customizable product in mind.
what I like about my job
What I really like about this position is the fact that I am building services from scratch. This allows us to use new technologies without being limited by compatibility with existing code. It also gives me the opportunity to leave my mark on the code that I develop.
My team consists of (among others) 4 back-end developers. This makes for efficient meetings regarding possible technical solutions and leaves room for everyone to have their say. We work hard to meet the demanding planning, but there is always room for a laugh or a good riddle.
To keep in touch during the periods that we work from home we have decided to have a meeting open throughout the day to create an office vibe. This allows us to quickly ask each other questions, or just chat throughout the day. We also have a (digital) 'vrijmibo' which has been moved to thursdays so everyone can attend.
My day starts with the standup in which the team discusses what we've done the day before and what we plan to do today. After the standup we often have a meeting in which we do the technical refinement of any issues on the backlog that need it. Once those meetings are over, I usually work on the issues which we planned for the sprint during our sprint planning.
I'm quite happy with my workspace at home. I am a big fan of plants so I've surrounded myself with them. The big window allows me to gain some passive inspiration by looking at people walking by. We try to go to the office at least once a week with the entire team. It's good to see my colleagues in real life instead of on screen regularly!