My name is Roel and I started as a software engineer at Keylane at the Product Development department two years ago.
I entered that time as a junior and right now I am a medior.
Varied work and short lines
I am working daily on developing new functionalities, guiding new people, reviewing code that other people have written and making time schedules.
We work in subgroups with at least one functional designer, a number of developers and testers. The functional designer works out the wishes of the customer for a ‘request for change’, which we then build. Then it is tested by the testers. This way we keep the lines short.
When I have a question, the functional designer is sitting next to me, and if he or she doesn’t have the right answer, I can walk to someone else. And for the testers the same applies, the people who built it are always sitting close to you.
Insurance market comes along with challenges
Keylane is working hard to gain market share across Europe, so a lot is happening. We have to make various links between systems that run in that country, for example for registering legally determined data.
On the other hand, a lot is still happening in the Netherlands. You can’t just put something together and don’t have to take a look at it anymore.
Legislation changes, customers constantly want new functionalities. So there is a lot of variation and there a many ways to choose. And furthermore, we are fully engaged in the technical field of automated testing and making it possible to deliver our product more frequently to our customers.
“WE ARE FULLY ENGAGED IN THE TECHNICAL FIELD OF AUTOMATED TESTING AND MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO DELIVER OUR PRODUCT MORE FREQUENTLY TO THE CLIENT”
Technical growth path
I would like to continue to grow in my career, of course. The next step would be senior software engineer. Then you will look a bit further on the technical side: design new things, write out in broad terms how we will tackle certain things and build more technical challenging functionalities. It seems very interesting to me to play a little more in that area, to make choices about which techniques we will use and how that will take shape. Then you are talking about the technical architect’s side.
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