Technical Problem Solver

Builder and problem solver who loves automating anything and everything, whether it is scripting deployment processes, integrating with APIs or optimizing time-critical tasks.

Mentor who likes sharing technical knowledge and gives easy to understand explanations for complex subjects.

Areas of Expertise
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Web Development
  • Technical Training
  • Continuous delivery
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Security compliance
Professional experience
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Optimizely Amsterdam, Netherlands

Optimizely is the leader in experimentation, A/B testing, and Experience Optimization (EXO).

Solutions Architect April 2022 - Present

Helping customers implement and get value out of Optimizely products. Leading key discussions and considerations around change programs from both a business and technical perspective. Assisting internal sales teams in responses to RFPs and technical requirements documents. Developing opportunities for customer-facing enterprise architecture engagements.

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Amazon Web Services Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leader in Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services.

Senior Technical Instructor April 2021 - March 2022

Technical Instructor June 2019 - March 2021

Delivered instructor-led classroom training to technical audiences. Acted as subject matter experts (SME) for the broader training team regarding technical topics or content. Assisted in developing & maintaining technical training content, lab exercises, presentations, and accompanying materials.

Achievements
  • Delivered classroom training to thousands of students.
  • Attained average instructor CSAT of 4.62 out of 5 across a wide range of courses.
  • Developed Python script to aggregate training reports, saving 2 days per month of manual work.
  • Created and delivered two short webinars to a total of 600 customers.
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Oblivion Cloud Control Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oblivion Cloud Control is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. It has since been acquired by Xebia Group.

Cloud Consultant & Engineer April 2017 - May 2019

Developed automated and scalable infrastructures on AWS. Delivered technical training and workshops to developers and architects. Translated business challenges from our clients to technical solutions.

Achievements
  • Implemented dependency graph to parallelize deployments resulting in a 6× improvement.
  • Automated build process of custom machine images and distribution across multiple accounts.
  • Reduced compliance reporting job from more than 30 minutes to less than 10 seconds.
  • Implemented CI/CD pipeline for Docker containers so that developers can test their code quicker.
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Deskbookers Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deskbookers is an online marketplace to book and pay for meeting rooms. It has since been acquired by Spacebase.

Back-end Developer September 2016 - March 2017

Developed new features in PHP web application and resolved performance and functional issues. Deployed software releases to cloud infrastructure.

Achievements
  • Developed access right system for more granular adjustability of user permissions
  • Improved integration with bookkeeping software to reduce workload of Finance department by 5h/week.
  • Implemented search function with Elasticsearch to solve issues with geographical aggregations.
  • Solved bug in category tree structure to reduce query time from >20s to 0.2s.
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QForma Oisterwijk, Netherlands

QForma was a local web agency. It has since merged with Tirato to form NOBEARS.

Web Developer September 2012 - August 2016

Developed custom PHP web applications and CMS powered websites for customers. Responsible for MySQL databases, back-end applications, and integrations with front-end. Planned and executed migration from managed hosting providers to the AWS cloud.

Achievements
  • Replaced code from CMS with a handwritten SQL query to reduce page load time from 8s to 0.8s.
  • Restructured cache usage of ACL to reduce base memory usage per request from 80MB to 16MB.
  • Developed an integration with VoIP system to display customer information from CRM in real-time.
  • Improved product search for web shop with 8,000 products with Elasticsearch.
  • Migrated web applications to AWS to reduce hosting costs by approximately 50%.
Education

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Eindhoven, Netherlands

Bachelor of Computer Science September 2009 - August 2012

Curriculum included Object-Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Human-Computer Interaction, Operating Systems, and Computer Networks.