Hi, I'm Joost.
I am an IT-professional with 2 decades of experience. I've done a lot of things for a lot of people and organizations. You know, when sometimes you see those tech job vacancy posts where some recruiter is listing tons of stuff of skills that you need for the job, that they are basically asking for an entire IT-department? That could be me. I am a generalist, rather than a specialist.
I was born and raised in the south of the Netherlands. I currently reside in the wonderful town of Breda, where I live with my wife and 2 kids. In my spare time I like to both listen to, as well as produce music. I also love watching good movies, especially when they're directed by Tarantino, Scorsese or Nolan. And not often, but sometimes, I like to read. Biographies mostly, or stuff that has to do with either music or IT in general.
From freelancers and small retail, to big multinational, publicly traded corporations, as well as local as national governments.
Approximately 75% of these hours constitute billable hours worked for external clients. Approximately 25% was internal projects or R&D.
78% in Development Role
Anything from small corporate websites to fully fledged, large scale multi-tiered applications, working on both backends as well as UI/UX.
22% in IT Consultancy Role
IT Advisory and Project Management, both for internal organization as well as clients on infrastructure, hosting, virtualization, DevOps and CI/CD.
I am currently employed by AXIT Automatisering BV, also located in Breda, at which I fulfill the role of Senior System Engineer. I spend most of my days programming PHP using the Laravel framework, and creating dynamic, rich and reactive user experiences using Vue.js and Vuex.
Using these technologies, I write big, form heavy business applications, machine-to-machine and other types of data interfaces, and do all kinds of streaming and recording of digital network cameras for a multitude of use cases. In addition to programming, I also dab a little into hardware territory, especially single board computers that have extremely low power consumption profiles.
When the software is working on that hardware, it is usually a node in a bigger fleet of systems, that usually interact with one ore more servers, network infrastructure and VPN technology, as well as the orchestration that comes along with all of that, to properly maintain everything.