Maarten

Salesforce Solution Architect
  • Senior Salesforce Developer
  • 6 years Gen25

To be able to think logical is very important for developers that want to come and work here. You don’t even need be able to program for Apex specifically. If you want to learn, you will come a long way.

Maarten’s work day

For the most part, I am working on our app Booker25. This began when I first started working here, as a trainee. We already had an app with roughly the same functionalities, but it wasn’t very well put together. Many different developers worked at it, it lacked one central vision. Now, five years later, I am still committing 50 percent of my time to Booker25, with my team.

I am a morning person. I get up early and go jogging, answer some e-mails or write a bit of code. After that, I go to work and start the day with a stand up. I discuss with my team what we did and what we are going to do that day. The rest of the day, I am mainly busy developing, but am often asked questions, for example when people need help. This can be other developers experiencing problems, but also someone from for example HR, asking me to decide, based on a cv and letter, whether we should ask a candidate to come in. I sometimes join these talks, or help a candidate during his or her trial, when we check whether someone has the right skills.

Logical thinking required

To be able to think logical is very important for developers that want to come and work here. You don’t even need to be able to program for Apex specifically. If you want to learn, you will come a long way. Although some experience with Java will come in handy, because it looks a lot like Apex. You can learn the rest while working here.

Quality gives me a lot of satisfaction

The best thing about working at Gen25 is the work I do on Booker25. I have been doing it since the start and love to see how it is growing. I think it’s great to work on it with other people as well. Things are more streamlined than ever, and when I look at our processes, I think we are Gen25’s showpiece. Cooperating and planning are really smoothly. We follow the best scrum model, I think, and have really taken care of our automatic processes. When a developer finishes a piece of code, it is tested and checked for mistakes automatically. Quality is very important for us, and it gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Why should other developers come work at Gen25?

For our pool table of course! I think IT companies can distinguish themselves with their secondary terms. At Gen25, these are really good. I think the atmosphere is also very good: colleagues are always willing to help of need be, and you get a lot of chances to develop yourself.