#LifeOfDevs: Lead Front-end Developer Raymon at ANWB

Jolanda Brandt

Always wanted to know what our devs exactly do at their projects? Well, today is your lucky day. In our recurring segment #LifeOfDevs we go have a chat with one of our developers to get the ins and outs of what it is like to work at their project. To kick off our series we start with our talented Lead Front-end Developer Raymon, who has been working at the ANWB (The Royal Dutch Touring Club) since January.


What are you working on?
“At the moment I am working at the ANWB on a new version of our Car Selling Service.”

What techniques are you using?
“In our front-end tasks we use Angular 1.6, ES6, Webpack & Less (CSS). As proxy for the backend we utilise NodeJS, which helps us connect different backend systems.”

Can you tell me a bit more about your project?
“It is a challenging, yet fun project, because we are working on it with an entire new team. Our team members all bring different levels and areas of expertise to the table. Another aspect I enjoy is that we work directly with the business stakeholders. This way we can work more efficient and faster to build user-friendly solutions.”

What is it like to work at ANWB?
“ANWB is superb to work at. They work Scrum/Agile and also ask for continuous feedback on how to improve applications and processes. As a team you are fully responsible for the applications you are building and have built. At ANWB we work towards a devops structure, in order to make teams responsible for keeping existing applications online and keep monitoring them.”

What does your average day look like?
“Every morning we all come in between 8 and 9am, have a little chat here and there and go through our inboxes. Then at around 9.30am we do our stand-up and once a week we also do a refinement after our stand-up. After that we all go work on our different tasks, such as discussing user stories or how we can better test certain things. We also work on resolving any occurring disruptions, if any.

Around noon we go for a little walk in the forest to get away from our screens, chat and have lunch. With our bellies full we resume our work afterwards. I feel fortunate to work at this project and the ambience is always fun and relaxed. So don’t be surprised if nerf guns suddenly appear!”

Curious to find out more? Then check out this great video they made to see what it is like to work at ANWB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX60T-9aIS8


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