About me
I am a full stack developer with a background in IT-Law. I enjoy automating DevOps processes and delivering robust and intuitive end products to clients. My positive character and social skills allow me to combine hard work with friendly and constructive collegiality.
Experience
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JAN 2020 - NOW
Backend Developer: I created an application that retrieves sensor measurements, transforms them, and writes them to a database that is used by a publicly available service.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) NOV 2019 - DEC 2019
Backend Developer: As a Proof of Concept, I created and demonstrated a "Harvester" application that retrieves sensor measurements, transforms them, and writes them to a database that is used by a publicly available service. The Proof of Concept was a success, and was directly followed up by a 6-figure project.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) AUG 2019 - NOV 2019
Backend Developer: For Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) I created an application that forwards incoming sensor data in a non-blocking way. I added a feature to compress messages and send them as a batch, to lower the application its bandwidth usage.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JUN 2019 - AUG 2019
DevOps Engineer: I containerized a Meteor/MongoDB application, configured Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, and deployed the application using Docker Swarm. I also added an Nginx service to proxy requests and provide TLS/SSL support.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) DEC 2018 - JUN 2019
Full Stack Developer: I merged 9 applications (database, backend, and frontend) into one, enabling a smoother deployment process while cutting down hosting costs. I added new features, pushed them to production, and moved the application to the ibm.com domain.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) APR 2018 - DEC 2018
Backend Developer: I was involved in the creation of several Java microservices for an award winning Port of Rotterdam enterprise IoT application. My team independently designed solutions and took care of the DevOps process.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JAN 2018 - APR 2018
Front End Developer: I improved the quality, structure and development workflow of an enterprise IoT application for Port of Rotterdam. I did this by unit testing and refactoring existing code, adding new features, and reviewing the code of other developers. I also added a test validation script to ensure reviewers that new code will not break existing features.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) DEC 2017 - DEC 2017
Front End Developer: For IBM, I was involved in the development of a tool that clients and consultants can use to assess the value of enterprise applications.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JUL 2017 - DEC 2017
Full Stack Developer: I added new features to a government-owned Ruby on Rails application about innovation in sports. I deployed changes to production myself.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) AUG 2017 - JUL 2017
Front End Developer: As a Proof of Concept, I created the front end of an application that visualises data collected by sensors in the Port of Rotterdam. The Proof of Concept was a success, and was followed up by a big enterprise project spanning multiple years.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JUL 2017 - AUG 2017
Front End Developer: To impress an important potential client for IBM, I created a beautiful Apple-style microsite.
IBM CIC Benelux (Groningen) JUN 2017 - JUL 2017
Front End Developer: For a major German bank, I went to Frankfurt to create the front end of an IBM Watson application. With a rapidly approaching deadline, I made creative solutions to overcome the limitations of a very restricted developing environment.
University of Groningen JUN 2016 - JAN 2017
Student-Researcher (graduation project): For an official law evaluation, I wrote a Python application to analyze if Dutch government agencies acted in compliance with the law when collecting biometric data from foreigners.
Harry Prins
Full Stack Developer