ARCHITECTURE | LEADERSHIP
VISION | INSPIRATION
With more than 25 years of experience in Software Development, working in companies of all sizes and stages of maturity, as well as different industries, I have a unique perspective on how to achieve great results in software development. I quickly assess situations, identify areas for improvement and get on it!
While most of my career I have been a Software Developer (or 'Engineer' if you like) myself, I've taken on other roles like Team Manager, Architect and most recently Engineering Director. I still code (for fun and profit), just not as much as I used to.
Together with my wife, in 2010 we established 'Pensionstal De Groene Heerd' - a livery stable.
My wife (Mickey Groeneweg) is the driving force behind this, and I assist her where possible.
For a few years I have been working together with Jan Peter Mulder in his photography business called MulderFotografie. Occasionally I still assist him in my free time.
Jouke is a highly skilled professional focused on frontend technologies but with a broader knowledge of almost all other areas of IT. He is one of those people that are really motivated by complex challenges. Highly committed and focused on producing excellent work, Jouke cannot go unnoticed. His knowledge and drive give him strong opinions that are hard to disagree with. In our group, I trust him completely on whatever frontend subject that can arise and he contributes a lot to the success of our frontend platform.
Jouke is gifted with a profound understanding of the business drivers behind IT projects. He has a superb hands-on capacity and is capable of leading teams by example. His personable and enthusiastic style is both inspiring and educational, making it a pleasure working with him.
Jouke has always given me the trust that whatever has been agreed will be done. He has been a great colleague at Booking.com where you could rely on and was always open for suggestions and improvements.
Jouke was able to look at things from the non-IT side, which made him a special IT-er who was able to think with you in the same way you wanted, and not only in a technical way, and in the end come to a solution that was the best for all, the business and the technology.
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