"Being able to code is important, but really understanding what the client needs and converting it into a working product is essential"
Hi Nick, how did you start your working day today?
Talking about being consequent: is this something you also bring to work?
How did you end up at TRIMM?
How was the transition from working 'alone' to working in a team?
What are your current ambitions?
What are your plans for the future?
I am always up for a challenge. If you have ambition, you can do cool things at TRIMM. An example is the project for Xsens, where data related to the movements of a person is collected using sensors on the body. A special algorithm interprets this data so that it can be visualized in a portal built by TRIMM. This data can then be used by specialists to support their clients.
My role during this project was not only to implement the techniques, but also to provide the architectural overview. This involved a bit of customer communication. Issues like: what are the needs for the business and which techniques can be used, both for the short term and medium term? I exercised this (dual) function of both software developer and solution architect with pleasure, and I certainly want to do it again!
Can you tell us something about the work you do for our clients?
At the start of 2020, we set up a dedicated team for Signify, in which the key developers of Signify projects started working together in one team. This enables us to use all available knowledge of this client in the most efficient way. I have been involved with Signify (Philips back then) since I started at TRIMM in 2014 and therefore have a good understanding of the business and processes involved.
It is therefore good to hear that the client appreciates the involvement of people that have worked with them from the start, and who know all the ins and outs. That is very valuable! Programming as a skill is important, but truly understanding what the customer needs and being able to convert it into a working product is essential. This way, it is possible to really add value for a client as a software engineer: not only building what is asked for, but thinking critically and constructively about the solution you are implementing.
What are your favourite moments at TRIMM?
Would you recommend other developers to come and work here?
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