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Michael is an Android developer at Move in Amsterdam. What interesting projects did he do over the past five years, what did he learn from them and how does he continue to develop?
Millions of people use our apps intensively. That makes me very happy.
The apps we make are really widely used. Millions of users trust that all the information is correct, and that the information is always at their fingertips. Twenty-four hours a day. To be able to offer such a good user experience, you have to arrange a lot of complex things at the back end. It takes a lot of knowledge and creativity to come up with elegant solutions for that. You also need self-confidence to make certain choices in your architecture. Yes, my self-confidence as a developer has grown enormously over the past few years. I know that I am delivering real quality.
You work with very demanding clients who constantly force you to improve yourself.
For example, to produce the AH-to-go app, we worked with a large team of professionals from different agencies. Hundreds of thousands of people have already used that app to shop. When you simply click on a product to add it to your basket, you don't realize how clever the underlying technology is. To really make that so simple, we also had to switch frequently with the hardware supplier, for example. Very educational and challenging. Engineering the many requirements behind such a beautiful concept gives me satisfaction.
Move's unique working method guarantees quality and a very versatile workload.
The ANWB Onderweg app was my first major project when I started here more than five years ago. That was also when Moveeen introduced a new working method. This working method ensures that our developers always make the same choices. This approach ensures that we continuously deliver high quality. If you join us as a developer in an ongoing project, you understand almost immediately how everything fits together. This means that we can also switch very easily between projects. This makes my work even more varied and interesting.
The uncompromising focus on quality really sets us apart from other agencies.
We also perform audits on code produced by other parties. Then you notice that our focus on quality is truly distinctive. Short cuts to save time and money are the rule rather than the exception. Of course, sometimes it is the client who pushes for this. We always dig in our heels. We are very flexible and always think along with the client, but do not compromise on quality. During these audits I also see what happens if you do: samples of code, which always cause problems later. Afterwards, customers are always happy with our choices.
My development as a developer is now entering a whole new phase here.
Over the past five years, I have had many opportunities to develop here. If you clearly indicate the direction you want to take, Movei makes sure there is time and budget for it. Thanks to the knowledge and experience I was able to gain, I have become an experienced and complete developer. I also coach less experienced colleagues or interns. I enjoy seeing them develop new features or run their own projects independently thanks to my guidance. It gives a whole new kind of satisfaction when I can also contribute to that development.
After reading this blog, are you thinking, I want to work as an Android Developer at Move?
Then apply here and who knows, you might become our new colleague.