My name is Ivar Koster and I have been working for Voiceworks since January 1st 2013. Within my current role as a PHP developer, I am responsible for maintaining Operator and creating new features. Operator is a portal where customers (our business partners) can order our products, configure, and can bill their end customers. One day a week, I perform maintenance on existing software. The remainder of the week is spent working on projects, such as extending existing functionalities or creating new features.
The biggest challenge at the moment lies in the rapid growth of the company. Dealing with legacy code and helping with the scalability of an existing system greatly helps to increase my knowledge and experience. I find my colleagues’ current knowledge levels and eagerness to learn very positive. These things also help me to grow in my role. My goal is to learn as much as possible and be the best possible developer.
The Development Department (Almere)
The main tasks within the Development Department are writing and maintaining features in the web portal and XML API, fixing bugs and refactoring legacy code to make sure the existing software is scalable. My colleagues and I are also always actively searching for possible improvements to the existing structure.