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Who am I?

Professional

I've lead various teams of developers from diverse backgrounds over the years bringing out the best in them to build amazing solutions; help them thrive in learning, experimenting, and reflecting.

I was responsible for their technical and personal development, and helping them take ‘the next step’, the next step in delivering higher quality products, in gaining higher development velocity, in collaboration, and effective teamwork.

I strongly believe the following factors help in taking this next step:

  • Never compromise in code quality.
  • Standardize and automate as much as possible to prevent reinventing of the wheel and focus on adding value.
  • Create a safe-to-fail, blameless environment.

Personal

I see through the chaos and focus on where we are going by simplifying situations because I like to focus on the greater good.

I’ve lived in several parts of the world and love to travel to all the other parts. In my free time my greatest passions are kitesurfing, skydiving, and sailing, and I try to travel as often as I can to the most exotic places to find a plane to jump from or a wave to ride.

Back home, I love my city of Amsterdam, where I recently bought an apartment, and now I’m the happiest guy alive.

“The best way to predict future, is to create it.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” (Albert Einstein)

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

History

  • 2021-Present

     

    FocusCura

    CTO

    Setting a vision for how technology is used in the company and ensuring that the technological resources meet the company's short and long-term needs.

    Outline the goals for research and development and creating timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services.

    Making executive decisions on behalf of the company's technological requirements and creating engineering culture that enables fast and quality feature implementations

  • 2018-2021

    FocusCura

    Managing Director of EYVIT

    At FocusCura I was fortunate to have gotten an entrepreneurial opportunity to create and head a new subsidiary within the group where I hired, trained, and motivated an excellent team of engineers, sales, marketing, and all across the board of expertise needed to build and bring to the market a state of the art SaaS product that would revolutionise care as we know it!

    A truely exceptional journey that I've enjoyed every part of!

     

    2018-2021

  • 2016-2018

     

    FocusCura

    Lead Engineer

    As lead engineer I helped the development team transition from a slow moving team that lacked focus, to a modern, self sustainable, rappidly growing agile team. In 2 years, we went from a small hackers team to an extremely productive feature focused teams, which are able to confidently release to production at any moment within minutes.

  • 2015-2016

    Vodafone

    Technical Lead

    As a technical lead, I was proud to lead a scrum team delivering a product (MeinVodafone) that was granted the people’s choice award as the best telecom app in the German market.

     

    2015-2016

  • 2012-2015

     

    Link Development

    Jr. then Sr. Software Engineer

    Delivered across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support. Created compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences. Standardizing the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort Present & attend industry events/ conferences.

What am I good at?

Building products

Building a digital product is hard. Over the years I’ve built multiple products and learned that your product requirements will change… daily. The success of your team and the product depends on whether you are able to adapt to these changes quickly enough.

Building teams

Over the years I’ve set up several teams and learned that a team’s success is determined by finding the balance between juniors and seniors, between specialists and generalists, between dreamers and soldiers and between optimists and realists.

Leading teams

I try to work for a team as a leader instead of as a boss. Standing next to your team, maximizing their potential, not being afraid to reveal your own vulnerability and always steering towards an ideal situation where your role is no longer needed.

Managing complex migration projects

Most projects have a (big) history and almost always some form of technical debt. Sometimes a solution for this technical debt is to migrate to a new framework/language/backend etc. My experience with complex migration projects has demonstrated that starting a new project from scratch in parallel is rarely the best course of action, as they often never finish. Instead, my approach involves delivering business value while gradually migrating towards the new standard.

Writing code that lasts

I’ve been around the block and have learned that you should write code imagining that you will have to come back to it 3 years later. At that point your nifty one liner will no longer make sense and your future self will hate you for it. The main goal of your code is to take any uninitiated reader by the hand and guide him through the logic.

Maximizing productivity

People want to have the feeling that they are making an impact. I feel my biggest duty is to maximize each team member’s productivity. Is someone doing a mundane task? Automate it. Is someone repeating a task often? Automate it. Is someone doing a task that is hard to do in a consistent way every time? Automate it. Developers should focus on what they are good at: Being creative and adding value. I’ll try to take away any other task.

Testimonials

Rimon is one of the most talented Mobile application engineers I've worked with. Very high quality work, deep understanding of mobile technologies, excellent attention to detail, and an outstanding intuition about what makes great software. It is a pleasure to work with him.

Amr Khamis Digital Workforce Advisor

Rimon is one of the most professional and hardworking people I’ve worked with. Very dedicated and motivated.

Ashraf Abu Bakr Lead Software Engineer at iTWORX Education

Want to work with me?

Great! Contact me on LinkedIn. I would prefer it if you'd provide at least answers to the questions below. Any extra information you provide up front is welcome and will increase the chances of a successful collaboration.
  • Who are you?

    I like knowing the people I would be working with, your passions in life, the causes you believe in, and maybe your idea of a fun weekend! If you’re a company I’m also very interested in the current setup of the development team.

  • What are you working on?

    What awesome product(s) are you building? How far along are you right now?

  • What is the current stack?

    Let me know what technologies / languages / frameworks you use right now and if there are ambitions to improve on this stack.

  • What are your ambitions?

    Let me know what your ambitions are for the upcoming years. What big milestones do you want to achieve?

  • What are your biggest challenges?

    How can I help you tackle them?

  • Availability

    5 days (Monday-Friday)

  • Randstad

    Preferably positions in the Randstad area

  • Fee

    €85 – €120 h/r (depending on the role / requirements)

  • Starting date

    April 1st 2019

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