Jordy Verbeurgt · Marketing
Wed Nov 17 2021 · 3 min read

Life at Skedify

Life at Skedify: Software Engineer with Ben

The third part of our mini-series 'Life at Skedify' is out.
An initiative where we interview different key players in several departments within Skedify. Every couple of weeks we publish a new episode, with a new guest in a different role. Stay tuned for more 😉

Watch the second episode with Software Engineer, Ben Swennen, here:

Who are you?

Hey, I'm Ben Swennen, 30 years old, living in Ghent, and I'm a software engineer.

What’s your role here?

My role currently is; I'm a software engineer mainly focused on the front-end modules. So I'm developing, coordinating the front-end modules for core, video and partner booking application.  Besides that, I'm also involved in recruitment and hiring of new technical people for the company.

What do you like most about your job?

What I like most about my job. I think for me, it's working for a scale-up that has a product market fit and being able to work and contribute to the technical challenge that this situation brings us. I also like that we are able to work and choose new technologies, think; React, TypeScript and GraphQL. And maybe the thing which I like most is the fact that the departments or the teams within Skedify are not disconnected from each other. So we regularly talk with each other so we know what business or marketing is working on. So we are not isolated, so we know why we are, for instance, implementing a certain feature.

What’s unique about this place?

What is unique about working at this place? I think it's the true flexibility that is offered to their employees here. Think, you have the words flexibility, flexible working hours are thrown around often. But the way it's done here is very unique and it's something I've never seen before. So that's, I think, what truly makes this place unique. 

What message do you have for new applicants?

Well, first, if you like working for a people-focused company with a very family atmosphere within or among colleagues over all departments of all teams. Second, especially if you're a technical person, you like working on growing our technology or architecture, further developing our products with the newest technologies. And if that hasn't convinced you, we have a brand new office at De Blaarmeersen in Ghent, we have a ping pong table, we have a dart board, we have a drink-filled fridge and lots of other props. So feel free to join!

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