In our section: ‘Employee in the spotlight’ we like to show which people are behind our organisation. On a daily basis, Archive-IT is committed to supporting organisations in the transition from a paper to a digital working environment. In addition, software is being developed to guarantee safe, digital accessibility. But who does what? And what are the motivations of the employees of the Archive-IT team? Time for a look behind the scenes.
In the ‘Employee in the spotlight’ of July, Jordy Schoolmeesters was nominated by Christine Silkens. We would like to introduce Jordy to you!
Jordy, how did you end up at Archive-IT?
“I was looking for a job next to my studies. I used to work in a cafeteria, but I wanted something that would be better suited to my studies. A friend of mine was an intern at Archive-IT at the time and that’s how I first heard about Archive-IT. Then I sent an open application and I was allowed to come for an interview. Meanwhile, I’ve been working here for half a year with a lot of pleasure and I will continue to work part-time in the coming school year.”
How do you combine your studies with your work?
“I study Computer Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen. In September I will start my fourth year and I don’t have lectures every day anymore. An additional advantage is that I can watch many lectures online. So I don’t have to travel up and down to Nijmegen for an hour. On days when I don’t have a lecture, I work at Archive-IT. This is normally on Mondays and Tuesdays. On the other days I go to uni. It is very educational for me to work in software development in addition to my studies. I can apply the knowledge from school during my work, but I can also use the experience from my work at Archive-IT at school! In this way my studies and work can be easily combined.”
Can you tell me anything about your job?
“I work in the Software Development department and I’m mainly working on the smaller functionalities. An example of what I recently delivered is adding an option to add a watermark when printing a file. In addition, it sometimes happens that I have to solve small problems at the moment itself.”
Nice to know: Jordy likes to make music in his spare time. He prefers to produce drum’n’bass music and occasionally plays at parties.
What does your average day look like?
“My supervisor, Oscar, gives me several tasks I can work on. For example, on an average workday I’m busy finishing my to-do list. One day I spend the whole day on one task and the next day I can do different things in one day. This depends on the content of the tasks and what the level of difficulty is. Sometimes you can’t predict in advance how much time something will take. It is also important to test (or have tested) the work performed extensively. As soon as it is in the production environment of the customer, it should work 100%. When I have completed my tasks, my supervisor always has something new in store for me. That way I stay busy and I always have enough to do.”
Where do you get satisfaction during your work?
“If something I made myself works well and is actually used by customers, it gives me a lot of satisfaction. It’s nice to see that something you’ve created can provide extra added value for our customers.”