If we’d believe something as a 10x developer would exist—which we don’t—, Younes would come very close. When solving a problem, he has the ability to zoom from code-, to user-, to business level and back in a few milliseconds, viewing potential solutions from as many angles as possible. Leading by example, he navigates the sweet spot between setting extremely high standards for the team—elevating both codebase and team practices— and getting actual shit done. He’s a very approachable person always making the effort to help everyone involved understand the complex matters at hand. Younes is opinionated on technology matters, without being dogmatic, always open for trying out emerging stuff or relying on more proven technology if it helps solving the issue at hand. He fosters a culture of experimentation in his teams, providing a safe space to try out multiple solutions to a problem. That, and the fact that he isn’t too attached to his own ego, allows everyone to contribute. Younes: a dedicated leader with a shitload of experience, what else do you need to know, really.
Tech lead, (interim-) CTO, software architect, tech consultancy
Three things Younes worked on:
- Symphony.live, a Netflix-like streaming service for classical music lovers, offering concerts from the global top 10 orchestras to a growing base of fans across the world as a monthly subscription. Client: Symphony Media, Younes lead two development teams building the web-, mobile- and TV apps and all the marketing funnels leading into it.
- Elsevier Health Hubs, a web app bundling evidence based best practices on how to diagnose, treat and prevent COVID19. This required collecting topical info from multiple internal data silos and representing it intuitively. Later, it evolved into a content marketing hub for multiple topics. Younes led the team building it.
- Leen Bakker & Kwantum, a multi-tenant, multilingual webshop. Facilitating the clients wish to reduce cost and improve agility and Time To Market the original Leen Bakker site was rewritten to one multi-tenant system facilitating both webshops. Younes has led two development teams in realizing this project.
eBay, GfK, Edenspiekermann, Task Analytics, Bodem & Ontwikkeling, Global Infrastructure Institute, Alcon, Portbase, GO Remarketing Solutions, Video van Sint, Ketjapp, Bankai.