Ben Degens is an experienced software professional from the Netherlands, specializing in development of software, mostly backend. His expertise includes architecture (IDesign), software development (.NET C#, Azure) and extends to other tools and techniques for requirements and information management, project management, testing and problem-solving.

Throughout his 12+ year career, Ben has contributed to diverse organizations across multiple domains, from finance to medical and from telecom to manufacturing. Working with multiple development methodologies like IDesign, waterfall and scrum/agile/SAFe.

Most customers face a challenge in bridging the gap between requirements and implementation of complex software systems. Ben’s approach is rooted in active listening and understanding each organization’s unique workflow and needs. This insight guides his efforts to streamline the process of capturing requirements, designing systems, and decomposing them into manageable components for development teams. He does not believe in a one-size fits all solution.

This philosophy was reinforced during his time at the Architects Master Class with Juval Löwy from IDesign. There, he gained a deeper appreciation for the entire development process. Starting with requirements and design, understanding it as a key to successful project outcomes rather than just preliminary steps.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys staying active, whether it’s running, playing soccer, or embarking on adventures with family and friends.

In short

Focus Backend development in the .NET (C#) and Azure space
Languages Dutch (native), English
Skills IDesign methodology, C#, .NET (Core), SQL, ARM, Azure (DevOps), Git, Javascript, Blazor, MVC, WPF, Forms, UML, BPMN, DDD, Unit Testing, CI/CD, Agile/SCRUM, SAFE
Courses IDesign Project Design Masterclass, IDesign Architects Master Class, Service Design, .NET Design Patterns and best practices, SAFE essentials, SQL Advanced, Secure programming, DevOps awareness, PSM1
Timeline 2023-present Software Architect @ Itho Daalderop,
2020-2022 Senior Software Engineer @ BDO,
2018-2020 Senior Software Engineer @ APG,
2017-2018 Senior Software Engineer @ Telfort Zakelijk,
2012–2017 Junior -> Senior Software Engineer @ KEMBIT (various customers like Schiphol, DSM, OCI Nitrogen, Metronic, HTC Eindhoven, Canon Océ, Sitech)

Want to know more? See my LinkedIn profile or send me an e-mail.