Welcome aboard: EdgeFlow A-team

We are always looking for great people to complement our team. Also fast forward your career as an EdgeFlow developer? Let us know!

Quickly after launching EdgeFlow platform, the EdgeLeap team had a growth spurt! Arne, Nino & Björn joined the team to reinforce our mission to make EdgeFlow awesomer by day. Read their stories first-hand.

Working at EdgeLeap is very educational but most of all, a lot of fun!N. Zijderveld

Only a year ago, Nino joined EdgeLeap to work on his graduation project. He decided to stick around and now is ready to guide the next-gen talent.


Profile: Nino Zijderveld, Software Engineer

Hi, my name is Nino, 23 years old and living in Utrecht. Although it feels like I just graduated from my bachelor in software engineering, I’m already working at EdgeLeap for nine months. I guess that is a sign that working at EdgeLeap is fun!
At EdgeLeap, together with the team, I am responsible for making the EdgeFlow platform even better and more beautiful. So far, my expertise and passion have gone to the part of EdgeFlow that the user works with. In fact, my goal is to make the user experience of EdgeFlow as good as possible. To make this possible, at EdgeLeap I have the opportunity to join end-user meetings to see how the users work with EdgeFlow. It is very educational to get insight into the human aspect of interaction with software, apart from programming.
Another passion that came up while working at EdgeLeap is that I enjoy sharing knowledge. EdgeLeap gives me the opportunity to develop myself by mentoring interns, that is why I go to student meetings to inform students that working at EdgeLeap is very educational but most of all, a lot of fun!
‘Next to programming challenges, at EdgeLeap I get the opportunity to learn directly from end users.’

Profile: Arne Heil, Software Engineer

My name is Arne, I’m 27 years old and live in Utrecht. This year I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht with a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and started working at EdgeLeap where I’m really enjoying myself.
I’m working on the EdgeFlow platform as a software developer, currently focusing on DevOps. This job has a lot of interesting challenges, both regarding technology innovation and personal development, which gives me the energy to start working with pleasure every day. In a short period of time, I already had a chance to work with many new techniques and I especially enjoy the responsibility that has been entrusted to me. Within EdgeLeap, teamwork is very important. We are always trying to get the best out of each other.
When I am not busy with EdgeFlow, I like to travel, spend time with friends and family and work on my tech hobbies, such as tinkering with cars and motorcycles and working on embedded microcontrollers like the Espressif ESP32.
‘I especially enjoy the responsibility that has been entrusted to me.’

Profile: Ashwin Bakker, Software Engineer

Hi, my name is Ashwin Bakker. Nice to meet you! I’m 23 years old and am fortunate enough to call the beautiful city of Utrecht my home. I’m a student Software & Information Engineering at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU) completing my graduation internship at EdgeLeap.
In the first semester of the third year of my studies I was an intern at ABN AMRO bank, where I researched methods of performing integration tests in an evolving enterprise environment. After having seen a large enterprise from the inside, I was curious what working at a start-up would be like. EdgeLeap’s information intelligence platform EdgeFlow touches on something I had been thinking about a few months prior to starting the internship: ”How can you quickly gather and make sense of all the information on the internet that is relevant to me?” EdgeFlow tries to do just that (and more). That coupled with the fact EdgeLeap is a start-up consisting of fun people made me want to join the team.

My project at EdgeLeap is about laying the foundations of a new graph functionality. The idea is to store relationships between information in a graph model and present these relationships in an interactive visual graph. Relationships could for example be between organisations, between persons, perhaps between persons and organisations or organisations and products. Let’s call organisations, persons and products nodes. A graph would make it possible to see, at a glance, how nodes are related to each other and, perhaps more importantly, why. This would also allow to search for relationships with a specific node. .

Storing the relationships that connect information with each other helps in enriching the information EdgeFlow gathers from the internet for its users. Where before a piece of information stood on its own, information enriched with relationships can provide a more comprehensive view of information. Information on its own shows what is happening. Enriched with relationships, it also gives the context to explain why. New insights can be extracted, because the once invisible relationships between nodes are made visible. It could aid users in answering questions like: “What are my competitors up to?”, “How do we compare to other organisations?”, “What connects our suppliers to each other/other organisations?”. The answers to these questions can then be used to assist in the decision-making process. A graph would allow EdgeFlow’s users to easily traverse the relationships that information holds, providing a way to answer questions only connected data can answer to give users that important competitive edge.

‘EdgeFlow touches on something I had been thinking a lot prior to starting here: ”How can you quickly gather and make sense of all the information on the internet that is relevant to me?”’