Experience

Toastmasters Groningen President

Toastmasters
10/2014 – present
Large international non-profit public speaking organization

Stef joined Toastmasters to learn the craft of Public Speaking. In the process, he has met many outstanding people, improved his communication skills on every level and learned to work outside of his comfort zone.
Stef achieved both the Competent Communicator and Competent Leader levels.
Stef is currently the President of Toastmaster Groningen dedicated to improving communications and leadership skills.

His responsibilities include:
1. Leading a 25+ member club
2. Together with the board Toastmaster chartered club in June 2015
3. Toastmaster distinguised club in April 2016
4. Promote Toastmasters Groningen to gain members and recognition
5. Implement mentor system for members to learn more and faster

 

Oracle DBA Middleware / OSB

Menzis
11/2014 – 05/2015
Large health insurance company

Stef is responsible for several projects. Controlling the message flow within the Menzis app. Upgrading databases from 11g to 12c. Integrating salesforce into the existing Oracle stack. Developing a smarter LDAP system.

Weblogic, OSB (Oracle Service Bus) ,OHI (Oracle Health Insurance), Oracle Database 11g/12c

 

Oracle Technical Application Administrator

IBM Services Center | UWV, Netherlands
05/2014 – 10/2014
Large semi-governmental organizations

Stef is working on the UWV werk.nl application framework, and specialized in the area of Oracle Middleware applications like Webcenter Content. Migrating the Oracle stack from 11g to 12c.

 

Oracle Webcenter Content Consultant

Rabobank
06/2013 – 04/2014
Large bank in the Netherlands

Rabobank uses Webcenter Content to manage their archive and ongoing files. Stef works as a consultant to develop and test new Webcenter functionality. He translates customer requirements to the development team and makes sure that the system is working as expected. He is responsible for testing new functionality and implementing it on different environments. He gives courses to teach users the filing system and to convince new customers to use the system. Projects he worked on included updating the system from 11.1.1.4 to 11.1.1.6 and finally to 11.1.1.8. Working both on the installation part as on the development of new Webcenter functions.

 

Oracle DBA

Capgemini | Rijksgebouwendienst, Netherlands and London Boroughs, United Kingdom
03/2012 – 05/2013
Large semi-governmental organizations

London Boroughs and Rijksgebouwendienst outsourced the installation and maintenance of its Oracle eBusiness environment to Capgemini.

Stef has worked as DBA, his job was the installation and maintenance of the databases and the associated application servers which run Oracle EBS, BI and UPK. In addition, Stef proactively monitored the database sessions, thus he was able to optimize the database by tuning the performance.

By creating new environments for London Boroughs Stef gained extensive experience with databases and the application server for oracle EBS, UPK and BI.

 

Oracle Webcenter Content Consultant

Capgemini | SVB, Netherlands and SVB, India
08/2009 – 03/2010
Large semi-governmental organizations

To discover the culture and colleagues in India Stef was sent to the SVB project in India. Stef gained his first project experience within Capgemini and has seen and experienced the Rightshore model.

Back in the Netherlands Stef worked on the functional and technical design of the portal and content server. Designing and building UCM applications was his main task during the project. Finally, Stef tested functionality and acceptability from end-users. The SVB is now using an interactive employee portal and was pleased with the end result of the project.

 

Msc. Technology Management

University of Groningen
2005 – 2009

His desire for new challenges characterized the activities Stef undertook alongside his studies. He did internships at AkzoNobel, Weir Minerals, Tele2 and Kijlsta bestrating.

The internship / research he did for AkzoNobel to increase cooperation between the factories located at the chemical park Delfzijl eventually lead to an governmental investment of 60 million. Which could lead to an estimated 900 extra jobs.

http://www.provinciegroningen.nl/actueel/nieuws/nieuwsbericht/_nieuws/toon/Item/chemische-industrie-in-delfzijl-krijgt-zestig-miljoen/.

The proceedings he performed as an intern were very diverse and each has led to new insights and experiences. He learned to be flexible and to check what was expected of him to perform his job successfully. During his studies, Stef has been an active member of the student associations TeMa (Technology Management), Bernoulli (Chemical Engineering) and EBF (Faculty of Economics and Business). Within these associations he provided ideas on activities to reach more students. He also took part in the creation of a radio program for international students in Groningen at OOG radio. He was responsible for devising the format, marketing and technical support. Stef was a tutor for physics, chemistry and mathematics and taught high school students as well as students. Explaining complex issues in a clear and simple way is a quality he developed during tutoring.