Pieter

Pieter Dirk Soels, Student Computer Science and Java Developer

My name is Pieter Dirk Soels, computer science student at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Java developer at Xillio for two days a week. I am currently in my third year and had a strong desire to gain practical experience beside my studies. A fellow student pointed out Xillio, because he also works there part-time. I started working at this company in November 2015.

The nice thing about my work as a Java Developer at Xillio is that I can apply the theory I learn during my studies. But also the other way around; The experience I gain helps me to better understand the theory.

Even large projects
At Xillio you have a lot of freedom in the projects you do. I work on a lot of different small and large projects. For example, one of these projects has been to speed up current techniques for text extraction from PDF's. Furthermore, I have integrated a template engine with our scripting language Xill.

Flexibility in projects and working hours
For me as a student, it is very important to have a flexible employer. And Xillio certainly is. I get a lot of freedom in projects, working hours and I can even work from home. But the most important thing is that I gain a lot of working experience. Maybe I'll even learn more here than during my studies.

"The most important thing about working at Xillio is that I gain a lot of working experience. Maybe I'll even learn more here than during my studies."

Pieter Dirk Soels
- Student Computer Science and Java Developer