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Itilians about Itility

Work life: the Itility way... Take a peek into the unique facets that make our work environment distinctive. Discover why Itilians take pride in considering this company not just a workplace, but a true home for their professional journey.

  • My original background was in technical business administration with a focus on IT. I’ve always had an interest in the more hands-on technical side of things, and I was doubting after I finished my master’s degree whether I would want to try out a development-oriented role first. Itility gave me that chance and I started in the Young Professional Program focused on cloud.

    The program acted as a crash course on things like infrastructure-as-code, cloud services, platform management, consultancy, and prepared me for a role as a cloud engineer in the Cloud Center of Excellence at one of our customers. There I helped maintain the cloud platform, supporting a wide range of interesting use cases being built on the platform.

    After doing development work for two years, I decided I wanted to be a bit closer to the business where the value was delivered. Itility supported my switch, and my next step led me to the role of an Azure Solution Architect. Here, my focus was more on enabling teams and guiding them to enable their use case on the cloud, using cloud best practices. Continuing my path towards a more business-related role, my current project has me fulfill the role of a Technical Product Owner at one of our customers for another Cloud Center of Excellence, where I manage a team of 8 engineers.

    In a rather short time, I have been able to take big steps within large enterprises, working on complex solutions that I could only dream of a few years ago. Every day I experience new challenges and opportunities to further develop myself, and I think that summarizes working for Itility. 


    Went from trainee to hands-on roles to hands-off architect role, all of which at large enterprises and in a rather short time

  • Starting work after college was something that made me enthusiastic and doubtful at the same time. Especially because I was really searching for my ‘passion’ and what I want to be when I grow up. Now, five years later, the answer is clear to me: I want to (continue) collaborating with great individuals, solve (customer) challenges and have fun along the way.

    Although this is clear now, I explored multiple roles to get to where I am now. Luckily, Itility supported and encouraged me along this journey. I started working as a recruiter, where I tried to motivate starters to start in the role of project management officer or business analyst. Then I got excited about these roles, and Itility offered me the opportunity to explore the customer project side. From there, I took on the roles of PMO, Delivery manager, Scrum Master, Analyst and Project manager (my current role) at multiple customers. In all those steps, I learned that I really like to work in small teams on challenging tasks, while simultaneously having a ‘mentor’ that helps me grow.

    One project that really stands out for me was a global USB block that we enrolled at one of our (bigger) customers, as this was directly under the flag of the management team. I really liked how we were able to complete this within the particularly challenging timeline, with a small team, and how we teamed-up with the customer.  


    Wants to keep collaborating, solve challenges and have fun along the way

My journey at Itility started 6 years ago after obtaining my master’s degree in data science. At first, I was hesitant to participate in the Young Professional Program (YPP) because of the combination of studying and working. I was so excited to put my knowledge into practice and not study anymore, but I decided to give it a chance. Now I think this was the best decision I could have made to start my professional career. The YPP is a great way to get a sneak peek of working at a customer while developing new skills and getting to know the company in a small group of fellow newbies. 

After four months of on-the-job training, it was time for my first project at the customer. I joined the Itility Data Factory team as a data engineer and got to work on various assignments for different customers. When I shared my thoughts about seeking adventure abroad, Itility gave me the amazing opportunity to work at one of our offices in the United States. What I thought would be a year turned into a dream that lasted 3 years. Not only did I experience a lot of personal development, I also successfully delivered the very first data project for Itility US, which resulted in many more data assignments, and I set up a full-size data team that I am very proud of.

Now that I am back in the Netherlands, I focus more on quality time with family and friends on a personal level and on a professional level I continue to grow, take on new challenges and go the extra mile for our customers.


Started as YPP then went on a data engineering adventure in the USA