Cees Huijerjans, DevOps engineer
"I used to want my own flower stall or landscaping company. Nothing could be further from what I'm doing now. My father worked in landscaping and managed a cemetery. Nice work that I saw myself doing too, but when I got diabetes I was advised to steer clear of demanding physical work.
In 1982, looking for an office job, I ended up in the Archive department of ABP (now part of APG). I went to night school, had several jobs in banking processes and gained some IT experience. Ten years ago I was given the task of making payment transactions at APG more secure. The idea – a generic payment tool – turned out to be a permanent system. We're still using it for some 16 million pension payment processes each year.
As a DevOps engineer I play a pivotal role in the system that optimizes, improves, renews and monitors specific applications and infrastructure. It's useful work, because it enables me to make a concrete contribution to reliable and safe payment transactions in the APG chain.