Work experience

UL Identity Management & Security Apr. 2018 - present

Full-time Senior Product Developer & Hardware engineer

In the beginning of 2018, the division name was changed and I started in a senior role. Engineering related tasks are as described below (see ’15 – ’18 period). Additional roles are: Chairman of Works Council (“Ondernemingsraad” in Dutch), Agile/Scrum team member, member of Social Committee and part of BHV team.

UL Transaction Security Jan. 2015 - Apr. 2018

Full-time Product Developer & Hardware engineer

Developing hardware and software to enable (automated) testing of payment devices. Applications include EMV, NFC, eID and wireless payments.

Inventeers Sep. 2012 - Dec. 2014

Full-time electronics & software engineer

Electronics design (analog and embedded), software development and project management (making offers, in-depth customer verification and feedback). I am involved in all project phases, from first consultation with customers to making offers and from making a prototype to mass-producing finished products.

Leiderdorp Instruments Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2012

Part-time electronics engineer

Engineering, soldering, assembling, calibrating and repairing a wide variety of electrical products; Developed a good understanding of the wide range of electrical components.

Halfords Jun. 2005 - Aug. 2009

Part-time shop assistant

Customer facing role, checkout operation, assembling and repairing of bicycles and selling products.


the Hague University, Delft Sep. 2008 - Jan. 2013

bachelor electrical engineering

Thesis subject: Designing an intelligent gas-heater switchbox (thesis grade: 8). Main courses: math, analog electronics, embedded electronics, high voltage engineering and transistor technology. Minors: powerminor 1&2, two minors on high voltage engineering, a collaboration between TenneT, the Hague University and HAN University.

Marecollege, Leiden Apr. 2002 - Sep. 2008

Higher general secondary education

Profile: Nature & Technology or ‘Natuur & Techniek’. Marecollege is a Waldorf school, at the time a HAVO diploma took 6 years. Extra-curricular activities: managed lights, sounds and visuals for plays, presentations and events.


Inventeers, Leiden Sep. 2012 - Jan. 2013

research and development department, Graduation internship 

Developed and built a new type of gas heater switchbox. The device has a thermostat function and many options for setting different time schedules. The user interface consists of a graphic LCD screen and a custom membrane button foil. Worked on electronics- and product design, project management and software development.

Leiden University, Leiden Dec. 2010 - Feb. 2011

Electronics department/huygens laboratory

Developed a speed- and direction controllable piezo motor driver, used in scanning tunneling microscopes; worked on analog circuit design.

Leiderdorp Instruments, Leiderdorp Sep. 2010 - Nov. 2010


Designed and built a handheld, rechargeable device with an intuitive user interface to measure temperatures. This device can transfer its data (via WiFi or GPRS) to Leiderdorp Instruments's webserver where customers can log in and view, plot or export the data.

Software knowledge


  • Word
  • Excel
  • Visio
  • Publisher

PCB software

  • Altium
  • Eagle
  • Ultiboard
  • Orcad


  • C
  • C++
  • VHDL
  • Java

Language skills

Dutch: native speaker

English: excellent

French: basic

German: basic

Extracurricular activities

Makerspace Leiden Mar. 2013 - Nov. 2018

Maker & volunteer

The Makerspace is a creation location where people with common interests (particularly in technology) meet and collaborate on technical, digital and electronic design. Makerspace Leiden provides a unique way to share ideas, tools and knowledge.

Van der Does Liethorp Sep. 2008 - Sep. 2013


Member of the board, leader of a sea scouts subgroup and sailing instructor of children between 10 - 14. VaDeDo is the 2nd largest scouting group in South- Holland (200+ active youth members, ages 5 – 17). I have learned a lot about leading, coaching and motivating the youth members and my leadership team, as well as liaising with members’ parents. Every summer holiday we organise a sailing camp for the children.

Theatre group Hardt Mar. 2007 - Jan. 2009


Managed lights, sound and visuals for various theatre plays.

Interests & Profile

Sports : Sailing, diving, swimming, cycling

Interests : Friends, travelling, music, cooking, guitar, website design, 3D-printing

Personal profile : Enthusiastic, ambitious, pro-active, creative, entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box, social