My name is Paul de Raaij. I live in Wateringen, near Rotterdam, in The Netherlands. Currently I am a strategic software delivery consultant at Xebia. Formerly I worked at Coolblue in a set of different roles, varying from developer to (co-)Head of Technology.
In the last couple of years I have learned a lot. I’ve learned how to develop & operate software in high-traffic environment. Not only how to manage the software, but also the teams creating those applications. Experimenting and reflecting on how to take ownership and improve operations.
I am a firm believer of continuous learning and fail fast. I dislike long delivery cycles and aim for continuous deployment where possible. Reflection is an important characteristic in order to grow and improve.
Next to my day-to-day job and passion for IT I’m into sports (handball & fitness) and music.