I came to Codemate with a strong Java background to strengthen my knowledge on different web technologies, and to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. My first project was to renew the iconic Oikotie service for Sanoma, and that gave a great opportunity to extend my expertise.
The Oikotie case started when our sales had identified an opportunity, which sounded like a great challenge both for me personally, and for us as a company. We discussed the business needs with the customer, and were able to gather a great team to match those targets.
During the project I worked as a lead developer and my role was to make sure that our team was able to work as well as they could. I was responsible for DevOps and backend development of the system: planning the cloud architecture, deciding about technological choices, setting up the cloud environment and initializing the codebase, coding the actual BE logic and APIs, handling the integrations to external systems, and at the same time making sure that the business needs were met. I had a big role to play but it was exactly what I had wanted and asked for. At the end, the best feeling came from customer’s comments about our team’s work. We did it together, and we did it well.