Part eight: Clement Adriean – Software Engineer
Clement Adriean is a Full Stack Developer at Vanenburg. In 2021, he got his BTech (Bachelor in Technology) in Computer Science Engineering at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham university in the city of Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India). He has language expertise in C, C++, Java, Python and Angular. Besides that, he has an interest in frameworks such as Flutter and Django, which he used to work on during his college years.
Clement is part of a family of 4, with an older sibling and both of his parents being teachers (language and chemistry). However, his interest is not within teaching, but in software development with a special interest in areas like Flutter application development and data science. As Clement mentions: ‘Software development is something that excites me a lot. You never know what challenges occur tomorrow, and how to overcome them. This is something that I look forward to every day.’
Profile Clement Adriean:
Bachelor in Technology in Computer Science Engineering @ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore
Previous working experience:
Started at Vanenburg straight after college
What do you do on a daily basis at Vanenburg?
I’m part of the further development of the micro apps platform Flowcreate (our own Vanenburg no-code platform) and solution delivery at one of our new customers, Strategic Evolutions works with clients in the capital equipment sales and service industries. They focus on the areas of sales, parts, and services. They aim for improved operational performance, customer satisfaction and profitability for the manufacturer and dealer. At Strategic Evolutions we are working on the Vizybility project using the Flowcreate platform. Vizybility is a modular Dealer Management System (DMS) for heavy equipment, crane and truck sales and rental dealerships, uniquely optimized for the industry. We will use Flowcreate to create a cloud-based integration exchange between the Vizybility DMS and other software packages. I am also guiding freshers with their internship projects. (Report Modeler – Flowcreate Component). Being responsible for the development of a component from scratch gives me a great learning experience, which makes me grateful.
You started at Vanenburg with an internship. Can you tell us a little bit more about the internship itself?
I started my internship in Jan 2021, which went on for 6 months. During this period I was working on the Flowcreate project. My first task was to explore Google Big Table (A fully managed NoSQL database service part of Google Cloud) through the Bigtable HBase client for Java, which enables you to write Java applications that communicate with Bigtable through open-source HBase API. I worked on a PoC for this connector as well. Later, I successfully added the MongoDB connector and furtherly optimized Flowcreate in various ways. As time went on, I became more comfortable with Flowcreate and proud of the things I had accomplished at that point.
“At Vanenburg, they are more welcoming and they guided me very well throughout my internship. They were all ears to valid inputs and suggestions from freshers like me, which really encourages us to come up with new ideas.”
After your internship, you stayed at Vanenburg to become an Associate Software Engineer. Why did you choose to stay at Vanenburg?
Vanenburg provides a very professional atmosphere to improve my technical skills. I really liked the working environment and culture. We have an experienced team. At Vanenburg, they are more welcoming and they guided me very well throughout my internship. They were all ears to valid inputs and suggestions from freshers like me, which really encourages us to come up with new ideas. Most importantly is that I was happy with the tasks assigned to me and there was good learning too. Due to the freedom you have and the seniors’ openness, you are learning much faster than just following instructions.
On which projects are you currently working?
I am currently working on a customer project – enhancing and integrating a Dealer Management System called Vizybility DMS, for our customer Strategic Evolutions – and further development of our micro apps -and integration platform Flowcreate.
Can you tell us a little bit more about the Vizybility DMS project?
Strategic Evolutions has created a Dealer Management System (DMS) called Vizybility, that is uniquely optimized for the industry. The customer’s requirement is to build a cloud-based integration hub between their DMS and external financial software solutions. In this Vizybility project, we will use our micro apps platform Flowcreate in such a way that it will function as an integration layer between Vizybility and external on-premise or cloud-based financial software solutions such as QuickBooks and Xero.
What benefits will the Flowcreate-based solution have for the company?
With this Flowcreate-based solution, it will become easier for Strategic Evolutions to quickly onboard new clients with their financial software integration requirements. There’s no need to configure everything, which is very time-consuming. Besides that, it will also become easier to monitor, control and measure integration traffic, and expand integration capabilities to include new data elements for example.
“With more fresh minds coming in, it creates a vibrant working environment. Along with an already existing pool of experience, this makes problem-solving easier and also helps to meet customer expectations.”
Vanenburg has been growing significantly in the last couple of months, especially with many freshers. What do you think of these developments?
It is exciting to see that our company is growing significantly, both in size as well as in customers. There are many new projects, which means that we also need more technical people. It’s a learning experience for both seniors and freshers. The experience of seniors in combination with new technologies and knowledge entering the company is working very well. Kudos to everyone in the Vanenburg family whose efforts have made our company go from strength to strength. With more fresh minds coming in, it creates a vibrant working environment. Along with an already existing pool of experience, this makes problem-solving easier and also helps to meet customer expectations. Really exciting times are ahead and I’m also happy that I contribute in a small way towards organizational growth.
As an ex-fresher, what do you want to say to freshers who have just started at Vanenburg?
First of all, congratulations on making it into the Vanenburg family! At Vanenburg, we have many leaders and mentors who will guide you through your beginning stages. Especially during the beginning of your career with Vanenburg, the extensive training program helps you to get up to speed in no time. The most important part of any occupation is to enjoy what you are doing. I’m sure that our company has a great work environment and culture to offer you. It is also important to know how you are most effective and find your own way to achieve your goals. Your meaningful contribution can take our organization to the next level. Best wishes for a long and prosperous career!
What future plans or exciting projects are coming up?
I’m currently preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification from Google Cloud. I’m planning to get that next month. Besides that, I’m also curious about the further development of Flowcreate. And finally, I’m currently working on the Vizybility project, which I am really excited about. I’m looking forward to finishing the Vizybility project and using my knowledge for future projects!