Sandra Drenthen @ Nedap Healthcare

Hello, I’m Sandra. I’m a Tribe Lead and have worked at Nedap since 2014.


What does no one know about you?

I’m big on fitness – especially strength training. I also love hiking, motorcycling, gaming and board games. And I get to do some of them at work! Thanks to flexible working hours – and because we’re currently working remote from home – I can work out twice a week during my lunch break. At the office, most of our team do a lunch walk, together with collegueas from other teams who like to have a break outside.


Role within Nedap?

I originally worked as a developer for Nedap via a consulting capacity for another company. But I later returned as a fully-fledged Nedapper within the very same team!

I’m responsible for all products whitin Nedap Healthcare that support the back office of our customers, mainly; their employee and client administration, administrating the work their employees perform, calculating the compensation for their employees, declaring and invoicing the provided care and standardized communication with several parties on which care the client can receive. I guide projects in the right direction in terms of vision and coordinate with the products owners for the planning. One of the most important things I do, is getting all angles of different expertises and types of users and customers to prioritise and prepare the projects.

As I work on Nedap Healthcare’s largest product. We handover the responsibility of working out the projects in more detail to the team. New projects are added all the time, so there is always something new to dive in.


What’s your code?

Java, JSP, Ebean, SQL, Cucumber, Ajax, jQuery, Ruby, Jenkins, Jira, Git, Sonar.


What attracted you to Nedap?

The work culture. You can choose to do things that you’re good at. And if you’re not so good at something, you’ll always get energised by someone who is! The lack of hierarchy was also high on my list: you can develop your own ideas, present them to the team and sometimes even implement them immediately. And then there’s the huge amount of freedom, which of course comes with responsibility. Just how I like it!


Nedap ambitions?

There’s always something on the horizon. For instance, we’ve just created a newteam structure within my tribe. We decided we could work more efficiently this way, and you get the freedom to try this out with your team. If it works, you keep it; if it doesn’t, you go back to the drawing board and try something else. There’s never a shortage of new challenges!