Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci


Stefan Klokgieters

General introduction & job responsibilities

I joined the Studyportals Engineering team in November 2013 as a Front-end Developer to assist the Engineering team with the client facing development aspects of the websites as one of the youngest members.

Before joining Studyportals I completed my Bachelor in ICT Media & Design in July 2012 at the Fontys University in Eindhoven. During and after my study I worked at a local ICT company as a Web Designer, where I was responsible for the design, implementation, customer support and Search Engine Optimization. 

By now I am Software Development Manager and am leading the product-oriented engineering teams within the Engineering department. My main responsibilities are to improve the Studyportals products by setting a technical strategy and in particular by guiding the engineers in creating high-quality software, delivered in a timely yet realistic manner. People are always my number one priority, only with a group of motivated and happy people, we can make miracles happen! Something which easily can get forgotten.

Besides the above, I am very passionate about the Agile methodology, page speed and Search Engine Optimization.

Key Challenges

Creating user centered websites that not only look great but also fit to the user’s needs while building the best engineering teams imaginable.

Personal Goals

Trying to learn and use the best methods and technologies possible which enable to build high quality online products while trying to become the best person I can be. Who does good things to others, will receive good things in return.

Favourite Studyportals Experience

The first week where I met my colleagues during the introduction week and immediately felt a part of the Studyportals team. This feeling luckily never changed!

Favourite activities

Collecting vintage Polaroid cameras and comic related memorabilia, watching movies and series, taking awesome pictures and videos, and practicing kickboxing at least once a week.