Jonathan van Rij

I am a software engineer.

I help companies with their development processes,

and I love to code.

About Me

Software Engineer at large, Architect, Managing Development Processes & Quality Management. I can help companies get on track with their development processes by adding structure and taking part in the development process itself. I my career I have worked with several technology companies and retailers, as well as with startups, non-profit and government organisations.

My Services

I build PWA's, websites that work like a iOS or Google Play app, only but without the store.

Web Applications

I can help you out with web applications, developing them or improving the development process of your team.


API, an interface to communicate between systems. I can build the code and configure the infrastructure.


If you need hosting with specific requirements I am able to help you out.

Fun Facts
Listen to music a lot
Born in 1982
Father of 2 kids
Visited 11 Countries
Read 50+ Books
Love Sci-Fi
Have a dog
Love to teach
My Experience
Software Engineer & Owner
2015-Present | Blijnder Web

Made the jump to a full time freelance career in 2019.

Software Engineer Jedi Master
2016-2019 | Lyfter

Joined the startup Lyfter as their first full time Jedi. Within the next 3,5 years Lyfter built a client base of more than 50 clients and won an award as best startup company of the region. I worked as their main backend developer, connecting several business to business/consumer webshops to several backend systems.

Project/Operational Manager
2014-2016 | Mindbench Active Media B.V.

Besides developing software I also managed a team of 7 developers (3 external developers working from Romania).

Senior Web Developer
2010-2016 | Mindbench Active Media B.V.

Worked as a software developer on several websites and webshops. These web applications were developed on a custom CMS on the Symfony framework.

Web Developer
2006-2010 | Communited

Worked as software developer on .Net and Smartsite CMS applications. Most of the customers were part of, or related to, the government.

My Education
University of Applied Sciences
2003-2006 | Rotterdam

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Zend Certified Engineer 5.3

Zend PHP Certification is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees.

People say I am
  • Positive
  • Responsible
  • Calm
  • Communicative
  • Analytical
Professional Skills
  • Laravel
  • Drupal
  • Vue
  • Quality Management
  • PHP
My Portfolio
Get in Touch
Israƫlsdreef 9

The Netherlands, Oud-Beijerland



+316 50 71 32 56