Nationale Nederlanden

Seamless Service in the Blink of an Eye

The Company

Nationale-Nederlanden is one of the largest insurance and asset management companies in the Netherlands, with more than 6 million private and business customers. Nationale-Nederlanden is part of NN Group, an international financial services provider active in 20 countries and acting as a leader in many European countries, as well as Japan.

Our Ambition

Improving the services provided by Nationale-Nederlanden to its customers by implementing various features in the portal and supporting its speed and quality increase.

The Assignment

As part of Nationale-Nederlanden’s pensions and business unit, the initial assignment was two-fold. Firstly, Harijs focused on implementing a CSV processing tool that allows specifying custom validation rules for bulk upload processes. Secondly, he moved on to set up a delegation tool that links advisors to businesses, which allows the former to manage businesses’ data on their behalf.

The Process

Our colleague and Full-Stack Engineer, Harijs Deksnis, started working as a Senior Frontend Developer and DevOps Engineer at Nationale-Nederlanden in November 2019. Since the very beginning, Harijs has been tasked with implementing a lot of features in the portal, allowing business clients and advisors to oversee and manage employee insurance data.

There has similarly been a lot of focus on technical improvements – such as migrating to TypeScript and transforming the application to an actual Single Page app.

The Results

Iterating and improving the services provided by NN to its customers is an ongoing effort, yet there have been, of course, many accomplishments for Harijs so far. Besides successfully managing to transform the codebase from JavaScript to TypeScript (which greatly influences the portal’s quality), Harijs has also taken on the role of coaching junior developers in Nationale-Nederlanden’s teams.