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Joost Hoogendoorn (1981)

System Engineer
Software Developer
DevOps Engineer
IT generalist


15+ years
Hourly rate
€85 ex VAT

Software Development skills

Objective-C Laravel PHP Swift Python NodeJS Javascript HTML/CSS Java Shell scripting C

System Engineering skills

Linux Windows Server Virtualization Automation Versioning Scripting Databases DNS VPN Firewalling Monitoring Logging


Git VSCode PhpStorm Xcode Ubuntu CentOS 6-8 Kibana ElasticSearch Grafana Zabbix Nagios PRTG Ansible OpenVPN IPSec/IKEv2 WireGuard FreeRADIUS Bind Apache NGINX LiteSpeed ModSecurity iptables Docker LXC MySQL PostgreSQL Etc

About me

15+ years server administrator experience in Linux and Windows Server environments with a multitude of different technologies and applications.
7+ years software development experience with Objective-C, Java, Laravel PHP, Python, C, Swift, Shell scripting, Javascript, etc.

I have built and run a webhosting and a VPN service: Joostwebhost & WifiMask VPN.
Currently I'm getting myself familiar with container orchestration (Kubernetes) and CI/CD, technologies and practices used in a DevOps approach where I can combine my experience as a software developer and system engineer.
Besides working on longer term development projects I like to spend my free time hiking, cycling, reading, playing the guitar and piano or work on my car to keep it on the road.

Relevant experience

Different clients
Different locations
Full time / Part time
September 2015 – Present

Projects as a freelancer:
• Custom Laravel PHP webdevelopment for a webshop.
• WooCommerce custom PHP webdevelopment for a webshop.
• IT consulting for a VJ company with a focus on storage and networking solutions.
• App development of a Linphone based VoIP app (iOS & Android) for a Dutch VoIP provider.
• Solve a reconnecting bug in a VPN app (iOS & macOS) for a Dutch non-profit organisation.
• Web development for several clients based on TailwindCSS, Javascript, NodeJS and PHP.
• Bitcoin Lightning Network node installation, management & support.

Founder & owner
Utrecht area
Full time
January 2015 - Present

WifiMask VPN is a fast VPN and ad/malware blocker.
Creating WifiMask VPN involved building the Linux server based infrastructure, iOS & macOS app development, front-end & back-end web development. Through building WifiMask VPN I obtained in-depth knowledge of many different technologies including cryptography, app development, security, fire-walling, load-balancing/failover, automation, monitoring, alerting, logging, webservers, databases, networking and frontend & backend web development.

Founder & owner
Utrecht area
Full time
May 2009 – Present

Joostwebhost sells webhosting, email hosting & domainnames.

Over the years I've implemented many different technologies to keep the customers websites online and fast at all times.
I have gained experience with webservers, databases, caching, automation, migrations, monitoring, alerting, logging, web development, cryptography, networking, fire-walling, security and load-balancing/failover.

System Engineer
Full time
December 2011 – September 2015

CloudVPS is a leading cloud provider in the Netherlands with a focus on Linux & Windows VPS servers.

I was employee #12, which means I got and took lots of opportunities and responsibilities, I've experienced an exponential learning curve and it was a great stepping stone to starting my own business.

I was tasked with building, maintaining and supporting Linux and Windows server & network configurations and got familiar with many different technologies including virtualization, load-balancing/failover, monitoring, alerting, logging, firewalling, security, webservers, databases, networking, hardware & datacenter infrastructure.

Support / System Engineer
Different locations
Full time
February 2007 – November 2011

Through Sogeti I was subcontracted to several clients from a wide range of industries. I got to experience many different technologies within many different environments & teams and took on helpdesk support, test engineering and system administrator roles.


I've received a few years higher level IT education (AMBI), but I am mostly self-taught. The internet, my curiosity and my own businesses & projects are helping me to stay on top of this quickly changing industry.
Earlier in my career I got my Microsoft Certified System Administrator and Linux Professional Institute certificates.