OV-chipkaart / Translink

  • Renewed ov-chipkaart website
  • Successful go live

As a lead software engineer I am responsible for the technical and logical architecture of the new front-office of the public transport chip card. In other words, the website and mobile app of the OV chip card that millions of travelers use every day.

A challenging project with many different facets and interesting issues. Below is a selection of the requirements that the public transport chip card must meet:

  • Suitable for all ages, population groups, tourists and people with disabilities
  • Scalable up to 2500 simultaneous users
  • Meets the Personal Data Protection Act (WBP)
  • Full control over all content from the editors
  • Centralized identity management for connecting third-party services
  • Integration with back-office, facial recognition, document generators and online payment systems
  • Short time-to-market through weekly delivery from development
  • A few minutes of downtime per week for releases and maintenance

I incorporated all the above requirements into a suitable architecture based on modern techniques and design principles.

In addition, I continuously assisted three teams in the translation of the design into a working application. I placed special emphasis on the following two topics: Everyone understands what needs to be done and we all sail the same course. Through decisiveness, vision and uninterrupted attention we have achieved a top performance in record time!

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  • Project: OV-chipkaart
  • Client: Translink
  • Role: Lead Software Engineer
  • Date: 2015
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