Joel Bez

Joel Bez

Zürich, Switzerland

Work Experience

2021 — Now

Leading and coaching multidisciplinary teams to develop digital products with greater impact.

2013 — 2021

Developing a vision for engineering services at the agency from scratch. Implementing it with a strategy. Recruiting over 50 team members. Expanding the business with new services and acquiring seven-figure projects. Establishing DevOps practices. Coaching team members for personal growth and resolving conflicts. Serving as the tech lead on several key company projects.

2013 — 2013
Independent technical PO and scrum master
Zürich & Sillicon Valley

Helping startups in product development. This includes creating backlogs, prioritizing features with development teams, and streamlining the process for efficient and impactful work.

2012 — 2012
Paris, Whistler, San Francisco

Exploring life in other cities and their surroundings. Observation of the Silicon Valley culture.

2011 — 2011

Leading a multidisciplinary team of UX experts, data scientists, and developers in developing new products like

2009 — 2010

Leading a team of four Liip engineers to develop the front end of the Swiss Yellow Pages. Using Scrum and cutting-edge web technologies to implement new features and products.

2007 — 2009

Working on one of the three most visited Swiss websites: the Yellow Pages

Collaboration with UX experts from Zeix. Implementing new features on a custom-built PHP framework (pre-Symfony) focusing on front-end development.

TDD, scrum process, strong collaboration with backend team & handling deployment to multiple servers.

2004 — 2007
Founder, Web developer at Lesscode

Built a web agency with two classmates during our studies. Crafting websites for small businesses like restaurants and music bands. Defining requirements with clients, developing their information architecture, and implementing the solutions with customized CMSs.

2003 — 2006
Web developer at Kesako

Development of websites for companies in collaboration with web designers, developers, and administrators. Developing Kesako’s own projects like the student platform

2005 — 2006

Exchange student program (ERASMUS) in Finland for my second year.

1998 — 2001

Major in Physics and Applied Maths


2014 — 2015

Organized two editions of the JS conference for the Swiss community.

2011 — 2014

Co-founded Switzerland's first conference on front-end development.

We initiated this annual event with colleagues from the field for designers and developers to learn, network and share experiences.

The four-day conference features two tracks, internationally recognized speakers, and legendary after-parties. I assisted in organizing the first four annual editions before passing on the responsibility.

2011 — 2014

Organized and moderated the monthly events in Zürich about the latest web development technologies.