Zbyšek Němec

Vice President of Engineering at Kentico Kontent

My job is to ensure that Kontent by Kentico runs smoothly. I make sure that we regularly deliver new benefits to our customers, so I am responsible for launching new features, product performance, and scalability of the product. Internally I take care of the whole department. I try to make our people happy, and I directly influence the vision and strategy of our headless CMS. All these various tasks mean I never get bored in Kentico. 

I started working at Kentico in 2007 while studying at the university. I wanted to dive into programming, so after my bachelor studies, I joined Kentico. Nowadays, I am one of Kentico’s most senior employees. To stay in one company for such a long time wasn't always easy, but I’m glad I never gave up on Kentico. It’s definitely worth every wrinkle I have. Before I became the VP Engineering, I was a Support Engineer, Developer in several teams, and also Technical Leader. I had a chance to “raise” my great successor Kamil Řezníček. So after the split of Kentico into two divisions, Kamil became Development Director at Xperience and I stayed at Kontent.

Why I love Kentico

Having an impact is a great feeling. At Kentico, I have an incredible opportunity to shape the product and steer the development in the direction that I feel is right. And yes, Petr or Bart will ask me whether it really is a good idea. But that’s it. If I stick to the idea, then I am free to bring it to life. Thankfully, it seems I’ve never been wrong so far. Kentico is special to me because I was there when we defined our core Kentico values, and I am here now when important decisions are being made. I appreciate the freedom that I and my colleagues are given—the trust we have is truly exceptional. Thanks to that, I can do a good job that I’m proud of, and I have to admit that Kentico is built into my DNA.