When I started at Finaps I worked with Mendix. This was great for me, because I had never built an actual software application in my life. After some years I wanted to develop in a more traditional, code-based manner, which in my opinion offers more challenge and flexibility. There were a few other colleagues who shared the same wish. Together we created the 'Labs' team. Initially the focus was on helping with the more technical challenges that came up in some Mendix projects and building tooling to support other engineers, but since then Labs has grown into a large team that handles big development projects. We design IT systems, write code and maintain application infrastructure if needed, using modern technologies. I think this shows that within Finaps there is room for people to do different things based on what skills they want to use and develop, and that every employee plays role in the course the company takes.
Since I started at Finaps I have only worked with Mendix. Mendix is a tool that helps you build web applications using a visual designer instead of code, which is often a more approachable way to get up and running building applications. For me that works fine, I like the relatively quick development of applications with Mendix. Of course, working purely with Mendix has its limitations, but I rarely run into blocking issues. Mendix has the possibility to insert some code (like Java, JS or HTML) which gives some more flexibility and there is always a colleague willing to help the 'less technical' writing this.