Career Profile

I’m an Audio Engineer turned Sofware Developer, working in IT since 2001 in domains ranging from technical support to network administration and hardware development. Currently my focus lies on fullstack software development with Java 8 (Spring & Hibernate) for the middleware services in the Backend and JavaScript (Ember.js) in the frontend.

Professional Experience

Software Developer

08/2011 - Present
UPG Technology GmbH (formerly PayCo Services GmbH) | Berlin, Germany

Java Software Development:implementation of concepts for fraud prevention in online retail, development of solutions for early fraud detection, integration of web services, ongoing development of reporting tools; evaluation, integration and implementation of IT solutions, agile software development using Scrum; onboarding of new colleagues; DevOps: deployment and build management, database migration, Bash scripting, on-call duty; Tools: Java, Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, JBehave, Mockito, Flyway, GWT, Vaadin, MySQL, MongoDB, Maven, Git, PHP, Tomcat, npm, Bower and Ember.js

Head of Hardware Development and Procurement

08/2010 - 08/2011
Cosmoproducts GmbH | Berlin, Germany

Development and optimisation of hardware components; providing strategic advice for management; coordination and documentation of production processes; drawing up of concepts; modelling and implementation of business processes; supply chain development and optimisation; project management; quality assurance and logistics

Second Level Agent

11/2009 - 07/2010
tecops personal GmbH (for Siemens IT Solutions and Services) | Berlin, Germany

Incident management and handling of customer requests via remote tools; support of MS Office, MS Windows XP applications and printers in the Siemens network; Batch scripting for administrative purposes and workflow optimisation; setup and maintenance of a knowledge base wiki for the team; development of solution procedures and troubleshooting methods; training of new team members

Technical Officer

01/2005 - 02/2008
Anglia Ruskin University | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Day-to-day running and maintenance of the computing and technological facilities on an independent basis; planning and development of the technological infrastructure and resources; documentation, network administration and IT Support (OSX/Windows); Bash scripting, website development and maintenance

IT Helpdesk

01/2001 - 01/2005
Anglia Ruskin University | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Providing IT advice and first-line support to students and staff, open access PC hardware and software maintenance, producing documentation to assist users of open access facilities, manning of the hotline system, upkeep and troubleshooting of pre-paid printing system and money loaders, advising on IT related enquiries; ensuring required functionality of student network accounts