Engineering Manager with a strong technical background. I believe great teams are empowered and self-organized. As a manager, I listen to people and create an environment that grows them to their full potential. As an engineer, I advocate automation and software quality, reducing the friction in software engineering, so that the humans can focus on the important tasks.

Engineering Management & Technical Leadership

  • People management (i.e. 1:1s and personal development talks) for a team of software engineers
  • Providing technical expertise and giving direction to engineers
  • Creating growth opportunities to engineers, which helped multiple reports to grow into senior roles
  • Implemented multiple improvments to streamline the software development process (Jenkins CI, automated testing, JIRA)
  • Planning of OKRs and weekly sprints in collaboration with product and other stakeholders
  • Coordination and execution of software projects together with external partners
  • Contributing to the refinement of the IC and EM career growth paths
  • Hiring manager for the PHP Software Engineer role, responsible for defining the interview process and decision making

Technical Skills

Web Application Development

  • PHP (since version 4, nowadays on 7/8)
  • Symfony Framework
  • Doctrine ORM/ODM
  • MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • PHPUnit, Prophecy
  • APIs in SOAP / REST / custom
  • Python, Django, Jupyter, Pandas
  • Java

Web Frontend

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • React JS
  • Twig


  • OOP
  • Software design patterns
  • Automated testing & quality assurance of software
  • Continuous Integration & Deployment
  • Kanban / Agile


  • Git / Github
  • Composer
  • Jenkins CI
  • Travis CI
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • JIRA / Confluence
  • ELK Stack / Kibana
  • Grafana
  • Hive
  • Unix Shell / Bash


  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign


  • Diploma in Computer Science (2010)
  • Doing web development since 2001, working as a professional since 2005
  • Languages: German (native), English (fluent)

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