About me.

PROBLEM SOLVER. PASSIONATE FOR CODE.

My career led me through many industries and technologies

My field of expertise lies in DevOps/Kubernetes/Containerization and Backend/Integration Development based on Java & Apache Camel, typically using Cloud Platforms like Microsoft Azure. I pursue many ‘Side Project Hobbies’ like iOS Development, Typescript/Angular projects, or System Engineering based on Linux/Fedora. Any software solution without a REST-based API is incomplete to me. I run GNU/Linux and i3wm. I like to automate everything.

I started as a software developer in a small swiss IT business. We developed solutions based on our in-house Java Framework and various client technologies (Web-Based/Angular & Native/.NET) for government entities and e-commerce. As the popularity of smartphones grew, we also developed iOS Apps for the swiss market.

I completed my apprenticeship in IT/Software Development (EFZ) in 2008. I left the bachelor’s degree course at ZHAW (fka HSZT) in 2010 without graduation.

Work

Side projects

Experience

Work Experience.

Work Expierence

I consider myself a loyal employee, with a high degree of motivation and self-discipline.

Tech Lead – Zurich Insurance Group (2017 – Present)

Responsibilities and Activities
– Design, develop and owning microservices to integrate with internal and third party systems.
– Standardization of Cloud Architecture and Containerization within the BU.
– Develop automated deployment pipelines and establish domain standards.
– Define and promote development standards and best practices within the team.
– Evaluation of technologies & automation of admin tasks.

Technologies
Java, GIT, Kubernetes (AKS/OpenShift), Docker/LXC, Apache Camel,
Elasticsearch/ELK Stack, OAuth2/OIDC, Sprint Boot, OpenAPI/Swagger Spec, UML/Drawio
Terraform, Bash, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), JUnit, MSSQL, Apache Maven, Ansible, JS.


IT Consultant/Software Engineer – PRODYNA (Schweiz) AG (2015 – 2017)

Responstabilities and Activities

– Delivery of web service based integration solution as part of various projects & initiatives
– Coaching and training for development teams in usage of existing Integration Platform
– Analysis and resolution of complex incidents
– Development & Definition of Standardized Runtime for Automated Testing

Techhnologies
Java, GIT, Apache CXF, Apache Camel, Apache Karaf, WSDL/WS-*, UML/Enterprise Architect
Bash, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), JUnit, MSSQL, Apache Maven.


Software Developer – BOXALINO AG (2007 – 2015)

– Development and Extension of an In-House Java Framework
– Conception & Development of Native Apps for iOS and Android
– Conception & Development of Hybrid Mobile Apps using Apache Cordova.

Skill

Skills.

IT = LIFELONG LEARNING

Working in IT is like switching professions every five years.
Java / Spring Framework / Maven >10 years experience
API Development and Integration > 5 Years experience
Kubernetes / Containerization / DevOps > 3 years experience
Azure Cloud > 2 Years experience
Red Hat Linux >5 years expierence
iOS Development > 2 years expierence

DETAILED SKILL MATRIX

Developing MVPs and Proof of Concepts is what I enjoy most. MVPs are not only generating business value quickly but are also fun to me as well, as I like to produce results quickly.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

Feel free to drop me an email.