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Niklas Fink

Cloud Solution Architect & Full Stack Developer

Profileimage by Niklas Fink Cloud Solution Architect & Full Stack Developer from Stuttgart
  • 70173 Stuttgart Freelancer in
  • Graduation: B.Eng. Software Engineering
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 25.04.2020
Profileimage by Niklas Fink Cloud Solution Architect & Full Stack Developer from Stuttgart
Focus areas:
» Cloud Architectures (planning, optimization, maintenance)
» Full Stack Development (focus topics: eCommerce, CMS, complex backend systems)
» Technical Project Lead (requirements engineering, stakeholder comms, decision making)

Tech stack (rating 1-10):
» Azure 10
» Terraform 9
» Kubernetes 8
» AWS 7

» JavaScript 10
» Java 9
» VueJS/React 8
» Python 7

» CI/CD Pipes 10
» New Relic 9
» Splunk 8
» ELK Stack 7
  • 06/2019 - Present

    • Bosch Power Tools GmbH
    • >10.000 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Solution Architect & Tech Lead
  • My role involved:
    • Tech Lead for a €5M budget platform migration project.
    • Built and onboarded a near-shore 8 person development team.
    • Set up an operations team for 24/7 monitoring of the platform.
    • Software Architect for existing 10 person front- & backend team.
    • Became an essential interface between business and implementation.
    • Led integrations of various Bosch-internal projects involving many different technologies and complex infrastructures.
    • Regularly consulted domain experts for best practices.
    • Defined the technological strategy and future of the project.
    Tech Stack: Azure (Kubernetes, Functions, Cosmos DB, Verizon CDN, Event Hub, Application Gateway, Blob Storage, VM, DevOps), Elasticsearch, Kibana, New Relic, Splunk, Terraform, Ansible, Bloomreach CMS, Kotlin, AngularJS, Apache Kafka, Hangfire, Jira Service Desk.

  • 08/2018 - 05/2019

    • diva-e Digital Value Excellence GmbH
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Full Stack Developer
    • Developed a BloomReach CMS website integrating various external APIs and an Angular frontend.
      • Main responsibilities were the planning and management of the Azure and AWS cloud infrastructure and component development in Kotlin (with Spring) and Angular.
      • Total of 7 diva-e developers and 10 stakeholders on customer side.
    • Developed a Vue.js app with Vuex, based on a given design in Sketch & Zeplin and integrated it in Typo3 CMS.
    • Helped developing a Vue.js app with Vuetify built on Meteor and GraphQL.

  • 09/2017 - 08/2018

    • (own business)
    • < 10 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Blockchain Developer
    • Focused on masternode coins mainly forked from Dash and Bitcoin Core.
    • Developed a Masternode Management Platform which allowed a customer to remotely manage own masternodes with a comprehensive tool suite and thus lowered the entry barrier as no deep knowledge for setup and maintenance was required anymore.
    • Linked multiple systems together and developed a prototype with Node.js, Vue.js, MongoDB and various Bash Scripts for direct interaction with the server daemon RPC interface.
    • Eventually sold the prototype to a competitor who successfully went to market earlier, was able to improve server setup automation, and therefore reduce manual work and costs with the help of my code and ideas.

  • 04/2017 - 03/2018

    • Academy Xi, Sydney, Australia
    • 10-50 employees
    • Marketing, PR and Design
  • Full Stack Developer
    • Completely reinvented and planned their IT systems by gathering requirements from stakeholders.
    • Co-developed their student management system with React, NodeJS and MongoDB.
    • Built a new learning management system based on WordPress.
    • Integrated multiple systems into one comprehensive, easy-to-use system and unified their APIs.
    • Optimized the old Xi public website based on WordPress, developed plugins in PHP/JS and analyzed the system for speed improvements.
    • Migrated Xi's online appearances from shared-webhosting to AWS: built a high-availability system and managed their cloud infrastructure.
    • Conducted job interviews.
    • Advised Xi in cryptocurrency affairs.
    • Managed 3 freelancers. 

  • 02/2015 - 08/2016

    • USU AG
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Full Stack Developer
    • Developed a complex testing suite for a FirstSpirit-to-Liferay adapter, built with Java.
    • Used Selenium for web automation and Python for image recognition.
    • Developed an Android App using Liferay Screenlets.
    • Developed an Ionic Hybrid App utilizing the Liferay-API.
    • Did a comprehensive comparison between developing a native Android App and a Hybrid App.

  • 06/2013 - 05/2014

    • MARKANT Handels und Service GmbH
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Java Web Developer
    • Developed the website design of using Liferay, which is still in use in 2020.
    • Developed a calendar tool for time management and meeting coordination using JavaServer Faces.
    • Developed several other Java tools and JSF/JSP portlets for in-house use running on IBM WebSphere.

  • Willing to travel within Germany.
  • Open for international remote jobs.
Aggregation of technologies I've used in projects so far:
Android (native), Angular, AngularJS, AWS (Amazon Web Services), Azure, Bash, Bitbucket, Bloomreach, Bootstrap, CDN, Cloud Architectures, CMS, Commerce Connector, Confluence, Cordova, CSS, Datadog, DB2, Docker, Elasticsearch, ExpressJS, GitHub, GitLab, Google Analytics, GraphQL, Heroku, Hibernate, Hotjar, HTML, HubSpot, IBM WebSphere, Image Recognition, Ionic, Java, Javascript, Jenkins, Jira, Jira Service Desk, JSF (JavaServer Faces), JSP (JavaServer Pages), Kafka, Kibana, Kotlin, Kubernetes, LearnDash, Liferay, Liferay Screenlets, Mixpanel, MongoDB, Moodle, MySQL, New Relic, NodeJS, Optimizely, PayPal, PHP, Pingdom, Python, RabbitMQ, ReactJS, SAP Marketing Cloud, SCRUM,, Selenium, Splunk, Spring, Spring Boot, Stripe, TalentLMS, Terraform, Typeform, VueJS, WordPress, Zapier.