Profileimage by Anonymous profile, DevOps Architect, Software Engineer, Cloud, K8s, DevOps

Last update: 14.05.2021

DevOps Architect, Software Engineer, Cloud, K8s, DevOps

Graduation: BSc Computer Science
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Native or Bilingual)




Proven IT Specialist with 10 years of experience in start-ups as well as established operations leveraging expertise in software development, computer networking, and problem solving to provide exceptional user support and assistance in resolving conflict. Experience includes Application/Systems design and architecture, DevOps, Object-Oriented programming in a wide range of different environments such as Mobile and the Cloud. 
Proficient in all aspects of software development life cycle including in-depth system analysis, planning, managing, documentation (UML) and implementing scalable, distributed systems. 

Java, C#, C, OO Programming, Design Patterns, UML, Multi-Threading, Concurrency, Maven, Gradle, J2ME, AWT, SWING, JMF, Bash, SH, Ruby, Python, NodeJS, REST, Methodology Agile, SCRUM, TDD, Pair Programming, XP, BDD, Kanban, Expert, Frontend JSP, CSS, HTML, HTML5 AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, JSF, Angular, React, Unity, Android, Java 2, Linux Distributions, Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Windows, 9x, 2000, Server 2008, Expert Source Control CSVN, SVN, GIT, JIRA, TargetProcess, Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), EKS, AKS, GKE, VPC, EC2, Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, StepFunctions, ELK Stack, Serverless, GKS, Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, Isitio, Consul, Vault 4, DevOps, Release Management, Vagrant, Nexus, Jenkins, CI/CD, Chef, ChefSpec, TestKitchen, InSpec, SOA Web Services, JAX-WS, XML, SOAP, WSDL, JAXB, XML technologies, SoapUI, Microservices, Advanced, JavaEE JSF Spring 3.2/4.1.x, Spring Boot, Spring IoC, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Spring AOP, Spring Integration, Middle, Layer, JPA(Hibernate, EclipseLink) 6, Database & DB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Java Derby, MSSQL, ODBC, NoSQL, mongoDB, Profilers, Selenium, Cucumber, JUnit, Mockito, JMeter, SauceLabs, Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Studio Code, Mobile, Cloud, Azure, AWS, GCS, Terraform, Test Kitchen, ETL, Splunk, Ansible, iOS, Java 8, Jobseeker Services application, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Spring, Tomcat, ADFS, API, CloudFormation, RESTful, PCI, SOA services, Rackspace, SOA, EJB, JPA, SQL, JAX, JSON, web services, JavaEE, Team Leadership, ImageJ, CSV, algorithm, pattern recognition, Multithreading, Pattern, data acquisition, Networking

Project history

12/2016 - 02/2020
DevOps Consultant
HSBC Principle
HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC serves around
38 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management,
Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. I joined HSBC as an
integral part of it's cloud adoption programme.

* Working as part of Global Cloud Services (GCS) AWS Adoption team from it's beginning. This
programme within HSBC is defining and implementing the framework and platforms for how the bank
integrates with the bank's global network. This programme was the starting point of HSBC's journey
in the adoption of AWS. Design and building highly resilient, scalable, performant solutions in an
automated and efficient manner (CI/CD).
* Support other adoption programmes (GCS, Azure) providing knowledge exchange and building of
components in an automated manner (CI/CD).
* Support a multitude of global project teams across the world to adopt Cloud Services. This could
be teaching projects and/or actively building their cloud solution. Notable technologies are:
1. AWS, GCS, Azure
2. Kubernetes using EKS, GKE
3. Terraform
4. StepFunctions
5. Lambda
6. API Gateway
7. CloudFront
8. Kinesis
9. ETL
10. Splunk
11. Jenkins for CI/CD
* Development of robust artefacts including code modules (terraform modules) helping projects to get
their security profiles right before any infrastructure is built.
* Writing clear documentation, highlighting key points that can be read by technical and
non-technical people.
Technologies: AWS, Ansible, Splunk, Azure, GCS, Ruby, Terraform, Lambda, EKS, GKE, Helm, Docker,
Kubernetes, Python, NodeJS, Java, and many more.

01/2018 - 07/2018
Mobile Games Unity Developer
* Development of Mobile Games for iOS and Android.
* List of applications:
Technologies: C#, Unity, Android, iOS.

08/2016 - 12/2016
Lead Platform Engineer
Wipro Ltd. is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company
that delivers solutions. Wipro has a workforce of over 170,000, serving clients in 175+ cities
across 6 continents. I joined Wipro to modernise Wipro's project to revamp Chelsea FC's web

* Leadership of a small team for the agile transformation and DevOps technology project for Chelsea
FC modernising the development, test, build system and infrastructure using latest technologies and
planning the transformation from a traditional to a modern cloud based (AWS) micro service
architecture infrastructure.
Technologies: AWS, Docker, ECS, Terraform, Ansible, Python.

06/2016 - 08/2016
Digital Java Developer
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child
maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension
and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and
customers. I've been hired to work on the Enhanced Jobseeker Services platform as a core developer.

* Implementation of new features, security and performance fixes for the back and end front in Java
8 and Javascript (Angular) of Enhancing Jobseeker Services application.
* Integrate the application with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and getting the
application production ready.
* Successfully moved the application from Public Beta to Production.
Technologies: Java 8, JUNIT, BDD, TDD, Spring, Javascript (Angular), Jenkins, Tomcat, ADFS.

02/2014 - 05/2016
Lead Systems Engineer
Direct Line Group is an FTSE100 insurance company. I've worked for the digital department
transforming how to business operates and introducing stand of the art technologies.

* Design and implementation of revolutionising new API backends project. This project is the basis
for any front end application of DLG and brand partners. Architecting the whole infrastructure
(end-to-end) as a modern micro service architecture and implemented every necessary means. Knowledge
transfer sessions teaching developers and operations about the novel approach and tools.
Technologies: AWS, CloudFormation, Docker, ECS, ECS, Micro Services, Jenkins, Tomcat, Python.
* Delivery of new RESTful PCI-Compliant Online Claims application. Implementation of in-house SOA
services using Java.
Features: AWS, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Java, Spring, JUNIT, BDD, TDD, Chef, ChefSpec, TestKitchen,
Rackspace, Python, Red Hat.
* Delivery of new RESTful PCI-Compliant Greenflag QnB journey. Implementation of CI tested in-house
SOA services written in Java, tested and deployed using Jenkins.
Features: AWS, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Java, Spring, JUNIT, BDD, TDD, Chef, ChefSpec, TestKitchen,
Cucumber, SauceLabs, Red Hat.
* Development of PCI-Compliant quote and buy journeys for home insurance: DirectLine, Privilege and
Churchill. Setup of QA, staging and production environments in AWS and deployment using pipelines
(CI/CD) to production.
Features: AWS, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Java, Spring, JUNIT, BDD, TDD, Chef, ChefSpec, TestKitchen,
Cucumber, SauceLabs, Red Hat.

01/2012 - 01/2014
Technical Architect
Phoenix Software is internationally known for the speech therapy software LingWare. Because of my
scientific background I was hired to lead the development team of their state funded scientific

* Development of an interactive web platform in collaboration with multiple partners of different
domains. Leadership of a small team and architecting a service oriented architecture (SOA) including
setup of CI and deployment pipelines to QA, staging and production. Project: LeVer - Lernen gegen
das Vergessen, AAL-Initiative; Partners: Charité, DFKI, EGZB, Vitabpublic.
Features: JavaEE, JSF, EJB , JPA, SQL, JAX, JUnit, REST, SOA, Maven, jQuery, JSON, SOA, Jenkins, Red
Hat, Team Leadership.
* Development of a cognitive training component of scientific project WebDA. Leadership of a small
team and architecting a service oriented architecture (SOA) including setup of CI and deployment
pipelines to QA, staging and production. Project WebDA - Entwicklung von Webdiensten zur
Unterstützung älterer Menschen (Development of web services to support older people), AAL-Initiative
(Ambient Assistant Living); Partners: Fraunhofer Institute, University of Cologne, University
Features: JavaEE, JSF, EJB , JPA, SQL, JAX, JUnit, Maven, Jenkins, Red Hat, Team Leadership.
* Development of a video platform for speech therapy; Leadership of a small team and architecting a
service oriented architecture (SOA) including setup of CI and deployment pipelines to QA, staging
and production. Project: DiaTrain - Development of a video platform for speech therapy; Client:
Hochschule für Gesundheit - University of Applied Sciences, Bochum.
Features: JavaEE, JSF, EJB , JPA, SQL, JAX, JUnit, Maven, Jenkins, Red Hat, Team Leadership.

01/2011 - 12/2011
Software Developer
I've worked for the Institute of Aerospace Medicine which conducts studies investigating the effects
of weightless environments on the human body. During the time I spent working there I have developed
measurement and analysis software.

* Development of a software for geometrical analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRT)
Technologies: Java, ImageJ, AWT, CSV.
* Design of a novel algorithm for pattern recognition of vascular structures in ultrasound images
(see publication). Development of software implementing the new algorithm for automatic recognition
and diameter measurement of vascular structures in ultrasound video sequences.
Technologies: Java, Swing, AWT, JMF, Multithreading, Pattern Recognition, CSV.

07/2010 - 01/2011
KG Software Developer
JIM is a market research company. I developed software for them to conduct surveys. I have also
administered the network infrastructure of their office and workstations.

* Development of a data acquisition software in Java
Features: Java, Swing, CSV.
* Administration of network infrastructure and servers
Features: Networking, Debian, Windows.
1/1 May 7, 2021May 7, 2021May 7, 2021May 7, 2021May 7, 2021

Contact form

Contact details