About me

About me

Me :)

I’m a software developer in his mid thirties, living in Aachen, Germany, not far away from the Belgian and Dutch border. I have a passion for music and software development, so you can find me either in front of a computer or at music concerts. Since 2013 I get more involved  with hardware and now I tinker with arduino, LEDs and other stuff. I’m one of the founders of the “Freie Maker e.V.” and attend maker faires and similar events on a regular basis.

How I work

All my source codes are versioned in mercurial or git repositories at bitbucket or GitHub. During my work for I learned to value issue tracking and continuous integration systems. Therefore I often use these techniques also for my personal projects. Every java project uses Maven for build and dependency management.

Skills

Programming languages: Java, Python, Javascript, Coffeescript, C++, Objective-c, PHP
Platforms: nodejs, HTML5, J2SE, JEE6, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, PostgreSQL, MySQL
Standards: JPA, JAX-RS, SQL
Techniques and libraries: DI, unit tests, Guice, angularjs, Hibernate, SLF4J, Swing
Languages: English, German (native tongue)

Work experience

Software engineer at SDQM GmbH / idev GmbH
April 2016 – September 2016
conceptual design of several projects (bitcoin and security software)
Head of software development at ambiHome GmbH
April 2012 – March 2016
architecture and implementation of automatic integration process
architecture of web based visualisation software
architecture of web based planning tool
establish of modern software development processes
Software Developer at Bauer+Kirch GmbH
February 2002 – April 2012 Several projects (Web/Desktop) with diverse technologies (Java/Delphi) for customers and in-house
since 02/2009 Development for Apple iOS e.g.

  • Creation of a company app framework
  • Implementation of a server application for the Apple Push Notification Services (in Java)
  • Implementation of a photo book for iPhone using OpenGL ES
  • Collaboration in several projects creating iPhone apps

Education

October 2001 – April 2012 studied computer science at RWTH Aachen, no degree
focus on computer graphics et. al.
attended course iPhone Programming with accompanying project work
elective courses in Electrical engineering
August 2000 – July 2001 community service at Franziskus boarding school Vossenack as member of the educational staff
August 1990 – May 2000 academic high school Franziskusgymnasium Vossenack