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Senior Backend Developer / DevOps Engineer

Newsletter2Go GmbH, Berlin, Germany

  • Develop backend services, API's and infrastructure tools based on PHP, Java/Spring Boot and Go
  • Maintain the completely self managed infrastructure components like Percona Server for MySQL, ElasticSearch etc. using puppet und ansible
  • Setup infrastructure/application monitoring using telegraf, InfluxDB and grafana

Software Architect / Backend Team Lead

Onefootball GmbH, Berlin, Germany

  • Develop a service oriented architecture for the backend of the Onefootball app
  • Recruit and lead the backend team (including DevOps)
  • Act as a hands on software architect implementing micro services and backend components using Go

Senior Software Developer

Onefootball GmbH (formerly motain GmbH), Berlin, Germany

  • Backend feature development for the Onefootball app (formerly known as iLiga / THE Football App)
  • Migrate the monolythic legacy PHP application to a service based on Symfony2
  • Migrate the PHP backend application from bare metal to AWS

Senior Software Developer

VZ Netzwerke Ltd, Berlin, Germany

  • Development of a REST API based on Symfony2 for the biggest german social network (studiVZ, schuelerVZ and meinVZ)
  • Frontend feature development based on Google Web Toolkit
  • Service and maintenance of the Jenkins CI server

Backend Software Developer

VZ Netzwerke Ltd, Berlin, Germany

  • Build a REST API based on Symfony2 on top of the existing monolythic PHP application
  • Develop features for the support system of the social network

Quality Assurance Developer

VZ Netzwerke Ltd, Berlin, Germany

  • Quality Assurance Developer in the engineering department
  • Develop automated acceptance tests for studiVZ, schuelerVZ and meinVZ
  • Service and maintenance of the Bamboo CI server

PHP Developer

ticket-web GmbH & Co KG (now SAP Event Ticketing), Wildau, Germany

  • Development of an internet based ticketing solution built on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP with several webservice interfaces
  • Administration and configuration of ticketing servers with focus on load balancing, system stability and continuous performance
  • Setup and run ticket shops for clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Hertha BSC and municipal organisations in Vienna, Munich etc.

Software Developer

LETRAS Informatik, Berlin, Germany

  • Java development for customer projects
  • Development of an IP traffic invoicing service
  • Administration of linux servers


Diploma, Business Informatics

University of Applied Sciences
Wildau, Germany

Thesis: Associative text analysis system to verify brand positioning concepts
Java program for the text analysis, graphical presentation system for the Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum based on Java applets and servlets

Professional skills


  Go / Golang













  Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery



Denver, USA

Symfony Live

Berlin, Germany

Google Developer Days

Berlin, Germany

Agile Conference

Chicago, USA

Hobbies & Interests

Football, Technology