One could describe me as one of those stereotypical information technology professionals that friends and family members shamelessly call a nerd. As a longtime power user, I have always been fascinated by the powerfulness of modern computer systems and the possibilities they facilitate to humans. However, as with many love stories, it took me a while to fully enter the IT business and another spell to get where and what I am now.
Finally arrived, I have been and still am addicted to open source, privacy & security and the programmatic abstraction of the world. A lot of my endeavour has since been put into releasing software for the industry I work in. I would say that my primary strengths lie in the desire for accuracy, an above-average comprehension and a good knowledge and high interest in a wide spectrum of branches.
Expert, 8 years
Starting with coding, moving on to scripting and finally landing at programming, I have several years of experience writing high-quality and well-documented code.
Advanced, 4 years
Designing extendable, maintainable, pluggable and scalable software is one of the most interesting aspects of SE. Mastering the right tools helps the software becoming reality.
Advanced, 5 years
Every single year of experience in system administration learned me to take advantage of the underlying system's capabilities to get the most out of software.
March 2016 - Present
Innovation Process Technology AG | Full-Time
2006 - 2016
Software Developer / System Administrator
Freelancer | Self-Employed
Honestly, I cannot remember to which year my first freelance experience goes back. Starting with web design for online communities, moving on to HTML/CSS/JS web publishing and later on completing my offers with web development, I ended up running a small hosting business and developing entire websites and applications. The symbiosis between the underlying system and hosted application regarding performance and security made me understand Linux in-deep and become a better programmer as well. Nowadays, the system <-> software link is still a leading gear in my IT efforts.
- Project Management
- Requirements Engineering
- System Administration
- Web Technologies
September 2011 - May 2012
fresh interactive AG | Full-Time
Given I had no educational or real work experience in IT, it felt like a dream to get the chance to work as a web publisher. Long since I have been fascinated by the freedom and dynamic of the web platform. Even though it initially was an internship, it then quickly evolved to a full-fledged employment. Not only my boss recognized my talent, so did I; and this made me quite proud. With an increasing amount of completed projects however, the inner voice shouting for larger and more challenging work became louder. This was the time I knew that I wanted to dig even deeper into IT. It became the time I enrolled for university.
- CMS Adapation (webEdition)
- PHP Programming
- Web Technologies
June 2010 - July 2011
ExecuJet Europe AG | Full-Time | Part of the studies at Aarau School of Economics
Driven by the passion for precision and correctness, I completed another year in the accounting department. Albeit this time the work was more ambitious and the team was beyond words, I started to debate whether I really want to strengthen my knowledge in accounting or move on to the next challenge – mastering information technology, another long since passion. Although I opted for the later, the accounting accuracy is still a part of me.
- Accounting (FBO)
- Dunning Process
- Financial Evaluation & Analysis
March - April 2009
Printcolor Screen AG | Full-Time | Part of the studies at Aarau School of Economics
My initial work experience was part of the practical oriented studies at Aarau School of Economics. During the two-month commercial internship I was introduced to the concrete work of an accountant – which was my dream job at that time. Besides, I had the chance to look into the application technology laboratory. All-in-all, it was a great experience.
- Application Technology Laboratory
- Marketing & Sales
2012 - 2016
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT)
2007 - 2011
Aarau School of Economics
Swiss federal vocational commercial baccalaureate