Executive software engineering manager with extensive experience leading international teams from initial ideation through deployment and ongoing operations.
Inspiring, hands-on, collaborative leader who fosters effective, highly innovative teams. Accomplished cross-functional analyst, critical thinker, and communicator
- Executive management (leader of leaders)
- PMP certified manager with focus on portfolio, program and project management
- ITIL certified in service management and IT governance
- CSM certified Scrum Master (Agile Management)
- Public speaking and communication
- Multi-million dollar budget management
- Remote teams and international team leadership
- Vision, strategy, and execution
- Talent acquisition, coaching, mentoring
- Multi-language skills (english, german, chinese)
- Masters Degrees in Computer Science - Robotics and ML
- Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Hybrid Cloud)
- CISSP certified IT security professional (NIST, VPN, VPC, Firewall, IDS, IPS)
- Large scale databases (SQL/ noSQL)
- Big data (AWS ERM, Azure HDInsight)
- Management systems (JIRA, Hansoft, Confluence)
- High availability and large scale deployment
- Operating systems (Linux, Windows)
- Large storage systems (AWS S3, SAN)
Head Of Engineering
Amazon.com Inc. | October 2017 – Present | Canada
Executive Management: Managing and growing senior engineering leaders, senior program managers and senior engineers to influence different parts of the organization and in different locations. Supporting other leaders to form visions, strategies, and mandates to build high-performing engineering teams.
Technical Leadership: Building industry-leading intelligent services through machine learning to improve customer/candidate experiences and employee productivity. Influencing a wide range of Amazon's services in architecture and engineering culture by on-going mentoring and coaching of managers and senior engineers.
Organization Development: Growing an engineering organization to build and operate Amazon's recruiting services handling millions of applications, interviews and offers worldwide. These services are the backbone of Amazon's hiring needs.
Vice President Of Engineering
AbeBooks (a Amazon company) | August 2016 – October 2017 | Canada
Executive Management: Hired, mentored and developed software development managers, program managers and senior development engineers to take on increasingly higher responsibilities. Led and grew a best-in-class engineering team - distributed on two continents - that delivers excellent result through rapid iterations. Held budget responsibility for over 12 million USD (excluding HR cost).
Technical Leadership: Led an engineering organization to build and operate the companies eCommerce platform including Payments, Inventory Management and Security, connecting millions of buyers from more than 200 countries with booksellers from around the world.
Organization Development: Provided senior leadership and established a company vision and technical direction for AbeBooks. As a member of the senior management team set the strategic course for the company as the company expanded into new market segments.
Electronic Arts | December 2012 – July 2016 | Canada
Program & Service Management: Transformed functional teams into an end-to-end service management organizations. Led teams towards building reliable and secure online services while promoting security in software development lifecycle (SDLC) and IT service management (ITIL).
Budget & Infrastructure Management: Administered multi-million dollar budgets and enhanced cloud infrastructure efficiency with help of auto-scaling. Decreased overall spending and simultaneously improved service offerings to meet higher than industry standard uptime by establishing a self-healing infrastructure.
Technical Leadership: Maintained multiple existing core services while building additional large scale online services which are used by millions of customers daily with thousands of transactions per second.
Public Speaking: Honored to a speak with regards to technology visions to hundreds of industry leaders at EA DevCon.
Senior Solutions Manager
Microsoft | 2012 – November 2012 | Washington, U.S.
Communication: Spearheaded a modern communication and document management system and Kanban task management system to streamline and simplify the process to handle the massive amount of request from many hundred internal and external stakeholder.
Project Management: Orchestrated a cross-disciplinary IT team of over 30 professionals to deliver an enterprise data strategy assessment to improve the existing volume licensing model for customers and partners and positively impact the majority of Microsoft over 90 billion dollar business.
Novedia finance software AG | 2010 – 2012 | Germany
Technological innovation & IT security: Pioneered a modern and secure document/ data life cycle system to improve organization workflows with data classification and provided data leak prevention (DLP) with digital rights management (DRM). Innovated a new software product (novaPath) for document classification and data protection which meets international standards (ISO 27001) and german banking security standards (MaRisk).
Budget Management: Administered multi-million euro project budgets.
People Management: Recruited and supervised 7 teams with over 40 FTEs and contractors to securely and flawlessly migrate, test and update 750 banking applications.
Public Speaking: Presented as a keynote speaker in regards to large scale migration projects and newest IT security topics at Novedia banking congress.
Founder and Technology Manager
Agilbis | 2008 – 2010 | Switzerland / Germany
Technological Innovation: Developed quality assurance software based on mobile applications and SCADA systems for a railway equipment manufacturer and German safety regulations. Established a full Secure System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with agile project management (Scrum).
IT security & Service Management: Consulted start-ups in building secure and resilient services by utilizing best practices in IT Service Management with the focus on secure operations and secure software development.
SAP Basis Manager
E&E information consultants AG | 2003 – 2008 | Germany
IT Security: Created asset, communication, network, identity, and access security policies for multiple SAP landscapes including establishing secure operations best practice.
Hands-on Technology Leadership: Enabled development of a Document Life Cycle software solution based on SAP by building in-house SAP infrastructure of more than 20 SAP systems and operated them from A-Z.
Master of Science in Computer Science
Institute of Technology Berlin (TU Berlin) | 2009 - 2012
Grade: Excellent (> 90%)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Administration (Honours)
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau | 2004 - 2008
Grade: Excellent (> 90%)
State Certified Professional in Electronic and Data System Technology
GfN College GmbH | 2001 - 2004
- CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- PMP, Project Management Professional
- ITIL, Certified in IT Service Management
- CSM, Certified Scrum Master
- MongoDB, Certifications in Operations & Development
- MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- RHCT, Red Hat Certified Technician
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