Head of Blockchain Research Lab

Institute for Internet Security

Jun 2019 – Present Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Leading a team of over 10 international researchers while analyzing the technical properties of blockchain and DLT while also pursuing my PhD as a Doctoral Researcher.

Senior Software Engineer

codecentric AG

Jan 2019 – May 2019 Solingen, Germany
Java (Spring-Boot, JEE & Hibernate), Docker and Software Architecture consulting, developing software for cow milking robots (no joke!).



May 2018 – May 2019
Blog author writing aboout Java, Groovy and Spring topics.

Technical Lead

G DATA Advanced Analytics GmbH

Apr 2016 – Dec 2018 Bochum, Germany
Technical Lead of the Web Security Solutions Team. Developing custom security software for the financial industry in an Agile software team applying Xtreme Programming practices.

Software Developer

G DATA Software AG

Dec 2014 – Mar 2016 Bochum, Germany
Working in the Web Security Team at the Security Labs. Development of backend systems with tech such as Spring-Boot, Hibernate and Oracle RAC.

Research Assistant

Institute for Internet Security

Mar 2013 – Nov 2014 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Developer in the Trusted Computing research group where I was developing web applications and operating the infrastructure to perform malware analysis leveraging the open source Cuckoo malware sandbox. This was also the first time I got in touch with Groovy and Grails!


Styracosoft GbR

Jan 2012 – Present Gelsenkirchen, Germany
I offer consulting and trainings on topics such as Clean Code, Test Automation, DevOps and many more! This initially started as student startup to sell multimedia guide software to museums and zoos until we realized, museums don’t have money…

Software Developer

Locbook GmbH

Jun 2010 – Mar 2013 Haltern am See, Germany
We built a location based social network. Could have been Facebook before Facebook was a thing in Germany. Some cool tech involved, such as Turbogears, which is a convention-over-configuration web framework for Python. I also did a lot of Android development back then, which was quite painful…

Student Assistant

University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen

Jul 2009 – Jul 2010 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
I was one of the administrators of the PC lab of the language learning center of the university. This was mostly about making sure the students don’t destroy the infrastructure.


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