Curriculum Vitae

Career Profile

Engineering manager with a strong technical background in frontend engineering.
I find joy in working with people as much as nerding out on technical discussions. My mission is to help people unlock their true potential, achieve their goals and ultimately become a better engineer.
I learned a lot about people management by growing a two-man tech team into a multi-team department with more than twenty engineers.

Education

Philosophy, Cultural Studies
since 2022
Psychology
2017 - 2021
Applied Computer Science
2013 - 2016
Bachelor of Science
DHBW Karlsuhe (new tab)

Work Experience

Engineering Manager
since 2021/01
Carla (new tab), remote
Bootstrapped the frontend infrastructure including storefront, backoffice and design system.
Lead and managed the storefront team consisting of five engineers, two designers and a product manager. Established guilds, 360° reviews, hacking days and a growth framework for juniors.
Design System Architect
2019/02 - 2022/02
Volvo Cars (new tab), remote
Lead the development of Volvo's first design system including its React implementation in tight collaboration with the design team. Also wrote all the documentation and onboarded teams to the new system.
Freelancer
since 2019/01
weser.io (new tab), remote
Contracting work focusing on engineering management, frontend architecture, design systems, compilers and user experience.
Besides Carla and Volvo, I also worked with OneGraph and N26 amongst others.
Frontend Architect
2017/07 - 2018/12
dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG (new tab), Karlsruhe
Leading the migration from a monolithic all-in-one Java project to independent frontend microservices using React, Redux, Fela, Webpack and more.
Also established a shared design system including a full component library.
Frontend Engineer
2016/10 - 2017/06
NinjaConcept (new tab), Karlsruhe
Planning, concept & implementation of small and medium-size agency projects using React, Next, GraphQL, Jest, Flow and more.
Software Engineer
2013/10 - 2016/09
abilis GmbH (new tab), Karlsruhe
Migrated two internal projects to React and prepared a 2-day React & ecosystem workshop.
Setting up a new build infrastructure with continuous integration, workflows and automated builds. Lead a small team building a mobile app for a cloud solution using React Native.

Volunteering

Chairman
We develop and fund projects in Kenia to improving the environment in a sustainable way. We have agriculture, farming, elucidation and education projects.
Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
Chairman
Leading 23 local groups and driving new projects and activities. My goal is to make scouting safer and accessible for everyone while keeping our traditions and open culture as much as possible.
Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
Comissioner for IT
We build apps that support our local groups and simplify their workflow. We administer mailing addresses, websites and offer support for any IT related issues.

Meetups & Conferences

React Karlsruhe
since 2016
Founder & Organizer

Open Source Projects

fela
State-Driven Styling in JavaScript
228k / month
2.3k
inline-style-prefixer
Autoprefixer for JavaScript style objects
9.7kk / month
392
react-layout-components
Layout Components for React based on Flexbox
2.8k / month
336
react-controlled-form
Flexible, Modular & Controlled Forms for React
694 / month
117
react-css-component
Injecting CSS via React Components
1.1k / month
94
css-in-js-utils
Useful utility functions for CSS in JS solutions
9.4kk / month
73
alveron
Elm & Reason inspired state management for React
114.5k / month
63
bredon
A modern CSS value compiler in JavaScript
40
elodin
The Elodin Styling Language
30
fast-loops
Tiny (0.6kb), performant & immutable iteration utilities for arrays and objects
6.2kk / month
25
kilvin
Primitive React Layout Components using Fela
963 / month
22
inline-style-expand-shorthand
Expanding shorthand properties in JavaScript style objects
105.3k / month
14
small-color
Tiny (0.8kb), opinionated & tree-shakable alternative to color
7
brandeur
Convenience tool belt for css-hooks
6
lorren
A PDF Framework for React based on react-pdf
184 / month
4
small-date
Tiny (0.8kb) date formatting library with built-in i18n
3.3k / month
4
tehlu
Component System for React and Brandeur
1

Languages

German
Native
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English
Professional
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French
Elementary
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Norwegian
Beginner
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Skills

Product & People

Project Management
Leading Development Teams
Product Management
Strategic Planning
Coaching
Workflow Management
Documentation
Team Culture
Leading Meetings
Hosting Workshops
Public Speaking

Tech

Technical Writing
Software Design
Frontend Architecture
Developer Experience
User Experience
Design Systems
Accessibility
Web Standards
Functional Programming
Quality Assurance
Testing
Compiler Design
React
React Native
Next
GraphQL
ReScript
Open Source
SEO

Hobbies & Interests

Scouts
Hiking
Orchestra
Contrabass
Classical Guitar
Concerts
Books
Writing
Blogging
Fantasy
Meditation
History
Cooking