Education & Work Experience

EDUCATION

 

University of Leipzig Leipzig, Germany since Sep. 2012

  • Working on my PhD at the Institute of applied information technology as part of a federal sponsored research project.
  • Topic: Reengineering of legacy systems with focus on analysis of open source components

University of Salzburg Salzburg, Austria Jan. 2010 – May 2012

  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Science (MSc)
  • Master thesis: Applying Domain Specific Languages and Model-Driven Development to GIS Applications
  • Graduation: May 2012

University of Liverpool Liverpool, UK Nov. 2003 – July 2006

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master thesis: Building future competitive advantage in an industry related to the fraud consulting business in the financial industry
  •  Graduation: July 2006

University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, Germany (1998-2001)

  • Diploma in Business Information (BA); Graduation: 2001

University of Leipzig/ University of Dresden, Germany (1994-98)

  • Classes in theology and history
  • Education classes (training for high-school teachers)

 

CERTIFICATES

 

  • PMP Certification (PMI)
  • OMG Certified UML Professional certificate
  • Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (IREB)
  • CObIT Practitioner certificate
  • ITIL v2 Foundation
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • ITIL v3 Release, Control & Validation Intermediate certificate
  • Certified Scrum Master (ScrumAlliance)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

since 06/2015: IT Program Manager / Project Manager

Customer: UBS AG Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Leading a program replacement of a new payments connectivity solution for large corporate clients
Tasks:

  • Project setup and planning
  • Budget setup and management
  • Driving architectural decisions
  • Management of suppliers incl. contract management
  • Stakeholder management and alignment
  • Reporting to senior management

Technology: Payments systems and processing, EBICS, Travic Port, Travic Corporate, Enterprise Architect, Jira, MS Project

 

since 07/2014: IT Program Manager / Project Manager Employer: UBS AG Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Leading a program for implementation of regulatory crossborder requirements for E- Banking channels including Mobile.
Tasks:

  • Budget setup and management
  • Driving architectural decisions
  • Coordination of subprojects
  • Management of suppliers incl. contract management
  • Management of delivery teams
  • Stakeholder management and alignment
  • Delivery of regulatory requirements for UBS eBanking in Q4/2014
  • About to deliver solution for Quotes in Q2/2015

Technology: UBS eBanking, Client Quotes, Product Suitability, Java, XML, Enterprise Architect

 

since 03/2015: Research Partner / Requirements Engineer / Solution Architect
Customer: MoMaG - Research project supported by German Federal Department of Education and Research together with University of Leipzig and Delta Software Technology GmbH

Description: Research partner in a project to modernize legacy generator systems using state of the art architecture concepts
Tasks:

  • Research of existing approaches and related work
  • Theoretical solution concept based on state of the art modeling concepts
  • Risk evaluation framework for modernization components
  • Validation of prototype

Technology: ADS/Macro, Hypersenses, MPS, Java, Cobol, XML, Enterprise Architect

 

01/2013 – 12/2014: Research Partner / Requirements Engineer / Solution Architect
Customer: AmAVaG - Research project supported by German Federal Department of Education and Research together with University of Leipzig and Delta Software Technology GmbH http://iwi.wifa.uni-leipzig.de/iwi/se/forschung/amavag.html

Description: Research partner in a project to analyze legacy generator systems for knowledge discovery and structuring of software architectures in order to prepare them for modernization
Tasks:

  • Research of existing approaches and related work
  • Theoretical solution concept based on Generative Domain Modeling
  • Concepts for architectural documentation of legacy systems
  • Risk evaluation framework for legacy systems
  • Validation of prototype

Technology: ADS/Macro, Java, Cobol, XML, Enterprise Architect

 

07/2012 – 06/2014: IT Project Manager
Customer: Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) Location: Nuremberg, Germany

Description: Leading engineering teams in a software project for introduction, replacement and customization of a BI system
Tasks:

  • Coordination of the RFP for selection of Business Intelligence solution
  • Introduction of Scrum methodology and project setup
  • Solution architecture definition in a group of architects
  • Management of suppliers
  • Management of Offshore resources
  • Management of engineering teams
  • Data mining based optimization architecture

Technology: Cognos 10, MS Project, MS Project Server, Team Foundation Server, Java, Spring, Confluence, Jira, UML, Enterprise Architect

 

02/2011 - 07/2012: IT Project Manager / Sector Head
Customer: Credit Suisse Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Developing and leading a team of 17 process and software engineers. Responsibility of the IT Private Banking domain architecture for tools and processes.
Tasks:

  • Line management and HR responsibilities
  • Technical project lead for development of a bankwide, global solution delivery platform of IT Private Banking
  • Advice and coaching for engineers in regards to tooling and methodology
  • Management of tool vendors for contracting, budget and deliverables
  • Application of agile practices in project teams and line organization
  • Leading global alignment and harmonization as domain architect
  • Definition of the solution delivery platform offering to internal customers

Technology: UML, Rational Software Architect, Enterprise Architect, Atlassian Jira, Polarion, Rational RequisitePro, alphabet, Blueprint, Subversion, Oracle, HP Quality Center

 

07/2010 – 02/2011: Lead Requirements Engineer
Customer: Credit Suisse Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Support of RFI and RFP for a tool selection for a solution delivery tool chain for IT at Credit Suisse Private Banking as part of a project team.
Tasks:

  • Requirements analysis for RFI and RFP document creation
  • Concept of integration between different tools
  • RFI/RFP questionnaire setup and evaluation together with project team
  • Workshops with tool vendors

Technology: UML, Word, Excel, PDF

 

11/2009 – 06/2010: Lead Requirements Engineer
Customer: Credit Suisse Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Analysis and documentation of requirements for various applications in Private Banking. Coaching in Requirements Engineering.
Tasks:

  • Requirements analysis and -management (Requirements Engineering)
  • Analysis workshops with business partners and suppliers
  • Implementation of CMMI processes
  • Effort estimation
  • Risk estimation
  • Coaching and training in Methods of Requirements Engineering

Technology: UML, Rational RequisitePro, Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest, HP Quality Center, Rational Software Modeler, Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, Subversion

 

07/2009 - 12/2009: Requirements Engineer and Systems Engineer Customer: Boehringer-Ingelheim Location: Ingelheim/Germany

Description: Systems engineering and support tasks for patent management system and related systems such as Epoline and Spotfire. Requirements analysis and -management tasks for further development of these systems
Tasks:

  • Requirements analysis and management
  • UML and process coaching
  • System engineering and database administration
  • Data reporting

Technology: XML, OOA/OOD, UML, Oracle 10.2, Tibco Spotfire, Epoline, Boehringer Schupo PMS

 

12/2008 - 11/2009: Business and IT Analyst/Coach
Customer: Lexware Location: Freiburg/Germany

Description: Requirements analysis tasks in the software development process. Coaching permanent staff members in requirements engineering methodology and UML, software development process and effort estimation models. Coaching management in software development process and IT Service Management
Tasks:

  • Requirements analysis
  • UML and process coaching
  • Coaching in effort estimation models

Technology: XML, C#, OOA/OOD, UML, Enterprise Architect, RaQuest

 

7/2008 - 11/2008: IT Project Manager
Customer: Media-Saturn Location: Ingolstadt/Germany

Description: Project management (budget, resources, timeline) of a project initialization including RFI/RFP. Planning of project of 8 Mio. EUR budget. Managing existent project for telecommunication services accounting tool development, Overseeing about 15-20 project team members.
Tasks:

  • Vendor selection and management
  • Project staffing
  • Management of offshore activities
  • Requirements management for Point-of-Sales Solution
  • Effort and cost estimation
  • Benefit analysis
  • Test management

Technology: Siebel 8.0, Tibco ESB, Java/XML, OOA, UML, MS Project

 

11/2007 - 6/2008: Technical Project Manager
Customer: Media-Saturn Location: Ingolstadt/Germany

Description: Business and system analysis for supply chain and enterprise resource planning application, Point-of-sale solution and customer management application. Integration of external service provider
Tasks:

  • Business process analysis and modeling (ARIS)
  • Requirements engineering (UML, OOA, OOD)
  • Requirements workshops
  • Requirements management for Point-of-Sales solution
  • Effort estimations (Function Points, Use Case Points)
  • Resource planning
  • Working together with offshore development teams

Technology: Siebel 8.0, Java/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, TogetherJ, MagicDraw

 

8/2007 - 11/2007: IT Project Manager
Customer: GK Software AG Location: Schoeneck/Germany

Description: Project management of implementation and rollout of standard software GK/Retail in Retail Industry. Full responsibility of budget and time controlling of a customer project (Douglas). Scheduling of development and test resources
Tasks:

  • Requirements engineering for Point-of-Sales solution
  • Requirements workshops
  • Rollout-, Release- and Change Management
  • Key-Account Management
  • Project risk management
  • Management of offshore development

Technology: Java/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, Rational Rose, MS SQL Server

 

11/2004 - 7/2007: Risk Management Consultant and Technical Project Manager Employer: Softpro North America Inc. (Softpro Group) Location: Wilmington, DE

Description: Fraud risk consulting to determine and implement synergies between different fraud detection tools and processes in major US banks (e.g. Bank of America, Wachovia, Citibank, Keybank) including risk data analysis, fraud risk modeling and risk scenario development.
Tasks:

  • Business analysis tasks in order to determine process and system gaps in existing loss prevention strategy and systems of major US banks.
  • Moderation of discussions to improve the current and future fraud detection strategy of the banks. Design of a future architecture integrating existing and new fraud detection tools.
  • Pre-sales tasks such as presentations to senior executives and proposal creation for successful sales support. As a follow-up task the engagement with the customer was in the requirements analysis and system design phase as well.
  • Business partner training and support for successful sales and implementation efforts outside the United States (Caribbean, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica).
  • Technical lead and project management for implementation projects of fraud detection software including system design, implementation, technical consulting and training for a successful start and to enable the customer for a successful usage of the new system in the future in order to achieve the business case goals. In this position I was responsible for cost and resource management of the technical project team. The tasks mentioned above have been performed in projects with leading banks in North America, Caribbean (Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Jamaica) and South America (Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay).

Technology: Java/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, MS SQL Server/Oracle/DB2

 

4/2003 - 10/2004: Post Sales Consultant
Employer: Softpro GmbH (Softpro Group) Location: Boeblingen (Germany)

Description: Technical post-sales consulting onsite for international customer base in United States and Africa Technical lead in several projects for implementation of signature verification and fraud detection software.

Tasks:

  • Project management and technical implementation for successful implementation project with leading South African bank.
  • Business development of post-sales consulting services for the European market.

Technology: Java/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, MS SQL Server/Oracle/DB2, TogetherJ

 

9/2002 - 3/2003: Consultant Software Architecture
Employer: Widas Concepts GmbH Location: Wimsheim (Germany)

Description: Consulting in projects in regards to system- and software architecture for customers in the banking industry as part of large system implementations
Tasks:

  • Software modeling based on industry standards such as UML, RUP and CMM using methods such as model driven architecture (MDA).
  • Architecture driven requirements analysis.
  • Object-oriented software development using .NET framework, JEE and XML standards.

Technology: Java/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, JBuilder, TogetherJ

 

9/2001 - 9/2002: Software Consultant
Employer: Bancotec GmbH Location: Stuttgart (Germany)

Description: Software development and software architecture consulting in banking industry and for support system of a global IT company.
Tasks:

  • Web-based software design and programming (JSP/XML)
  • Object-oriented modeling and programming (OOA/OOD)
  • Technical presales and consulting tasks
  • Technical lead in software development project for leading IT company

Technology: Java/J2EE/XML, OOA/OOD, UML, TogetherJ, Oracle

Internships

 

Between 1998 and 2001 I have worked in multiple internships in different companies in the area of software development.

 

 

 

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