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Last updated Feb 9, 2024

# INTRO

I am an accomplished data engineer and technical educator with over 20 years of experience contributing to the success of diverse organizations across aerospace, banking/finance, computer science, energy, insurance, internet/web, military/defense, and public administration sectors. As a hands-on developer of innovative solutions, plans, and strategies, I focus on growing businesses, optimizing products and services, and boosting productivity organization-wide. I am a dedicated, empathetic, and entrepreneurial data engineer recognized for my superior performance and contributions to corporate missions.

# CORE COMPETENCIES

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Data Engineering | Business Intelligence (BI) | SQL | Data Visualization | Python | Technical Writing
Cross-Functional Communications | Multicultural Teams | Quality Assurance | Curiosity | Motivation
Data Architecture, Design, Analysis | Data Modeling | Master Data | Open Source
_Languages_: German (Native), English (Fluent), French (Basic)

# TECHNICAL SKILLS

Topic Skills
Data Engineering Delta Lake, S3 & MinIO, Apache Spark, Databricks, Apache Airflow, Dagster, dbt, Apache Kafka, Palantir Foundry, Ascend.io, Jupyter & Zeppelin Notebooks, Presto
Business Intelligence Microsoft SQL Server Integration (SSIS) / Analysis (SSAS) / Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Master Data Services (MDS), Microsoft Excel Pivot Table, Power BI, SAP BO, Apache Superset, TARGIT, Tableau, Rill
Databases Microsoft SQL Server / Azure, Oracle, SAP, MySQL, Postgres, SQLite, Redis, Apache Druid, DuckDB
Development Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Oracle Reports, Oracle SQL Developer, Quest Software SQL Navigator, Quest Software TOAD, Visual Studio Data Tools, ArcGIS, Eclipse, Git, TortoiseSVN, JIRA, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Visual Studio Code, Vim, Neovim
Programming Python, SQL, T-SQL, PL/SQL, C#, Java, JavaScript, Unix Shell Script, HTML, PHP, CSS, and R
Other Kubernetes, Docker, Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel (BI Add-Ins), Enterprise Architect, Trello, GitLab, GitHub, Figma

# PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

# Bedag Solution AG, Bern, Switzerland (07.2023-Present)

Senior Data Engineer

I am focused on developing intelligent ICT solutions that are pragmatic and impactful, moving beyond merely creating “fancy apps.”

Key Projects:

# ssp.sh (Data Engineering Blog), Biel, Switzerland (09.2015-Present)

Data Engineer, Technical Author, and Educator

I maintain an awareness of new and emerging technologies and enjoy sharing this knowledge.

Key Projects:

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# Airbyte, Biel, Switzerland (05.2022-05.2023)

Data Engineer & Technical Author

I have continually produced top-notch data engineering content and led creative initiatives, enhancing the company’s reputation as an authority in the data engineering field and exemplifying my commitment to Airbyte’s principles and goals.

Key Projects:

# Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG, Zuchwil, Switzerland (07.2018-04.2022)

Data Engineer

Architected innovative data solutions for the foundation of new Research and Development (R&S) products – influencing 150 employees in SwissQual and 12,000 in Rohde & Schwarz globally.

Key Projects:

# Satair Group / Airbus Subsidiary, Copenhagen, Denmark (01.2016-06.2018)

Data Engineer & Business Intelligence Specialist

Provide expert creation and launch of data management solutions for an organisation comprised of 1,000 employees.

Key Projects:

# ssp.sh Project Getaway, Bali, Indonesia (10.2017-11.2017)

Entrepreneurial Business Intelligence Specialist

Collaborated with 20 entrepreneurs in brain-storming, learning, innovation, and an inspirational retreat.

# Trivadis AG, Bern, Switzerland (05.2012-12.2015)

Business Intelligence Consultant

Worked closely with IT/services clients (600 employees / 11 locations in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Denmark) in the creative development of BI solutions and data warehouse projects.

Key Projects:

# RTC Real Time Centre and Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) GmbH, Bern Switzerland (08.2008-04.2012)

Database Specialist

Developed solutions within Oracle environment, enhancing transactional banking data loading (OLTP), materialized / complex views, performance testing/tuning, and applications maintenance – impacting 500 employees in RTC Real Time Centre, 2,000 in HP Switzerland, and 320,000 in HP globally.

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# Earlier Roles

aspin GmbH / Heinrichswil, Switzerland
Software Developer – Industrial Automation 2008

Military Training School, DDPS, ZĂĽrich / Frauenfeld, Switzerland
General Staff Officer – Planning 2007-2008

BKW FMB Energie AG, Bern, Switzerland
Computer Science Apprenticeship 2003-2007

# EDUCATION, TRAINING & HONORS

Quora.com
Most Viewed Writers in Data Engineering and Data Warehouses 2020-2022

Project Botticelli Ltd
Practical Data Science with Rafal Lukawiecki 2017
Cortana Intelligence, Azure Machine Learning, R, and SQL Server Data Mining

Talent Programme at Satair Group
Certification of High Performance, Aspiration, and Great Engagement 2017

Hackathon in Toulouse
Predictive Analytics Hackathon - Global Airbus Group, Flight Radar 24 2016

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 2010-2015
Thesis: Municipality cockpit - maintenance management of roads. Grade: A (Excellent)

Microsoft Certificates
Microsoft Certified Professional, Querying Microsoft SQL Server (70-461) 2015

AKAD College, Bern
Technical National Vocational Qualification 2008-2010

# PERSONAL INTERESTS

As a father and a family person, I endeavor to use my skills to positively impact the world around me.

I have a passion for race biking and sports in general, and I cherish spending time with my family. You can delve into my personal journey in Finding My Pathless Path, stay current with my Now Page, or watch a video on how I pivoted into technical writing.


Why an Online CV?

Given that much of my work and writing is already accessible online, it seemed fitting to include my CV in this digital format. This approach not only simplifies updates but also shifts away from the traditional, less accessible PDFs. Now, a simple link invites exploration and connection.


Last updated: 2023-11-09
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