I’m am engineering manager and lead software engineer, living and working in Berlin, Germany.
I’ve got years of experience across the full software development lifecycle on front-end mobile and backend projects. T-shaped people have one specialism - I’ve got three:
Expert-level knowledge of software engineering practices with a strong emphasis on building high-quality, maintainable test-driven code.
I’ve got expert knowledge of Swift, Objective-C and iOS built up over 9 years, and I know enough to be dangerous (and lead projects) with Kotlin and Android.
I also have a background in backend tech such as Ruby, Rails and Go, and designing and building standards-based APIs. My hands-on knowledge of electronics means I’ve also got experience with other areas such as IoT hardware.
I build and lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, both for projects and for permanent in-house teams. I’ve got a good practical understanding of how to get the best out of diverse groups – hiring, mentoring, coaching and occasionally (when reluctantly necessary) firing.
I’ve got deep experience in leading Agile and Scrum projects alongside product and business experts, communicating with all levels from factory floor to C-suite. I’m good with clients, as well - I don’t do “sales”, but I look good in a suit, and I’m equally happy consulting in the boardroom or thrashing out details with techies.
I’m an author - I wrote “Pro iOS Table & Collection Views” and “Pro iOS Table Views” both published by Apress. I can teach - Ruby, Rails, internet and Linux systems at masters undergraduate level. I’m qualified - I hold an MBA & Prince II-certifications. I can speak real languages - I’m fluent in English, and have rapidly-improving B1/2ish German.