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I’m a physician turned software engineer with over 5 years of experience in building scalable web applications. My main area of expertise is back end services running in Kubernetes but I feel equally comfortable working on front end code or CLI tools. I’m self-taught and extremely driven, and consider programming both as a job and favorite pastime.

Since I’m a big fan of reproducible software and declarative configuration, most of my open source efforts now focus on Nix.


  • Work with it every day: Go, Docker, Kubernetes, Javascript, GraphQL
  • Could jump in and quickly get up to speed: Haskell, Lua, Nix, Typescript
  • Some familiarity: Rust, Clojure, Purescript


Senior Software Engineer

AMBOSS | Since November 2021
  • Go guild lead: establish microservice template, extract code shared across teams into libraries, spread Go knowledge and best practices (see my AMBOSS Engineering blog posts on concurrency and prefix trees)
  • Work very closely with stakeholders from medical and folks from various teams and departments in laying the foundation for a new core AMBOSS feature with GraphQL APIs, mobile & web clients, editorial backend, and lots of discovery work.

Fullstack Engineer

AMBOSS | Since 2019
  • Build processing pipelines for third-party content in Golang across multiple regions and languages
  • Create GraphQL and REST APIs for delivering content to web and mobile clients
  • Deploy and monitor various cron and batch jobs and servers to Kubernetes
  • Maintain and build CI/CD pipelines
  • Actively involved in delivering features end-to-end (from early design to post-launch monitoring and success metrics) and across different product teams
  • Participate in and contribute to QA, front end, platform, and Golang guilds
  • Create a small Typescript application to progressively enhance WebViews on iOS and Android devices

Frontend Engineer

AMBOSS | 2018 - 2019
  • Build a new single page application for our core product
  • Performance analysis and monitoring of React rendering especially for older browsers
  • Migrate features from a legacy application
  • Collaborate closely with designers and product managers to leverage the new single page application to improve our core features

Junior Frontend Engineer

AMBOSS | 2017
  • Maintain and extend Javascript projects running in various environments (e.g., server-rendered templates, Angular single-page application, web views on mobile)
  • Introduce React components to legacy code

US Expansion Editorial Co-Lead

AMBOSS | 2015 - 2017
  • Hire and integrate a completely new team of full- and part-time medical editors working both remote and onsite
  • Invent new workflows for creating medical content
  • Market Analysis and project management
  • Develop didactic concepts tailored to new user needs


Doctor of Medicine, M.D.
University of Duesseldorf | 2007 - 2014


  • German: native
  • English: fluent
  • Japanese: extremely basic and working on it