2016 - CurrentSwiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Head Document Analytics Solutions
I head a team of data scientists and big data engineers in Swiss Re´s fast-growing information analytics unit for smart analytics, machine learning, text mining, cognitive computing and big data. Together with my team members we apply our broad understanding of computer science, algorithms, machine learning and big data technologies to drive Swiss Re´s projects around documents, contracts & claims analytics.
2013 - 2016Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Analytics Solutions Engineer
Analytics Solutions Engineer in Swiss Re´s fast-growing information analytics unit for smart analytics, cognitive computing and big data. I apply my broad understanding of computer science, algorithms and big data technologies to drive Swiss Re´s Cognitive & Analytics projects - requiring a mixed role between Data Scientist, Software Architect and conventional Software Engineer. This role also included the management of offshore development and operations teams in multiple locations and time zones across the globe.
2012 - 2013Allianz Deutschland AG
IT Solutions Architect
In this position, I worked as an IT-architect in the JavaEE web environment at Allianz Deutschland AG. I managed the technology stack for new applications and established sustainable enterprise architecture management practices. Furthermore, I supervised the internal developer community (> 50 developers at two locations) which I initiated. Prior to that, I was a Scrum master of a twelve member team (with onshore and offshore team members in India) building online sales web portals targeting insurance brokers. I was responsible to organize and conduct the scrum meetings like planning, reviews, retrospectives and grooming. My contribution was to help my team become better, more productive and hung together, to eliminate problems and to support our continuous software quality improvement efforts
2010 - 2012Metafinanz Informationssysteme GmbH
IT Consulting for client Allianz Deutschland AG. Focus on search engines for sales portals. TechStack J2EE,
System analyst in various web-application projects using open source frameworks and technologies like: Hibernate, XML, Apache FOP, XSLT, Apache POI, Struts, jwic, JUnit, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Ant,
2009Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate reserarch assistant
Performed research on software cost estimation methods with a focus on high quality software at the Lean Advancement Initiative at MIT.
2007-2010Technical University Munich
Master Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science with focus on Software Engineering Methods and Enterprise IT systems.
2004-2007Technical University Kaiserslautern
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Computer Science