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Thomas Leidinger

About Me

Thomas Leidinger

CTO / VP Engineering

I am a software development manager with proven experience in leading and growing teams. As a people manager I see myself as a capable leader who understands how to motivate the team, how to keep projects on track and measure the right KPIs and OKRs.

I do have a passion for agile software development with a healthy dose of pragmatism. I do emphasize on both building things right and building the right things with the help of focused processes.

Professional Skills

People Management
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System Architecture
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Agile Development
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Product Management
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Web Performance
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Database Design
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Serverless
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Cloud
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Language Experience

German

English

Spanish

Other Skills

  • PHP
  • Symfony
  • Python
  • Jenkins
  • Angular
  • Vue.js
  • REST
  • MySQL
  • Elastic Search
  • DynamoDB
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Git
  • Java
  • DevOps
  • Microservices
  • Memcached/Redis
  • Amazon Web Services
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Work Experience

October 2013 -Current

Grew the IT department of Statista from two people to approx. 80 in 2020, also internationally.

Direct lead for 15 engineering managers and lead developers. Line-Management for five teams:

  • Platform Development (PHP)
  • Tools Development (C#, .NET)
  • Backend (PHP & Java)
  • System Administration / Helpdesk
  • Dev-Ops (On-Premises & Cloud)

Refactoring of the complete software architecture and code as well as migration of the server infrastructure to AWS.

Member of the extended executive committee since 2019.
Responsibility for department budget

IT-Consultant & Interim-CTO
September 2010 - Current

Systems Architecture, Development, Consulting and Project Management for various clients and projects:

Lead Software Developer, getanet OHG
July 2008 - August 2010

Conception, technical project lead and development of web platforms. Conception and realization of data mining concepts

Web Developer, Martin et Karczinski
January 2008 - May 2008

Web Development of web applications in PHP/mySQL. Technical team lead of five team members

Web Specialist, Google
January 2006 - December 2007

Developed backend systems and APIs for the integration of services into the Google infrastructure mainly for the mobile team.

Web Developer, bruNET (acquired by Google)
January 2005 - December 2005

I was responsible for the design and programming of web applications and interfaces and white label platforms (customers: T-Mobile, MTV, Vodafone, Buongiorno, Zed etc.)

March 2004 - December 2004

Developed various websites (e.g. Löwenbräu, Löwensenf, Kino Mond & Sterne) in PHP/MySQL

Certificates

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

AWS Certified Cloud Practioner

Education

University of Applied Sciences Zweibrücken
September 1998 - June 2003

Focuses: interactive multimedia systems, Video & Computer Animation, business economics and marketing.

Graduated as Diplom-Informatiker (FH)

Diploma thesis about "e;Online Filesharing systems”, published by VDM Verlag, May 2008

Abitur / A-Level
Technical School Kaiserslautern
August 1994 - June 1997

Major courses: Electrical Engineering, English, Chemical Engineering