Thomas Leidinger

Interim CTO / Tech Advisor

THOMAS

LEIDINGER

I am a software development manager with proven experience in leading and growing teams. As a people manager I see myself as a solution-oriented engineering 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 and effective processes and procedures.

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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Tech Skills

  • PHP
  • Symfony
  • Python
  • Jenkins
  • Vue.js
  • Flutter
  • Dart
  • C#
  • Python
  • REST
  • Message Queues
  • Data Engineering
  • MySQL
  • Elastic Search
  • DynamoDB
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Team Topologies
  • Git
  • Java
  • Dev-Ops
  • Microservices
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Azure
  • Data-Ops
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Language Experience

German

English

Spanish

Work Experience

Tech Advisory / Interim CTO

January 2022 - Current

The mission is to help companies and startups accelerate, grow and build their products faster and better.

  • Software
  • Dev-Ops
  • Cloud
  • Architecture
  • Tech Team

Founder & CEO, Habibits

April 2021 - Current

habibits is a service that enables the user to identify, analyze and track personal habits and behaviour patterns. It helps the user to efficiently improve his/her well-being by tracking habits and moods.

  • Startup
  • Habit Change
  • Health

CTO, Statista GmbH

October 2013 - October 2021

Grew the IT department of Statista from two people to approx. 75 in 2021, 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.

Established and fostered DevOps culture.

Developed new processes and practices to drive team performance, established deployment processes, code reviews and unit testing to improve collaboration, security and quality standards.

Architecting and protoyping the Statista data platform and data pipelines.

Established hiring processes and cross-functional team structures.

Member of the extended executive committee.

Responsibility for company-wide IT budget.

IT-Consultant

September 2010 - September 2013

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 and prototypes. 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 Solutions ArchitectAWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

AWS Cloud PractitionerAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

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 "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