Hi, I'm Max.

I create Software.

I am a certified Senior IT Freelancer from Germany, supporting my clients remotely in different industries and roles. My focus areas are AWS Cloud, Data Engineering, DevOps Development and Machine Learning. My working modes are high-level and hands-on, combined with an agile mindset to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art solutions.


Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps | MLOps

Duration: 01.04.23 - Now
Industry: Medical
Company: Pharmaceutical (Confidential)
Max assisted in creating an analytics software product for clinical trial operation that visualizes complex operational clinical trial data. The projects involves building backend Python microservices and deploying the services on AWS, implementing IaC using AWS CDK and writing ETL jobs. A Large Language Model was trained on AWS to answer data-specific questions.Technologies:
- Containerized Backend (Python, FastAPI, Swagger, boto3)
- Infrastructure-As-Code (AWS CDK for Typescript, CDK Pipelines)
- ETL Pipelines (AWS Glue, Pandas, PySpark)
- Large Language Models (LLM, AWS Sagemaker, Foundation Models)

Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps

Duration: 01.03.22 - 31.03.23
Industry: Media
Company: OEM (Confidential)
Max helped creating the company-wide identity and data management platform based on Golang, Microservice architecture and Kubernetes infrastructure. He also worked in the Data Engineering department to build reliable ETL pipelines using Databricks with dbx and PySpark on AWS.Technologies:
- Event-Driven Microservice Architecture on EKS (Golang, Kafka, Terraform)
- Observability (Prometheus, Grafana, fluentd, Jaeger, Istio, ES, Kibana)
- GitOps / CICD (Gitlab, Tekton, Helm, Kaniko, Starboard)
- ETL Pipelines (PySpark, Databricks, S3, Delta Tables)
- AWS (S3, SQS, MSK, RDS) and Storage (Redis, MongoDB, PostgreSQL)

Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps | MLOps

Duration: 01.08.21 - 28.02.22
Industry: Automotive
Company: OEM (Confidential)
Max worked in a team of Cloud Engineers to implement a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure based on cloud-native technologies. The services provide smart insights based on customer data and machine learningTechnologies:
- AWS (Glue, Athena, Step Functions, Sagemaker, S3, VPC, CloudWatch)
- Infrastructure-As-Code with CDK (Typescript) and Terraform
- Event-Driven Microservice Architecture (Python, Kafka)
- Services with Kubernetes (EKS on EC2), ECS on Fargate and Lambda
- CI/CD (GitHub Actions, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild)
- Data Pipelines / ETL (PySpark and Python on EMR and Glue)

Cloud (Azure) | Data Engineering | DevOps

Duration: 01.03.21 - 31.07.21
Industry: Climate / Sustainability
Company: Startup (Confidential)
Max implemented a full-stack data processing and analytics platform using modern cloud technologies and Apache Spark on Databricks. He also created a low-code UI solution to allow workers to annotate the data.Technologies:
- Microsoft Azure (VMs, Data Lake, Event Hub, AD, Synapse)
- SQL Database (Azure PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB)
- Data Pipelines / ETL (PySpark on Azure Databricks)

Cloud (AWS) | Migration | DevOps

Duration: 01.09.20 - 28.02.21
Industry: E-Commerce
Company: Medium-Sized (Confidential)
Max facilitated the creation of a blueprint infrastructure-as-code architecture for migration from on-premise into the AWS cloud using Terraform. He utilized the Serverless Framework and AWS CDK to improve the development and deployment of the various microservices.Technologies:
- AWS (Networking, VPNs, Security, Account Setup, Lambda, DMS, RDS)
- Serverless Functions (Python, Serverless Framework)
- Terraform (Terragrunt) and CDK with Typescript

Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps | MLOps

Duration: 01.07.19 - 31.07.20
Industry: Mobility
Company: Wemolo GmbH
Max founded the company together with four co-founders in 2019. Starting from scratch, he developed a low-cost hardware system and a scalable backend on AWS to process and analyze the device data in realtime.Technologies:
- AWS (Serverless, Containers, ETL, Database, Data Warehouse)
- Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform, AWS CDK, Pulumi)
- Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, TensorRT) and Computer Vision
- Edge Computing (Nvidia Jetson, ARM, C++, Embedded Linux)

Computer Vision | Deep Learning | IoT

Duration: 01.03.2018 - 30.06.2019
Industry: Mobility
Company: ParkHere GmbH
Max developed an authentication terminal for corporate parking lots using ANPR technology and a radar based system for on-street parking spaces. As a team lead, he was responsible for Scrum and strategic product decisions.Technologies:
- Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, OpenVino)
- Internet of Things (OTA Updates, Cloud Connectivity, MQTT)
- Embedded Linux and Microcontroller (C / C++, ARM, balenaCloud)

Computer Vision | Deep Learning | IoT

Duration: 01.09.2017 - 28.02.2018
Industry: Industrial Safety
Company: Bleenco GmbH
Max created the first stable version of a Deep Learning and Computer Vision based AI framework for industrial safety applications. He worked on predicting various human-centered features like emotions, intention, drowsiness and full-body pose estimation, running on low-cost edge devices.Technologies:
- Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, Keras)
- Computer Vision (OpenCV)
- Edge Computing (Nvidia Jetson, C++)



  • B. Sc. Applied Informatics: Automation Engineering and Information Networks (HS Ravensburg-Weingarten, Final Grade: 1.5)

  • M. Sc. Computer Engineering: Design and implementation of complex embedded systems (HS Pforzheim, Final Grade: 1.3)


  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

  • AWS re/Start Accredited Instructor

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

  • AWS Certified Developer Associate

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate

  • AWS Certified Data Analytics Speciality

  • CNCF Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA)

  • HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Data Fundamentals


  • Javascript / Typescript

  • Python

  • SQL

  • PySpark

  • Golang

  • C / C++

  • Bash / Shell


  • DevOps Engineer

  • Cloud Engineer

  • Backend Engineer

  • Software Developer

  • Data Engineer

  • Machine Learning Engineer

  • IoT Engineer

  • Software Architect


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