THOMAS KOEPPEN, Berlin, Germany

* Email: tkoeppen_@_gmail.com
* Web: http://tkoeppen.com
* gtalk: tkoeppen_@_gmail.com
* skype: tomondev
* Mobile: +49 174 2342758


  • mobile and executive professional in the mobile and web arena
  • accountable for overall planning, analyzing, designing and developing ecommerce web applications (mobile area) of high caliber
  • Directs all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) including the requirements analysis, architecture design, development, testing, deployment and ongoing support for all web-based applications and services.
  • Manages staff ranging to 35, spanning multiple parties including onshore, near-shore and offshore vendors.
  • Directs the continual upgrading of procedures and software to maintain currency with technological progress, economic change and business needs.
  • Member of Senior IT Leadership Team, Mentoring and guidance support for senior information technology management.
  • Ensures that all implementations are consistent with Audible’s SDLC standards and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.
  • Ensures effective policies and procedures are developed and maintained for the organization.
  • Evaluates and reports on the impact of changes across multiple applications.
  • Coordinates application development activities of project team’s leaders.
  • Ensures the training of staff members to develop their skills and maintain state-of-the-art knowledge in their area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the selection and performance management of staff members.

Freelancer, Architect (2008 – today)

  • Software and System Architecture, Design+Implementation
  • Java: SpringSource dm-server, Spring Framework (OSGi, Smack, Spring DM, Javascript jquery)
  • PHP: Symfony Framework
  • API Design and Implementation, XUL and XPCOM
  • Database and Production Design and Setup
  • Tool Environment Design+Setup (Jira, Confluence, PostgreSQL, osticket, hudson, subversion etc.)
  • Test Infected Development (junit, jameleon)
  • Scrum

Excecutive Director, Portal Applications Development (2001 – 2008)

Jamba!, a Joint Venture between News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ, VRSN), Berlin, Germany

  • Over 5 years of technology management with a focus on web-based Software Development, System Integration and Enterprise Architecture
  • Hands-on technologist; able to distill business needs into technology solutions by understanding all facets of the product life cycle (from business vision through deployment)
  • Practitioner of Agile Methodologies such as Scrum


  • Software Development Life Cycle Management (SDLC):
    o Methodologies: Agile Scrum, V-model, Waterfall
    o Technologies: Netbeans, Intellij Idea, Eclipse, Subversion, CVS, JIRA, Bugzilla, Microsoft (Office, Project, Visio)
  • Programming Languages & Technologies:
    o Java (1.5, 1.6), J2EE, JSP, SQL, DHTML/JavaScript, RSS/Atom, XHTML, CSS, Ajax
    o PHP, Symfony Framework
    o ruby
  • Application Servers and Frameworks:
    o SpringSource dm-server 1.0, Spring Framework 2.5.x, Freemarker, Sitemesh
    o BEA Weblogic 8.1, JBoss 4.x , Apache Jakarta (Tomcat 5.x, 6.x, Struts 1.x), Apache Web Server (httpd)
  • Database Servers & Tools:
    o Oracle 8.x, Oracle 10.x, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Toad, Golden
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) & Collaboration Systems:
    o Blogger, Wikis, Confluence, WordPress, Typo
  • Operating Systems:
    o Ubuntu, Debian Linux, Sun Solaris/Unix, Microsoft Windows (XP,Vista), Redhat Linux, VMWare
  • Web Service Protocols:
  • OpenSocial:
    o OpenId, Public APIs

Environment: BEA Weblogic 8.1, Jboss, Java, J2EE, Struts, Apache Web Server, Oracle, Debian, Ubuntu Linux, Sun Solaris, Confluence, Jira


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