• Management/Leadership training and experience
• Team Development and Personnel Mentoring and Coaching
• Change Management, Strategy and Process Implementation
• Web Application and Internet Security (Strategy, Processes, and Penetration Testing)
• Thorough Software Testing Methodology and Test Automation knowledge
• Extensive understanding of various software development models (including agile)
• Experience testing and managing QA in agile environments
• Self-motivated and effective time management
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated analytical skills and abilities
• Bilingual (English and German); thriving proficiency in international teams
• Solid technical experience (software development, database design, etc.)

Specialties: website development, internet security, testing methodology and strategy, test automation, performance testing, database development, administration and maintenance, network administration, software installation, data migration, software conflict/problem solving, writing and maintaining requirements and other documentation (e.g. incident reports, test reports, management summaries and presentations), SQL, Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, PHP, HMTL, JavaScript, JAVA, Visual Basic, VBA, Delphi Pascal, C++, C#, QA, Quality Assurance, QS, Qualitätssicherung, Test Automation, Performance Test, Scrum, Quality Center, Mantis, JIRA, Lotus Notes, Squirrel, Toad, Loadrunner, Selenium, QTP, Quick Test Professional, TestNG, SVN, CVS, Eclipse, Unix, Shell



2015 July - Present

Interim Manager, Agile Coach

Berlin Area , GERMANY

(Currently on contract until 01/2016) -Leading and coaching software development teams -Enabling punctual, high-quality delivery of software projects for one of Germany's leading companies -Agile project management of software projects for internal stakeholders

SWS Wettshop GmbH

2006 October - 2010 February

Software Test and Quality Manager

Berlin Area, , GERMANY is one of Europe's largest Internet sports betting and online gaming companies. Key achievements: • Built a quality assurance team from scratch, established efficient testing and programming standards and improved product quality • Implemented a test strategy and defined test scripts, thus documenting product functionality • Automated functional tests resulting in a reduction of the test phase to under one week • Automated load tests to determine the impact of changes on performance before release • Pair-programmed with developers using Java, Javascript, C#, C++, SOAP Web Services to fix and/or avoid the introduction of bugs


2000 October - 2001 February

Test Analyst

Melbourne , AUSTRALIA

TABCORP controls the main network of gaming machines in Australia. Key achievements: • Tested new gaming machines according to government and business compliance regulations • Performed software integrity, network stability and hardware interface tests to ensure accurate monitoring of machines within the state-wide network • Restructured test processes for better coherence and easier handover to new employees • Collaborated on requirements for a swipe-card project to reward loyal customers

Actix Ltd

2004 November - 2006 October

Test Team Leader


Actix Ltd. is a market-leading producer of software for optimizing mobile networks. Key achievements: • Ensured correct product functionality through accurate functional testing • Automated unit and functional tests to reduce the time required for testing • Established agile quality assurance processes to allow product teams to respond quickly to customer demands and concurrently improve product quality • Recruited and trained staff in agile methodologies • Improved testing processes company-wide by devising standards applicable to all projects • Documented all quality assurance activities to enable smooth handover • Implemented load and stress tests to ensure product scalability


2014 January - 2015 May

Department Manager EMEA Quality

Berlin , GERMANY

PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Key achievments: • Established quality assurance practices within regional agile software development teams • Prepared automated tests to allow efficient execution in a continuous delivery chain • Established quality metrics to provide senior management insights into the health of the platform • Improved communication amongst global quality management peers in other regions • Introduced acceptance test driven development (ATDD) within development teams • Trained a team of quality managers to effectively operate in a global agile enterprise • Monitored the quality of the live platform and escalated issues early to allow for quick resolution • Coached quality engineers in modern quality practices such as model based testing and behavior driven development


2010 February - 2013 December

Head of Quality Assurance and Security

Berlin , GERMANY

Immobilien Scout GmbH is Germany’s leading real estate Internet portal. Key achievements: • Transitioned 30 employees from traditional testers to agile quality assurance professionals, thus drastically improving overall product quality (100% availability, virtually 0 live bugs) • Automated tests to reduce the test phase from 4 weeks to 48 hours • Realised a continuous delivery chain resulting in software delivery (release) on demand • Established processes for mobile testing which enable testing of all devices within 2 hours • Implemented Jira for issue tracking, centralising all product information company-wide • Introduced KPIs to improve accuracy of capacity planning and support business decisions • Improved security by forming a security team and corresponding processes • Minimized the impact of security incidents through efficient risk and incident management • Created employee training plans for test automation, IT-security and requirement definition • Reduced the department’s expenditures by tens of thousands of euros per year


2000 February - 2000 October

Business Systems Analyst

Melbourne , AUSTRALIA

RACV merged with NRMA to become one of Australia’s largest personal insurers. Key achievements: • Tested two insurance systems and assisted in data migration to ensure correct interoperation • Scoped additional technical requirements with the RACV business analysis team and communicated these to the NRMA software development teams • Recorded bugs and data corruption issues found in the production system • Ensured timely resolutions to problems by working closely with developers • Reported to management on the status of issue resolutions and the overall project • Developed work-around solutions for bugs to ensure minimal impact to daily business • Acted as first point of contact for the technical support area

EADS Deutschland GmbH

2001 April - 2004 September

Software Test Engineer

Munich , GERMANY

European Aeronautics Defence and Space is Europe’s premier aerospace company. Key achievements: • Automated start-up tests for the Eurofighter Ground Loading System to guarantee functionality • Maintained technical documentation, ensuring correct interfaces for multiple components • Executed and analysed automated tests on the Tornado Main Computer, including integration tests (flying an aircraft simulator), to ensure error-free communication with external systems • Developed applications in Java and PHP to improve office efficiency • Converted 150 test documents from text into StarOffice to allow easier editing



  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Test Automation
  • Software Development
  • IT Management
  • JIRA
  • Team Leadership
  • Scrum
  • Testing


  • RMIT University


    Bachelor of Applied Science, Information Technology