Hello, I'm Tim.

I’m a Berlin-based, product-focussed CTO and software engineer with an MBA and years of hands-on experience across the full agile software development lifecycle.

I’ve got hands-on expertise with a diverse range of tech stacks from front-end mobile to backend systems, and deep experience in building, scaling and shaping teams and projects.

These days I’m based in Berlin and work as Head of Engineering at Finleap.

T-shaped people have one specialism - I’ve got three:

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT : Expert-level knowledge of software engineering practices with a strong emphasis on building and continuously deploying high-quality, maintainable, test-driven code. I’ve got expert knowledge of mobile development and modern backend tech such as Node & Ruby, schema-based and schema-less databases, devops such as AWS and Kubernetes, and designing and building standards-based APIs.

TEAMS : I build and lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, both for projects and for permanent in-house setups. I’ve got a solid understanding of how to quickly get the best out of both new and existing groups – hiring, mentoring, coaching, promoting and occasionally (when reluctantly necessary) firing.

MANAGEMENT : I’ve got deep experience of spinning up new organisations and implementing Agile processes alongside product and business experts, communicating with all levels from factory floor to C-suite. I’m good with clients, as well - I don’t do “sales”, but I’ve got an MBA, look good in a suit, and I’m equally happy consulting in the boardroom or thrashing out details with techies.

OTHER STUFF : I’m an author - I wrote “Pro iOS Table & Collection Views” and “Pro iOS Table Views” both published by Apress. I’m a teacher - Swift & iOS development to refugees and migrants at the REDI School; and Ruby, Rails, internet and Linux systems at university undergraduate level. I talk tech: conferences such as Goto, iOSDevUK and AWSUG. I speak real languages - I’m fluent in English, and have rapidly-improving B2-ish German.

A quick note to recruiters who’ve read this far: - thanks, but I’m really definitely TOTALLY not interested in UK-based roles. Even yours. Sorry :(