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Michael Haardt (He/Him)

E-Mail: michael@moria.de
Address: Güstener Straße 8, 52445 Titz


I am a skilled engineer with excellent analytical abilities, originally in system software/architecture and over time enriched with data analysis and some optical, electrical and mechanical engineering. I often work interdisciplinary and have many years of experience based on a solid education background. I am strongly dedicated to reach my aims by working hard and creatively.

Being active in software development on various systems since the eighties, since 1990 I focus on UNIX/Linux and embedded systems with extensive experience as both systems programmer, user and administrator, including many classic internet services. I like working on design and architecture, and always keep operability in mind. My personal interests in amateur astronomy and scientific imaging caused a professional shift towards interdisciplinary work in many fields. Beside technical tools, I use methods of quality management and communication theory; encourage by visions and gain authority by competence.

I work well by myself and with small teams. I lead efficient meetings, but prefer the structured and efficient ways of communication employed by many free software projects on the web. I dislike traveling and prefer video conferences instead.

I can successfully manage a team, but I really do enjoy working in an expert level position on a project scope that includes software, supporting multiple teams on demand.

I am looking for a consulting engineer position in R&D with possibility of professional growth and most important: Moving technological frontiers.

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Professional Experience

03/2015 - present Consulting software engineer at Cognex Aachen GmbH, Aachen
02/2011 - 02/2015 Principal software engineer at Cognex Ltd. (German branch), later Cognex Aachen GmbH, Aachen
07/2008 - 01/2011 Postmaster team lead at freenet.de GmbH, Düsseldorf (merge of freenet.de AG with MobilCom AG to freenet AG, IT later outsourced to freenet.de GmbH)
11/1999 - 06/2008 Postmaster at freenet.de AG, Düsseldorf (Employment contract taken over from roka GmbH)
09/1998 - 10/1999 Network administrator at roka GmbH, Krefeld
Development, implementation and operation of a scalable e-mail system for 01019freenet.de, the new internet service business unit of MobilCom AG
03/1997 - 06/1998 Undergraduate student assistent at GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH, Institut für angewandte Informationstechnik, St. Augustin
Working on a distributed runtime environment for Java agents and writing my diploma thesis on the same
06/1994 - 12/1996 Undergraduate student assistent Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Theoretische Informatik, RWTH Aachen, Prof. Baader
Administration of a UNIX cluster (Solaris 2.x) including OS maintenance, FTP, WWW and FAX


Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule Aachen, diploma with major computer science and minor economics, graduated with "very good (1)".

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