Hey, I’m Lars. 👋
I have worked as a senior software engineer, site reliability engineer (DevOps), tech lead and product manager.
My passion is scaling SaaS products and organisations.
From 0 to 1.
From thousands to millions.
I can look back at a decade of experience running and building production-grade software in the cloud. Passionate about anything “serverless”, which is what I believe to be truely cloud native.
Coming from a system administration background and having transitioned to being a senior software engineer I am well versed to reason about trade-offs of software architectures.
"Lars is a jack of all trades. Dedicated cloud engineer, strong software developer, CI/CD expert.
Applying engineering best practices to all tasks, never taking shortcuts, he creates scalable, future-proof and reliable solutions to all software problems.
As a team player, he is always there to support and coach his peers.
Due to his open and positive attitude, everybody enjoys working with him!"
At Scout24 I worked embedded in their platform team on extending their internal CI solution and developer platform.
"Lars joined us at a time when huge growth spikes were straining every part of our infrastructure, and he hit the ground running. He was able to build and launch quick and pragmatic changes to our infrastructure that helped us ride out the storm.
Throughout his tenure, Lars always understood the need to balance quick, pragmatic solutions to urgent problems with more thought out, resilient ones for longer term projects.
During his time at EyeEm, Lars helped automate and built key elements of our infrastructure, introduced proper monitoring, contributed to our feature development. Lars has strong opinions that he isn't afraid of voicing, and accordingly gave invaluable thoughts and input on our processes."
I worked as a SRE at EyeEm
"Lars is a strong engineer and technologist who is incredibly motivated and forward-thinking.
His deep command over AWS services and tools is a huge asset to the team, and he consistently advocates for using modern technologies to our stack.
Lars works very effectively independently but also finds his voice when working with or leading groups of engineers.
He's highly regarded both inside and outside of our engineering team."
At Codeship by CloudBees I worked as a senior software engineer on the backend architecture.
"Lars is an awesome product and people focused DevOps expert.
During the year he worked with us he worked both on our product and migrated our deployment infrastructure to AWS.
There are many ways to do this but with Lars we did it the right way and automated everything: VPN, infrastructure provisioning, builds, build promotion, networking, security, docker, rolling restarts, etc.
We were super impressed with Lars from day one and I would recommend him to any team that is serious about doing DevOps in a sustainable and scalable way."
At Inbot I worked as a backend software engineer on building out features and infrastructure.
"Lars is a remote member of our engineering team for over a year now, building and designing the automation of our AWS infrastructure.
He takes the getting-things-done approach without cutting corners.
Very strong communication skills, both written and spoken, pleasure to work with remotely.
Very knowledgable and experienced when it comes to cloud environments, this allows him to estimate effort up-front accurately and deliver implementation quality.
At Kepler I am working on making their AWS architecture more efficient and reliable.
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Disclaimer: I felt like writing this post, cause constantly people ask me about “DevOps” and whether they need it. This is my opinionated view on it — the scope is my own.
Sounds like we should talk? Feel free to contact me.
I am currently available remotely for long or short-term engagements.
To find out more about the things I worked on, feel free to check out my CV.
I spend most of my time in Berlin and am available to speak at your conference or meetup.