Key Skills

Business Administration Start-up Creation, Innovation, International Business Development, Partner Management, Contract Negotiation, Accounting.
Team Organization Supportive Leadership, Agile Methods (SCRUM, Kanban), Recruiting, Remote Team Management.
Data Science Dynamic Pricing, Fraud Detection, SVM, Gradient Boosted Trees, Random Forests, R, Python, Pandas, Scala, Spark.
Database Systems MySQL/MariaDB, Oracle PL/SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Teradata, Hadoop/Hive, Impala, Elastic Search, Redis, Talend.
Web Development Front-end: HTML 5, CSS 3, Media Queries, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, Web Sockets.
Web server: Node.js, nginx, Apache, PHP (Zend Certified Engineer PHP 5.3, Zend Framework 2), Smarty, LESS/Sass, XML/XSL, Ruby, ASP .Net, C#, Java, JSP.
Development Tools PhpStorm, IntelliJ, NetBeans, Zend Studio, Eclipse, PDT, Visual Studio, RStudio, Composer, SVN, git, phpUnit, JUnit, NUnit, GitHub, Trac, JIRA...
Cloud and Operating Systems AWS EC2/S3, OpenShift, Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat Linux.
Shop and CMS Systems SAP Hybris Commerce, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Intershop, Shopware, Magento, OXID, PrestaShop, osCommerce, Shopify, 3dcart, WordPress WooCommerce, TYPO3.
Image Processing WebGL, Photoshop, Paint .NET, GIMP.
Natural Sciences Higher Mathematics, Quantum Physics and Chemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics, Optics und Laser, Semiconductor Physics, Relativity Theory, Electronics, Biology, ...
Languages French (mother tongue), German and English (fluent), Italian (good), Spanish and Portuguese (in written).

Professional Experience

Oct 2018-Feb 2019 Data Science Consultant at h+p hachmeister + partner GmbH & Co. KG (hachmeister-partner.com) in Bielefeld (Germany). Conception and development of a sales forecast and dynamic pricing tool for the brick-and-mortar fashion stores of Hermann Hagemeyer GmbH & Co. KG (hagemeyer.de) in Minden, Stadthagen and Bad Oeynhausen and of L&T Lengermann & Trieschmann GmbH & Co. KG (l-t.de) in Osnabrück.
Oct 2017-Sep 2018 External Data Science Consultant in the BI team of the OTTO Group GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg (Germany). Conception and development of the sales forecast and dynamic pricing systems for the ladies outwear segment on otto.de (EUR 3bn annual revenue). Lead SCRUM developer reporting to the stakeholders.
Mar-Sep 2017 Chief Science Officer at the SAP pricing company SPOSEA BV (sposea.com) in Eindhoven (Netherlands). Data science lead and development of a dynamic pricing add-on for SAP Hybris.
2013-today Start-up founder, CEO and Data Science Consultant at Darwin Pricing LLC in Basel (Switzerland). Development and market launch of an innovative Dynamic Geo-Pricing Solution based on machine learning. Sales forecast, automatic pricing optimization and geographic price differentiation for online resellers in Europe and in the USA, in the SAP environment as well as in various online shop systems.
2013-2017 Full-stack web developer at Cargo Media AG (cargomedia.ch) in Basel (Switzerland). Focus on the scalability of an online social network (10 million users) and live streaming of 3d video content for Virtual Reality headsets. Conception and development of machine learning systems for Fraud Detection.
2008-2013 Team Manager Professional Services, Business Consultant and PHP Developer at Inxmail GmbH (inxmail.de) in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). Conception and realization of a development framework for e-mail marketing newsletter templates; Consulting and development of customer projects; Software requirements engineering; Recruiting.
Writing of the Physics textbook „Quantum Ethics – A Spinozist Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory“, published on Amazon (quantum-ethics.github.io/quantum-ethics).
2007-2008 Software Engineer at PROGILYS SAS (progilys.com) in Lyon (France). Development of an innovative insurance accounting software application (web application in C# .Net and AJAX with an Oracle PL/SQL database).
2006-2007 Lecturer in French Studies at the Friedrich-Schiller University (uni-jena.de) in Jena (Germany). Courses in Literary Translation for Master students of the Romance Studies Department.
Conception, at the Chair of Didactics of Romance Languages, of the first version of a Delphi software application that has been further developed since and is being used for teaching the French language according to the Baustein method.
Development of a small web application in PHP/MySQL for corpus analysis (computer linguistics) in the context of the course Electronic Dictionaries at the Chair of Linguistics and Lexicology.

Diplomas

2008 Interdisciplinary studies at the elite university École Normale Supérieure in Paris (ens.fr) in Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Biology, German Studies and Comparative Literature.
2007 CAPES de Mathématiques (the French teacher degree for secondary schools in Mathematics).
2006 Bachelor degree in Comparative Literature, with a main focus on German studies.
2004 Bachelor degree in Physics.
2003 Entrance exams (with a main focus on Mathematics, Physics and Informatics) passed at several elite universities and engineer schools in France: École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ens.fr), École Polytechnique (polytechnique.edu), École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ens-lyon.fr) and École Centrale de Nantes (ec-nantes.fr).
2001 Baccalauréat (final secondary-school exams, with a focus on Natural Sciences).

Education and internships

2018-2019 Biodanza facilitator training at the Biodanza School Vienna (melaniedelval.at).
2003-2008 Interdisciplinary studies at the elite university École Normale Supérieure in Paris (ens.fr) in Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Biology, German Studies and Comparative Literature.
2007-2008 Study year in preparation for the Agrégation d’Allemand (the French teacher degree for secondary schools in German as a foreign language) at Stendhal University (univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) in Grenoble (France).
2006-2007 Mathematics, German and Romance studies in an academic exchange year at Friedrich-Schiller University (uni-jena.de) in Jena (Germany).
In addition, preparation for the CAPES de Mathématiques by distance study and with courses in Didactics of Mathematics at Friedrich-Schiller University.
2005-2006 Bachelor in Comparative Literature, with a main focus on German studies, at Paris III–Sorbonne Nouvelle University (univ-paris3.fr).
2004-2005 Internship at the French national center for scientific research CNRS (cnrs.fr) in Marseille (France) in the domains of Physics and Informatics.
Language studies (German, English, Italian and Spanish) in preparation for the Comparative Literature studies. Educational journeys in particular to India, Germany and Austria.
2003-2004 Bachelor in Physics at École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ens.fr). Development of several software applications (in Visual Basic, Delphi and C++) for the data analysis in the context of research projects at the ENS Physics Department.
2001-2003 Classes préparatoires (with a main focus on Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics and Engineering) at Lycée François Ier (lycee-francois1er.fr) in Le Havre (France). This two-years study course serves in France as a preparation for the entrance exams of all elite universities and engineer schools.

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