What I am currently doing

Family

Almost there. I'm going to be a dad. This is exciting!

Work

I work as a UI Engineer at sum.cumo GmbH. Yes. No Senior. We don't do career levels. I get my first gray hairs, though. And do awful dad jokes.

So just consider me being senior anyways.

Playing around

I just built this website. Used Vuepress, a custom theme for it. And quite a lot of CSS Grid magic to arrange the content. Inspect it. Check out the repo. Tell me what I could do better on Twitter!

What I did earlier

Senior UI Engineer at XING SE

01/2017 – 07/2018

In a fantastic team, I helped build a web design system for more than 40 product teams. We build up a library of over 60 components. It includes contribution guidelines and extensive documentation for the whole design system. I was lucky to work with awesome people like Daniel, Yan, Robin and Matthias.

Buzzwords: React, CSS Modules, Components, Design System, coordination, communication

UI Engineer at Jimdo GmbH

07/2015 - 12/2016

My last position at Jimdo was UI Engineer. A designer from a product team decided to hike across the Alps, so I filled in his position. Four weeks later, we had rolled out a new Corporate Identity into the product. And we decided that I'd stay with the product team from that point on.

I worked on the UI Library that Fabian had kickstarted with an innocent button component. With the code, design and process superpowers of Lasse and Hannes, the library became ever more useful. Later on, it formed the foundation for the rebuilt website administration.

Buzzwords: React, UI Library, 👍 🚀

Template Daddy at Jimdo GmbH

03/2014 - 07/2015

In my former position, I gathered quite some knowledge about how HTML/CSS and templates work at Jimdo. Building up templates for a new system felt pretty natural to me and the leadership team. That system worked in a completely different way compared to the one used back then within the Jimdo CMS.

I build up the team and templates together with Jill, having loads of fun and learning a lot while doing that.

Buzzwords: Team building, LESS, Sass, communication

Partner Geek at Jimdo GmbH

01/2012 - 02/2014

I started at Jimdo working in the Partner Team with the awesome Hendric. I cared about the relationships with affiliate partners and build up the network of Jimdo Experts. They provided special services for Jimdo users. And I provided special support for their HTML/CSS needs 😊

Buzzwords: Project management, coordination, communication, HTML, CSS

Intern, Trainee & Junior Technical Project Manager at achtung! GmbH

06/2010 - 12/2011

From starting as an intern until being a Junior PM for all technical parts of a project, I helped various client teams bring their social media ideas from concept into the browser. On the way, I helped designers and (external) developers to communicate in a better way with each other.

Buzzwords: Social Media, project management, coordination, communication

Communications Science at WWU Münster

10/2005 - 02/2011

I mostly code by now, though originally I studied communication science at the IfK Münster. While I chose the theoretical side of the studies, I gained a lot of practical knowledge at campus relations, a group of students offering public relations work for local businesses in Münster.

Next to that, I worked for primus inter pares, a small, dedicated team of communication specialists. I did everything from writing press releases to building WordPress websites.

Buzzwords: Epistemology, public relations, WordPress

An image of me, Markus Siering