Michael Wutzke

Michael Wutzke

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At a Glance

NAME

Michael Wutzke

CURRENT JOB

IT Architect

LOCATION

Frankfurt (Germany)

LAST TRAINING

Implementing real time search

MOTTO

Carpe diem.

HOBBIES

Photography, Programming, Crypto Currencies

About me

Am I a programmer? Am I a designer? Or am I a project manager? A good question.

My roles were always related to the precise tasks to be accomplished. No matter if I worked for a media agency, a VC financed startup, or for a large enterprise. For sure I am an unconventional person and it is hard to put me into a specific area. And that's a good thing. The requirements for IT Specialists have drastically changed in the recent years. As wide as my duties were at work, as extensive are my knowledges today.

So, who am I? I am a pragmat, I bring ideas to live and do everything for their success.

Good results do not only need good technologies. The customer must be the focus. The rest then happens by itself.

My Skills

At work everything is related with the web. I am capable of programming in around a dozen programming and script languages (frontend, backend, and the shell). My working instruments are the Mac and Linux servers. Focus of my work in the last years were especially mobile apps and online shops.

Besides my technological skills around IT aspects I have extensive knowledges in sales, marketing, management, and design. Together, these knowledges turn me into an IT allrounder who can talk with all kinds of involved people.

That's important because communication is a key for the right result.

Frontend

Backend

Mobile Development

Server Administration

Project Lead

Conception

HTML CSS jQuery PHP Ubuntu Mysql Postgresql

Experiences

Work

Senior Web Developer and Project Leader

at the moment

Conception, project lead, "hands on" development, and optimization of a portal. Includes self dependent programming of frontend, API and CRM connectivity with the goal to create added values for customers.

Senior Web Developer and eCommerce Expert

Large Media Enterprise

5 years

2011 until 2016

Project lead and "hands on" development of online shops, ecommerce, and conversion optimization subjects at Valentins GmbH (100% owned by Burda Digital). Development of frontends and backends of at least five online shops including well-known brands such as Lidl and REWE. Improvements of conversion rates and self dependent implementation of different IT projects.

Web Developer and Founder

Startup (VC financed)

7 years

2004 until 2010

Founding and building of the information provider Emporis in Germany. Expansion of the own position as global market leader for information on major construction projects. Attraction of a multi million VC funding by KfW-Bankengruppe and Neuhaus Partners. Later successful sale of the company (exit 2010).

Concepter, Programmer, and Head of Media Agency

Media Agency

5 years

1998 until 2003

Founding and building of the media agency Startconcept GmbH in Germany. Realization of web sites, print projects, and applications on CD-ROM. Design and execution of exhibitions, books and print publications, and media services for companies.

Freelancer

Advertising Agency

1 year

1998

Conception, graphics design, and programming of websites. Project realization for well-know banks and involvement in the creation of annual reports.

Programmer and Consultant

IT Consulting Office

1 year

1997

Conception and programming of webpages and databases. Service duties for banks for HP/Sun/Oracle solutions.

Special things

Publications and Interviews

Several publications and interviews in newspapers and on TV, publication of a real estate pocket book in bestseller run. Additionally, I am the author of the German publication Skyline Atlas.

Board Membership

Thanks to my extensive experiences I am advising the management of several web technology companies both in Germany and the United States as part of their advisory boards.

Knowledges and Education

It has been a long time since then.

FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economy & Management Essen

Business informatics

Machine Building and English

Technical college diploma

Technologies

Bestes Testergebnis

German N24 TV station says in big industry test as of April 2016 about the responsive online shop which I programmed: "The best website with the highest order comforts showed Valentins."

Open shop | Read article (German)

Contact

You can get in contact with me by filling out the following form.

Frontend. Backend. Concepts. All in the Web.