Hallo und Hi There, thanks for stopping by! I’m Philipp, an Engineering Manager residing in Luedinghausen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, with a focus on building happy and productive teams.
I obtained my Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 2011. Since then, I have worked in many diverse roles, such as Team or Engineering Lead, Agile Coach, Product Owner or a combination.
I love technology, and some of my earlier childhood memories revolve around my Commodore 64. However, during my first job as a graduate, I started to discover that while a talented developer can save more than just the project, a focussed team of engineers is nigh unstoppable - which is why I decided that focussing on the technology alone would not be enough.
So I have dedicated most of my professional career to figuring out how to bring people together, focus them as teams toward a common goal and remove all unnecessary hindrances along the way. I believe that a good manager or leader’s job is to bring people together as a team, keep them focussed on the goal, protect them from distractions and trust them to get the job done. Currently, I work as an Engineering Manager for Zalando SE.
In my spare time, I code stuff to make sure I stay up to date with current tech trends. These days, I dabble with React, Rust and TypeScript.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get in touch, start a discussion or simply say hi!