About

About

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.

If you are interested in my professional background, you can find my CV on LinkedIn (English).You can also follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

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 hello@philippflenker.com if you want to get in touch, start a discussion or simply say hi!