Profilbild von Matthias Herz Data Product Owner | Solution Architect | Innovation Manager aus Forchheim

Matthias Herz


Letztes Update: 21.12.2023

Data Product Owner | Solution Architect | Innovation Manager

Firma: IPB Innovation & Product Builders GmbH
Abschluss: PhD, Applied Mathematics
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Sprachkenntnisse: deutsch (Muttersprache) | englisch (verhandlungssicher)




Key areas as Product Owner / Product Manager
1) Early Phase Product Developments
2) Team Leadership
3) Data Science Products

Key Areas as Solution Architect
1) Data Platforms / Enterprise Knowledge Graphs
2) Cloud-Based Data Science Products
4) Cloud-based Mobile Apps

Key Areas as DevOps Engineer/Data Engineer/Back-End Developer
1) CI CD pipelines for DevOps with GitLab CI CD and AgroCD
2) Authentication with Firebase, GCP, AWS
3) Microservice development with Python FastAPI
4) Kubernetes deployments

Key areas as Innovation Manager:
1) Innovation Portfolio Management
3) Incubation Projects

List of Skills
  • Agile Project Management
  • Algorithm Development
  • AI Services
  • ArgoCD
  • AWS Neptune
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • CI/CD
  • Confluence
  • Data Analytics Services
  • Data Products
  • DevOps
  • Digital Business Development
  • Digital Industrial Services
  • Docker
  • FastAPI
  • Firebase
  • GCP
  • GitLab
  • Innovation Management
  • Industrial IoT Services
  • JIRA
  • Knowledge Graph
  • Kubernetes
  • Machine Learning Products
  • NLP Natural Language Processing
  • Ontology 
  • Product Management
  • Product Owner (PSPO I Certified)
  • Product Incubation
  • Product Portfolio Management
  • Predictive Maintenance Services
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Python
  • Semantic Search
  • Semantic Recommendations
  • Software Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Development
  • Terraform



03/2023 - bis jetzt
Product Owner for AWS and Azure DevOps & Infrastructure Squads
Allianz Technology (Versicherungen, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)

  • In this project I am responsible for two Squads which build an Infrastructure-as-Code solution for the automatic and self-service driven provisioning of cloud accounts, IAM, and the appropriate network settings.
  • Furthermore, we are responsible for the operations of the accounts, incident- and escalation management for customers
  • PI Planning, Monitoring, Delivery, and Stakeholder Management
  • Backlog Priorization and Operation Support
  • Implementing Agile Leadership
  • Managing a major refactoring of the underlying product into a new cloud platform model
Team Setup
  • Two Squads consisting of Teach Leads, Architects, DevOps Engineers, Customer Engineers
  • Embedded in a Tribe with multiple neighboring Squads

Skills: Team Leadership · Terraform · Collaborative Leadership · Agile Leadership · Infrastructure as code (IaC) · Stakeholder Management · SAFE · DevOps · Amazon Web Services (AWS) · Microsoft Azure · Operations Management · Customer Engineering · Leadership · Scrum · SCRUM Product Owner · Networking Infrastructure · Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) · Crossplane · Operations · Customer Engineering

04/2021 - 04/2023
Product Owner & Solution Architect - Data Platform - Knowledge Graph
RTL DATA (Medien und Verlage, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)


  • The product is a data platform as knowledge graph and a content exploration app.
  • The core of this data platform is to centrally provide a semantic data layer of high quality for recommender systems and smart search algorithms.
  • The full-stack web app development is done with Angular and FastAPI.
  • The solution consists of numerous machine learning microservices, an ETL pipeline on GCP, BigQuery as DWH, and AWS Neptune as knowledge graph.
  • The multi-cloud setup consists of Kubernetes, Pub/Sub, BigQuery, GitLab CI/CD, ArgoCD, Terraform, AWS Neptune, and Azure OpenAI Services


  • Project started, and Knowledge Graph released under my leadership.
  • As Data & DevOps Engineer developed CI/CD pipelines, micro-services, and Kubernetes deployments.

 Key Words: SCRUM, Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Knowledge Graph, Graph Embeddings, Natural Language Processing, GPT-3, Ontology, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Pub/Sub, Streaming, DataFlow, DevOps, Argo CD, GitLab CI/CD, Solution Architecture, ETL Architecture, Terraform, Infrastructure-as-Code, Firebase Authentication, AWS Neptune, AWS IAM, AWS STS, Python, Jupyter  

04/2019 - 03/2021
Product Owner & Solution Architect - Predictive Maintenance
Siemens (Industrie und Maschinenbau, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)


  • Service to detect and predict machine failures and required maintenance for stagger cranes in logistic centers
  • Technically the solution was based on anomaly detection algorithms.
  • The software architecture was a hybrid cloud- and edge computing solution.
  • Project started, and first product release prepared under my leadership.

 Key Words: SCRUM, Jira, Confluence, Machine Learning, Anomaly Detection, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, IIoT, Kubernetes, Docker, Grafana, NATS, DevOps, StartUp, Python, C++, Jupyter, GitLab  

09/2018 - 03/2021
Product Owner - Analytics & Prediction Tool
Siemens (Industrie und Maschinenbau, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)


  • Internal tool for forecasting product demands over the next five years at the end of the product lifecycle (Phase-Out-Planning).
  • Target users are the responsible spare part managers.


  • Project started, and first product released under my leadership.

 Key Words: SCRUM, JIRA, Confluence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, SAP HANA, Tableau, AWS, Python, Jupyter, GitLab

09/2018 - 03/2021
Innovation Manager
Siemens (Industrie und Maschinenbau, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)

  • Built an end-to-end innovation process for a fast evaluation of innovation ideas.
  • Developed a validated innovation project portfolio which systematically covered horizon 2. 
  • Digital strategy development
  • Created innovation culture, e.g., by coaching of all innovation project teams
Key Words: Design Thinking, Innovation Horizons, Innovation Funnel, Stage-Gate Process, Business Model Navigator & Canvas, 4P

04/2017 - 08/2018
Project Lead & Developer - Digital Twin Plug-In
Siemens (Industrie und Maschinenbau, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)


  • Plugin in SimCenter for reducing the size of large FEM models.
  • The goal was to enable real-time computations for physics-based Digital Twins, which run in parallel to operations of electric motors.
  • Based on these Digital Twins live-monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions were built.


  • Project started, and first product released under my project leadership.
  • Algorithm and Plugin developer in C++ and Python
  • Algorithms: Krylov-based model order reduction, Proper-orthogonal decomposition (POD), Auto-Encoders
Key Words: SCRUM, JIRA, Confluence, Simcenter, Plugin, Model Order Reduction, POD, Auto-Encoders, Machine Learning, Python, Jupyter, C++, GitLab, Finite Element Method

03/2015 - 08/2018
Software & Algorithm Developer
Siemens AG (Industrie und Maschinenbau, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)

Summary: Various projects for Digital Twins, Simulation Tools, Algorithms, Finite-Element Methods, and Web Apps in (C/C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, Bash).

Key Words: SCRUM, Digital Twins, Simulation Tools, Algorithms, Finite-Element Methods, and Web Apps, C/C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, Bash, SimCenter

02/2016 - 09/2017
Project Lead & Developer - Topology Optimization
Siemens (Internet und Informationstechnologie, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)


  • New Filters and Algorithms for Topology Optimization
  • The goal was to add new features to the SimCenter Topology Optimizer.


  • Project started, and new algorithms developed under my leadership.
  • Algorithm developer in C++ and Fortran
 Key Words: SCRUM, Jira, Confluence, Topology Optimization, SimCenter, C++, Fortran, Finite Element Method, Algorithms, GitLab, Voxelizer, Non-linear optimization

10/2010 - 12/2014
Research Associate Numerical Simulations
University Erlangen (Öffentlicher Dienst, >10.000 Mitarbeiter)

  • Development of non-linear thermodynamical mathematical model
  • Development of algorithms for ionic fluids

Kez Words: Software Development, Algorithms, Data Science, Agile Methoden, Mathematical Modeling, Research and Development (R&D), Mentoring, Teaching, Ionic fluids, Nonlinear Thermodynamics


Weltweit verfügbar
  • Remote: preferred way of working
  • On-Site: I can travel within D-A-CH regularly for one night per week
  • On-Site: Scheduled on-site weeks are possible, too.
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