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Pascal Cremer


Letztes Update: 02.11.2023

Fullstack | Backend | Architecture | AWS | DevOps | Interims Management

Firma: Geek Cell GmbH
Abschluss: B.Sc Scientific Programming / Diplom Mathematiker (FH)
Stunden-/Tagessatz: anzeigen
Sprachkenntnisse: deutsch (Muttersprache) | englisch (verhandlungssicher) | französisch (Grundkenntnisse) | niederländisch (Grundkenntnisse)




Pascal Cremer ist Co-Founder der Geek Cell GmbH, einem Software-, Dienstleistungs- und Beratungsunternehmen. Er ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren in der Technologiebranche tätig und hat ein Diplom in Mathematik und wissenschaftlicher Programmierung. Pascal hat internationale Engineering-Organisationen an verschiedenen Standorten geleitet und an Big Data und verteilten Architekturen auf AWS gearbeitet. Seine Leidenschaft gilt der Software- und Service-Architektur und er liebt es, Einzelpersonen und Teams zu betreuen und zu coachen.

TypeScript/Node.js, PHP, Python, Java, Golang, C

Express, FastAPI, Flask, Laravel, NestJS, Spring Boot, Symfony

Bash, Bitbucket, CodeCommit, Composer, Confluence, Docker, Docker Compose, Fastlane, Git, GitLab, Github, Gradle, JUnit, Jest, Jira, Make, Maven, NPM, PHPUnit, Poetry, Pytest, Yarn

Infrastructure & DevOps
Ansible, Apache2, Bitbucket Pipelines, CircleCI, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, Docker, ElasticAPM, ElasticSearch, GitLab CI, Github Actions, Kubernetes, NGINX, NewRelic, Prometheus, RabbitMQ, SonarQube/Sonarcloud, Terraform, Terragrunt

API Gateway, CloudFront, EC2, ECR, ECS, Fargate, EKS, Lambda, Route53, S3, SNS, SQS

Big Data & Analytics
Apache Kafka, Athena, EMR, Glue, Kinesis, Redshift, Spark/PySpark

Datenbanken & Speichersysteme
DynamoDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres, Redis


10/2022 - bis jetzt
Interim Head of Data Engineering (Freelance)
PlanA.Earth GmbH (Energie, Wasser und Umwelt, 50-250 Mitarbeiter)

  • Coached the CTO of the company within a massive growth phase of the entire engineering organization.
  • Co-authored a comprehensive tech, data, and platform strategy for the next 18 months.
  • This helped pave the way for a successful Series B funding round in the double-digit millions.
Data Engineering
  • Led product and team development inside the Data Engineering domain. Planning and design of a data-centric service architecture for the efficient calculation of carbon emissions under the GHG protocol.
  • Implementation as a container-based service on AWS ECS with the support of several AWS data analytics services such as Glue with PySpark, Athena and MSK.
  • Led to drastically improved onboarding times for new customers and emission use cases.

07/2021 - 12/2021
Interim Tech Lead (Freelance)
Thinksurance GmbH (Banken und Finanzdienstleistungen, 50-250 Mitarbeiter)

  • Led the engineering efforts inside a product domain for brokering and booking B2B insurances via an online marketplace.
  • Designed and developed several platform services using TypeScript/Node.js, automated testing and delivery processes via GitLab CI, and managed deployments to multiple EKS clusters on AWS.
  • Enabled transformation of the static booking application into a flexible service platform for corporate customers.

12/2020 - 06/2021
Interim Head of Development (Freelance)
Schüttflix GmbH (Architektur und Bauwesen, 50-250 Mitarbeiter)

  • Scaled and led (parts of) the engineering function during a massive growth period.
  • Developed personal development plans, acted as coach and mentor for team members, and established recruiting processes to hire engineering managers and individual contributors.
  • Helped the company establish multiple cross-functional engineering teams across two office locations.
App Engineering
  • Led the efforts of improving the release process for the company’s hybrid iOS and Android apps.
  • Replaced manual processes with an automated CICD build pipeline in the cloud, incl. certification management for iOS.
  • Implemented new processes with GitLab CI, Fastlane, and dedicated cloud-based CICD runners for both Docker (Android) and “bare-metal” (iOS).
  • Significantly increased stability and frequency of app and content releases.
Quality Engineering
  • Helped improve the quality of both the API platform and the front-end application.
  • Deployed automated processes to create various software metrics and KPIs, as well as auto security updates from third party packages. Leveraged proven industry-proven software and services such as Sonarcloud, Snyk, Renovate, Dependabot and GitLab CI.
  • Contributed to the transparency of existing software quality defects and, in the medium term, to qualitative improvements and increased coverage through automatic tests.

07/2020 - 11/2020
Head of Software Engineering
alley | VMBC GmbH (Pharma und Medizintechnik, 10-50 Mitarbeiter)

  • Leading all engineering operations, directly reporting to the CTO
  • Coordination and leadership of a hybrid team of internal and external engineering team members
  • Vision, development, and evolution of the "alley" software platform and stack
  • Establishing a DevOps culture (Microservices and mobile apps)
  • Driving further adoption of modern agile development methodologies
  • Company-wide recruitment of new engineering talents (Frontend, Fullstack, Backend, Automation/QA)
  • No. direct and indirect reports: 10

04/2019 - 07/2020
Director of Engineering, Data Services
trivago N.V. (Internet und Informationstechnologie, 1000-5000 Mitarbeiter)

  • Responsible for all cloud operations within the Source department, the data
  • foundation for trivago's main user-facing product
  • Coordinating 3 (distributed) engineering teams in Düsseldorf & Amsterdam
  • Coordination of department wide projects like Data Lake on AWS
  • Leading the upcoming transition efforts to Google Cloud (GCP)
  • Department wide recruitment of new engineering talents
  • Strategical and organisational development
  • No. direct and indirect reports: 21

05/2017 - 04/2019
Product & Engineering Lead
trivago N.V. (Internet und Informationstechnologie, 1000-5000 Mitarbeiter)

  • Responsible for the Visual Content area within trivago
  • Leading and managing two cross-functional teams (Engineering, Data
  • Science, Product & Business)
  • Coordinated transition from on-premise systems to serverless data pipelines
  • on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Engineering, Data Science & Product recruitment
  • No. direct and indirect reports: 13

09/2015 - 05/2017
Senior DevOps & Software Engineer
Chefkoch GmbH (Internet und Informationstechnologie, 50-250 Mitarbeiter)

  • Developed the official "Chefkoch Alexa Skill" as exclusive launch partner for the Amazon Echo in Germany
  • Migration of application monolith to microservice-based architecture with Docker and Kubernetes
  • DevOps, Test Automation, CI/CD

07/2009 - 09/2015
Tech Lead Web/Mobile
saveNtrust GmbH (Internet und Informationstechnologie, 50-250 Mitarbeiter)

  • Project discovery and requirements gathering with our clients
  • Development of web applications (payment systems, affiliate systems,
  • p2p voice and video streaming, social media platforms etc.)
  • Release engineering and test automation
  • Mobile development (iOS, Objective-C)
  • 2nd/3rd level technical & customer support
  • No. direct reports: 5

08/2006 - 07/2009
Software Engineer
saveNtrust GmbH (Internet und Informationstechnologie, 10-50 Mitarbeiter)

  • Development and maintenance of internal CRM and statistical tools
  • Implementation of stochastical algorithms for risk assessment and anomaly detection
  • Web development
  • 2nd/3rd party technical and customer support


Weltweit verfügbar
Personal preferences
  • Project duration: At least 3 months or longer
  • Preferably remote, 4-5 days per week (32-40 hours).
  • For hybrid projects in the Cologne/Düsseldorf area, I would be willing to spend a maximum of 2 days per week (i.e. 8 days per month in total) on-site for any team or alignment meetings.
In case of exciting project offers with different conditions I would be willing to make exceptions if necessary.

Sonstige Angaben

For interesting/innovative project proposals from any of the following industries/sectors, there is a high probability of receiving a timely response from me:
  • Cloud & Edge Computing
  • Big Data & Augmented Analytics
  • Electromobility
  • Green Energy/Greentech
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare/Biotech
  • IoT
On the other hand, you can save any inquiries from the following industries/sectors:
  • Fossil fuels/non-renewable energies
  • Armaments, weapons and war industries
  • Companies that act/operate unethically in terms of human rights, animal rights and/or environmental issues, such as (but not limited to)
    • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • Axel Springer SE incl. all subsidiaries and brands
    • Meta/Facebook
    • Monsanto
    • Nestle
    • Palantir
I am not, never have been and never will be interested in employee leasing or the "Swiss model". Please refrain from any inquiries in this direction or you will be blocked without comment.

Bei interessanten/innovativen Projektangeboten aus einer der folgenden Industrien/Sektoren ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit groß von mir eine zeitnahe Antwort zu erhalten:
  • Cloud & Edge Computing
  • Big Data & Augmented Analytics
  • Electromobility
  • Green Energy/Greentech
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare/Biotech
  • IoT
Sparen können Sie sich hingegen jegliche Anfragen aus den folgenden Industrien/Sektoren:
  • Fossile Brennstoffe/nicht erneuerbare Energien
  • Rüstungs-, Waffen- und Kriegsindustrie
  • Unternehmen, die Menschenrechtlich, Tierrechtlich und/oder in Umweltbelangen unethisch agieren/operien wie z.B. (aber nicht ausschließlich)
    • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • Axel Springer SE inkl. sämtlicher Tocherunternehmen und Marken
    • Meta/Facebook
    • Monsanto
    • Nestle
    • Palantir
Ich bin nicht, war nie und werde nie an einer Arbeitnehmerüberlassung bzw. dem "Schweizer Modell" interessiert sein. Bitte unterlassen Sie jegliche Anfragen in diese Richtung oder Sie werden kommentarlos geblockt.
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