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My name is Sven Erik Matzen - if you know me, drop me an email to Sven.Erik.Matzen@web.de. If you don't know me, you can contact me anyway by that address.
I'm the CTO of Prodanet GmbH.
My former employer was "Universal Investment IT-Services GmbH" - the IT subsidiary of a German investment company called Universal Investment GmbH based in Frankfurt am Main.
For six and a half year between 2008 and mid-2014, I was a member of a team of consultants for Web/Windows development, Microsoft based SOA and BI at SDX AG. We were developing solutions for top enterprises in banking, retail and logistic. At SDX AG I was responsible for the IT infrastructure and between five and seven senior/principal consultants reporting to me. The projects I've done for SDX AG customers include point of sale web-applications for a German bank (member of architecture team), TFS Lab-Setup with Hyper-V-hosts that performs a fully automated build and deployment to virtual test machines and executes automated tests, security reviews, architecture and technology talks for specific customers and internet facing web applications for fund analysis.
The from 1997 to the end of 2007 I was working in a small company. There I was responsible for the software development (a distributed team of 7 great software developers), the server and database setup and maintenance. The servers where all Microsoft centric (most Windows 2003 and some Windows 2000 machines). We did use MS SQL Server 2000 in the productive systems and MS SQL Server 2005 for some development systems. Externally we had > 3500 distinct workstations accessing our application servers - most of them use the applications frequently (> 1000 distinct PCs per day). Also, the request rate was about 200.000 per day and the hit rate per hour was between 1.000 and 25.000 web requests. In all projects, I was involved as an application architect, team leader and/or programmer. We did usually avoid to use prebuild components and had our own libraries. The projects did contain a web services, programmatical "Adobe Flash file" generation, router configuration tools using telnet protocol, a homegrown content management system based on XML and XSL, data conversion and automatic data queries using HTTP, web scanning using bot's (>60 retail shops have been scanned daily for product and price information - which in some cases involved some anonymization techniques, because of shop owners that wanted to prevent us from getting the information).
My background contains a diploma in biology, some work in biochemistry, development of windows system tools as an independent programmer, hardware, and network installation.
My current private focus is on IT security - containing physical, infrastructure and application security.