Dipl.-Ing. Axel Schmidt


Angestellt, Site Reliability/Cloud Engineer, EDEKA DIGITAL GmbH

Mannheim, Germany

About me

30+ years of IT experience from which primarily I have been working on physical and virtual system environments, networks and maintenance for Enterprise Companies in EMEA and USA. During the time with Novell/SUSE Linux, I have specialized in Point of Sales system integration, migration, automation, especially GK Software POS solutions. Moving on to EDEKA, responsible for the OS system platform integrating the GK POS software and additional retail components for our EDEKA stores. In 2018 I started my Cloud native journey, willing to take up tasks outside the comfort zone. From Lift&Shift to a Kubernetes infrastructure, deep knowledge in modern scalable and production-ready microservices combined with a strong knowledge in cluster orchestration. Well versed with cloud architecture best practices, especially on GCP & Azure. Strong technical Cloud/DevSecOps mindset, with great attention to detail paired with a good understanding of software quality assurance principles and security.


Google Cloud Plattform
Enterprise Linux Expert
Linux JavaPOS Skills
Self-Checkout & Cash Solutions
Nagios/Check MK System Monitoring
Linux on Thin Clients & Kiosk Systems
KVM/ Xen/ VMware Virtualization Skills
SUSE Appliance Toolkit (SUSE Studio)
KIWI Linux Appliance Imaging Tool
JeOS (Just Enough Operating System)
SUSE Manager + CA ITCM Lifecycle Management Skills
Oracle 11g DBA & automated ORA cloned installation Skills
VMware vSphere 5 Skills
Linux Retail Solutions & ISV Integration like GK Software Torex Retail ITAB & PCMS Beanstore
POS HW-Enablement for SUSE Linux (NCR RealPOS Toshiba/IBM SurePOS Wincor Beetle)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Expert
Unattended Store Server & POS Client mass rollouts Customization and Provisoning
Integration (Software)
LINUX server
Cloud Computing


Professional experience for Axel Schmidt

  • Current 2 years and 8 months, since Jun 2019

    Site Reliability/Cloud Engineer


  • 5 months, Jan 2019 - May 2019

    Senior Information Technology

  • 6 years and 9 months, Apr 2012 - Dec 2018

    Senior Technologist - Linux Expert Retail

    LUNAR GmbH - Ein Unternehmen der EDEKA ZENTRALE AG & Co. KG

    Responsible for the OS provisioning, deployment and migration technology incl. ISV software integration of the store server and the POS clients.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Feb 2010 - Mar 2012

    SUSE Senior Solution Architect

    Novell GmbH
  • 9 years and 1 month, Jan 2001 - Jan 2010

    Senior Technical Specialist

    SUSE Linux GmbH

  • 5 years, Jan 1996 - Dec 2000

    General Manager

    Syntec GmbH

  • 9 years and 6 months, Jul 1986 - Dec 1995

    System Analyst

    Danet GmbH

  • 2 years, Jul 1984 - Jun 1986

    Software Engineer

    Robert Bosch GmbH

Educational background for Axel Schmidt

  • FH Darmstadt


  • German


  • English



Cloud Solutions
Mobile POS Solutions


Vintage Synths / Keyboards
Music Production
Making Music

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