Björn Rochel

Employee, Director Architecture, NEW WORK SE

Degree: Diplom (FH), FH Braunschweig / Wolfenbüttel

Hamburg, Germany


Professional experience for Björn Rochel

  • Current , since Sep 2019

    Director Architecture


    I'm disciplinary responsible for the frontend and backend architecture teams (15 colleagues). My teams builds re-usable infrastructure for our platform applications (GraphQL proxy, React-infrastructure, etc.) and does in-house consulting and initiative support. I'm mostly working on strategic, company level topics. To give you some examples: Developing the cloud-strategy for New Work or developing concepts for scaling the delivery organisation.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2017 - Aug 2019

    Teamlead Engineering (API)


    I'm disciplinary responsible for a group of 6 software engineers (5 onsite + 1 remote) who are building API platform infrastructure that's used by the majority of 200+ developers at XING. This includes our external API gateway used to expose data to partners as well as our GraphQL based infrastructure that powers our own products.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Nov 2013 - Nov 2017

    Software Architect


    My responsibilities include laterally leading and consulting of multi national, multi-location development teams, as well as supporting their product development efforts through re-usable shared components, services and infrastructure I was the lead architect for XINGs messenger revamp in 2016 and the Startpage overhaul in 2015. I also accompanied the native mobile teams in their org scale-out on the API side and introduced OpenAPI as the central API documentation solution.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Jan 2012 - Oct 2013

    Software Engineer


    I started in the development team for the public API of XING. This included the development of the consumer portal, the implementation of new API calls based on Ruby on Rails, as well as the creation of the full stack regression test suite for the public API. Later I worked in the mobile web team. This team was responsible for building the first official iPad app of XING.

  • 1 year, Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

    Lead Developer MedEx / Software Architect

    InterComponentWare AG

    Technisch verantwortlich für 3 Scrum - Teams. Durchführung von Code Reviews, Design Workshops und Pair Programing - Sessions mit den einzelnen Teams. Zusammen mit dem Scrum Master und dem Engineering Lead verantwortlich für die Weiterentwicklung des Entwicklungsprozesses in Richtung Acceptance Driven Development.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Mar 2009 - Jan 2011

    Senior Consultant

    Steria Mummert Consulting AG

    Beratung für .NET basierte Client/Server-Lösungen. Grösstes Projekt war die Entwicklung einer Cashflow - Monitoring Lösung auf Basis von .NET für die Münchener Rückversicherung in Zusammenarbeit mit NTT Data. Weiterhin verantwortlich für die Durchführung von Workshops mit dem Fokus auf Unit-Testing, Test Driven Development und Code Quality - Management für die Münchener Rückversicherung, Bayer und die R + V Versicherung.

  • 3 years, Mar 2006 - Feb 2009

    Solution Architect

    InterComponentWare AG

    Erstellung einer WYSIWYG - Umgebung für medizinische Formulare. Verantwortlich für die FormDesigner WYSIWYG Anwendung, zugehörige Laufzeitkomponenten und die Integration in die ICW - Produkte Praxis4More und Hausarzt+. Eingesetzte Technologien: C#, Windows Forms, Composite UI Application Block, Microsoft Team Foundation Server

  • 3 years and 5 months, Oct 2002 - Feb 2006

    Software Entwickler

    Schnellecke Group

  • 4 years, Mar 2002 - Feb 2006

    Software Entwickler

    FH Braunschweig Wolfenbüttel

Educational background for Björn Rochel

  • 5 years and 3 months, Jan 2001 - Mar 2006


    FH Braunschweig / Wolfenbüttel


  • German

    First language

  • English


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