Christoph Krofitsch

Basic

Freiberuflich, Freelancer, Freelance, self-employed

Vienna, Austria

About me

Driven all-rounder who likes to perform. What I kinda have done so far: computer engineering degree, lot's of coding, work in research projects, work in educational projects, co-founding an association, organizing events/conferences, co-founding a business, heading multi-national logistics operations, heading data department, recruiting (senior) positions, and eager to add more to the list!

Skills

Embedded Systems
Hardware
Computer
Robotics
Computer Engineering
Raspberry PI
Scripting
Linux
Looker
Data Warehouse
Data Analytics
LookML
SQL
PostgreSQL
Python
Heroku
Git
Data Engineering
Data Democratization
Information technology
Computer Science
Logistics
REST
Android
Full-stack development
HR
Process Development
C
Microcontroller
Arduino
C/C++
Engineering
Data
Embedded Microcontroller
Embedded Software Development
Data Architecture
Entrepreneurship
Start-ups
Automation
Digitalization

Timeline

Professional experience for Christoph Krofitsch

  • Current 9 months, since Jan 2022

    Freelancer

    Freelance, self-employed

    Taking projects/contracts in the areas of Startup Consulting, Digitalization & Automation, Data Infrastructure development, Hardware/Software projects, and similar.

  • 2 years and 10 months, May 2018 - Feb 2021

    Chief Data Officer

    byrd technologies Germany GmbH

    Starting up a data department, structuring and improving our data and data flows, generating operational and business insights/reports, and developing a Looker based self-service data platform empowering departments across the company.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Oct 2015 - Apr 2018

    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

    byrd technologies Germany GmbH

    Responsible for coding backend software and internal tools, developing operations in Vienna and Berlin and overall building the company from the ground up with the other co-founders.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jun 2013 - Jun 2016

    Lead Developer

    Practical Robotics Institute Austria

    Heading the “Hedgehog” project, an educational robotics controller system for high and middle school students, part of the “SCORE!” project. Initiator and/or mentor of several student projects, including one College Master’s thesis and 5 different HTL diploma projects.

  • 6 months, Jun 2015 - Nov 2015

    Software Developer

    Ponix Systems

    Reverse engineering components, and designing and implementing control software for hydroponic and aquaponic systems.

  • 11 months, Jul 2012 - May 2013

    Research Assistant

    Vienna University of Technology

    Working on software models for transport process automation (“PrOnto” project), and developing simulations for patching robot throughput (“Hol-I-Wood PR” project).

  • 1 year, Jun 2012 - May 2013

    Co-Founder and Board Member

    Practical Robotics Institute Austria

    PRIA is an association for promoting excellence in schools using educational robotics. Responsible for working on various projects, co-organizing workshops/conferences, and overall establishing and building up the association with the other co-founders.

  • 4 months, Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

    Tutor

    Vienna University of Technology

    Tutoring the exercise in computer-aided design and manufacturing (“Systems Technology for Automation” course).

  • 10 months, Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

    Research Intern

    Vienna University of Technology

    Implementing and evaluating software rule engines in a robotics framework (“Disbotics” project). Via research scholarships.

Educational background for Christoph Krofitsch

  • 1 year and 4 months, Mar 2015 - Jun 2016

    Supplemental Curriculum on Innovation

    Vienna University of Technology

    Innovation Incubation Center

  • 3 years and 6 months, Oct 2011 - Mar 2015

    Computer Engineering

    Vienna University of Technology

    Faculty of Informatics. Graduated with distinction (1.4 grade average).

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

Wants

Clients
Contracts
Cooperations
Projects

Interests

Sports
Travel
Music

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