Eike Hein

Angestellt, Chief System Architect, MBition GmbH - Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Qt
C++
Linux
Software Development
QML
Open Source
Free Software
Licensing
Localization engineering
OpenGL
Wayland
X11
CJK
English Language
Korean Language
German language
Leadership
Team leadership
Community Building
Non-Profit
Non-profit management
Python
Fedora
Ubuntu
Debian
PHP
C
SQL
CMake
Rust
Drones
GUI
Software

Timeline

Professional experience for Eike Hein

  • Current 2 years and 2 months, since May 2022

    Chief System Architect

    MBition GmbH - Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

    Helming the architecture team responsible for the next-generation infotainment in Mercedes-Benz cars.

  • Current 3 years, since Jul 2021

    Senior Principal System Architect

    MBition GmbH - Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

    Defining and implementing the next-generation infotainment for Mercedes-Benz cars.

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Feb 2020

    Principal System Architect

    MBition GmbH - Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

    Defining and implementing the next-generation infotainment for Mercedes-Benz cars.

  • Current 4 years and 9 months, since Oct 2019

    Expert Software Engineer

    MBition GmbH - Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

    UI Headunit & Instrument Cluster.

  • Current 7 years, since Jul 2017

    Vice President

    KDE e.V.

    Vice president of one of the world's largest and oldest free/open software organizations. KDE e.V. provides support and infrastructure for private and commercial contributions in the KDE sphere, and acts as a key liason between KDE and its partners, including the Qt Co. and other major free and open software organizations. Helping to guide the KDE organization's activities and implementing its goals. As treasurer, significantly increased the organization's annual income and sponsors to new record levels.

  • Current 17 years and 6 months, since Jan 2007

    Member

    KDE e.V.

    Deeply engaged in KDE e.V.'s activities to support and promote the KDE community and technologies. Participated in KDE e.V.'s System Administration working group.

  • Current 19 years and 6 months, since Jan 2005

    Software Engineer & Architect

    KDE

    Ongoing extensive design and code contributions to KDE's flagship desktop user interface, Plasma, implementing core UI such as the taskbar, the desktop file management system, application launcher menus ("start menus") and the underlying library stack, built on Qt. The top contributor in code/commits to the Plasma Desktop repository. Helped push along important technology transitions in the KDE/Plasma/Qt stack (OpenGL-accelerated UI, touch UI, app. convergegence, Wayland). Maintained several applications.

  • 1 year, Jul 2018 - Jun 2019

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Blue Systems GmbH

    Lead and assembled teams to grow the company's contributions to the industry, as well as work with its commercial partners. Worked on designing key protocols to integrate the KDE Plasma technology with third-party technology stacks on embedded consumer electronics systems. Guided the creation of new core technologies in harmony with the KDE Plasma/Qt stack.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jul 2014 - Jul 2018

    Software Engineer

    Blue Systems GmbH

    Continued to design, implement and maintain many key areas of KDE's Plasma user interface, built on Qt, expanding from desktop into mobile/embedded systems. Worked extensively on the library stack underpinning KDE Plasma, both KDE Frameworks and Qt. Helped push forward Plasma's transition to the Wayland windowing system. Became top contributor in code/commits to KDE Plasma Desktop.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Sep 2012 - Jul 2014

    Software Engineer, Freelance

    Blue Systems GmbH

    Designed and implemented key user interface and backend technology for desktop PCs in KDE's Plasma project, such as: The taskbar and windowing system interaction; the desktop file management system; application launch interfaces ("start menus").

  • 7 months, Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

    Independent Software Engineering Educator

    Eike Hein

    Taught development of software systems in Python to clients.

  • 3 years, Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

    System Administrator

    KDE

    Part of the team that proposed and spear-headed KDE's transition from Subversion to git and modern development workflows. Wrote key policy and documentation governing KDE's developer account and ACL management and code repository access.

  • 4 years and 9 months, Jan 2008 - Sep 2012

    Independent Software Engineer

    Eike Hein

    Worked on Qt/C++-based desktop software for clients.

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • Korean

    Intermediate

Interests

Language learning
Music events
Drones

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