Olaf Kilian


Angestellt, Geschäftsführer, Symanex GmbH

Berlin, Germany


Organizational Development
Business Administration
Business Management
Business Transformation
Product Development
Product Management
Project Management
Computer Science
International experience
Continuous Delivery
Cloud Solutions
Amazon WebServices
Systems Management
Software Development


Professional experience for Olaf Kilian

  • Current 7 years and 2 months, since Jul 2015

    Principal Consultant

    tecRacer GmbH & Co. KG

    IT Consulting with main focus on Amazon WebServices (AWS) solutions.

  • Current 10 years and 3 months, since Jun 2012


    Symanex GmbH
  • 1 year, May 2013 - Apr 2014

    DevOps Manager

    Onefootball GmbH

    I was hired as a DevOps facilitator and Systems Architect to implement automation, monitoring and help to move the existing legacy backend to AWS. I led IT Operations and did the Service Provider Management, cost accounting / controlling and budget planning for the business plan 2014 for IT Operations. As a hiring manager I evaluated job candidates from all over the world and led job interviews. I was reporting directly to the CTO and also had an advisory role towards the COO in regard to internal IT.

  • 2 years, Jun 2010 - May 2012


    TopData Software GmbH

    Management of software development and IT operations. Technology strategy and management consulting. Product development. (eCommerce) In June 2012 this position was converted to a freelance position based on a consultancy contract.

  • 6 years and 10 months, Jan 2004 - Oct 2010

    CEO & Founder


    Based on previous experience I built an ISP business together with a partner from Munich. Secure shared hosting platform not vulnerable to CGI exploits (developed own Linux kernel modules to harden the system) Also offered email services, domain registry, SSL certificates and consulting services. In 2005 I introduced a new SBU running SEO optimized portal sites on our own platform to monetize on advertising. From 2006 on we concentrated on this and stopped to provide ISP services to external customers.

  • 5 months, Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

    Security Engineer

    Symantec Deutschland GmbH

    I worked as an Engineer on Security Operations shift in the Managed Security Services department's Security Operation Center in Berlin, Germany. Built and operated security perimeters of high profile customers all over the world. Security analysis and recommendations to clients.

  • 3 months, Feb 2003 - Apr 2003

    External Consultant

    rh-tec Business GmbH

    I was hired to operate the existing network infrastructure including but not limited to BGP4 routers, as well as to expand the infrastructure and do technical consulting in Hannover and Frankfurt (Main), Germany. I also led the on-site technical support staff.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Apr 2001 - Jan 2003

    Systems Engineer

    ebunet e.Kfm.

    I have worked as a LINUX / UNIX / POSIX specialist to operate existing systems, as well as design and develop new systems based on company or customer needs. I also was an engineer in the field operations team and a part of the garage team and assembled large amounts of custom configured workstations.

Educational background for Olaf Kilian

  • 11 months, Nov 2010 - Sep 2011

    Business Information Systems

    Universität Duisburg-Essen

    Integrierte Geschäftsprozesse mit SAP ERP

  • Current 11 years and 11 months, since Oct 2010

    Business Administration

    Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2009 - Sep 2010

    Business Administration

    Obermayr Business School (Wiesbaden)

    Personnel & Organization, Psychology, German Labor Law

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2001 - Dec 2002

    Systems Engineering

    Institute for Vocational Training (ITW Berlin)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French



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