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Robert Kosten

(They/Them, He/Him)

Employee, Solution Architect, equensWorldline

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Skills

Software Architecture
InfoSec
Payment-/Billing-Provider
Financial Service Provider
E-commerce Systeme
Team Management
Consulting
Scalability
Monitoring
Web Standards
Design patterns
clean code development
Information Architecture
Continuous Deployment
Audit
Security
SELinux
GNU/Linux
UML
Ansible
Java
PHP
Rust

Timeline

Professional experience for Robert Kosten

  • Current , since Apr 2020

    Solution Architect

    equensWorldline

  • 2 years and 4 months, Sep 2017 - Dec 2019

    Senior System Architect Payment Solutions

    OLX Group

    Providing guidance to bootstrap the newly formed Payment Solutions team, with a focus on Procedures, Security, PCI DSS compliance, GDPR compliance and general team coordination. Close collaboration with the Security department and advising the legal department regarding common software licenses.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jul 2014 - Aug 2017

    BillSAFE Solution Architect

    PayPal Deutschland

    Taking ownership of all technical decisions regarding the BillSAFE platform, including Software Architecture, Information Security, Compliance, Capacity Planning, Server Administration, International Coordination and Monitoring. Also taking on the role of People Manager in 2016.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jun 2013 - Jun 2014

    Software Engineer

    PayPal Deutschland

    Backend Development and Software Architecture, esp. API design for the BillSAFE platform, including acting as interim manager for the team.

  • 11 months, Jul 2012 - May 2013

    Softwareentwickler

    Supreme NewMedia GmbH

    Lead Developer in creating a new Backend Architecture and Back-Office Solution.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jun 2009 - Jun 2012

    Software Entwickler

    aixigo AG

    Development, Maintenance and interim technical lead on the J2EE Portfolio Optimizer product. Requirements analysis, Technical Contact for customers and Software Architecture in multiple banking and insurance software projects. Development and Maintenance on multiple PHP Portfolio Optimizer projects. Since 2010 technical lead for multiple J2EE Portfolio Optimizer projects.

  • 1 year and 2 months, May 2008 - Jun 2009

    Auszubildender zum Fachinformatiker Anwendungsentwicklung

    aixigo AG

    Development of Customer Websites, incl. acting as Technical Contact and Server Administrator. Development and Maintenance on multiple banking software projects. Interim technical lead for PHP Portfolio Optimizer projects. Exempt from attending vocational school (Berufsschule). Final assignment: Implementing a X.509 Token Exchange.

  • 9 months, Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

    Auszubildender zum Fachinformatiker Anwendungsentwicklung

    medienartig GmbH (ab Jan 2008: source lounge)

    Development of Customer Websites, incl. acting as Technical Contact and Server Administrator. Development and Maintenance on multiple banking software projects. Exempt from attending vocational school (Berufsschule).

  • 8 months, Dec 2006 - Jul 2007

    Praktikant

    plan-i GmbH (ab Jan 2007: medienartig GmbH, ab Jan 2008: source lounge)

    Development on the WebDynamics CMS, as well as multiple Customer Websites.

  • 6 months, Apr 2006 - Sep 2006

    Studentische Hilfskraft

    Computer-Museum der RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Technik

    Research and Documentation for and Guided Tours through the Computer Museum of the RWTH Aachen.

Educational background for Robert Kosten

  • 5 years, Oct 2001 - Sep 2006

    Computer Science

    RWTH Aachen

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    First language

  • French

    Basic

Wants

Complex problems in want of solutions
IT Security
Cryptology
IT Architecture
Compliance
Qualität
Sorgfalt
Präzision
Sicherheit

Interests

Cryptology
Cryptography
Cryptanalysis
Image Synthesis
Ray Tracing
Programming Language Design
Compiler Construction
Amateur Radio
Adventure Game Design
Pen and Paper RPGs
Worldbuilding
Hiking
Canoe Touring
Heritage Techniques (Kulturtechniken)

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