Tom Hensel

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Hamburg, Germany

Skills

BSD
Embedded
System Architecture
OpenBSD
Security
IPv6
Podman
MicroPython
influxdb
kapacitor
chronograf
CNC
ZFS
Suricata
Intrusion Detection System
IoT
RFID
Continuous Integration
Test Automation
Virtualization
Kubernetes
OS/2
GitLab
Virtual reality
Augmented Reality
System Engineering
MQTT
K3S
eComStation
Machine Vision
Alpine
LEDE
OpenWRT
HP-UX
Terminal Server
Ruby
Windows
iBeacon
EC2
AWS
Joyent
ElasticSearch
ARM
Arduino
OSC
Processing
OpenCV
iOS
WiFi
802.11
802.15.4
Meraki
Rancher
Ubiquiti
Atmel
VoIP
NetBSD
VirtualBox
Asterisk
XMPP
Jabber
Bluetooth
OpenBeacon
MIDI
ModBus
CAN
VIdeo Encoding
Wowza
RTMP
Rails
Heroku
C/C++
GIT
FreeBSD
SQL
NoSQL
JSON
VMware
REST
Varnish
UNIX
PF
Firewall
pfSense
Linux
Debian
Solaris
OpenSolaris
NTP
Unbound
DNSSEC
Nginx
Tor
AirPlay
Postfix
WebRTC
iSCSI
Samba
NFS
Stress Testing
Software Development
Performance Tuning
Network Security
Quality Assurance
Penetration Testing
High Availability
Scalability
Data Privacy
Release Management
Realtime
Wireless Networks
Documentation
Broadcasting
Freifunk
Ansible
Vagrant
Sensu
Shinken
RabbitMQ
Redis
Nintendo
Embedded Systems
DANE
TLS
Information Security
Wireless Security
RDS
SNS
SQS
SES
Route53
Python
Docker
Ploy
Dovecot
Amazon Linux
RedHat
Audio
Deployment
TCP/IP
Cloud Hosting
Travis
Github
YAML
Profiling
Node.js
Rake
DSL
OpenSMTPD
Packaging
Containment
JavaScript
Multicast
ZeroMQ
ERb
WebSockets
Testing
Automation
syncthing
iocage
Puppet
Gradle
Lambda
Monit
LACP
SIP
UPS
Discovery
Veewee
platform.io
Electronics
Salt
Windows Embedded
Chef
Kibana
OpsWorks
DevOps
DOS
MS-DOS
Graphite
ChefDK
Omnibus
Fish
Serverspec
Auditing
Django
HomeKit
Terraform
Carbon
Grafana
Bitcoin
bhyve
GSM
Cellular Network
Anomaly Detection
Raspberry
Beaglebone
MikroTik
Steinberg
emagic
MOTU
AVB
USB-PD
Hyperion
Solar energy
IT-Security
PGP
GnuPG
Compiler
Rust
Makefile
Code Analysis
Immutable
Infrastructure
GitHub
Rundeck
I2C
Tableau
Container
OpenShift
rkt
Java
consul
marlin
cura
sigfox
SRE
antiagile
Helm
Kaniko
OpenStack
SBAS
Augmentation
BigBlueButton

Timeline

Professional experience for Tom Hensel

  • Current 18 years and 11 months, since Feb 2003

    Development, Operations and Security Engineer

    Hensel IT Services

    I have been active in the information technology industry for more than a decade and am specialised on • Technical Consultancy • Software Development and Operations • System Architecture and Administration • Network and Security Engineering Besides freelancing for many years I was also employed full-time to broaden my set of skills.

  • 5 months, Nov 2019 - Mar 2020

    Betriebsingenieur Informationstechnik (Extern)

    Hermes Germany GmbH

    Kubernetes, Helm, Windows, Chocolatey, Ansible... Focus on Packaging! :)

  • 8 months, May 2018 - Dec 2018

    Betriebsingenieur Informationstechnik (Extern)

    Deutsche Bahn AG

    "Projekt Reisendeninformation PZ" - Working with Kubernetes, using lots of Docker and assorted contemporary tools.

  • 3 years, Jun 2013 - May 2016

    Security Consultant

    CIPHRON - Open Source Sicherheitslösungen

    Specialised on information security CIPHRON provides cutting-edge appliances and software solutions for critical networks and infrastructures. As a independent consultant I assist CIPHRON in ensuring the integrity and quality of their services. Recently, i have been planning, deploying and operating a centralised configuration management system based on Ruby to distribute and apply hardening rules to protect against security attacks.

  • 9 months, Aug 2015 - Apr 2016

    Technical Consultant (Automation)

    emetriq GmbH

    Combining a wide range of skills i was in charge of setting up a high-availability time-series database connected to the companies core systems. While accepting up to 1 million datasets per minute various tools for analysis, monitoring and alerting were implemented. • Graphite, Whisper, Graphite-Web, Grafana • Ansible, Django, Ruby, Python • Chef, Kitchen, Vagrant, Serverspec

  • 6 months, Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

    Technical Consultant (DevOps)

    Adobe Systems Engineering GmbH

    As as a Shared Cloud Operations Cowboy i was utilising • Chef, Chef Server, ChefDK • Ruby, Python, Shell • Exhibitor, ZooKeeper, dynamo-autoscale among various other tools and technologies to support Adobe handling the immense load hitting the Creative Cloud Portal and Syncing Services.

  • 6 years and 3 months, Sep 2006 - Nov 2012

    Technical Author (IT)

    T3N - Yeebase Media Solutions

    For several years I have been publishing articles in the T3N magazine with a focus on recent developments in the ever-changing world of information technologies. Previously I have gained experience publishing articles for the Heise Verlag (c’t, iX).

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

    Technical Consultant (Adobe Solution Partner)

    Adobe Systems GmbH

    In addition to my services as a Technical Consultant for the german Adobe Headquarter in Munich I was also assigned with representing Adobe as a technology provider while working closely with their clients. For instance, i did provide long-term support for mission-critical media streaming solutions at the client’s sites.

  • 11 months, May 2010 - Mar 2011

    Technical Consultant (DevOps)

    VZ Netzwerke Ltd.

    As a Technical Consultant representing my partnership with Adobe I teamed up with the staff at VZ for a year to design, build, test and deploy a highly integrated infrastructure for Peer-to-Peer Audio- and Video-Streaming including relays to a GSM Network.
To provide a very high level of availability Quality Assurance was essential on this project.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Mar 2008 - Dec 2009

    Technical Consultant (Team Lead)

    Elephant Seven Hamburg GmbH (Pixelpark AG)

    I headed the flash development department and worked closely with my team and all other departments of Elephant Seven. In my position I could contribute perfectly with my experience in the Adobe Flash Platform. To keep up with new technology trends i was constantly teaching on software development methodologies.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jan 2006 - Feb 2008

    Interaction Developer, Embedded Systems Engineer

    Visionate Interactive GmbH (MACINA)

    While mainly developing Flex, Java, J2EE, Ruby Applications and building Embedded Appliances I was additionally in charge as a Network Engineer to operate their local network infrastructure.
Furthermore, i did research new technologies to extend the companies portfolio in regards to Physical Computing, Interface and Interaction Design.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Apr 2003 - Apr 2005

    UNIX System Engineer

    RpunktDESIGN Werbeagentur GmbH

    As a permanent freelancer I have built web applications with a focus on server and database management. I was also in charge of managing the company’s network and server infrastructure.

Educational background for Tom Hensel

  • Business Education

    University of Hannover, Germany

    Didactics

  • Information Technology and Information Science

    University of Hildesheim, Germany

    Programming

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • French

    Basic

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

Peace
Love
Harmony
Sunshine
not-to-be-asked-if-my-updated-CV-can-be-send-in-WORD-format-to-some-other-email-address

Interests

science
photography
art
music
bicycles
travelling
veganism
family
politics
pacifism
love and peace
electronics

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