Personal Resume of Dirk Lüsebrink

Effective date: Jul, 2017
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IT Executive with 15+ years experience managing 5 to 50 person departments with freelancers and external partners for product developments, operations and complex media installations worldwide. _________________________________ Contact: dirk.luesebrink@gmail.com +49 172 3104453 _________________________________ Objective: CTO, COO, CEO or possibly serial interim CTO, in a medium and international organisation, preferably operating in the field of internet services, consumer electronics, end user product development or in the field of new social (video) media at the convergence of communications, technology, TV and entertainment. _________________________________ Skills Summary: Department management: manage budgets, employee communications, intranet, recruiting, training and development, hiring, firing, counselling, and organisational development, contract negotiating, compensation surveys, salary ranges. IT platforms and methodologies: Difficult to say, because basically I touched whatever tech was out there the last 30 years. As a software developer I have 10+ years experience in each of Java, Javascript, C++ & Ruby and their corresponding platforms. I signed the Agile Manifesto and did eXtreme programming even before that. I promoted SCRUM and Kanban into my own departments, spread it and transformed projects and clients towards agile processes around me. From supercomputers to HTML5 one page apps, from embedded controllers to scripting to DSLs to massive parallel optimised code. From relational to NoSQL to graph databases, from computer graphics to VR/AR to social networks to AI to games to medical solutions. My sustained interest is in complex distributed system architectures, in software and programming and the methods needed to build platforms and ecosystems to scale development beyond a single person and short time scales. Deployments I like continuous and in the clouds of Amazon, Google or building my own. I am a generalist with a deep understanding of system designs, software development and the human and business process dynamics surrounding it. Corporate Officer: Board of Directors, consultants, contractors, subcontractors. Education: Informatik (Computer Science) TU Berlin 88 - 93, and FU Berlin 2005/06. I exmatriculated on starting ART+COM as a founding member. _________________________________ Experience (excerpt): 2008 to Present ART+COM AG 4/2011 to Present -- CTO and member of the executive board. I oversee ART+COM’s software development and define the technological philosophy. Challenges include integrating vastly diverging client backends with new media technology, enable and empower the creative workflows and improve platform reuse to optimise overall productivity. Five unit head are reporting to me and in projects I supervise the technical designs and monitor overall interdependency of technologies and compliance with our strategic interests. 9/2010 to 3/2011 -- Principle Architect for the IT Exhibits King Abdulaziz Center project in Saudi Arabia. * Developing the solution architecture and defining the technology roadmap and platforms. * Define and manage all of ART+COM’s responsibilities in the project * Negotiating with partners, including on-site in Saudi Arabia and South Korea * Establish a platform architecture to reuse and expand on previous projects. This project is still in production and I now supervise it in my executive role. 9/2008 to 8/2010 -- Lead Consultant / Technical Director for the rebuild of the T-Gallery of Deutsche Telekom AG on behalf of ART+COM. https://artcom.de/en/project/t-gallery-2/ T-Gallery is a 1,600 square metres closed and invitation only presentation area of DTAG. My responsibility included recruiting and team building. I headed the project from the very first brainstorming session over to production and installation where I managed the transition into daily operations. As this is a permanent installation my task included to define and implement the processes for continuous deployments and permanent operations of the site. In terms of technology I was responsible to establish procedures and system architectures to cope with the diverse and integrative requirements of enterprise environments with new media and to provide lifecycle management solutions. 2001 to 2008 I-D Media AG 2006 to 2008 -- Head of Product Development As Department Head I was responsible for 8 staff and served as Lead Architect defining the product and technology roadmap. Included was responsibility for communicating results inside of /i-d media AG as well as outside to clients. 12/2005 to 01/2007 -- Strategic consulting for DTAG (German Telekom) On behalf of my former boss, Mr. Kolb, CEO of /i-d media AG and then Telekom Board Member I led a tiger team to rapid prototype and build a proof-of-concept implementation for a future IP based integrated home communication solution of Deutsche Telekom AG. 05/2004 to 07/2006 -- Technical Director & Lead Architect "T-Com Haus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2JzfbAaPSU Leading the T-Com Haus development and operations team at I-D Media from first concept brainstorms over to production, implementation and finally operating it for 1 1/2 half year. My responsibilities included managing subcontractors, including T-Systems, T-Online and Siemens among others. As Lead Architect I headed the development of the voice controlled house automation, the full HDTV network based DVR and streaming solutions, the service oriented backend system to control and coordinate the various sensor networks, the unified Web GUI PDA and tablet and a Mood management solution with LED powered lighting and sound. 09/2001 – 10/2004 -- Lead Architect for the Camel cigarette brand smokers social community website of JapanTobaco International. In less than 7 weeks we build the social community platform and and launched its initial release. The fast start-up time was made possible by my efforts to transform the workflow to an agile development process and cutting the overhead which was induced due to an strategic alliance with IBM. The development methodology and processes I introduced in the project became the reference blueprint for Web-application development at I-D Media AG at that point. Java EJBs where removed from the tech stack and the site was build on Java Servlets with Spring, Hibernate, Resin application servers. For the first time at I-D Media my group introduced continuous build and TDD developments with automatic deployments. 11/2001 – 08/2002 -- Lead Architect and Development Manager for Cynigma I joined I-D Media as Development Manager for the Cynigma development group. Cynigma is an eCommerce application Suite and framework based on Java J2EE, EJB and IBM WebSphere. The project had 35 developers in-house and additional development included outsourcing to two separate companies in India and collaborative development with Software Architects from strategic partner IBM. The Cynigma eCommerce suite was at the core of the Strategic Alliance of the I-D Media AG with IBM Germany. 1999 to 2001 Cantaloupe -- Co-Founder, Managing Partner * As founding member of three I was being equal partner on the board * Responsible for design and implementation of the workflow and toolchain to automate 300 KM of railroad simulation databases for Kraus Maffei and the Deutsche Bundesbahn. * Acting as CTO for all development and technical infrastructure build-up. _________________________________ Preferred Location: Berlin, Germany, will relocate for the right opportunity. I'm used to travel far, short and long. Resume Effective date: Jul, 2017
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