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Max RitterSenior IT Freelancer - Cloud | Data | DevOps
AddressSchöngeisinger Str. 62, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Email icon[email protected]Website maxritter.net
Nationality Native German
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GenderHe / Him
Major Tech Skills
AWSAnalytics, Integration, Monitoring, Storage, Networking, Cost, Compute, Serverless, Security
DevOpsTerraform, AWS CDK, Kubernetes, GitOps, Serverless Framework, CI/CD, Testing, Tracing, Logging
DataETL, SQL, Databases, Data Warehousing, Data Lake, PySpark, Databricks, EMR, Athena, Glue, Data Pipelines
Major Project Experience
04/2023 – present

Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps

Large Pharmaceutical Company (DE, Confidential)

Max assisted in creating an analytics software product for clinical trial operation that visualizes complex operational clinical trial data. The projects involves building backend Python microservices and deploying the services on AWS, implementing IaC using AWS CDK and writing ETL jobs. A Large Language Model was trained on AWS to answer data-specific questions.

Technologies:

  • Containerized Backend (Python, FastAPI, Swagger, boto3)
  • Infrastructure-As-Code (AWS CDK for Typescript, CDK Pipelines)
  • ETL Pipelines (AWS Glue, Pandas, PySpark)
  • Large Language Models (LLM, AWS Sagemaker, Foundation Models)
  • 03/2022 – 03/2023

    Cloud Native | Data Engineering | DevOps

    Large Company in Media Group Industry (DE, Confidential)

    In the first half of the project, Max engineered the company-wide identity and data management platform based on Golang, Microservices and Kubernetes. In the second half of the project, he improved the data architecture and ETL pipelines using Databricks with PySpark on AWS and automation.

    Technologies:

  • Event-Driven Microservice Architecture on EKS (Golang, Kafka, Terraform)
  • AWS (S3, SQS, MSK, RDS) and Storage (Redis, MongoDB, PostgreSQL)
  • GitOps / CICD (Gitlab, Tekton, Helm, Kaniko, Starboard)
  • Observability (Prometheus, Grafana, fluentd, Jaeger, Istio, ES, Kibana)
  • ETL Pipelines (PySpark, Databricks, S3, Delta Tables)
  • 08/2021 – 02/2022

    Cloud (AWS) | Data Engineering | DevOps

    OEM Company in Automotive Industry (DE, Confidential)

    Max worked in a team of Cloud Engineers to implement a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure based on cloud-native technologies. The services provide smart insights based on customer data and machine learning.

    Technologies:

  • AWS (Glue, Athena, Step Functions, Sagemaker, S3, VPC, CloudWatch)
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  • Infrastructure-As-Code with CDK (Typescript) and Terraform
  • Event-Driven Microservice Architecture (Python, Kafka)
  • Services with Kubernetes (EKS on EC2), ECS on Fargate and Lambda
  • Data Pipelines / ETL (PySpark and Python on EMR and Glue)
  • 03/2021 – 07/2021

    Cloud (Azure) | Data Engineering | IoT

    Medium-sized Startup in Climate Industry (CH, Confidential)

    Max implemented a full-stack data processing and analytics platform using modern cloud technologies and Apache Spark on Databricks. He also created a low-code UI solution to allow workers to annotate the data.

    Technologies:

  • Microsoft Azure (VMs, Data Lake, Azure IoT, AD, Synapse)
  • SQL Database (Azure PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB)
  • Data Pipelines / ETL (PySpark on Azure Databricks)
  • 08/2020 – 02/2021

    Cloud (AWS) | Migration | DevOps

    Medium-sized Company in E-Commerce (DE, Confidential)

    Max facilitated the creation of a blueprint infrastructure-as-code architecture for migration from on-premise into the AWS cloud using Terraform. He utilized the Serverless Framework and AWS CDK to improve the development and deployment of the various microservices.

    Technologies:

  • AWS (Networking, VPNs, Security, Account Setup, Lambda, DMS, RDS)
  • Serverless Functions (Python, Serverless Framework)
  • Terraform (Terragrunt) and CDK with Typescript
  • 07/2019 – 07/2020

    Cloud (AWS) | Deep Learning | IoT

    ParkDepot GmbH (DE, Startup in Mobility Industry)

    Max founded the company together with four co-founders in 2019. Starting from scratch, he developed a low-cost hardware system and a scalable backend on AWS to process and analyze the device data in realtime.

    Technologies:

  • AWS (Serverless, Containers, ETL, Database, Data Warehouse)
  • Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform, AWS CDK, Pulumi)
  • Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, TensorRT) and Computer Vision
  • 03/2018 – 06/2019

    Computer Vision | Deep Learning | IoT

    ParkHere GmbH (DE, Startup in Mobility Industry)

    Max developed an authentication terminal for corporate parking lots using ANPR technology and a radar based system for on-street parking spaces. As a team lead, he was responsible for Scrum and strategic product decisions.

    Technologies:

  • Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, OpenVino)
  • Internet of Things (OTA Updates, Cloud Connectivity, MQTT)
  • Embedded Linux and Microcontroller (C / C++, ARM, balenaCloud)
  • 09/2017 – 02/2018

    Computer Vision | Deep Learning | IoT

    Bleenco GmbH (DE, Startup in Industrial Safety Industry)

    Max created the first stable version of a Deep Learning and Computer Vision based AI framework for industrial safety applications. He worked on predicting various human-centered features like emotions, intention, drowsiness and full-body pose estimation, running on low-cost edge devices.

    Technologies:

  • Deep Learning (Python, Tensorflow, Keras)
  • Computer Vision (OpenCV)
  • Edge Computing (Nvidia Jetson, C++)
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    Major Certificates
    AWS DevOps Engineer Professional
    AWS Data Analytics - Speciality
    AWS Developer Associate
    AWS Solutions Architect Professional
    AWS re/Start Accredited Instructor
    AWS Solutions Architect Associate
    CNCF Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate
    AWS SysOps Administrator Associate
    Hashicorp Terraform Associate
    Working Experience
    08/2021 – presentMunich, Germany

    Self-Employed

    Senior IT Freelancer

    As a freelancer, Max is supporting his clients in different industries and roles to engineer high-quality, state-of-the-art solutions.

    08/2020 – 07/2021Munich, Germany

    Netlight GmbH

    Senior IT Consultant

    As a consultant, Max was working in the fields of Cloud, DevOps and IoT in hands-on roles to help leaders of the digital industry to be sucessful.

    07/2019 – 07/2020Munich, Germany

    ParkDepot GmbH

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Max co-founded the company in 2019. As a CTO, he was responsible for building the product and making long-term strategic decisions.

    03/2018 – 06/2019Munich, Germany

    ParkHere GmbH

    Software Engineer & Team Lead

    Max developed different IoT solutions in the domains of smart parking. Apart from engineering, Max was leading the Embedded Systems team.

    09/2017 – 02/2018Munich, Germany

    Bleenco GmbH

    Software Engineer

    Max worked on a modular framework for human-centered safety solutions using computer vision and deep learning in the context of edge inference.

    Final Degrees
    2015 – 2017

    M. Sc. Computer Engineering

    Design and Implementation of Complex Embedded Systems. Grade: 1.3

    2011 – 2015

    B. Sc. Applied Informatics

    Focus on Automation Engineering and Information Networks. Grade: 1.5

    Languages
    German (native)|English (fluent)
    Interests
    Reading|Travelling|Mindfulness|Nature
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