Jochen Hayek

Augsburger Str. 33
D-10789 Berlin

Telephone: +49 (30) 214.732.66
E-Mail: Jochen (AT)

Professional Objective

With my academical background in Computer Science (a degree from the renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and specialisations in compiler construction, programming languages, information systems, and data base systems this is where my experience and my skills can be made best use of :

I am particularly experienced at script development on UNIX (incl. AIX, OS X, Solaris and Linux) in Perl, Ruby, Shell, and Python, for various purposes,

developing JasperReports,

development using compiled programming languages like Ada, and C,

developing XML specifications using RELAX NG;

(supporting) build and/or release management incl. the deployment process;

operational system support (OSS);

implementation of test suites.

I am very much interested in re-playable web interfaces. What do I mean by that? Recording the interaction between browser (Firefox running LiveHTTPHeaders, resp. IE running ieHTTPHeaders) and user, and making the traffic re-runnable resp. re-playable with parameters. I have software in use, that supports that method, and also software created by that method.


Languages: German (as a native speaker), English (fluent), French (good).

Reporting Software / Business Intelligence: JasperReports, iReport, JasperReports Server.

Processing Virtualisation (VMs): Oracle VirtualBox, VMware.

Software Testing: "Selenium" (acquired at (2010-10), supplemented by own read-up), "Expect" (the Tcl extension).

Shells: Bourne shell (sh), C-shell (csh), Korn shell (ksh), bash, zsh.

Interpreted Programming Languages: Perl(XML, DBI), Ruby(XML), Python, Tcl/Tk+expect, awk, snobol/ spitbol, various LISP-s including xlisp.

Compiled Programming Languages: C, Ada, Modula-2, Pascal.

Assembly Languages: Intel 8080, Motorola 68k, IBM 370.

File Transfer Software: rsync, wget, curl, ....

various other UNIX utilities (Shell Scripting Utilities): sed, seq, ....

Compiler Construction Kits: LEX, YACC, regular expressions, DIANA, IDL, Attribute Grammar Systems.

Relational Databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Informix, GeminiRDBMS.

Unix-like Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Linux(SuSE, Redhat, CentOS), SysV R4, Solaris, BSD, SunOS, Cygwin.

Other Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows..., VMS, BS2000.

Batch Control Software: AutoSys, crontab.

Configuration Management incl. Source Code Control Software: Subversion, CVS et. al., RCS.

Build Management / Make Tools: make, rake(make à la Ruby), Ant.

Build Management / Build Manager Tools - "continuous integration": CruiseControl.

Text Publishing Using Markup Languages (Typesetting): DocBook, texinfo, troff (mm, man, me, ms).

Text Publishing Using WYSIWIG (Word Processors): Open Office, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, Interleaf.

Spreadsheet Software: Microsoft Excel, Lotus-123.

Markup_Languages / {XML,SGML}: Ant, xmlresume, DocBook, ....

CASE -- computer-aided software engineering: methodologies, graphical design and specification tools, documentation tools, code generation tools.

CASE: methods for specification, design: automaton and finite state machine, class and inheritance, composition, entity-relationship model.

CASE: design and specification tools: Teamwork (SA/RT), SADT.

Employment History

January 1999-Present - Aleph Soft GmbH (Berlin, Germany) - managing partner

operating systems: UNIX (Linux (SuSE)), Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows; various ongoing inhouse projects

October 2012-June 2015 - (A Major Player in the Logistics and Supply Chain) (Hamburg, Germany) - global technical EDI chief supporter and senior software engineer

perl, Shell (Korn Shell), Makefile, EDISTAR, Request Tracker AKA "RT", CVS, trouble shooting

perl: TAP (the Test Anything Protocol), Test::More, Unicode

NAS administration

April 2012-July 2012 - (a medium-sized business in the e-commerce sector) (Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer

Jaspersoft's report generation software suite (iReport, JasperReports (BI)); PostgreSQL, SQL.

developing software using Perl on Linux.

using Subversion for version and release mananagement.

February 2012-March 2012 - Aleph Soft GmbH (Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer

page scraping


November 2011-December 2011 - Deutsche Bank Suisse (Geneva, Switzerland) - senior software engineer

scripting file transfers


October 2011-October 2011 - MySailingGuide (Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer

page scraping


August 2011-September 2011 - Loyalty Partner (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) - senior software engineer

configuration, build, and deployment management: using the Python scripting language, Maven, Oracle WebLogic Server


June 2011-July 2011 - groupon (Berlin, Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer

Jaspersoft's report generation software suite (iReport, JasperReports (BI)); PostgreSQL, SQL.

using Subversion for version and release mananagement; methodology: Agile / Scrum.


November 2010-May 2011 - Real Garant (Zurich Group) (Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) - senior software engineer

developing software using Perl and Java on Linux, PDF forms; Jaspersoft's report generation software suite (iReport, JasperReports (BI)).


July 2010-August 2010 - Aleph Soft GmbH (Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer

telephone call logging


November 2009-May 2010 - Hamburger Sparkasse (Hamburg, Germany) - senior software engineer and trouble-shooting

developing software using the Python scripting language and also Java, using Oracle 10, all on Microsoft Windows; trouble-shooting.

using Subversion for version and release mananagement methodology: Agile / Scrum.


May 2008-August 2009 - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Kassel+Munich, Germany) - senior software engineer

developing real-time software in Ada (Aonix's ObjectAda) on Linux and Microsoft Windows, targeted towards an embedded system, communicating there using CANopen over a fieldbus.

creating Ada code from my CANopen XML using Perl, shell, and Ruby Makefiles AKA Rakefiles.


March 2008-April 2008 - Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (Bremen, Germany) - senior software engineer

developing software in Ada (GNU Ada AKA GNAT) and C on Debian Linux.

Ada, shell, and Ruby Makefiles AKA Rakefiles.


August 2007-December 2007 - ImmobilienScout (Berlin, Germany) - senior software engineer and trouble-shooter in "Build&Release&Deploy"

maintaining resp. developing Ruby, Perl, Ant, ... scripts; tagging releases in Subversion; managing hot fixes; dealing with ticket / bug tracking systems; enhancing the documentation in the wiki; operating systems: UNIX (Linux (Redhat resp. CentOS)), Microsoft Windows; continuous integration (CruiseControl), processing virtualisation (VMware).

Ruby, Perl, shell, and Ruby Makefiles AKA Rakefiles.

July 2006-September 2006 - HP (Böblingen, Germany) - senior software engineer

software development: UNIX, SGML, shell, Perl, C, DSSSL (SGML style sheets), processing virtualisation (VMware)

April 2006-June 2006 - orange.NL (wanadoo) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - senior software engineer, OSS staff

Perl, shell, enhancing the documentation in the wiki, OSS: production monitoring using "Big Brother", operating systems: Solaris

April 2002-July 2007 - Allianz Asset Management, InvestmentDataServices (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) - senior software engineer, OSS (incl. trouble-shooting) staff

Perl, DBI, shell scripts (bash, zsh), Oracle, PostgreSQL, UNIX (Solaris); interfacing the big market data vendors (Bloomberg, Citigroup, Deutsche Börse, ...); training staff. trouble-shooting.


December 1998-June 2001 - Commerzbank Frankfurt, Investment Banking, Risk Management (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) - senior software engineer, OSS (incl. trouble-shooting) staff

OSS: Panorama Collateral (collateral management), RiskWatch and more Risk Management systems; add-ons in shell (bash), Perl, CGI, UNIX (Solaris). trouble-shooting.

January 1998-December 1998 - Derwent Information (Thomson Information) (London, United Kingdom) - senior software engineer

data conversion in Perl; shell (bash); web GUI in Perl/CGI; UNIX (Solaris); Y2K work.

developed IMAP utilities using the Python scripting language.

July 1997-December 1997 - Salomon Brothers (CitiGroup) (London, United Kingdom) - senior software engineer, OSS staff


March 1997-July 1997 - Zurich Insurance (BAT Group); the risk management department (Zürich, Switzerland) - senior software engineer and trouble-shooting

RiskWatch: OSS, customer add-ons in Perl, shell (bash), automating their data retrieval; operating systems: UNIX (Solaris)

August 1996-February 1997 - Agfa-Gevaert (Antwerpen, Belgium) - senior software engineer, configuration manager


May 1996-August 1996 - GLI (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) - senior software engineer

GUI implementation in Tcl/Tk for an EDI / EDIFACT system; supplying extensions to the Tcl system, actually in C++; shell (bash); setting up a source code control system based on RCS; training staff on that; operating systems: UNIX (Solaris).

February 1996-April 1996 - Peek Traffic (Manchester, United Kingdom) - senior software engineer

implementing test suites in Tcl and "expect"; training staff in Tcl/Tk, "expect", UNIX, shell, GNU emacs; operating systems: UNIX.

December 1995-January 1996 - Deutsche Telekom, R&D (Berlin, Germany) - a mixed software role

NNTP server, Apache -- software porting, set up, and training.

April 1995-September 1995 - EADS / DASA Space Division (ERNO) (Bremen, Germany) - senior software engineer

Ada, C, Oracle, xview GUI library.


February 1995-March 1995 - Technomedia GmbH (Berlin, Germany) - HTML programmer



1994-1994 - Sietec Systemtechnik; Project Compact Archive (Berlin, Germany) - software engineer

customization, scripting in awk and Perl, maintaining software in C++ and shell (bash, ksh).

1992-1993 - Sietec Systemtechnik; Project IN-DBPT (Berlin, Germany) - software engineer


1989-1992 - Sietec Systemtechnik; Project OSCAR - software for CT and MR medical systems (Berlin, Germany) - software engineer

using the Teamwork CASE system (following the OOA/OOD methods of Yourdon/ DeMarco and Ward-Mellor); developing a code generation system, emitting code for state transition machines described in Teamwork to drive a GUI implemented using the xview library; extracting inline documentation from C sources to provide manuals in Framemaker.

October 1988-1989 - Sietec Systemtechnik; Kleinod's Ada Competence Center (Berlin, Germany) - consultant

Ada lectures, compiler evaluation, ...

March 1988-September 1988 - Sietec Systemtechnik; the Gemini RDBMS (Berlin, Germany) - software engineer

Ada, C, shell (ksh, sh, msh), awk: implementation of the Gemini (later BiiN) Relational DBMS in Ada on OSIRIS.

1987-February 1988 - PCS (Kienzle, Mannesmann), Jürgen Gulbin's office (Karlsruhe, Germany) - junior programmer


1987-1987 - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Röhrich's institute (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help


1987-1987 - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft / GMD, the Modula-2 group (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help


1985-1986 - Siemens, E85G, Project Gemini (Nuremberg, Germany) - junior programmer


1983-1985 - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft / GMD, the Karlsruhe Ada Compiler group (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help

runtime systems, code generators; work done in C, Ada, compiler construction tools, and assembly language (also: shell); under UNIX, BS2000, VMS, bare 68000 based micro processor environment.

1982-1983 - University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Computer Science, Prof. Goos's chair ("compiler construction and programming languages"), the Karlsruhe Ada Compiler group (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help

bits and pieces of the Karlsruhe Adacompiler targeted at the Siemens BS2000, the Motorola 68000, and the Vax (also: shell).


1981-1982 - University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Computer Science, Prof. Wettstein's chair ("operating systems") (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help


1980-1981 - University of Karlsruhe, data center (Karlsruhe, Germany) - research help

programming languages (Fortran, Algol) consulting hours;



Professional Memberships


August / September 2011: studying Pragmatic Programmers' "Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development"

September 2011 : studying o'Reilly's "Mastering Git"

September 2011: studying o'Reilly's "Big Data Glossary / A Guide to the New Generation of Data Tools" (NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Redis, BigTable, HBase, ...), MapReduce (Hadoop, ...), Storage (S3, HDFS), Servers (EC2, Google App Engine, Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku), Processing (R, Yahoo! Pipes, Solr/Lucene, ...), NLP = Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Visualization, Acquisition, Serialization)

September 2011: studying o'Reilly's "Managing Infrastructure with Puppet / Configuration Management at Scale"

July 2011: Jaspersoft v4.1 Technical Training

I hold subscriptions of the following German IT magazines resp. newspapers: ix (AKA Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik), c't (AKA Magazin für Computertechnik).



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