mko

Welcome to my website.


“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”

Henry David Thoreau


My name is Markus Kosmal. I am an agile and solution oriented software creator.

At this site you get some information about me and my projects, what I do and what I already did.

Contact me via contact (ät) m-ko.de to get more information. In the meanwhile you can have a look at the links. You can see some of my samples there.

P.S: The room you see at the top was part of panorame viewing project for P&P Gruppe with photographer Mick Neuner

About

After experiments with nursing and teaching others how to dive, I decided to follow my great and wise mother's advice. Now I do what I always did (somehow). Working with computer, hard- and software.

I grew up with Commodore and Atari. When I was ten, there was a computer store in town. The owner wanted to get rid of all the old stuff in the basement. I was begging my mother to get me there with the car and fetch all the hardware. Several old 386, 486 DX2s, antique iron steel server racks, at least miles of cable and many more parts.

I collected what I found in my family's basement. Spent weeks down there, understanding, repairing and working with the machines. Built programs, networks and firewalls the one day - attacked and destroyed them the other day.

I learned the basics and got my first set of tools at infoteam Software AG. Gained a lot of experience with different software development projects during internship, traineeship and then working there as software engineer.

Now - as an IT consultant - I am able to perform full software development life cycle activities.

Grown to a web/mobile/cloud solution consultant - inventing, modeling and implementing cloud based cross-platform applications.

I worked for different companies of different sizes like adorsys and BeBrand.
Additionally I worked as a freelancer, doing smaller closed projects for different customers on my own. I used to have a job as a burger roaster as well.

Then I worked at codecentric AG in Munich and Nuremberg as IT consultant on-site and remote.

Followed by an experiment as CTO for CARMA Group GmbH, a startup for IT and marketing services.

What I do at the moment

At the moment I work as a freelancer for several minor projects. I'm looking for new challenges within a company as Senior Software Engineer and IT Consultant.

If you have questions or new ideas - feel free to contact me via msg (ät) m-ko.de.

I'll provide you my current CV on request by interest.

  • Work within Java for scalable backends with javax.enterprise, Spring Boot, REST, websockets, hibernate etc.
  • Web apps with HTML based on React/Redux, AngularJS, Bootstrap, GWT and others
  • Database handling with MongoDB, MariaDB, MySQL, OracleDB, H2, Big Table, Elasticsearch etc.
  • Native apps with OSX/iOS(objective-c, Swift), Windows Desktop/Phone(C#), Android/Google Glass(Java) - or preferred with Cordova based solutions
  • Consultant for cloud solutions, platform independent, scalable AWS/OpenShift/GCP – server and client with versatile APIs
  • Multi-level security, cryptography and pentesting as hobby and passion

And:

Coding is Art

My artist portfolio consists amongst others of:

  • Software creation from ideas to working systems
  • Full stack development, low-level/embedded - middleware - server/services - UI/UX
  • (Web/Native) Apps
  • Consultant for web and mobile solutions
  • DevOps with Ansible, Terraform and others
  • Usability engineering
  • Requirements engineering
  • Agile with Scrum/Kanban
  • Testing/QA with unittests and automated GUI tests
  • Full application lifecycle management with git, svn, maven, jira, hudson/jenkins, ant, gradle, grunt, gulp, webpack etc.