👋 Hi! How’s it going?

My name is Jan Steffen.

I am a Certified Kubernetes Administrator working as part of the finleap cloud team at finleap connect GmbH. My team and I are constantly improving the compliant and secure Kubernetes platform for financial services we’ve built over the last couple of years.

With more than eleven years of experience as a software engineer working in different companies and using various programming languages, I know the problem’s which developers face in their day-to-day work. At finleap connect GmbH I have fostered my operational knowledge by operating Kubernetes clusters for more than two years.

Originally I am from Limburg a.d. Lahn, a small city between Cologne and Frankfurt. From a small village called Lindenholzhausen to be specific.

In 2010 I moved to Hamburg after I had finished studying computer science (B.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences Gießen (THM). In Hamburg I continued studying computer science (M.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW). Parallel I started working as a Software Engineer for different companies until this day.

In 2020 I’ve moved to Frankfurt am Main, while keeping the job I had in Hamburg at that time. Now I’m closer to family and friends from the time before moving to Hamburg.

In my free time I like to travel, playing guitar, singing, producing, skiing and doing photography (see the pictures on Flickr).

Professional experience

Education

Certifications

Technologies / Tools

  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Helm
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • gRPC
  • Git

Paradigms / Architectural Patterns

  • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Event Sourcing
  • Microservices

Programming Languages

  • Golang
  • C#

Mindset

  • DevOps