Marco Lehmann —

About me,

You could say I’m a nerd. All along I was fascinated by computers and the resulting opportunities. I coded little graphic demos on CeBit in the mid 90ies using QBasic, wrote a file explorer with Pascal and started to work on a boot loader in Assembler.


since 01/2021

Senior Software Engineer
Making the performance of the platform even more predictable
Contentful GmbH, Berlin

10/2019 – 12/2020

Year Off
Exploring some parts of the world, ending in a lockdown in NZ, being recovered to Germany and starting a tour throughout Northern Europe

04/2019 – 10/2019

Team Lead Merchant Offers
Migrating Merchant Stock and Price Services to new infrastructure
Zalando SE, Merchant Operations, Berlin

09/2018 – 03/2019

Senior Software Engineer (Scala)
Designing, implementing and maintaining a Kafka-based event consumer used for real-time article reporting
Zalando SE, Merchant Operations, Berlin

02/2018 – 08/2018

Senior Software Engineer (Scala)
Implementing a workflow platform based on business process models
Zalando SE, Merchant Operations, Berlin

09/2017 – 01/2018

Senior Software Engineer (Scala)
Exploring an abstract data model for content, looking into CQRS and Event Sourcing, discovering opportunities in providing services
Zalando SE, Partner Solutions, Berlin

04/2017 – 08/2017

Senior Software Engineer (JavaScript)
Writing prototypes for a new fashion experience using a content-based, API-only backend
Zalando SE, Brand Solutions, Berlin

01/2017 – 03/2017

Senior Software Engineer (JavaScript)
Extending a B2B analytics application based on Google BigQuery
Zalando SE, Brand Solutions, Berlin

05/2016 – 12/2016

Senior Web Developer, Head of Frontend Engineering
Leading a team of 6 to 12 developers towards a vertical structure
Kiwigrid GmbH, Dresden

01/2015 – 04/2016

Senior Web Developer, Platform Frontend Lead
Establishing coding standards and automation tools
Kiwigrid GmbH, Dresden

02/2013 – 12/2014

Web Developer, Head of UX/UI
Introducing AngularJS company-wide
Kiwigrid GmbH, Dresden

06/2012 – 01/2013

Senior Web Developer
Developing back office and CRM applications
FFG FINANZCHECK Finanzportale GmbH, Hamburg

03/2011 – 05/2012

Senior Web Developer
Integrating B2B APIs and connecting to REST interfaces
Netvacation GmbH, Hamburg

09/2010 – 02/2011

12/2007 – 08/2010



Diploma in Media Computer Science
Technical University of Dresden


Scala, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

JavaScript, NodeJS, React, Functional Programming

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, Category Theory

Interests & Hobbies

Art & culture

Art & culture

Great ideas

Great ideas

Exploring Exploring
Photography Photography
Rocket science Rocket science
Tennis Tennis