My specialties include architectural design, performance and security reviews of distributed
environments, ALM implementation & review and complex IBM WebSphere Application Server setups.
Reverse engineering is my way of learning which sometimes includes breaking stuff.
I have two children, enjoy reading books and riding bycicle offroad.
28023 Madrid (Spain)
+34 651 943 841
t h o r s t e n @ p r u m b s . d e
Diplom-Informatiker (FH)• March 2000
University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, studies of Mediainformatics
Mathematic-technical Assistent• Summer 1996
Apprenticeship as mathematic-technical Assistent (main focus on theory of business management) at the Technical Vocational School Europaschule Schulzentrum Utbremen
Solutions Architect• November 2002 - Present
Working as Consultant, System & Software Architect and Instructor for multiple clients in several projects.
Consultant, System and Software Architect, Instructor• November 2002 - Present
Agbar, AliMarket, AON, Aserco, Banco de España, BBVA, BMW, BNP, Buongiorno, CAF, CajaSol, CECA, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros, Correos, DGT, El Corte Inglés, EneMalta, Equipos Nucleares, Grupo Banco Popular, helpPrintSolutions, Helvetia, Iberdrola, IBM, Inditex, ING Direct, ISBAN, JCCM, Liberty Seguros, Línea Directa Aseguradora, Línea Directa Asistencia, L'Oréal, Lumata, Mapfre, Ministerio de Justicia, Morse, Mutua General de Seguros, Mutua Madrileña, RACE, Redsýs, RTVE, Supermercados DIA, Verti Seguros
Main distinctive skills include my horizontal view of people, things and proceses togehter with the ability of changing my working and tecnical context seamlessly, gaining vision based on experience.
Practical experience in areas of software development, quality asurance and system administration obtained in the bank, insurance and trade sector gives me a deep insight on real life technical practice - good and bad.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.Albert Einstein
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.Khalil Gibran
Never debate the ignorant in front of the uninformed: the crowd can't tell who won the argument.Syrian Proverb (via @nntaleb)
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.Albert Einstein
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.Abraham Maslow
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member!Groucho Marx
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.Albert Einstein
Any organization that designs a system (...) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure.Conway’s Law by Malvin Conway
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.Clay Shirky
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.Edwards Deming
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.Peter Drucker
Those are my estimations, if you don`t like them well.. I have othersGrouchoSaurio (@javasaurio)
A designer knows he has arrived at perfection not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.George Bernard Shaw