Manuel Puchta

I'm a Web Engineer. What I love to do: Building easy-to-use interfaces that put a smile on the face of people using them. Ensuring that everything scales well by designing and implementing the underlying architecture. Shipping frequently to live. Making a product better. Working in a team.

Work

  • Senior Web Developer @ Tomorrow

    (~2 years) Apr 2020 - Jun 2022, Hamburg (Germany)

    Teams: Customer Relationship and Growth

    Web Engineering :: I planned and established a future proof web tech stack from scratch

    • Relaunching tomorrow.one marketing website, self-service pages and sign up.
    • To achieve scalability and maintainability I introduced a design system which powers almost all Tomorrow websites today (published as a private npm package to a self hosted Nexus repository).
    • Created dockerized web frontend deployments to Kubernetes.
    • 🧰 TypeScript, React, Redux, styled-components, Next.js, Storybook, npm, Jest, Testing Library, Node.js, Headless CMS, Kubernetes, docker, GitLab CI
  • Senior Web Developer @ Demodern - Creative Technologies

    (~3 years) May 2017 - Mar 2020, Hamburg (Germany)

    • 2019 Web Engineering :: As part of a three to seven-person development team we created a 3D car configurator application for smart. [more information]
      🧰 React, Redux, styled-components, webpack, Jest, Jenkins, PCF
    • 2018 Web Engineering :: As part of a two to five-person development team we created an automotive retail experience for smart. [more information]
      🧰 React, Redux, SCSS, webpack
  • (Junior) Web Developer @ Jung von Matt

    (~5 years) Feb 2012 - Apr 2017, Hamburg (Germany)

    • 2017 Web Development :: As part of a three to five-person development team we developed a campaign platform with several specials to support the Elbphilharmonie hall opening, project was called "Countdown Elbphilharmonie". [more information]
      🧰 Django, AngularJS v1, SCSS with BEM
    • 2016 Frontend Development :: As part of a four-person development team we developed a full screen video-like web application that allowed users to discover BMWs vision car interactively (custom Vanilla JS MVC application), called BMW VISION NEXT 100 special. [more information]
      🧰 Vanilla JS, SCSS
    • 2015 Frontend Development :: As part of a five-person development team we developed a campaign platform (Django framework based) named "DFB Ehrenrunde".
      🧰 AngularJS v1, Less

Studies

Skills

  • (Frontend) Web Engineering 9+ years of experience, writing clean and maintainable code.
  • UX/UI Development I love to create easy-to-use interfaces and to work closely with the UX/UI Designers to create the best user journey.
  • Prototyping I like to verify new product ideas through prototypes.
  • Technical Project Management Project planning; stakeholder, client and service provider communication; my favourite agile process frameworks are Scrum and Kanban (with periodically team retrospectives).
  • Technical Lead Software architecture, code review, communication, mentoring - I'm always happy and curious to improve and reflect current workflows within the team and company in a collaborative way. I'm a fan of flat hierarchies, transparency, self-management and empowerment.
  • Working remotely I see a lot of advantages in remote work, especially when good communication and supportive processes are established within a company.
  • Favourite tools, topics: JavaScript (ES Next, TypeScript / React, Redux), HTML5, CSS3 (SCSS, CSS in JS), Node.js, webpack, Babel, git feature-branch workflow, test-driven development (TDD) with Jest, CI/CD, DevOps, scalability, performance

Other Projects

  • 2017 Web-Application Development, visitor selftest for Kanal phil harmonie II. by BALTIC RAW ORG at Elbphilharmonie Revisited exhibition, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (free time)
  • 2016 Web Development, TRUST THE GIRLS online platform (free time)
  • 2015 Web Development, Querfeld website (free time)

Still here?

Thank you.

CV as PDF

hallo[at]manuelpuchta.de