Professional Experience

Background

I have a strong software development background.
I started out with a four-year apprenticeship at ETA, the main manufacturing division of the Swatch Group where I had trained as both a general IT technician and specialised in software development later on.
I stayed there for two more years afterwards as an entry-level software developer. But because we had very small team to develop new applications, I mostly worked on my own and also took up responsible tasks early on.

We almost exclusively built our solutions on top of Microsoft products such as ASP.NET and MS SQL Server including Integration and Reporting Services.
I often managed these projects from specification all the way to deployment and training of end users when necessary. Besides, I also developed a number of small automation tools with PowerShell.

I then went on to study at Bern University of Applied Sciences' Department of Engineering and Information Technology – a University of Applied Sciences is a practically oriented tertiary education institution as opposed to a more research oriented 'traditional' University.
After I graduated with a bachelor's degree, I was offered a project to work on and continued to study towards a master's degree. I decided to do so part-time.
The master's programme is jointly run by all seven Swiss public Universities of Applied Sciences.

For six months in 2018, I worked an average of one day per week for Zazuko, an owner-managed consulting company for Semantic Web and related technologies. During a phase of expansion, I was involved in the development of RDF data processing pipelines and user interfaces.

Current Employment

Since August 2016 I work at Solothurner Spitäler, a company that was founded in 2006 by merging all publicly-run hospitals in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. The central IT directorate is responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure and applications and providing IT support for all three acute-care hospitals as well as the psychiatric clinic and several smaller ambulatory treatment centres.

I used to be mainly involved in configuring and maintaining the Clinical Information System KISIM and customising ServiceNow we use for IT Incident, Service and Financial Management as well as IT Project Portfolio Management.
In the course of this work, I have had the opportunity to get insight into various different hospital departments such as the adult as well as the children's psychiatric clinic, the ambulance service, the personnel physicians department, and the scheduling of in- and out-patients.
In projects I used to assist the project manager or manage sub-projects like roles and access, infrastructure, or technical interfaces. I was part of the team that first introduced KISIM's scheduling module and have subsequently been able to consult new projects' teams rolling out the module to new clinics on what had and had not worked before.
I am now working towards managing independent projects and will soon manage my first project introducing a new application.

Solothurner Spitäler does not develop its own software, therefor I have moved away from the software developer role for now. Immediately after I joined, I did create a small temporary web-based application, but it has since been faded out by a permanent industry-standard solution.
Customising ServiceNow does require some knowledge of JavaScript and as I have a strong development background, I am regularly helping out with the more complicated customisations.
I have also been tasked with analysing data and creating one-time reports for clinical decision makers as well as administrative personnel or providing reports they can run themselves whenever needed.

For some while now, I am directly subordinate to the deputy CIO and also support him in some of his special projects.
As part of my specialisation projects and the Master's Thesis, I design and implement a Key Performance Indicator system tailored to the Solothurner Spitäler's IT directorate's needs.