Markus Waas

1/25 Keppell St, 1021 Auckland, New Zealand· mail@markuswaas.de

With the background of a finished Masters in Computer Science, I have foundational knowledge of all important technical concepts. My experience as a web developer has further given me the knowledge about most aspects of modern web development. Working independently and collaboratively is one of my key strengths. My passion lies in the fields of cryptocurrencies and I'm very happy to be using my Solidity skills as smart contract developer.

Experience

Blockchain Engineer and Full-stack Developer

Starbase GmbH

Solidity smart contract and full-stack web development in a scrum team. This included working with frameworks like Truffle, Web3, ExpressJS and Redux. I am the lead smart contract developer, develop new features for them and maintain the code. Additionally, I help with the development of the platform website.

July 2018 - Present

Frontend Developer

Infopark AG

Front-end web development in a scrum team. This included working with frameworks like Rails and AngularJS, soon to be replaced by JavaScript and React. I was maintaining the website and developing new front-end features for the advanced WYSIWYG CMS (Scrivito).

October 2014 - July 2018

Intern Engineering

Crypto Software Chryselius

Java and C++ development of a chipcard-based bootloader and file container encryption on a Ubuntu system. Setting up the development environment and administering the backup and build server.

October 2010 - October 2011

Education

Humboldt University of Berlin

Master of Science
Computer Science

Ø: 1.2 (somewhere between A+ and A as GPA)

October 2011 - October 2018

Ottonagel-Gymnasium

Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Ø: 1.9

August 2003 - August 2010

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Languages
  • English (fluent in speaking and writing)
  • German (native language)
  • Spanish (currently B1 level)

Interests

Apart from being a software engineer, I enjoy lots of different types of sport. In the summer, I try to do most sport outdoor, which includes calisthenics and soccer. During the colder months, with the exception of occasional snowboard trips, I do sports indoor in the gym.

Since the beginning of blockchain time, i.e., the bitcoin genesis block, I followed the chain. No, I'm kidding, but I started following the scence as early as 2010, being an active member in the community and trying to understand things also on a technical level.

Awards & Projects

  • 1st Place - ETH.Berlin - Gnosis Award - Hackathon 2018
  • 2nd Place - Blockstack Berlin: A Signature Fund Event - Hackathon 2018
  • ETH.Berlin follow-up project: PoolX - Funded by Gnosis - WIP
  • Smart Roulette - Online Roulette on the Blockchain - Ethereum, Web3, React
  • Tramory - Online Music Database - SQL, Java, Hibernate