Hi. My name is Jan Brennenstuhl, I live and work in Berlin Germany, where I was born and raised. I am a product-minded software engineer, web security enthusiast & clean code artist with a huge interest in interdisciplinary software development and engineering leadership. I am a big fan of bonsai cultivation techniques, coffee, hiking & road cycling.

I currently work for Zalando SE in Berlin as a member of the information security unit where me and my team of engineers work on a central SSO solution for our customers. We are currently disrupting the companies customer identity and access management solutions.

I’ve worked as a software engineer and lead on eCommerce funnels, rule engines, cloud strategies, IAM and SSO solutions, REST APIs, system integrations, technology research, legacy migrations, decomissioning projects and modularising monolithic systems - various things, mostly in eCommerce and security though. I practised software archaeology more than I set up greenfield web services.

I am an Internet standards enthusiast, who values open source and open formats over custom builds. For me, quality software products are created best by small teams of product-minded engineers with a narrow, well-defined business scope and a clear vision. I’m especially passionate about leading engineers as well as creating and operating reliable, secure and maintainable software products.

I hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Potsdam, where I completed my thesis on “Certificate Management in the Cloud for Authentication in university Environment”. I’ve also studied Media Informatics at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

Jan Brennenstuhl. May 2020.