Curriculum vitae

Personal data

Name Markus Gärtner
Date of birth 1st May 1979
Place of birth Bielefeld, Germany
Marital status married

Work experience

since 09/2010 Senior Software Developer
at it-agile GmbH
09/2007 – 08/2010 System Development Engineer in the System Integration department at Orga Systems GmbH
duties: design, implementation and documentation of systemelement tests, groupleader, responsible for future-safe world-wide organisation
04/2006 – 08/2007 Development Engineer in the Product Quality Assurance department at Orga Systems GmbH
duties: design, implementation and documentation of systemelement tests
07/1995 – 03/2006 Marktkauf local store, food department
duties: product disposal and placement, price labeling and customer service
04/2003 – 06/2003 and
08/2003 – 12/2003
Student assistant Applied Computer Science group, Bielefeld University
main focus: robust, real-time object-detection


10/1999 – 10/2005 Study of Applied Computer Sciences in the Natural Science with focus on robotics at Bielefeld University, Germany
6th Oct. 2005 Diplom-Informatiker (equivalent to M.Sc. degree)
04/2005 – 10/2005 Diploma thesis “Integration eines Handgestenerkenners zur intuitiven Systemsteuerung”, Grade: 1.3 (A-)

Civilian service, high school graduation

11/1998 – 11/1999 Mandatory civilian service at Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Bielefeld, Germany
4th June 1998 German Abitur (equivalent to american high school graduation) at Ceciliengymnasium, Bielefeld, Germany, Grade: 1,8 (B+)

Honorary offices

Swimming department TuS “Einigkeit” Hillegossen e.V.

2000 – 2009 Assistant department chief
1998 – 2001, 2005-2009 Secretary
1995 – 1999 Assistant chief of youth department
14th Feb. 2000 Trainer C license with focus on swimming

Talentsichtung und -förderung im Bielefelder Schwimmsport

2003 – 2005 Secretary

Förderverein Freibad Hillegossen

2000 – 2004 Organisation of seasonal preparations for an open air bath
2000 – 2004 Secretary

Additional qualifications

Spoken languages

  • German: mother language
  • English: fluent

Programming languages

  • C/C++, Java, Python (good)
  • Ruby, Haskell, Perl, Prolog, ELAN, SQL (basic knowledge)
  • LaTeX, XML, XSLT, HTML (good)
  • FIT, Slim, FitNesse, Robot Framework (good)
  • Agile testing, eXtreme Programming, Scrum (Certified ScrumMaster), Crystal, Lean (good)
  • xUnit Frameworks, Test-driven development, Refactoring (good)
  • Design Patterns, Design Principles (good)

Operating Systems

  • Windows 95-XP-7
  • Linux/UNIX
  • Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion)

End-user programs

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint


Practical experiences


Software Testing, Craftsmanship, Leadership and beyond