Work Experience



Software Engineer
semabit GmbH, Spreitenbach, Schweiz

  • Web development of a B2B customer portal

Ruby on Rails, MySQL, JavaScript, Haml, CSS, Python, Git


2019/08 –


Senior Data Scientist, NLP

Balzano Informatik AG, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Building a framework to identify and map relations between body parts and pathologies in German radiology reports

  • Developing and maintaining a domain dependent ontology used for the identification

  • Building a web app as an user interface for different parts of the framework

  • Managing and working in a small team which develops a tool for passport picture verification

  • Helping in developing different processes to improve work flows and quality standards

  • Writing blog posts about various NLP topics

  • Scrum Master for data scientist teams

Python (NLTK, spaCy), Ontology (Turtle), Azure, Git, Scrum


2018/10 –

NLP Software Developer

Move Digital AG, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Using and developing an ontology to identify topics in different types of documents
  • Developing algorithms to show related information for various document types (Recommendation System)
  • Developing intelligent search functionality for documents dependent on the types of keywords

Java (Stanford CoreNLP), Python, Ontology (OWL, RDF, Turtle), SPARQL, Elastic Search, MySQL, Postgres, REST API, Git, Scrum


2017/04 –

Research Assistant, InIT Information Engineering

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

  • Developing an automated text analysis of messages about events 
    (fire, burglary, etc.)
  • Researching and developing a natural language interface for databases
  • Teaching Assistant for Database Moduls

Java (Stanford CoreNLP), Python (NLTK), JavaScript, SQL, MongoDB, RDF, SPARQL, Spark, Git


2016/10 –

Software Engineer

Atfinity GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Developing a customer specific CRM

Python, JavaScript (React), Elastic Search, Git, Scrum


2012/01 –

Freelancer, Web Developer

Synventis GmbH, Basel, Switzerland

  • Implementing webpages for desktop and mobile devices
  • Responsible for customer support and liaison 

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, SVN, Scrum


University of Zurich: Education & Work

2015 – 2016

MSc. in Informatics

Multimodal and Cognitive Systems

Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology

Thesis: "Visualization of Narrative Structures"


2012 – 2015

BSc. in Informatics 

Applied Informatics: Computational Linguistics

Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology

Thesis: "Statistical Machine Translation of Technical Documentations"


2015/05 –


Research Assistant, Software Developer

Department of Political Science

Project: "Measuring policy diffusion with automated content analysis: The case of smoking bans in Switzerland and the United States"

  • Translating a topic modeling script from R Code into Java, 
    including individual adaptations of the script
  • Supervising students working on the project

Java, R Code, Git


2014/11 –


Student Assistant, Software Developer & Computational Linguist

Institute of Computational Linguistics - in collaboration with Finnova AG 

  • Developing a machine translation system for technical documentations and implementing suggest improvements based on my bachelor’s thesis

Python (NLTK), C++, Moses SMT, Git


2013 – 2014


Institute of Computational Linguistics

  • Programming techniques in computational linguistics I (HS13)
  • Programming techniques in computational linguistics II (FS13 & FS14)

Python (NLTK), Bash