Heiko Rothe

I'm Heiko Rothe

Cloud & Software Engineer

Hey there! I'm Heiko Rothe, an engineer specializing in cloud infrastructure and web backend development. Well-versed in numerous cloud-native technologies, such as Kubernetes, Serverless and Terraform. Knowledgable in many programming languages, including Java, TypeScript and Golang. Fable for creating solid cloud platforms and DevOps tooling to build on. Proven track record in creating and managing modern applications as well as servers. Eager to be challenged in order to grow and improve my skills.

Professional Skills

Java/Kotlin 80%
Spring Boot 80%
JavaScript/TypeScript 60%
Golang 30%
Docker 70%
Kubernetes 80%
Serverless 40%
AWS 80%
GitHub Actions/GitLab CI 80%
Terraform/CDK 90%

Work Experience

2022 - now

Delivery Hero

Staff Systems Engineer

Managed 50+ large-scale, globally distributed Kubernetes clusters in AWS. Built Infrastructure-as-Code serving various teams using Terraform and Terragrunt. Improved observability into infrastructure tooling. Planned modernization and unification efforts of infrastructure. Contributed to multiple Golang services.

2020 - 2022


Sr. Cloud & Software Engineer

Pivotal role in cloud migration project, building a foundation for an enterprise with hundreds of AWS accounts. Advocated for a secure cloud environment with only short living credentials and defense-in-depth as well as zero trust approaches. Created fully automated, self-service AWS account vending machine. Worked Infrastructure-as-Code first in highly complex environments. Led development for a new, state-of-the-art container platform based on Kubernetes, rolled out automatically into many AWS accounts. Worked on existing and new Spring services written in Java and Kotlin.

2016 - 2020


Backend Developer

Developed multiple new Spring Boot microservices and improved existing ones. Introduced new tools to improve the development lifecycle. Built up infrastructure as code across multiple AWS accounts. Led efforts to introduce Kubernetes as well as other projects. Driving force during the change to agile processes.

2014 - 2017

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg

Integrated Degree Program

Training in a wide range of business and management topics with a focus on maintaining and conceptual development of software and management systems. Implementation of multiple small to medium sized Windows and web applications.

2011 - 2014

Pewdie Productions

Online Community Manager

Responsible for creation of multiple websites with help of existing frameworks. Management of said websites and their content, as well as the servers running the sites and connected services. Supervision of the moderation team. Organized multiple events.


2017 - 2019

Master of Science in Media Informatics

Beuth University of Applied Sciences

2014 - 2017

Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics

Berlin School of Economics and Law

2006 - 2014












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My Interests

In my free time I like to tinker around with little projects all around the tech space. Recently I have been very interested in home automation and 3D printing. I use my projects to learn, for example by running Kubernetes at home. Sometimes I also contribute to open source projects.

  • Travelling
  • Tinkering with Tech
  • Binging TV Shows
  • Cooking
  • Enjoying nature

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