Andreas Thomä, Developer in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
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Andreas Thomä

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Software Developer

Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
Toptal Member Since
October 6, 2022

Andreas is a team leader and problem solver with a broad knowledge of IT architecture. He graduated in media production and IT in 2012 and has a strong background in software development and marketing. Now he has more than ten years of experience. Andreas is confident in PHP, Symfony, Doctrine, C#, Shopware, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, performance marketing, Bootstrap, and Vue.


shift planing software startup
Symfony, PHP, Flutter, Algorithms, Management, SQL, CSS, HTML, Back-end...
House Insurance Startup
Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, Amazon DynamoDB, Management...
Major German Automotive Company
Symfony, PHP, MySQL, OpenStreetMap, OpenStreetMap API, SQL, WordPress...




Preferred Environment

Slack, Discord, Teams

The most amazing...

...project I’ve worked on was when my landing page for a wine shop sold more than 2,000 bottles of wine in just one day.

Work Experience


2021 - PRESENT
shift planing software startup
  • Built a team and a fully running software solution for a German shift planning startup within only six months.
  • Oversaw the software architecture, back end, front end, and app development in direct collaboration with the top management.
  • Recruited and built a team of 15 developers/engineers and designers from Germany, Nigeria, Portugal, and Brazil and brought them together to work efficiently.
  • Created a "remote-only culture" of being close together as a team even though we spread over thousands of kilometers.
Technologies: Symfony, PHP, Flutter, Algorithms, Management, SQL, CSS, HTML, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, MySQL, REST APIs, APIs, JavaScript

Interim CTO

2020 - 2022
House Insurance Startup
  • Engaged in building the IT and development team for a corporate venture startup by one of the biggest insurance companies in Germany.
  • Built the basic software architecture and an 11 people international development team.
  • Built a fully functional software package for the market test in only six months.
  • Integrated international designers and developers into a German-based team, sparing six-digit values in costs for human resources and recruiting.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, Amazon DynamoDB, Management, Software Architecture, SQL, WordPress, Algorithms, CSS, Symfony, PHP, HTML, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, MySQL, REST APIs, APIs, eCommerce, JavaScript

Senior PHP Developer

2020 - 2021
Major German Automotive Company
  • Created a locally based service to match electric cars to charging stations.
  • Worked on legacy software, refactored what needed to be renewed, and added new functions.
  • Developed a complex algorithm to allocate resources to slots on a large scale.
  • Created a local-based service widget using OpenStreetMap GDPR compliant as a self-hosted service.
Technologies: Symfony, PHP, MySQL, OpenStreetMap, OpenStreetMap API, SQL, WordPress, Algorithms, Software Architecture, Management, CSS, HTML, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, REST APIs, APIs, JavaScript

SharePoint Consultant

2020 - 2021
SiCon Development
  • Set up a SharePoint-based "intranet" to share documents safely over the 20-50 people strong team.
  • Wrote security guidelines and granted support on MS 365 to the international team.
  • Wrote a custom Gantt chart widget using the SharePoint API.
Technologies: SharePoint, SharePoint 365, Office 365, Algorithms, Software Architecture, CSS, PHP, HTML, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, REST APIs, eCommerce, JavaScript

Performance Marketing Leader

2016 - 2020
  • Led the eCommerce marketing team for, one of the biggest online shops for wine in Germany.
  • Created performance native advertising as a completely new sales channel.
  • Sold "swimming pools" of wine generating thousands of new customers for the shop.
Technologies: Shopware, Web Marketing, Analytics, SQL, Algorithms, CSS, Symfony, PHP, HTML, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, REST APIs, APIs, eCommerce, JavaScript

Full-stack Devloper

2014 - 2016
E procurement solution for a major German bank
  • Worked on a legacy PHP application and added a new layer to use the MVC software architecture.
  • Created new functionality for an e-procurement solution for bank-related customers to use their intranet as an online shopping experience.
  • Spared 1000s of hours of management manpower by automation via this software.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, Bootstrap, CSS, SQL, WordPress, Algorithms, Symfony, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, REST APIs, APIs, eCommerce

Full-stack Developer

2014 - 2016 AG
  • Created smartphone apps for city marketing with Angular.js.
  • Created apps for more than 20 cities in only two years.
  • Generated revenue for more than 100 local companies.
Technologies: JavaScript, Design, Apps, SQL, Algorithms, CSS, HTML, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, APIs

Marketing Trainee and IT

2012 - 2014
Die Schneider Gruppe GmbH
  • Developed an automatic online sales system for a car dealer including connectors to all major car platforms in the German market.
  • Created the software architecture. Developed the front end and back end.
  • Changed the whole online sales process saving 90% of resources and time to maintain online sales.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, PHP, SQL Server 2012, SQL, WordPress, Algorithms, CSS, Symfony, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures

Recording Studio Website
Created the ROT-TON recording studio website, including:

• Online Marketing
• Design
• A JavaScript-based audio player

This website has already generated more than 100 clients for the customer, a small local recording studio.
2008 - 2012

Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production

Berufsakademie Dresden - Dresden, Germany


REST APIs, Pipedrive API, OpenStreetMap API, React




SharePoint, SharePoint 365, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux


Bootstrap, Symfony, Flutter


JavaScript, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS


SQL Server 2012, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Management


Back-end, APIs, Shopware, Office 365, Data Structures, eCommerce, Discord, Teams, Web Marketing, Advertising, Software Development, Design, Apps, Analytics, Communication, OpenStreetMap, Software Architecture, Algorithms

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