Sebastian Illing, Software Developer in Berlin, Germany
Sebastian Illing

Software Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since March 18, 2016
Sebastian is a talented and passionate full-stack developer with a focus on back-end and API development. He has years of experience working with different programming languages and web-frameworks. Coming from a startup environment, he strives to be result-oriented and quality-driven.
Sebastian is now available for hire




Berlin, Germany



Preferred Environment

PyCharm, WebStorm, GitHub

The most amazing...

...full-stack web app I've built is a climate data evaluation framework, that has been implemented at various international research institutes.


  • Head of Technical Development

    2012 - PRESENT
    Freie Universität Berlin
    • Head of technical development for INTEGRATION (a sub-project of the nationwide, government-funded, research initiative MiKlip - Decadal climate prediction).
    • Conceptualized and aided in the technical realization of a central evaluation system for Decadal climate predictions ("FREVA"), that meanwhile has been implemented internationally at various research institutes.
    • Programmed the Django-based website to access the evaluation system running on a high performance computer through the web (
    Technologies: Python, Django, React.js, Apache Solr, MySQL
  • Full-Stack Engineer (Django/React)

    2016 - 2017
    Findsy (via Toptal)
    • Integrated Dropbox API v2 including authentication into a Django back-end.
    • Implemented the asynchronous syncing of a Dropbox folder using Celery and Redis.
    • Developed an asynchronous image search using different third party APIs and Celery.
    • Developed a REST API based on the Django REST framework.
    • Developed a single page front-end using React.js and Redux.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Django REST, Celery, Redis, React, Redux, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • Co-Founder

    2011 - 2016
    WGcast GmbH
    • Created the foundation for a real estate platform for students (
    • Conceptualized and programmed the website.
    • Developed the back-end using Django and Django REST.
    Technologies: Python, Django, React.js, Redux, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP, Zend Framework


  • Cleverflight GmbH (Development)

    Conceptualized and programmed the website including the payment system.

  • Interpreteer (Development)

    Developed a REST API using Django and Django REST.


  • Languages

    Python, PHP, Bash, R, JavaScript, C++
  • Frameworks

    Django REST Framework, Django, Redux, Bootstrap 3, Zend Framework, Express.js
  • Tools

    Git, GitHub, Apache, Apache Solr, Webpack, Jenkins, MATLAB
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), MEAN Stack, Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, jQuery UI, jQuery
  • Platforms

  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL


  • Ph.D. in Climate Modeling & Meteorology
    2012 - 2016
    Freie Universität Berlin - Berlin, Germany
  • Diploma in Physics
    2005 - 2011
    University Heidelberg - Heidelberg, Germany

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