Alexander Mette

Nationality: German/Finnish
Homebase: Berlin, Germany
e-mail: work@amette.eu


2009 - present : amette.eu, BerLiN / global

Freelance DevOps Engineer & Web Developer

  • IT Infrastructure
    • Design, architecture, implementation and maintenance of
      • server farms
      • office environments
    • System Analysis
    • Requirements Engineering
    • Data Security
  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
    • creation of wiki-based Intranets for SMEs
    • training and advisory for improving adoption
    • coding of custom features

2006 - 2009 : LivingLogic AG, Bayreuth

Lead System Administrator

  • System administration and analysis
  • Project management and analysis
  • System design and sizing of server setups
  • Management of high availability setups consisting of Heartbeat, Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC), JBOSS-/Tomcat-Cluster, Foundry Networks loadbalancers and Juniper Networks Firewalls
  • Administration, consolidation and documentation of the internal heterogeneous server and network infrastructure
  • Management of a geographically distributed team of sysadmins

2005 - present : Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, global

Open Source Community Member

  • 2013-2019: Design and maintenance of bkp.tiki.org and show.tiki.org
  • 2008-2010: Design, implemenation and operation of the virtualised server-farm for doc.tw.o and dev.tw.o
  • 2005: Release Manager for TikiWiki 1.9.2 series
  • Community organization
  • Security Team member
  • Coding in PHP, Smarty, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript

2003 : Top Recruiting Executive Search, Munich


  • Research and acquisition in the vehicle construction sector
  • Account Management

2002 : Infineon Technologies, Munich

Student Trainee

  • Corporate Logistics Frontend
  • Designing simulation models for the semiconductor fabs in Regensburg, A and Perlach, D
  • Writing software for automated import of data into the simulation models from strategic and operational logistics databases
    • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Extending the ASAP-software with corporate-specific extensions
    • C++


1999 - 2008 : Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany

Degree in Commercial Information Technology (Wirtschaftsinformatik)

  • Specializing in Information and Knowledge Management
    Thesis title: "Organizational change management facilitating the open sourcing of a commercial software project"
  • 2004 : 2 terms on sabbatical

1999 : Graduation from Kimpisen Lukio, Finland


native tongue
mother tongue
fluent in spoken and written


Linux, Ansible, AWX, Puppet, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, MariaDB, Elasticsearch, Oracle PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, Postfix, Dovecot, Samba, HAProxy, Pacemaker, OpenVPN, TCP/IP, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ZFS
Nagios, Icinga, Grafana, Graphite, InfluxDB, CollectD, Sensu, OpenTSDB
Web Technologies
PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, ECMA, bash, SQL, Python, C/C++, Java
Technical writing
vi, LaTeX, OOo Writer
Development Methodologies
Open Source, Scrum, DevOps, Extreme Programming (XP), Agile Software Development, UML
VCSs (git, SVN), PHPStorm, PyCharm, IntelliJ, Eclipse, KDevelop, Jira, Confluence, Mantis, Bugzilla
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
Hosting, Adaptation, Training, Customization
Soft Skills
Community organization and governance, Presenting, having the right touch for emerging technologies


Free Software
Collaborating, using and evangelising
Enjoying and analyzing good movies to the bone
Watching the pros and simracing myself

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Born, went to school, started hacking on free software, did some major high availability sysadmin work in between, now back to my original passion: managing knowledge. :) -- Long CV

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