Expert Software Developer Analytics, InnoGames GmbH
After finishing his computer science studies with focus on information systems in 2011, Volker started to work on backend systems at InnoGames based in Hamburg, Germany where he has worked with data-intensive and scalable applications throughout his corporate career. Together with his team he build up the Big Data infrastructure at InnoGames, which is the backbone to track billions of events every day, process them in realtime and create data applications for purposes like CRM and Analytics. Nowadays Volker is working as an Expert Software Developer, developing projects all around data ingestion and processing and maintaining as well as evolving the data infrastructure at InnoGames. With around 200 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the worldwide leading developers and publishers of online games. Currently, more than 400 people from 30 nations are working in the Hamburg-based headquarters. Together with his data engineering team he build up a data pipeline and platform based on technologies such as Hadoop, Flink, Kafka and Spark. It processes more than a billion gameplay events per day in order to generate a better gaming experience.