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I build things - companies, teams, products, leaders, systems, experiences.

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Hi there, I'm Tim!

I spent over a decade working with startups across the US & Europe, helping them execute, develop their vision & grow best-in-class engineering organizations. I have extensive experience leading projects in distributed systems at scale, large-scale native mobile development and mentoring founders and engineers to help them grow & succeed.

I successfully started, grew, and sold a business with over 250M installs and 160M users.

13+

Years in field

350M+

Users amazed

20M+

Funding raised

269

Miles hiked this year

What I do

Engineering Leadership

I help engineering teams prioritize, execute & add value at scale across the full lifecycle.

Sometimes you have to do the right thing, other times you have to do things right. I help teams figure out when.

Distributed Systems at scale

I build distributed systems at scale & have supported use-cases ranging from task systems processing terrabytes of data to real-time systems brokering thousands of requests per second.

I help make complex problems easy.

Mobile Application Development

I have hands-on experience building applications on all major platforms at scale and put an emphasis on tight iteration loops & great developer experience.

I built native mobile applications before it was cool.

Team building

I build best-in-class engineering organizations by hiring high caliber talent, investing into their growth and creating an environment they can thrive in.

I believe in diverse teams & the importance of psychological safety to succeed.

Coaching & Mentorship

I invest in & grow the next generation of founders, engineers & leaders by actively coaching and mentoring them.

Growth comes from within, I foster a growth-mindset in individuals and shape environments that learn and grow intrinsically.

Product & Business Strategy

I help businesses unlock potential by extending my work past engineering, helping shape product strategy and advising on the technological aspects to bring dreams to reality.

Building great products takes a village and I am a cross-functional partner-in-crime.

Education

BA IT-Systems Engineering

Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Berlin, Germany

Awards

30 under 30

Forbes, 2021

Experience

2020 - current

Director of Engineering, Reddit

Working on Consumer & Video products, helping Reddit envision immersive consumer experiences at scale. Grew multiple key consumption metrics by up to 400%, launched multiple 0-to-1 product experiences used by millions across the stack, and managed some of the best-executing engineering teams in the organization.

Led significant technical advancements in mobile architecture, helping to transition from a web-first to mobile-first leadership mindset, and worked directly with systems processing thousands of requests per second.

2014 - 2020

Co-Founder & CTO, Dubsmash (acquired by Reddit)

Led engineering in all aspects for a first-of-its-kind mobile video platform boasting over 250M downloads and over 160M users worldwide, gaining international recognition for our engagement with underrepresented communities online. Heavily involved in product- & business-strategy, attracting investments from top-tier VCs (Index, General Catalyst, Balderton, Eniac, Lowercase, and others).

Built a cloud platform serving billions of videos daily worldwide, distributing & processing petabytes worth of data, and processing thousands of requests per second.

Acquired by Reddit in December 2020.

2009 - 2014

Engineering & Technical Lead, various Startups

Assisted multiple Startups with launching their 0-to-1 projects across the entire project lifecycle. Projects included real-time hardware integrations for the national Swiss Train company, interactive education experiences on tablets, and early- stage creator products.

Hands-on development & architecture in various languages across the stack (Python, PHP, Objective-C, Java, and more), delivering high-quality end-user experiences at scale.

Some of my work in the news

February 24, 2022
Reddit launches Discover tab
August 13, 2021
Reddit launches Video Feed
December 13, 2020
Reddit Inc acquires Dubsmash

Contact

Want to say hello? Interested in working together? Looking for support for your startup? Shoot me an email or connect on LinkedIn & let's chat!

Denver, Colorado
United States