Experience in large, distributed web-applications. Open-Source Enthusiast, Project-Leader of the successful PHP ORM Doctrine and regular contributor to the Symfony2 Framework. Conference Speaker, Trainer and Author.


SQL and NoSQL Databases

In depth knowledge of SQL and NoSQL solutions in web-applications and library development.

Testing and Automation

Successfully transformed legacy projects to add test-suites and support for one-click deploy.

Software Craftsmanship

Huge interest in improving my software development skills every day, teaching and learning from colleagues and peers.


  • MySQL/PostgreSQL/CouchDB
  • Jenkins, Ant
  • PHP/Javascript
  • Git/Subversion
  • Linux/Ubuntu/Debian
  • VIM



Tideways GmbH


Building Tideways, a software-as-a-service platform that continuously measures the performance of PHP and HHVM applications in production.

Consultant, Trainer

Qafoo GmbH


Consulting and Training on Software-Quality, Architecture, Domain-Driven-Design and modern technologies in PHP ecosystem: Symfony, Doctrine.




Consulting on Symfony, Doctrine on Windows Azure and developed integration libraries.

SimpleThings GmbH

Senior Developer, 2009-2012


Responsible for the development of customer projects: A customizable newsletter system, regulartory reporting systems for gas- and water-suppliers in Germany, a REST-API based order management backend for a webshop, a highly-customized CRM system optimized for customer workflows. Organized and performed regular trainings for colleagues.

Student Assistent, 2005-2008

Developed and maintained a customized large scale newsletter marketing system with integration into customer workflows and existing IT-systems.

Doctrine Project

Contributor, Project Leader


Contributor to redevelop the Doctrine ORM library based on Hibernate/JPA APIs. Moved to project lead with the 2.0 final release end of 2010. Performed Doctrine workshops and talks at conferences.


Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität - Bonn, Germany

Economics — 2004-2009, Diploma 1.9 GPA


Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität - Bonn, Germany

Bachelor of Computer Science — 2007-2009 not completed

Benjamin Eberlei — — (+49) - 151 4263-8337