Robin Schroer

March 2019 – Now » Staff Software Engineer @ CircleCI

Technical lead on the Pipelines team, responsible for planning and delivering many features spanning the broader engineering organisation, including a new trigger ingestion system, GitLab support, the v2 API, dynamic configuration, conditional logic in configuration, and multiple contexts.

Technologies: Clojure, Go, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, GCP

January 2017 – March 2019 » Senior Backend Developer @ Ostmodern

Steward of the Skylark core platform, powering among others F1TV, the Olympic Channel, and BBC Player.

Technologies: Python (Django/DRF), Elixir (Phoenix), PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Nginx, Docker, AWS

April 2016 – November 2016 » Backend Developer @ Ablescent

Lead backend developer in a small startup, built a Django-based REST API, collaborated with the frontend team and the product owner.

Technologies: Python & Django & DRF, MySQL, Nginx, AWS

February 2014 – December 2015 » Co-Founder & DevOps @ Notdienste

Co-founder of a startup around marketing in magazines for small businesses. Built a full-stack platform to go to market, which ultimately led to our acquisition.

Technologies: Python & Django & DRF, MySQL, Nginx, AWS, Stripe

2011 – 2014 » Freelance DevOps @ Peerwire

Provided full-stack website management, as well as building custom internal software for small businesses.

Technologies: Python & Django, MySQL, Apache, C#

Side Projects

Literate Calc Mode
Mode for literate calculations in Emacs (Emacs Lisp)
Dynamic X11 tiling window manager (C/XCB)
Maildir-based feed reader (Python)


  • German - L1
  • English - C2
  • Dutch - A2
  • French - A1
  • Japanese - A1