My name is Daniel Heitmann and I’m a generalist Systems Engineer.

I previously worked under the umbrella of several roles such as Linux Systems Administrator, Cloud Engineer, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Engineering Manager and currently as a Lead DevOps Engineer for a consulting company. I consider myself a pragmatic generalist who cares deeply about people and results.


Closing in on almost 20 years of experience, I started my career in tech in 2005 when I offered webhosting services for family, friends and local businesses on a personal server. This grew into a small business that I shut down in order to finish a 3 year apprenticeship from 2008 to 2011. Since then I worked for reputable companies such as Uberspace, InVision, trivago and HiveMQ in various capacities.


Providing reliable web services and building robust automation for complex systems are my core passions. I’m also experienced in leading engineering teams. I pride myself in resolving interpersonal conflicts, discovering talent for various engineering roles and being able to quickly dig into new areas. I deeply care about products that truly deliver value to people.


Please be aware that I’m currently not available for hiring!

In case you’re looking for someone with a strong technical background who can bring empathy and a human touch to your company or team’s dynamics, look no further, as I specialize in unblocking teams and discovering organizational issues that can hinder productivity and progress. My approach to problem-solving is rooted in treating people like humans, listening and understanding their unique perspectives and needs. By doing so, I can better identify the root causes of issues and develop effective solutions that address them in a meaningful way.

If you’re interested in working with someone who can help your team reach its full potential while maintaining a human-centric approach, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let’s chat about your challenges!


Reach out! Make sure to provide a summary of what you’re looking for and I’ll get back to you.