Kai-Adrian Rollmann






Living in



Ostfildern, Germany






Solving hard problems with well designed, hand-tailored web applications. What matters to me is working together with passionate people on a massively transformative purpose.


Jul 2018 - Now

Independent Software Engineer

Creating a widely used paraglider comparison platform


Developing a document editor for digital anamnesis

Athena, Berlin, Germany

Nov 2017 - Jun 2018

Technical Product Manager

neXenio, Berlin, Germany

Feb 2017 - Oct 2017

Lead Frontend Engineer

neXenio, Berlin, Germany

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017

Freelance Frontend Developer and Designer

Creating a highly interactive React App

bakdata, Berlin, Germany

Since May 2016

Frontend Engineer

Creating multiple React / Redux web apps

neXenio, Berlin, Germany

May 2015 - Mar 2016

Part time Web Developer

React frontend / Rails backend

Skive, Berlin, Germany

September 2014 - May 2015

Web Developer (full-stack) and Design Thinker (giving workshops)

Goodpatch, Tokyo, Japan

September 2013 - July 2014

Teaching assistant for the ME310 Product Design & Engineering course

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

September 2012 - June 2013

ME310 student in a triangle project to reinvent advertising, supported by Rovio (Angry Birds creator)

KIT Japan, Aalto University Finland, HPI Germany

April - May 2014

3D modeler of a Japan-inspired game center

GameOn, Berlin, Germany

March 2012 - September 2012

Student assistant (programming Coffeescript / Java) at the chair of

Enterprise Platform & Integration Concepts

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

August - September 2011

Team internship (7 people, 6 weeks full time) in Research Prototyping

SAP, Walldorf, Germany

May 2010 – February 2012

Student assistant (3D modeling) at the chair of Computer Graphics

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

August - September 2007

Internship (3 weeks full time) in Manufacturing Support

Linde Material Handling GmbH, Basingstoke, England

As a pupil

Worked in side jobs including: conducting surveys in trains, cleaning shoes at the cobbler, preparing meat at the butcher


October 2012 – May 2016

M.Sc. IT-Systems Engineering (grade: 1.2)

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

October 2009 – June 2012

B.Sc. IT-Systems Engineering (grade: 1.5)

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

September 2000 – June 2009

German Abitur

Friedrich-Dessauer-Gymnasium, Aschaffenburg, Germany


August 2018

Gliderbase, the biggest paraglider comparison platform (Jan 2019)

July 2016

Kandinsky Questionnaire, a repetition of an experiment originally conducted by the artist Wassily Kandinsky

May 2016

Star Coordinates, a browser implementation of the multi-dimensional data visualization technique

December 2015

Amp Five, a site to manage todo items with infinite hierarchy

since February 2012

Small open source projects on Github

since June 2007

Commercial graphics and 3D art work on Fotolia

TECHNICAL SKILLS(in descending order by skill level)

Programming languages

JavaScript (ES6), Python, Ruby (incl. Rails), Java, CSS, SQL, Linux Shell, LaTeX, R, Objective C, C / C++,

Familiar Frameworks / Libraries

React, Redux, Webpack, D3.js, P5.js, Processing, jQuery

Programs / Tools

Git, Docker, Vim, Eclipse, XCode, Maxon Cinema 4D, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Visual Studio, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, various office suites


German (native), English (fluent), Japanese (basics), French (basics), Spanish (basics)



Paragliding, beach volleyball, bouldering, running, inline-skating


Digital / 3D art, good conversations, language learning, reading