Hallo und Hi There, thanks for stopping by! I’m Philipp, an Engineering Manager residing in Luedinghausen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, currently working with Zalando SE.

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 2011. Since then, I have worked in many diverse roles, such as Team or Engineering Lead, Agile Coach, Product Owner or a combination.

I love technology, and some of my earlier childhood memories revolve around my Commodore 64. However, during my first job as a graduate, I started to discover that while a talented developer can save more than just the project, a focussed team of engineers is nigh unstoppable - which is why I decided that focussing on the technology alone would not be enough.

So I have dedicated most of my professional career to figuring out how to bring people together, focus them as teams toward a common goal and remove all unnecessary hindrances along the way. I believe that a good manager or leader’s job is to bring people together as a team, keep them focussed on the goal, protect them from distractions and trust them to get the job done. Currently, I work as an Engineering Manager for Zalando SE.

If you are interested in my professional background, you can find my CV on LinkedIn (English).

You can contact me at hello@philippflenker.com if you want to get in touch, start a discussion or simply say hi!