Senior Software Engineer, Systems Architect, Open Source Evangelist, Zen Innovations
Erich Siffert is one of the founding members of Zen Innovations and member of the board of directors.
Erich has a master degree in history (lic. phil. hist.) from the University of Bern and is a federally certified project leader information technology (“Informatik-Projektleiter mit eidgenössischem Fachausweis”).
Erich is in software engineering since many years, the current focus on Java/JEE and open source in general with an emphasis on Apache products. He does analysis, software architecture and development on both the business and the web tier using java, c++, SOAP and CORBA; did software development in macro assembler on IBM mainframes, has SQL knowledge on Oracle, DB2, Postgres and Microsoft SQL server, was working on an ERP software with Delphi and did profound c programming for Lotus Notes/Domino servers.
Erich was working as well as scientific employee at the research center for regional and environmental history at the University of Bern and was involved in the EuroClimHist (provides a database on past weather and climate in Europe and its human dimension) and BernHist (historic-statistical database covering the canton of Bern) projects.
His strengths are the extensive experience in the IT sector, the pragmatic approach with a strong solution-oriented focus and the good and wide educational background combined with inquisitiveness.
Erich is very passionate about scuba diving, skiing and traveling the world as globetrotter.