Hi, I'm Scott!
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About Me

I'm a software developer from the United States currently living in Germany. I studied computer science at the University of Minnesota. I enjoy writing code, writing technical articles, learning new things, and solving problem.

Backend Development

Years of experience in backend development in websites in PHP as well as frontend development with HTML/JavaScript/CSS. Years of experience building APIs and micro services with Golang, PHP, and Java in event-driven systems.

Responsive Design

Experience developing responsive websites for large media companies and for small personal web pages.

Web Security

I have a university degree in computer science degree with an emphasis in security and many years of practice in penetration testing.

Curriculum vitae

Here is a short list of my major accomplishments

  • Oracle


    Application Developer at Oracle

    Developed new features for Oracle's Retail Invoice Matching Software and developed and implemented security protocols and patches. Worked with Java Development Frameworks, e.g. Spring und Struts, and JSP to develop web applications.

  • Valhalla


    Launched halls-of-valhalla.org

    Launched a self-owned and operated website called Halls of Valhalla. The site expanded over time to eventually include news, articles, code snippets, a forum, education challenges, and more. All backend development, frontend development, design, and system administration is handled by myself.

  • Hyve


    Software Developer at HYVE AG

    Backend and frontend development for websites for idea contests in PHP, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS. Performed penetration tests on Hyve's various platforms to ensure they were up to standards. Proofread English texts. Gave presentations on security and testing (i.e. unit and integration tests).

  • Chip


    PHP Developer at CHIP Digital GmbH.

    Backend (primarily PHP) for one of Germany's largest app advisors. Also did backend development for one of the largest price comparison sites in the country.

  • Chip


    Senior Software Developer at CHIP Digital GmbH.

    Backend (primarily PHP) and frontend (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) development for the largest download portal in Germany. Completely rebuilt the downloads section, both backend and frontend. Additionally worked on Chip's downloader application for the desktop.

  • Sixt


    Manager Software Development at Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG

    Created microservices and APIs in Go using an eventsourcing architecture and asynchronous techniques for Sixt's CRM components. Worked with focus on concurrency, performance, and test-driven development.

  • Sixt


    Software Development Engineer III at Sixt SE

    Architected and implemented the backend (in Golang microservices) for Sixt's Fastlane product, allowing customer's to select their vehicle, start their rental, and unlock the car using the Sixt app. Served as the architect for the Reservation team working to modernize the product.

  • Sixt


    Staff Engineer Software Development at Sixt SE

    Architected and implemented the backend (in Golang microservices) for Sixt's new third party API, allowing external partners to integrate with Sixt's rental products. Served as the technical lead and architect for the digital checkout initiative.

  • Sixt


    Senior Staff Engineer at Sixt SE

    Support as architect for Sixt's new third party team, the core reservation team, and the automated pricing team. Also suported Sixt's security and platform teams.

  • Be Part
    Of My


Here is some information about a few of my larger projects

Halls of Valhalla

IT Website

Credential Detector

Command-Line Security Tool

Valhalla Core Utils Library

PHP Utilities Library


Networking Information Website

Scott Finlay Author

Fiction Author Website

Contact Me

Send me an email at [email protected]