Torsten Steinbach - CV

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Agnesweg 9, 71088 Holgerlingen, Germany, Phone: +49-170-3800341, torsten@steinbachnet.de


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I am looking for opportunities to deploy my experience, strengths and abilities to new fields. My key objective is to bring the assignments I am given a business success. This is what I find most rewarding at the end of the day. It is also the source of pride and high motivation for me and my team.

Today, as a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) in IBM I am the technical leader of a global team of software engineers for the development and maintenance of a performance management software product called Optim Performance Manager (OPM). My team consists of 40 engineers distributed over locations in USA, Germany, Poland, India and China

I am responsible for the content, design and the timely delivery of all product releases of OPM. Furthermore I am responsible for the integration of this software with other major IBM products such as DB2 server, InfoSphere Warehouse or WebSphere Application Server. 

I also drive the innovation for upcoming features and functions in the product to strongly win over competition. As part of this I have filed 17 patents so far. 

I seek and leverage all opportunities for direct interaction with customers. I conduct frequent customer briefings and meetings. I also represent IBM at major customer conferences such as IBM Information On Demand (IOD) and International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference over the past years. 

I consider myself having particular strength and experience in the following areas:

  • Leading and developing global teams
  • Customer facing activities (PoCs, briefings, CritSits)
  • Database and data management technology (SQL, stored procedures, DB2, XML, monitoring, tuning, warehousing, business intelligence, complex data modelling, data life cycle management, data stream processing)
  • Software engineering (Java, C, REST, J2EE, Dojo, Flex, multi threading)
  • Grasp the big picture of each solution and ensure it makes sense end-to-end
  • Enterprise software architecture (cloud, operational layout, interface design)
  • Cross-product integration techniques and strategies

My specific subject matter expertise comprises: Databases, DB2, Oracle, SQL, data modelling, monitoring, tuning, stream processing.

Professional Experience

2008 to Present: Chief Architect, IBM

  • Responsible for IBM Optim Performance Manager
  • Architecture, design, development, maintenance
  • Leading and mentoring global IBM team (Germany, US, India, China)
  • Subject matter: database performance analysis for DBAs and executive level end users
  • Technology: Web 2.0, Java, REST, Flex, SQL, stream processing, DB2

2004 to 2008: Senior Architect, IBM

  • Responsible for IBM DB2 Performance Expert
  • Leading a team in IBM Germany
  • Subject matter: DB2 performance monitoring for DBAs
  • Technology: DB2, SQL, C++, Java

2003 to 2004: Software Developer, IBM

  • Database access development for IBM WebSphere Portal Server

2001 to 2003: Business Partner Consultant, IBM

  • Enable IBM partner companies throughout Europe to run their business with IBM information management technology such as DB2

1997 to 2001: Software Developer, IBM

  • Joint development project between IBM and SAP to let SAP run on DB2

Public Activities

2004 to 2006: Chair of Research Group

  • Distributed Transaction Management, Global Grid Forum (www.ggf.org)


1992 to 1997: Graduate Engineer – Applied Computer Science


  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (basic)


  • RC Planes
  • Contemporary history
  • Study languages for fun (Swedish, Chinese)
  • Hiking