Manuel Wieser

I’m Manuel Wieser

I’m an experienced front-end developer and lead developer for cross-functional Scrum/Kanban teams. I’ve recently transitioned to engineering management, trying to make everyone on my team an even better developer than myself.

I love to share my knowledge and experience, by means of my personal blog, talks and workshops, open-source projects, or as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

I’m also a versatile digital artist, creating content for real-time applications, film and animation. Since secondary school I’ve developed many games with my friends.

You can contact me via GitHub, Twitter or [email protected]. I’m available for speaking and workshops, talking about web design and development, game asset creation and challenges we’ve faced at karriere.at.

Third-Person Biography™

Manuel is Head of Front-End Development at karriere.at, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and writes about Front-End Development, Games und Digital Art on his personal blog manu.ninja.

Work Experience

since Jul, 2019

Head of Front-End Development

karriere.at GmbH, Linz

Leadership of a team of 6 front-end/full-stack developers, distributed across 3 cross-functional Scrum/Kanban teams. Responsible for the extensibility/scalability and quality of front-end development at karriere.at, including people (recruiting, mentoring, coaching, sponsoring, …), process and technology.

Mar, 2019Jul, 2019

Lecturer

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

Teaching “Hypermedia User Experience Engineering” in the “Interactive Media” program. Topics include JavaScript, front-end frameworks (mainly Vue.js), tooling (webpack, Parcel, …), Progressive Web Apps, client/server communication (REST APIs, WebSockets, NoSQL, …), GraphQL, unit testing, end-to-end testing, and other front-end development matters.

Nov, 2017Jun, 2019

Lead Web Developer

karriere.at GmbH, Linz

Technical leadership of a cross-functional Scrum/Kanban team. Responsible for code quality (security, performance, extensibility/scalability …), software architecture, stakeholder communication, technical concepts and technology evaluation, training and mentoring of fellow developers. Assistance in recruiting, onboarding and employer branding topics (open-source projects and developer blog; external talks, trainings and workshops …).

Mar, 2018Jul, 2018

Lecturer

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

Teaching “Hypermedia User Experience Engineering” in the “Interactive Media” program. Topics include JavaScript, front-end frameworks (mainly Vue.js), tooling (webpack …), Progressive Web Apps, GraphQL, unit testing, end-to-end testing, WebGL and other front-end development matters.

Jun, 2014Oct, 2017

Senior Front-End Developer

karriere.at GmbH, Linz

Development of a heavily search engine optimized component-based microframework – inspired by AngularJS, Ember.js, React and Vue.js; built with webpack, Babel/ES2015+, Sass (BEM) and SVGs – for the karriere.at platform, rendering Handlebars views in Laravel and hydrating the application on the client. Development, maintenance and migration of multiple (legacy) front-end projects using different technology stacks (Zend Framework, WordPress, AMD/curl.js, Grunt, …).

Feb, 2017Sep, 2017

Lecturer

University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, Tirol

Supervision of a master’s thesis in the “Web Communication & Information Systems” program.

Oct, 2012May, 2014

Front-End Developer

bet-at-home.com Entertainment GmbH, Linz

Development of a modular HTML/CSS architecture using SMACSS for the relaunch of bet-at-home.com. Development of animated/interactive HTML5 ads to migrate away from Adobe Flash, with browser support for every major desktop browser including Internet Explorer 6. Interaction design and development of a modular HTML/CSS architecture using BEM for the bet-at-home.com/mobile platform for smartphone browsers.

Oct, 2009Jun, 2012

Tutor

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

Jul, 2011Apr, 2012

CG & VFX Generalist

MEDIASQUAD Medienentwicklungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH, Brixlegg

Mar, 2010Jun, 2010

2D/3D Artist

APEX Gaming Technology GmbH, Hagenberg

Jul, 2009Aug, 2009

CG & VFX Generalist

Friendly Fire Communications GmbH, Vienna

Dec, 2008Jan, 2009

2D/3D Artist

VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH, Vienna

Education

Oct, 2010Oct, 2012

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

Digital Arts

Master of Arts in Arts and Design – magna cum laude
Master’s thesis on “Spatial orientation and navigation in three-dimensional game environments using diegetic and immersive interfaces”.

Oct, 2007Jul, 2010

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

Media Technology and Design

Bachelor of Science in Engineering – cum laude
Bachelor’s thesis on “Transhumanistic character design in Japanese animation at the beginning of the 21st century”.

Sep, 2002Jun, 2007

HTL Anichstraße, Innsbruck

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Betriebsinformatik

Reifeprüfung – cum laude
Diploma thesis on “Economy simulation as real-time strategy game with artificial intelligence”.