Nik Wolfgramm

Nik Wolfgramm

Dipl. Ing. Informatik FH


  • Engineer for Information Technology with experience in system administration of big server farms (Linux, Windows Server)
  • Specialized in development and administration of web applications
  • Several year of experience in IT project management within critical environments (E-Commerce, high-traffic web sites)
  • Software development with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET (C#) and JavaScript
  • Specialist for server virtualization and cloud serverices using VMware (Certified VMware Professional) and Cloudstack
  • Database modeling and administration on MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB


Senior System Engineer, Swiss TXT, Biel, since 2010

  • lead in the datacenter virtualization project (VMware vSphere, Cisco Nexus and UCS, EMC storage)
  • development of CDN services for serving media assets (caching & video- and audio streaming)
  • configuration management and infrastructure automation using Puppet and Ruby
  • architecture and operation of the linux server platform
  • responsibility for storage, archive and backup infrastructure
  • development of applications and tools for reporting, monitoring and billing

Head of IT Internet Competence Center, The Swatch Group Ltd, Biel, 2007-2009

  • architecture, planing, realization, maintenance and administration of the Swatch Group web hosting infrastructure
  • consulting for internal customers and web agencies
  • organization of information days and responsibility for the trainee

Diploma work for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bern, 2006

  • Development of a web application used for the planing and management of client project using Ruby on Rails and Oracle
  • Analysis of the project requirements using User Centered Requirements Engineering

Traineeship as IT Engineer, Telematic Services, Swatch Group Ltd, Biel, 2004-2005

  • software development using .NET, network monitoring, scripting

IT Internship, STAAR Surgical, Nidau, 2003

  • introduction of a software for quality assurance and management of the measuring equipment


  • Engineer for Information Technology (BS in Software Development), HTI Biel, School of Engineering Biel, 2002-2006
  • Professional maturity, Commercial-Industrial Vocational School of Bern, 1996-2000
  • Precision Mechanic, Ernst Roser AG Bern, 1996-2000

Courses & Diplomas

  • Streaming Media East Conference, New York, 2012
  • VMworld 2011, Copenhagen, 2011
  • VMware vSphere 5: What's New, Magirus Wallisellen, 2011
  • VMware vSphere 4: What's New, Magirus Zug, 2010
  • EMC NAS Operations and Management with Celerra, EMC Copenhagen, 2010
  • VMware Certified Professional 3 (VCP #: 40565), 2009
  • VMware Infrastructure 3.5, Install & Configure, Digicomp Zürich, 2009
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English, LSC (Language Studies Canada) Vancouver, 2000
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization, Red Hat Training Center Munich, 2008
  • Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database, Trivadis Zürich, 2009
  • Microsoft Server 2008 Administration, Microsoft Switzerland, 2008
  • Implementing Windows Share Point 2007, ZFI Zürich, 2007


  • system administration: RedHat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Windows Server, Debian
  • in depth knowledge of the configuration and administration of web servers like Nginx, Apache and IIS
  • modeling and administration on the following database systems: MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and Oracle
  • programming languages: Ruby, C#
  • development of web applications using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and ASP.NET
  • configuration management using Puppet
  • DNS administration and automatization on Bind and Windows Server
  • used and administered versioning tools: Git, Subversion
  • good knowledge of server virtualization using VMware vSphere and Cloudstack
  • administration of EMC storage systems
  • client operating systems: from Mac OS X to Ubuntu and Windows - the mix makes it interesting


  • German: mother tongue
  • English: oral: very good, writing: very good
  • French: oral: very good, writing: good
updated: November 2012