About Me

I'm working since mid 90's as a software developer, consultant and architect. Starting my career at the Institute of Mammalian Genetics near Munich being part of the Human Genome Project, I had the opportunity to create an animal management system being part of an international team of scientists. Getting started with Business and IT Consulting at Metafinanz in Munich, I learned much more about professional software development in real life. Touching the World of Start-Ups like BlueOrbit and Curry Communications could have been a longer experience - check. As a Senior IT Consultant at evodion IT I could greatly expand my skills. Today, I'm an experienced Senior Software Developer and Architect. Employee since 2004 in the SPIEGEL-Group located in Hamburg.

In 2017, my area of ​​responsibility has shifted. I'm responsible for Information Security and the IT aspects of Investigative Journalism.

Contact Details

Stephan Heffner
Am Stinnberg 28
21279 Hollenstedt
Fingerpint 1D31 636A FBEA B5FA E452 EE89 A4B3 1910 E403 08BF


SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG

Information Security Professional 2017 - Present

SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG

Software Architect & Developer 2004 - 2017

Being part of the SPIEGEL Group we're providing the well known investigative weekly news magazine DER SPIEGEL, the popular news site SPIEGEL ONLINE and many other journalistic offerings.

evodion Information Technologies, Hamburg

Senior IT Consultant 2001 - 2004

Curry Communication, Hamburg

Software Developer 2001

Metafinanz Informationssysteme, Munich

Software Developer 1999 - 2000

Institute of Mammalian Genetics, Munich

Software Developer / CTA 1996 - 1998

Institut für Tieflagerung der Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung (GSF), Braunschweig

HiWi 1994 - 1996



  • Java / JEE
  • Python
  • Groovy
  • Swift
  • C / C++ / C#
  • HTML / CSS
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • awk / Perl / bash


  • Eclipse
  • JetBrains ToolBox
  • Clover ETL

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • OS X
  • Windows


Dr. von Morgenstern Schulen Braunschweig

Chemical technical assistant (CTA) 1994 - 1996

TU Braunschweig

Mathematics, chemistry and computer science 1991 - 1994

Gymnasium Papenburg

High School 1988 - 1991

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