thoean.com is a personal collection of work, opinions, texts and funstuff from myself, Markus Thurner.


I am currently working as a software engineer based in the greater Zürich area in Switzerland.

Free minutes outside of work are dedicated to running, swimming, hiking, skiing, learning Spanish and a lot of family time. I’ve collected quite a few links on resources on how to learn languages and more specifically Spanish, and I started documenting my reading list from 2017 and 2018.

Software engineering skills

My education was focused on media technology and design. Eventually I ended up in the software engineering field. My professional experience is mostly backed by developing a few long term software products, whereas several smaller custom applications or consultancy added nice know how in various fields. My current adventure is with Cimpress where I’m a technical lead for its Business Analytics platform.

In the past few years I started building and leading teams while remaining a hands-on software engineer for most of my time. This allowed me to move to inspiring teams while getting deeply involved with writing microservices and serverless technologies, but also some more philosophical aspects of life that get applied when managing teams.

Past job positions

  • Technical lead for a Business Analytics platform
  • Lead developer and team lead for production automation system within printing industry
  • Technical project manager for long term product development
  • Project manager for several nearshore projects
  • Developer for several standard software products
  • Developer for several web and windows applications
  • Consultancy projects for .NET, BizTalk, Spring Framework (a long, long time ago)