About me

Hi there! I am Lukas May!
I am a freelancing software engineer from Karlsruhe, Germany! I love building great products with great teams!
Most important to me is incorporating ideas and domain knowledge of the experts I am building software for. To achieve this I like to use modern methodologies such as Domain Driven Design or Design Thinking to build upon a structured approach. Having extensive shared knowledge about the problem at hand is the key to building adequate solutions!
I am very focused on building products with appropriate technologies that provide a performant, lag-free and pleasant user-experience.
In my free time, I am mostly outdoors riding bikes, camping, climbing or hiking.

Work experience

Software Developer

Qualified by Toptal into their exclusive network of top global talent, as a software developer. Engaged through Toptal to not only create excellent technical solutions but also to understand the problem domain in detail and develop solutions that serve the users in the best possible way (https://www.toptal.com/resume/lukas-may)

Product Developer

DSC Software AG
Design and implementation of web-based products to complement the existing product landscape. Definition of requirements by organizing and moderating workshops using Domain-Driven-Design methodology. Design of user interfaces with paper-prototyping, wireframe tools and detailed design tools. Definition of web-service interfaces using OpenAPI. Development of detailed technical concepts and implementation of several front-end as well as back-end applications. Setup of continuous integration / deployment pipelines for automatic deployment of the solutions to Kubernetes. Consulting of clients for customization and implementation of the solutions.

Board Member (CFO)

Pioniergarage e.V.
2015 - 2016
Management of the finances as CFO of a university group focused on innovation and development of the startup culture in Karlsruhe. Redesign of the web appearance as well as the official templates of the organization to align the corporate identity. Organization and moderation of several weekly meetings including invitation and introduction of guest speakers. Organization of creative sessions for strategy development and for innovative idea generation. Introduction of a web-based knowledge management tool.

Engineering & Management

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
2014 - 2017
Bachelor of applied science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Focused on Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Service Management and Web Application Development.

Technical experience


Domain-Driven-Design, Design Thinking, UX Design, responsive design, Agile development, Test-Driven-Development, API-first development


OpenAPI, GraphQL, Spring Boot, React, AngularJS, RxJS, Redux, Styled Components, NodeJS, ExpressJS, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, OSGI, Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark


Kubernetes, Docker, Gitlab, Sentry, Kibana, SQL, SAP DMS, Linux, Git


Java, TypeScript, Rust, Go, Kotlin, ABAP, Python, Shell, Scala, SQL