Michael Birsak

Michael Birsak

Software Engineer & Manager – based in Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹

About me

I have now spent close to 15 years in various Software Engineering roles. From being a self starter, co-founder and individual contributor to different software engineering management positions.

Being able to switch between operative, tactical and strategic tasks, and not being afraid to change back and forth from individual contributor and management roles, helped me to develop my ability to engage and talk at multiple levels of an organization – from executive and high-level interactions to extreme technical deep-dives. I love solving problems, developing solutions, working together with people and helping others on a regular basis.

What I enjoy most, is spending my free time with my beautiful wife Larissa and my German Boxer Fanny. I am really into good food, drinks, cooking and into exploring amazing restaurants in Austria and all around the world. Besides that, I like tinkering with any kind of new technology, reading books and playing pc games. I used to be a tv series and movie freak – IMDB. I still play football from time to time and I love to ski in the winter. ⛷️


Skills & Expertise

  • Engineering Management
  • Distributed Team Leadership
  • System Design & Architecture
  • Software Design & Patterns
  • Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP)
  • Project Management
  • Presenting & Moderating
  • Coaching & Mentoring

I worked with

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Java
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • Meteor.js
  • Next.js
  • Express
  • Koa
  • GSAP
  • Framer/Motion
  • Angular
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Elasticsearch
  • Datadog
  • Sentry
  • Serverless
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • OpenShift
  • ArgoCD
  • Terraform
  • Apache Kafka
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Git
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Bitbucket
  • SVN
  • Equinox (OSGi)
  • Eclipse RCP/RAP
  • Maven
  • Gradle
  • PHP
  • CakePHP


  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate (2023)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (2019)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (2019)