Curriculum Vitae
Markus Förstel

Gerberau 13
80997 München

Mobile phone:+49 (0)152 04 53 49 15
Date of birth:9 September 1970

Experienced real-time embedded software engineer with more than 18 years of avionics, telecommunication and automotive industry experience.

Proficient in writing software applications as diverse as safety critical (ISO 26262, DO-178B) software, real time systems, hardware device drivers, mobile phone handset software and Windows and Linux applications.

Experience of several full product life cycles. Used to work to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining the highest quality in all aspects of my various responsibilities.

Programming languages:C/C++, C#, Java, Assembler (x86, PowerPC, TriCore), UML, Scripting (Windows, Linux), Perl
Technologies:Safety critical systems. real time software development, hardware device driver development
Platforms:Windows, Linux, Android
Version control:GIT, Serena Dimensions, ClearCase
Networks:Ethernet, CAN, MOST
Processes:ISO 26262, DO-178B, CMM Level 5, V-Model, SCRUM
Work Experience

Dec 14 - now Software Engineer MAN Truck and Bus

Dachauer Strasse 667, D-80995 München, Germany

Senior Software Engineer

The MAN is a leading manufacturer of trucks. New electronic control units (ECUs) are developed for the new truck generation.
MAN wants to in-house the capability to provide the basic software for the new hardware platforms.

Jan 13 - Dec 14 Software Engineer AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH

Dachauer Strasse 665, D-80995 München, Germany

Senior Software Engineer

AES (Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH) is a 50/50 Joint Venture between Sagem (SAFRAN Group) and MTU Aero Engines. AES is a leader for military engine control systems and a major player for commercial engine control systems in Europe.

Apr 07 - Jan 13 Software Engineer MTU Aero Engines GmbH

Address: Dachauer Strasse 665, D-80995 München, Germany

Apr 07 - Oct 10: Consultant for TechConnect GmbH

Senior Software Engineer

MTU Aero Engines GmbH is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. Together with international partners MTU develops an enhanced version of the Tiger helicopter engine.

MTU provides the real time operating system of the Digital Electronic Control and Monitoring Unit (DECMU). The hardware and real time operating system are developed by MTU Aero Engines GmbH. The operating system software is a proprietary software written in ADA and assembly language providing a real time system and device driver to utilise the hardware actuators and sensors.

The customer is running the control software on the DECMU provided by MTU

Oct 06 - Mar 07 Consultant Robert Bosch GmbH

Employer: Techconnect
Ganghoferstr. 29a, D-80338 München, Germany

Customer: Robert Bosch GmbH
Daimlerstrasse 6, D-71229 Leonberg, Germany

Senior Software Engineer

Robert Bosch GmbH is currently engaged in a process targeting mass production and sale of a HUD (Head Up Display) based on recent laser technology. A major part of this process consists of usability studies as well as comparison between the new LASER display and traditional LCD displays, which are currently used in upper class cars.

ICT Embedded Software GmbH has to provide a technical solution to estimate user's reaction times i.e. the time between the HUD information is projected and visible on the car's windscreen and the user's reaction to it. The test environment being created in this project is not limited to the HUD developed by the Robert Bosch GmbH, but also to third party HUD. Connectivity and control of the latter should be established through reverse engineering.

The test environment is based on PC as control unit and contains sophisticated external measurement equipment and interfaces, which provide communication via RS232, CAN and MOST.

The customer is using the test environment to conduct various user reaction tests

Oct 05 - Sep 06 Consultant BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG

Employer: ICT Embedded
Rote-Kreuz-Strasse 8, D-85737 Ismaning, Germany

Customer: BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG
Haidenauplatz 1, D-81667 München, Germany

Senior Software Engineer

Software for Infineon S-Gold2 mobile phone handsets platform (S75, SL75, EL71, E71, ...) has to be fit for the market

The S-Gold2 mobile phone handset platform software was released on the market in time after rectifying various software problems.

Apr 05 - Oct 05 Consultant Siemens AG (Siemens Mobile Devices)

Employer: ICT Embedded
Rote-Kreuz-Strasse 8, D-85737 Ismaning, Germany

Customer: Siemens AG
Balanstr. 59, D-81541 München, Germany, Germany

Senior Software Engineer

Software for Infinion S-Gold Lite mobile phone handsets platform (CX75, ME75, M75, C75, CF75, ...) has to be fit for the market. Although development and test is done in China the original software platform was developed in Munich. Those developers went on to work on more recent mobile phone platforms. Someone with expert knowledge was needed to function as reference person for the low cost design center and system test departments.

The mobile phone platform was released on the market and found customer and operator acceptance

Jan 00 - Oct 05 Software Engineer Motorola UK

Jays Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4PD, England

Senior Software Engineer

May 98 - Oct 99 Student Engineer Elsa AG

Sonnenweg 11, D-52070 Aachen, Germany
ELSA Technology


The ELSA AG was a renowned German company, producing Monitors, Modems and Graphic Adapters. working in the "Mainstream Graphics and Tools" group my task was the development and maintenance of graphics device drivers on the Windows 95/98 platform. The work involved programming in Assembly language and C/C++

May 95 - Jun 96 Skilled Worker DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik

Pascalstr. 28, D-52076 Aachen, Germany

Skilled worker

DSA supplies the car industry with electronic testing equipment. My task was to assemble, test and pack various testing tools. This work improved my soldering and assembling skills developed during my time as Apprentice. Finding and fixing faults in hardware components was an integral part of this work that gave me a lot of responsibility regarding internal plans and schedules.

Jan 94 - Jul 94 Skilled Worker Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Wilhelm-Johnen-Strasse, D-52428 Jülich, Germany
Research Center
Zentralinstitut für Engineering, Elektronik und Analytik (ZEA) (former ZEL)

Skilled worker


Oct 99 - Jul 00 Student Coventry University

Priory Street, Coventry, United Kingdom, CV1 5FB

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Degree: BEng Electrical Engineering (Direct entry to 3rd year) First Class Honours

Modules: Industrial Management, Automated Systems, Real Time Systems, Control Engineering, Advanced Electronics, Advanced Digital Systems

Final Year Project: Design and Implementation of Image Processing Tools

Sep 96 - Oct 99 Student FH Aachen

Eupener Strasse 70, D-52066 Aachen, Germany

Elektrotechnik (Fachrichtung Automatisierungstechnik)

Degree: Diplom Ingenieur

Modules: Technology of Semiconductors, Programming in C/C++, Digital Systems, Microsystems, Control Engineering

Aug 90 - Jan 94 Apprentice Forschungszentrum Jülich

Wilhelm-Johnen-Strasse, D-52428 Jülich, Germany

My Apprenticeship years gave me the opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge of electrical circuits in the scope of scientific applications. In a challenging environment that provided education and the opportunity to work on real projects I went through the whole hardware life cycle. It started with the design of the electrical circuit on a workstation. Transferring these schematics into a printed circuit board (PCB) design was a semi-automatic process that required a sound knowledge of component specifications. Developing multi-layered boards in the chemical facility was the next step in the manufacturing process followed by putting the components into place. Good soldering skills were as important as the ability to work with surface mounted device (SMT) components. The latter involved the creation of extra layer for the solder paste and programming temperature profiles for the soldering oven. These boards were used in different scientific applications. One example is a fibre optic transmitter used in a hazardous magnetic environment.

1981- 1990 School Gymnasium Haus Overbach

Franz-von-Sales-Strasse 3, D-52428 Jülich/Barmen, Germany

Degree: Baccalaureate (Abitur)

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