Philipp Kurz

MSCS Student at CMU

Software and Mechatronics Engineer

Software Engineering Intern @ Verkada

Your next team member?

Philipp Kurz

MSCS Student at CMU

Software and Mechatronics Engineer

Software Engineering Intern @ Verkada

Your next team member?

About me

Hi, I’m Philipp! 🙂

I am a MSCS student and Swartz Entrepreneurship Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University graduating in December 2022. 👨‍🎓💻


I am passionate about writing software, especially for backend, cloud, and IoT applications. In addition, I’m very intrigued by entrepreneurship and the startup space, and I’m looking for opportunities to contribute with my skills and experience to industry projects. 💡

Looking for
a SWE full-time role

in the San Francisco Bay Area upon my graduation in December 2022

Mar 2021 - Jul 2021
Junior Software Engineer
FARO (Korntal-Münchingen, Germany)

Architected and implemented an AWS backend for an industrial IoT project from scratch (IoT Core, Kinesis Streams, S3, Lambda, EC2, Docker, FastAPI, InfluxDB, Grafana)

Aug 2020 - Jan 2021
Bachelor's Thesis: Highly Automated Driving
Porsche (Weissach, Germany)

Data Science research thesis: Scalable Evaluation of Programmatic Labeling Functions for the Detection of Driving Scenarios

Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
Software Internship: IoT & Cloud Software Development
Bosch (Sunnyvale, CA, USA)

Developed AWS cloud backend (APIs, database, data pipeline) for internal IoT startup as team’s only developer.

Jul 2018 - Dec 2018
Software Internship: Embedded Software Development
elero GmbH (Schlierbach, Germany)

Developed C++ software for STM32 ARM microcontrollers.

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017
Software Internship: Robotics & Automation
Lanco Integrated (Hong Kong, China)

Programmed automation systems and SCARA robots for catering automation.

August 2014 - February 2019
Side job in parents' company
Kurz Präzision GmbH & Co. KG (Hochdorf, Germany)

Operated CNC machines and developed machine monitoring system.

Aug 2021 - Dec 2022
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science
Master of Science - MS, Computer Science
August 2019 - May 2020
University of California, Berkeley
Visiting Student

Undergraduate visiting scholar focusing on Computer Science classes:

Data Structures, AI, Algorithms and IoT

GPA: 4.0

March 2017 - January 2021
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering - BE, Mechatronics

Undergraduate degree in Mechatronics with degree concentration on Software Engineering and Networking

GPA: 4.0

Machine Monitoring
personal project
Internet of Laundry
student project
Smart Agriculture
professional project
Online RPG Bot
personal project
Get in Touch

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