About me

Work experience

  • since May 2016:

Independent Hardware and Software Engineering Contractor

  • since August 2017:

Software Engineering Contractor at Besi Switzerland AG, Steinhausen, Switzerland


  • August 2014 – May 2016:

Embedded Systems Engineer at SAFEmine / Hexagon Mining, Baar, Switzerland


  • November 2013 – July 2014:

Hardware Design Engineer at Imagination Technologies, Kings Langley, UK


  • May 2007 – August 2013:

Computer Architecture Researcher at Freiburg University, Germany


  • Oct. 2001 – April 2007:

Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant at Freiburg University, Germany



  • April 2007: German Diplom (M.Sc.) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Freiburg University, Germany




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  • Multitude of programming and scripting languages, esp. C, C++ and Python
  • General and embedded applications
  • Windows and UNIX-based platforms
  • Scrum and other agile development techniques
  • Multitude of IDEs, debuggers, version control systems
  • Specialised in efficient algorithms and resource-aware programming
  • UML and automated code generation

Other skills

  • Trilingual (German, English, Spanish); also fluent in Italian and good understanding of French and Portuguese
  • Strong background in mathematics and theoretical computer science
  • Vast experience working with Linux (system administration, utility development, OS optimisation), esp. Ubuntu and Debian
  • Teaching at university level
  • Website design, graphic design and image manipulation


  • Formal verification, test and reliability of digital ICs
  • in particular, automatic test pattern generation, fault simulation and test data compression
  • DFT and BIST
  • RTL-design and design verification
  • FPGA programming
  • Assembly-level programming (esp. MIPS, ARM and PIC)
  • Embedded systems (hardware-software co-design, schedulling, etc.)

Dr. Alexander Czutro