About Me

My specialties include architectural design, performance and security reviews of distributed environments, ALM implementation & review and complex IBM WebSphere Application Server setups. Reverse engineering is my way of learning which sometimes includes breaking stuff.
I have two children, enjoy reading books and riding bycicle offroad.

Contact Details

Thorsten Prumbs
C/Caroli 5, 3ºIzq
28023 Madrid (Spain)

+34 651 943 841
t h o r s t e n @ p r u m b s . d e


Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (FH)

Diplom-Informatiker (FH) March 2000

University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, studies of Mediainformatics

Europaschule Schulzentrum Utbremen

Mathematic-technical Assistent Summer 1996

Apprenticeship as mathematic-technical Assistent (main focus on theory of business management) at the Technical Vocational School Europaschule Schulzentrum Utbremen


atSistemas, S.A.

Solutions Architect November 2002 - Present

Working as Consultant, System & Software Architect and Instructor for multiple clients in several projects.

Client projects

Consultant, System and Software Architect, Instructor November 2002 - Present

Agbar, AliMarket, AON, Aserco, Banco de España, BBVA, BMW, BNP, Buongiorno, CAF, CajaSol, CECA, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros, Correos, DGT, El Corte Inglés, EneMalta, Equipos Nucleares, Grupo Banco Popular, helpPrintSolutions, Helvetia, Iberdrola, IBM, Inditex, ING Direct, ISBAN, JCCM, Liberty Seguros, Línea Directa Aseguradora, Línea Directa Asistencia, L'Oréal, Lumata, Mapfre, Ministerio de Justicia, Morse, Mutua General de Seguros, Mutua Madrileña, RACE, Redsýs, RTVE, Supermercados DIA, Verti Seguros


Main distinctive skills include my horizontal view of people, things and proceses togehter with the ability of changing my working and tecnical context seamlessly, gaining vision based on experience.

Practical experience in areas of software development, quality asurance and system administration obtained in the bank, insurance and trade sector gives me a deep insight on real life technical practice - good and bad.

Epic Quotes

  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

    Albert Einstein
  • A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

    Khalil Gibran
  • Never debate the ignorant in front of the uninformed: the crowd can't tell who won the argument.

    Syrian Proverb (via @nntaleb)
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

    Albert Einstein
  • If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

    Abraham Maslow
  • I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member!

    Groucho Marx
  • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

    Albert Einstein
  • Any organization that designs a system (...) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure.

    Conway’s Law by Malvin Conway
  • Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.

    Clay Shirky
  • It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.

    Edwards Deming
  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

    Peter Drucker
  • Those are my estimations, if you don`t like them well.. I have others

    GrouchoSaurio (@javasaurio)
  • A designer knows he has arrived at perfection not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

    George Bernard Shaw