Michael Antonius Ion

London, UK - hello@michaelion.io

Data Engineering, Science and Development.


Big Data Engineer

Centrica Hive - London, United Kingdom

Creating and deploying real-time data pipelines that consume events from IoT devices. Applying Batch Analytics for Business objectives. Building a Data Lake in AWS. Leveraging Kafka Streams, Scala, Spark, Python.

January 2019 - now

Internship in Data Science, Business Intelligence and Automation

Amazon EU - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Internship in Supply Chain Analytics that touched on a vast range of subjects including Data Engineering, Visualisation, Reporting and Automation Engineering.

May 2017 - Nov 2017 (7 months)

Summer Internship in Change and Deescalation Management

T-Systems - Vienna, Austria

Internship with emphasis on development of a Java-app to improve the workflow of change approval and preparation of technical documents.

July 2015 - August 2015 (2 months)

Summer Internship in Computer Vision

East Kazakhstan State Technical University - Oskemen, Kazakhstan

Development of Computer Vision tools in Python for a project involving recognition of vehicle registration marks

July 2014 (1 month)


Master of Science in 'Business Informatics'

Technical University of Vienna

Master Thesis: 'Designing and Evaluating a Board Game Recommender System'

Subjects: Business Intelligence, Econometrics, Advanced Software Engineering, Simulation, Model-based Decision Support, International Negotiations,...

2015 - 2018

ERASMUS Student Exchange Program - IT Semester

Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Lyon

Subjects: Operating Systems, Databases, Signal Processing, Data Mining,...

2014 - 2015

Bachelor of Science in 'Media Informatics and Visual Computing'

Technical University of Vienna

Bachelor Thesis: 'Uncertainty in Information Visualization'

Subjects: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Visualization, Statistics, Algebra and Discreet Maths, Mathematical Analysis, Virtual Reality, Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia Systems,...

2011 - 2015


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Developing Data-Intensive Applications: Real-time and Batch
  • Full Stack / Mobile Development
  • Creating analytical reports and interactive dashboards
  • Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional, international Teams, able to work in English, German, French
  • Agile Development & Scrum


Apart from sitting in front of a computer, I enjoy snowboarding in the winter and going mountain biking in the summer. I also enjoy reading books that give me a better understanding about the world we live in and the curious contraption that is the human mind.

I like messing around on the piano and discovering new experimental electronic music. Recently I discovered my love for podcasts on the latest technological advancements and startups. I am an optimist believing humanity is on a constant trajectory towards a better future albeit a few setbacks and I get excited thinking about what the future has in store for all of us.

Activities, Awards & Certifications

  • 1st Place - Winner "Vienna Open Energy Data Challenge 2017"​
  • Teaching refugees basic IT and programming skills - University Program "Welcome TU Code", Oct. 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club FLIC Lyon, 2014 - 2015
  • Participation in BCG "UnlimITed 2016"​: European IT-Business Course, collaborating in teams on a Case Study
  • 'Report Editor' - Development of a browser application in a Team of 6 people for the consulting company "Sustain Solutions Gmbh" for support of their product "Docu Tools"; Built on AngularJS (Frontend) + Java/Spring (Backend), Oct 2015 - Jan 2016