About Gerrit

About Me

Hello, I am Gerrit Egnew. I am a data engineer and consultant based in Interlaken, Switzerland. I came to software development from the biological sciences and engineering, and enjoy turning science into good code. I have worked in biotech, IIoT, wastewater remediation, neuroscience, and medtech.

As a consultant and software engineer, I have been instrumental in helping clients realize their objectives. I have worked with team members to gather requirements, build prototypes, and develop solutions. I have introduced Agile/Scrum methods to teams lacking a team-management tradition. I nurtured new team members by educating about software design, patterns, and best-practices.

I have brought savings to financial and human resources by introducing Process Automation, CI/CD, code review, testing, and telemetry.

My personal passions center largely on the natural world. I grew up in Idaho, where I spent my childhood running, kayaking, and climbing in the wilderness. I have dedicated thousands of hours to exploration of the mountains and rivers in Idaho and Montana; my greatest passion is to attain a visceral understanding of a landscape, to be able to move through it with knowledge and confidence. As a recent transplant to the Alps, I am constantly immersed in the practice of learning new environments, cultures, and geography.

Currently I am working with Zeit Medical on automated at-home stroke detection.


Languages: Python, Javascript, Java, Kotlin, PHP

Tools: pandas, tensorflow, scikit-learn, kafka, RabbitMQ

Databases: CouchDB, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra

Frameworks: FastAPI, Spring, Flask, Express.js

DevOps/Cloud: AWS (extensive), Azure, GCP, Hetzner, Docker, Kubernetes


  • September 2012 - May 2018 Montana State University (B.S. Biological Engineering)
  • November 2017 - May 2018 Mazer Neuroscience Lab (Montana State University)
  • May 2018 - July 2019 Enviromin, Inc. (Bozeman, MT)
  • November 2019 - August 2020 Relayr GmbH (Munich, DE)
  • September 2020 - September 2021 Wyssen Avalanche Control (Reichenbach, CH)
  • _July 2019 - August 2022 Primity Bio (Remote)
  • _January 2022 - August 2022 Consultant, Tribe AI (Remote)
  • May 2022 - Current Zeit Medical (Remote)


  • Udacity Data Engineering (2020)
  • Wilderness First Responder