How to hire Steven Schwenke

This is a guide on how to approach me regarding job offers.


Currently, I'm not actively searching for a new job. This article is meant to be a guide for people who are offering extraordinary jobs that I would be a perfect fit for.

Stevens priorities

From most important to less important:

1. Content.

I want to do something useful,
contribute to something great and
add value
while having a positive ecological and sociological impact.

2. Learning.

In everything I do, I want to develop myself and learn,
focused but not restricted to technical topics.
This includes communication, psychology and sociology because these contain the main forces behind how humans interact and work together.

3. Working conditions.

I need to have a large degree of freedom in what I am doing,
being able to use my strengths
and working partially from home.

4. Payment.

Of course, I expect a decent payment in respect to my experience and proactivity.
However, payment is not my main motivator.

Note: The overall picture of a job is more important than single aspects. I don't want to get rich while destroying the planet, but I also don't want to starve to save it.


I live near Brunswick, Germany, and intend to keep it that way. However, I do have years of experience in working remotely with distributed teams.

Part-time work

Under the condition of not being in competition with my employer, I can be hired for part-time work. This especially includes but is not restricted to

giving talks and workshops and
mentoring / coaching / consulting in both technical as well as non-technical aspects.

Besides my main job, I am a solo entrepreneur and am allowed to write invoices.

Don't contact me ...

... if you would propose something that does not correlate with the descriptions above.

Contact me ...

... only if you think that I would be a perfect fit for a position that matches the criteria above at to organize a (virtual) meeting or phone call.