Viktor Goldberg

I'm Viktor Goldberg

Cloud Architect, Specialist for Networking and Security

  • Education Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Informatics, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Experience 12+ years professional experience in fast paced environments
  • based in Munich, Germany
  • Currently EMEA Specialist Solutions Architect - Networking @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Languages
    German English Russian French

Hi, I'm Viktor - from Munich, Germany. My experience is in Cloud Architecture, Network Engineering, IT Security, and Entrepreneurship, with a history of working in research and the industry. My passion for computer networks developed when I was 13, when I began working at Siemens after school hours. Through the following years, I worked as a research assistant and network engineer. By the time I was 23, I became Director of Corporate IT at one of the biggest entrepreneurship centers in Europe. Last year I joined AWS Professional Services as a consultant, with the prime focus of bringing my lean and agile startup know-how into large enterprises and thereby helping them achieve there goals in a faster and more efficient way. With deep tech knowledge I help my customers tackle their most difficult challenges on their journey into the cloud - be it a hybrid lift and shift or fully re- architected serverless deployment. I can work in English, German, and Russian, equally. With over 10+ years of working in this field, I have developed strong interpersonal skills and creativity along the way. Most of all, I love to motivate, mentor, and lead the people around me to provide the best possible experience for everyone.

Main Areas of Focus

Software Defined Networking
IT Security
Network Engineering
Distributed Systems
Cloud Computing

Key Skills

TCP/IP, IPv6, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, PBR, VPN, UTM, SDN, DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, 802.11, NAGIOS, ECMP, QoS, UC, Internet Protocols, Python, Java IOS, NX-OS, ASA, AMP, FirePower, Core Design, L3-L7 Network Components, WLC, ISE, CUCM, Troubleshooting L2 Network Design, DT-LACP, MACSEC, STP, ToR switching, Troubleshooting Mobility Controller, IAP, 802.11 Network Design, ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM), 802.1X

Besides that, I am highly proficient in Linux/UNIX, process automation and server orchestration with Ansible and/or Puppet.

Work Experience

Dec 2017 - Present

Amazon Web Services

DevOps & Cloud Architect
Professional Services Consultant

The AWS Professional Services organization is a global team of experts that can help you realize your desired business outcomes when using the AWS Cloud. We work together with your team and your chosen member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) to execute your enterprise cloud computing initiatives.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2017

UnternehmerTUM GmbH

Director Corporate IT

Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM. Redesigned entire IT infrastructure from core to access services, thereby improving business processes and overall company performance and productivity.

Feb 2013 - Present

Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ)

Researcher and Network Engineer

Internet Service Provider (ISP) for all Bavarian universities. Planned, organized, and deployed carrier IPv6 infrastructure as one of my projects. Researched on SDN topics. Developed SDN security / carrier grade NAT gateway.

Jan 2011 - Present

Global Engineering GmbH


Family run engineering and consulting company. Started my own IT consultancy at 19, specializing in multi-site architectures, SMEs, and unified communications.

Jan 2016 - Feb 2017


CEO and Co-Founder

Invented a WIFI/LTE equipped power bank to provide Internet service for travelers across Europe, through carrier MPLS traffic engineering.

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Research and Teaching Assistant

Department of Computer Science. Helped establish the Internet lab to teach students about computer and transaction networks.

Nov 2013 - Apr 2014


CEO and Co-Founder

A startup analyzing music genres being played in real time throughout Munich and streaming it onto our app.

Apr 2011 - Dec 2011


Network Security Engineer

Working Student at Corporate IT (CIT) Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Worked with Cisco ASA and Cisco IOS equipment. Provided 2nd level and VIP support to the board.

Aug 2009 - Mar 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)

Systems Engineer

Internship at BTS Lab - Public Communication Networks (as a high school student). Helped with the development of 4G/LTE Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). Most of all, learned a lot about GSM networks, IP networks and roaming, hand-off, etc.

Feb 2007 - Jul 2009


System Administrator

Internship at the EIT TestBed - Public Networking and Communications Lab.


Apr 2016 - Jun 2017

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Technical University of Munich

Thesis: Design of a Highly-Available and Multi-Tenant IT-Infrastructure to Enable and Secure Digital Growth of an Innovation Center (Grade 1.0, German equivalent of 100%). In this work, I proposed and implemented a new network architecture design. The goal was to leverage SDN technology to help rapidly growing companies transform their IT systems from rigid infrastructures into highly-flexible, automated, and scalable hybrid cloud platforms.

Overall grade: 1.7
Completed in 2/4 semesters

2012 - Apr 2016

B.Sc. in Computer Science

Technical University of Munich

Thesis: A Revision of LRZ's Security Gateway Secomat with particular Focus on Load-Balancing and Redundancy

2010 - 2012

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Technical University of Munich

four semesters, then switched to Computer Science at the same school.

2009 - 2010

"Early-Study" of Informatics for highly-excelling pupils

Technical University of Munich

2002 - 2010

High School

Nymphenburger Gymnasium München


  • LRZ Logo
    Datacenter Network Virtualization in Multi-Tenant Environments May 10, 2015 | GI-Edition-Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), 8. DFN Konferenz

    Outsourcing of computation and storage infrastructure into the cloud entails new challenges for the architecture and design of multi-tenant datacenters. With the evolution of virtualization techniques, tenant applications do not need to be operated on dedicated servers. Software switches hereby play an important role by mediating between physical infrastructure and virtualized applications. In this paper, we discuss the application of Open vSwitch, a software implementation of a network switch that is particularly designed for use in cloud environments. We analyze its features and performance in comparison to traditional concepts.

  • TUM Logo
    Network Virtualization Frameworks: VXLAN vs. NVGRE May 2016 | Chair for Business Information Systems, Technical University Munich

    The trend of outsourcing compute and storage infrastructure into cloud datacenters like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure carries new challenges for the architectural design of multi-tenant datacenters. With the evolution of virtualization techniques, tenant applications are abstracted from physical hosts by a virtualization layer and therefore do not have to be operated on dedicated bare-metal devices. The role of network virtualization hereby plays an important role. Multiple distinct tenants have to be isolated on one underlying physical core infrastructure. In this paper, we present the concept of network virtualization which is used in such hybrid cloud environments. We discuss and compare the protocols VXLAN and NVGRE and provide a particular use case.

My Interests

  • Music Producer
  • Biker
  • Lifelong Pianist
  • Smart Home & IoT Enthusiast
  • Dog Owner & Lover
  • Skiier
  • Foodie
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