About me

Hello there, my name is Kevin Read and I'm a freelance software developer and Security consultant currently residing in Germany.

I've been involved with software development and security since the mid-90s and have been working in the IT industry since 1998. I've founded two companies and have been working as freelance and developer and consultant since 2014. As a native German and English speaker I'm interested in doing projects all over the world. I've also published a fair amount, mostly in German.

Freelance project list

2019 - 2020 Consultant for Yinkozi on security / encryption SDK for Android mobile banking (Java, C++)
Android app development and analysis for Yipitdata (Java, Python, Frida)
Consulting on developing a custom Android OS and deep app customisation for Techless LLC.
2018 Full-Stack consultant on technical due diligence for Microsoft (Java, C#, code / team review)
2016 Developed Android IoT companion app for Amphiro AG (Java, Bluetooth LE)
Developed Munich Mash web presence for ProSieben / SAT1 AG (HTML5, CSS, JS)
2015 - 2019 Developed Android app Guidants Mobile, real-time finance and stock brokering app for BörseGo AG (Kotlin, Java, C++, JS). Developed ejecta-v8, a mobile JS engine based on v8.
2014 - 2015 Developed location-aware information system for Pure Labs, Munich (Android, Java)
2015 - now Co-founded Om7Sense, an IoT energy management startup. Serving as CTO. (React, Java 11, MQTT, SQL, Docker)


2015 Mobile developer for Cliqz AG, Munich; Worked on hybrid mobile apps (browsers, messengers) and data. Java, JS, HTML5, Python
2009 - 2014 Web / Mobile developr at BörseGo AG, Munich; Developed Android apps (Java, JS, C++). Developed in-house and customer web applications (JS, Python/Django, PHP, HTML5). Received Play Store Editor Choice award for the app "Godmode Anywhere" in 2012.
2006 - 2008 Student researcher at the University of Koblenz, Germany. Built campus-wide information system (Java, Python).
2005 - 2009 Software developer at wizAI, Germany. Developed structured newspaper search and clipping (Java EE, Lucene). Developed Mesh Bluetooth network (Linux, C).
2003 - 2004 Qualitative Market researcher at Public Perception. International focus groups, interviewing, analysis.
2001 - 2003 Product Manager at NewNet, Germany. Developed concept, documentation and marketing material, ran exhibition stands.
1996 - 2001 Network manager, Server admin and development at InnNet, Germany. (TCP/IP, Routing, Security, Linux, Cisco, PHP)