Gunnar Hillert

Gunnar Hillert

Staff Engineer at Pivotal Inc.

Greater Atlanta Area
Information Technology and Services

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Gunnar Hillert's Overview

  • Member Technical Staff (MTS) at SpringSource
  • Senior Software Engineer at nuBridges
  • Member of the Board at Atlanta Java Users Group

500+ connections


Gunnar Hillert's Summary

Software developer with 8 years of experience building web applications using leading edge technologies.


Java, Sun Certified Java Programmer, Spring, Hibernate, GWT, Adobe Flex, Struts 2, AJAX, Web 2.0, Ruby, Web application development, EDI, Business Integration, bilingual (German and English), learning Spanish

Gunnar Hillert's Experience

Staff Engineer

Pivotal Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Greater Atlanta Area

- Committer on the Spring Integration project
- Committer on the Spring XD project

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2010Present (4 years 8 months) Greater Atlanta Area

- Organize monthly user group events
- Gather speaker abstracts, bios, generate announcement emails, marketing for events
- Help organize the annual DevNexus conference which attracted 900 attendees in 2013
- Creator of the DevNexus website, that is powered by Spring (
- Maintainer of AJUG's job posting application, an open-source project that allows companies to find job candidates (

Member Technical Staff (MTS)


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

May 2011April 2013 (2 years) greater atlanta area

- Committer on the Spring Integration project
- Committer on the Spring XD project
- Contributes to the Cloud Foundry project

Senior Software Engineer


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2009April 2011 (1 year 11 months)

- Developed features for the Van visibility application using Adobe Flex, Swiz, Spring and JPA/Hibernate
- Core developer on the company's Managed File Transfer (MFT) application
- Architected and developed features using frameworks such as GWT, Spring, JPA/Hibernate, Hibernate Search
- Designed and implemented the web services APIs using Spring Web Services

Member of the Board

Atlanta Java Users Group

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2008March 2010 (1 year 11 months)

As the web-chair was responsible for the maintenance of the server and the associated web-applications. Co-organized the DevNexus conference.

Java Developer


March 2008April 2009 (1 year 2 months)

Same as Spunlogic. After being acquired by Engauge my position stayed the same.

Software Engineer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

July 2007March 2008 (9 months)

- designed and implemented crucial elements of a web-based Java EE financial application
- included all application layers (databases design (Oracle), persistence tier (Hibernate), middle tier (Spring), presentation tier (Struts 2, JSON, jQuery).
- implemented asynchronous services using JMS and Quartz
- implemented workflow-driven processes using JBoss JBPM
- integrated Drools into the project
- created PDF-based reports using iText and Excel-based reports using POI

Software Developer

State of Georgia

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

November 2005June 2007 (1 year 8 months)

Department of Audits and Accounts - Implemented several web applications using the latest technologies (AJAX, Struts2, Spring-MVC, Spring, Hibernate, Ibatis, Maven2). Refactored existing SWT-based application.

Software Developer

Seldon Systems

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2005November 2005 (8 months)

- Implemented and tested features/components for Struts/Spring based Java EE applications
- included generating SVG-based charts (also rendered to PDF)
- technologies and frameworks used: Struts, Spring, AJAX, Ibatis, MySQL, JMS (ActiveMQ), iText, JSON-RPC

Solution Architect


Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2001March 2005 (3 years 5 months)

- was the project lead for several business integration projects for Fortune 500 companies
utilizing web-services (including AS2), EDI/EAI (ANSI ASC X12, EDIFACT, IDoc, XML)
- provided suport on-site/off-site and training to customers
- researched and evaluated new technologies and standards (incl. HIPAA, Papinet, ebXML)
- worked on internal projects utilizing J2EE, JSP/Servlets, Struts, and SQL Server.


Auxilium Resource Group

March 2000August 2000 (6 months)

Internship in Seattle, WA

Gunnar Hillert's Honors and Awards

  • Excellence@EMC Gold Award

    • April 2014

    Received award for DevNexus Conference Coordination and Success.

Gunnar Hillert's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Environment
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology

Gunnar Hillert's Languages

  • German

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • French

    (Elementary proficiency)

Gunnar Hillert's Projects

Gunnar Hillert's Skills & Expertise

  1. Hibernate
  2. Databases
  3. AJAX
  4. Java
  5. Struts
  6. Spring
  7. Spring Integration
  8. Enterprise Architecture
  9. JPA
  10. XML
  11. Gradle
  12. Enterprise Integration
  13. HTML5
  14. EIP
  15. REST
  16. WebSockets
  17. JSON
  18. JUnit
  19. JMS
  20. MySQL
  21. JBoss Application Server
  22. Ant
  23. Tomcat
  24. EAI
  25. Eclipse
  26. Java Enterprise Edition
  27. Web Applications
  28. Subversion
  29. Maven
  30. SOAP
  31. Software Development
  32. Web Services
  33. SOA
  34. Scrum
  35. Ruby on Rails
  36. Oracle
  37. JSP
  38. GWT
  39. Open Source
  40. Spring XD
  41. Flex
  42. Microsoft SQL Server
  43. Tree Planting

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Gunnar Hillert's Education

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Dipl. Inf. (Fh), Computer Science


Thesis: "Development and implementation of a prototype of a Microsoft BizTalk environment for EDI and EAI scenarios in comparison to Seeburger BIS"

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