Christopher Schuster


Google, Mountain View, CA

  • Senior software engineer (Gmail/Google Workspace Security) Dec 2018 - now
  • Software engineering intern (Gmail security and software development) Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

Y Combinator Research, San Francisco, CA Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

  • Research intern (development of end-user programming environments)

Innervision Computers, Scotts Valley, CA

  • Full-stack developer (development and deployment of scalable web applications) Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Software development intern (React, NodeJS, etc.) Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

SAP Labs LLC, Palo Alto, CA May 2012 - May 2013

  • Research intern (development and applied research in tool support for remote teamwork, data exploration and JavaScript development)

tripunkt GmbH, Berlin Apr 2007 - Apr 2012

  • Software developer (development of enterprise software with focus on web and mobile)


University of California, Santa Cruz, CA Sep 2013 - Dec 2018

  • PhD, Computer Science Dec 2018
    • PhD Thesis: Towards Live Programming Environments for Statically Verified JavaScript

University of Potsdam, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany Oct 2006 - Apr 2012

  • Master of Science, IT Systems Engineering Apr 2012
    • Master Thesis: Reification of Execution State in JavaScript: Implementing the Lively Debugger
  • Bachelor of Science, IT Systems Engineering Sep 2009
    • Bachelor Thesis: RESTful Object-oriented Middleware for Distributed Squeak Applications

University of California, Davis, CA Sep 2010 - June 2011

  • Study Abroad Program



Teaching assistant


Technical Skills

Linux Professional Institute Certificate LPIC-1 and Novell Certified Linux Administrator

College and work experience with various programming languages (Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Kotlin, Rust, Python, C, C++, Haskell, Go, Smalltalk, SQL, etc.) as well as security audits, penetration testing, differential privacy, backend infrastructure and technologies such as GCP, Kubernetes and React.

Volunteer Activities

Assisted the conference organization as a student volunteer at ECOOP 2011, SPLASH 14 and SPLASH 15.

Contributes to open source projects, (see e.g. Github profile).

Former organizer for SlugLUG, the official UC Santa Cruz Linux User Group.


Fluent in both German and English; likes to makes music and travel around the world; hobby photographer.