Stephan is a PhD candidate in Software Engineering at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Computer Science Department at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He also works as a Research Software Engineer in linguistics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Since 2018, he has been Special Collaborator of the Software Sustainability Institute, and member of the board of de-RSE e.V. - Society for Research Software. He is Programme Chair of deRSE19.