Alex Duggleby, Developer in Vienna, Austria

Alex Duggleby

Software Developer

Vienna, Austria
Toptal Member Since
May 31, 2016

Alex is a senior full-stack developer, working on the Microsoft platform for almost two decades. He has a strong background in IT security and secure coding practices combined with working with founders in fast-paced environments to create their software prototypes and MVPs. This combination gives Alex the skillset to correctly judge and explain trade-offs in designing software between value-generating functionality, your budget/timeline, and a reliable maintainable software system.

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DealMatrix GmbH
WhatAVenture GmbH
Redis, Azure, React, ASP.NET MVC
SBA Research GmbH
jQuery, JavaScript, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC


Vienna, Austria



Preferred Environment

React, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC

The most amazing... challenge I've worked on was an encrypted zero-knowledge (stateless encryption key) voting system for a large government body.

Work Experience

2018 - 2019


DealMatrix GmbH
  • Reimplemented a core product within a week from beginning to actual deployment for a paying client after previous the previous software system failed irrecoverably.
  • Created a highly resilient and scaleable voting system that was trusted by large event organizers including SXSW.
  • Established a secure continuous deployment process that allowed no developer access to production connection strings or data (using Azure KeyVault) while still enabling DevOps access to a high degree.
Technologies: React, REST, ASP.NET MVC
2012 - 2017


WhatAVenture GmbH
  • Created the architecture from a basic MVP to the full SaaS platform used presently by Fortune 500 companies.
  • Grew a team from two to six people, including developers and designers.
  • Performed DevOps for all our systems, including non-Windows-based components.
  • Worked with a high level of security for all our operations.
  • Created a generic canvas widget framework for the basis of our user experience.
Technologies: Redis, Azure, React, ASP.NET MVC
2007 - 2014

Senior Consultant

SBA Research GmbH
  • Created a standard web application development framework on top of ASP.NET MVC using CQRS principles that was used throughout the team.
  • Led a team of five developers for over three years working on different projects.
  • Championed and implemented agile processes in the software development group.
  • Led the yearly process improvement initiative to increase engineering practices and improve employee motivation and training.
  • Worked closely with security researchers in-house on state-of-the-art security challenges and security-sensitive projects in industry and academia.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC
2008 - 2013

Senior Consultant

Security Research GmbH
  • Worked with foreign clients in the energy sector to implement a complex work order management system for heavy vehicles in the oil fields.
  • Implemented several security-sensitive applications for the Austrian Ministry of Health (in accordance with the Austrian version HIPAA).
  • Created the visualization of the hydropower plants sensor data for the Danube hydro energy group.
  • Created the internal time-tracking software in compliance with Austrian work laws.
Technologies: SAP, MySQL, Windows Forms (WinForms), .NET, SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC
2005 - 2007


mii AG
  • Created an integration system allowing automatic data flow between SAP, SharePoint, HR-Systems and IT for a large government body in Austria. I still maintain the systems and it is approaching its 10-year anniversary.
  • Implemented Microsoft Identity Integration Server for a client in the energy sector.
Technologies: Identity Server, SAP, SharePoint, ASP.NET
2001 - 2001


  • Created a J2ME UI widget toolkit for automotive prototypes based on the look and feel of the BMW in-car interface (also using the BMW-typical controller).
Technologies: OSGi, J2ME


WhatAVenture Innovation Platform

The WhatAVenture Innovation Platform guides startups and innovation teams through a state-of-the-art innovation process that takes business ideas to investment readiness.

It improves the efficiency of accelerators and companies, in managing, coaching, and supervising the progress of multiple startups and innovation teams.

That platform is currently being used by multiple Fortune 500 companies.

A Microsoft 365 plugin and SaaS to enable the sending of mass personalized email using your existing Microsoft tenant mailbox. It includes open/click tracking and unsubscribe management. Currently, it sends in excess of half a million emails per month using a serverless back end and ServiceBus-based messaging infrastructure

A startup scouting platform designed for innovation scouts and innovation agencies to run the application and decision-making process for innovation programs accelerators and awards.

My role included product design, development, and go-to-market and sales.

Recapsy | Impressive Reports for Workshops
A React-based report builder for trainers, adult educators, and workshops. It includes PDF report generation, custom client report websites, embedding of reports in third-party sites, and serverless components via Azure Functions for published client websites. My role involved technical architecture and full development based on the existing UI designs.



JavaScript, C#, HTML, ASP.NET Razor, ECMAScript (ES6), SQL


ASP.NET MVC, Flutter, Redux, ASP.NET Identity, .NET, OSGi, ASP.NET, Windows PowerShell, OAuth 2, Microsoft Sync Framework, Tailwind CSS


CQRS, Agile Software Development, REST


Azure, Windows, SharePoint, J2ME, Azure Functions, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, MySQL


Freelancing, Programming, Software Development, Full-stack, Web Development, Scrum Master, SAP, Identity Server, Azure Service Bus, Alpine


React, jQuery UI, jQuery, Windows Forms (WinForms)


Git, Microsoft Visual Studio, Subversion (SVN), Hangfire


2005 - 2011

Magister Degree (Equivalent to a Master's, 5 Year Program) in Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Vienna University of Economics and Business - Vienna, Austria

2004 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universität Wien) - Vienna, Austria

2001 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Technical University of Munich - Munich, Germany