Alex Duggleby, Software Developer in Vienna, Austria
Alex Duggleby

Software Developer in Vienna, Austria

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.
Alex is now available for hire




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.


  • CTO

    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
  • CTO

    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
  • Senior Consultant

    2007 - 2014
    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
  • Senior Consultant

    2008 - 2013
    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
  • Developer

    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
  • Intern

    2001 - 2001
    BMW CarIT
    • 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.

  • MailMerge365

    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

  • Innoscout

    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.


  • Languages

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

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

    CQRS, Agile Software Development, REST
  • Platforms

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

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

    Freelance, Programming, Software Development, Full-stack, Web Development, Scrum Master, SAP, Identity Server, Azure Service Bus, Alpine
  • Libraries/APIs

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

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


  • Magister Degree (Equivalent to a Master's, 5 Year Program) in Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
    2005 - 2011
    Vienna University of Economics and Business - Vienna, Austria
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2011
    Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universit├Ąt Wien) - Vienna, Austria
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2004
    Technical University of Munich - Munich, Germany

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