Markus Tripp, Developer in Salzburg, Austria
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Markus Tripp

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Full-stack Developer

Salzburg, Austria
Toptal Member Since
March 10, 2022

Markus is a full-stack developer, founder, and former head of IT and infrastructure with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in performant web apps (e.g., React apps) and Shopify, having launched multiple custom Shopify online stores and themes. Markus has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Sony and was a speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit.


The Edit LDN,
Shopify Plus, Shopify, Algolia
Eat the Ball Holding GmbH
JavaScript, Next.js, Shopify, Office 365, SAP Business ByDesign, Azure
SPAR - Austria
Java, Spring, Oracle




Preferred Environment

JavaScript, Next.js, Shopify, GitHub, Tailwind CSS, Liquid, TypeScript, React, Shopify Theme, Shopify API

The most amazing...

...experience was being invited as a speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

Work Experience

Algolia and Shopify Plus Expert

2022 - 2023
The Edit LDN,
  • Implemented Algolia search to the Shopify Plus store.
  • Used the Algolia InstantSearch.js JavaScript library to integrate the existing Shopify Prestige theme seamlessly.
  • Created custom Shopify apps to improve the client's workflow.
Technologies: Shopify Plus, Shopify, Algolia

Head of IT and Infrastructure

2014 - 2020
Eat the Ball Holding GmbH
  • Created a Shopify online shop for our digital sales channel. Developed a custom Shopify app with PHP/Laravel to integrate with SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI).
  • Implemented custom intranet apps using PHP/Laravel and Laravel Horizon.
  • Set up a cloud infrastructure on Microsoft 365 for a distributed team spread across Europe and the US.
  • Provided support to the SAP Business ByDesign ERP system for financial services and production planning.
Technologies: JavaScript, Next.js, Shopify, Office 365, SAP Business ByDesign, Azure

Senior Software Engineer

2013 - 2014
SPAR - Austria
  • Developed portal apps for the SPAR and SPAR European Shopping Center's intranet using Java and Spring technologies.
  • Worked on optimizing the performance of the Spring-Hibernate data layer for various business applications.
  • Built dynamic JavaScript components for the SAP ERP system.
Technologies: Java, Spring, Oracle

Product Owner

2011 - 2013
  • Acted as the product owner for a web content management system on top of the Fabasoft content management platform.
  • Implemented the prototype for the web content management system, which became the actual product.
  • Worked on business planning and marketing strategy for this web content management system.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Scrum, PostgreSQL


2007 - 2011
  • Contributed as an early developer of Wikitude, acquired by Qualcomm in 2021. We created the first augmented reality app for smartphones.
  • Implemented customizations in Atlassian Confluence for local clients.
  • Consulted with a large telecom operator in China on various Android topics.
Technologies: Java, Android, iOS

Software Architect

2000 - 2007
  • Played a key role as the software architect of StreamMan, an early music streaming portal from Sony.
  • Took part in the development of Connect, Sony's music download platform, as a software architect.
  • Worked as a consultant for Sony One, Sony's single sign-on consumer identity service.
Technologies: Java, Oracle

Algolia Search to Shopify Theme
I have added the Algolia search feature to the Shopify Plus online store. The use of the Algolia InstantSearch.js JavaScript library enabled seamless integration with the existing Prestige theme was achieved. In addition, I created some custom Shopify apps to optimize the client's workflow.

Adria Translate Shopify App
Shopify supports multiple languages only via a GraphQL API. Therefore, I developed an app that enables online shop owners to translate their store into multiple languages using a simple and intuitive user interface. The app is listed on the Shopify app store.

Asmus Online Store
Asmus is a large retailer of shoes and fashion in Salzburg, Austria. I created a fully customized Shopify theme and relaunched the online store in 2021.

The client wanted a seamless search experience for the 15,000 products in the online catalog. Therefore I implemented a custom integration with Algolia Search.
2011 - 2011

Diploma in Advertising and Marketing

St. Gallen Business School - St. Gallen, Switzerland

1993 - 2000

Partially Completed Degree in Computer Science

University of Salzburg - Salzburg, Austria


Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance


Liquid, Shopify API, React, Node.js


GitHub, Shopify Plus


Tailwind CSS, Laravel, Next.js, Spring, Vapor


Shopify, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Azure, Oracle, Android, iOS, Algolia


HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, GraphQL




Databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL


Software Development, Supabase, Algorithms, Mathematics, Office 365, SAP Business ByDesign, Marketing Mix, Business Development, Shopify Theme

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