Max Marcon, Developer in Berlin, Germany
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Max Marcon

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Software Developer

Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
June 14, 2019

A motivated full-stack software engineer with a Ph.D. in computer science and years of experience in the design, development, and testing of innovative solutions, Max enjoys working on multiple aspects of a system while always keeping the big picture in mind. He never gets tired of applying his curiosity, scientific mindset, and passion for technology to new challenging projects.


Berlin Phil Media GmbH
PostgreSQL, Vue, Phoenix, Elixir
reBuy Recommerce GmbH
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Spring Boot, Java
Mobisol GmbH
MongoDB, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby




Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, Ubuntu, MacOS

The most amazing... platform and infrastructure I've built was for a loyalty program tailored to sustainable businesses, built almost single-handedly from scratch.

Work Experience

Freelance Developer

2019 - 2019
Berlin Phil Media GmbH
  • Developed a prototype for the future online subscription system for the Digital Concert Hall, the video streaming service of the Berlin Philharmonic.
  • Integrated with payment providers such as Paypal and Stripe via their APIs.
  • Implemented an admin interface with Vue.js.
Technologies: PostgreSQL, Vue, Phoenix, Elixir

Freelance Developer

2018 - 2019
reBuy Recommerce GmbH
  • Developed and deployed the first version of reBuy's online marketplace from scratch, in a small team of 3.
  • Developed the first automatic pricing algorithms for reBuy's products on eBay.
Technologies: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Spring Boot, Java

Senior Software Engineer

2017 - 2018
Mobisol GmbH
  • Developed new features, especially for pay-as-you-go customer accounts and management of customer loans.
  • Assisted with the acquisition of an external software platform for off-grid systems and ported its main features to Paygee.
  • Served in a lead role in the finance tech team.
  • Provided technical support for employees on the ground.
Technologies: MongoDB, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Senior Software Engineer

2016 - 2017
Bonagora GmbH
  • Developed new features, data analysis, and maintenance as well as DevOps operations.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zend Framework, PHP, MySQL

CTO and Developer

2015 - 2016
Bonsum UG
  • Designed, developed, and deployed Bonsum's technical infrastructure, both front and back end, from scratch and almost single-handedly.
  • Maintained and monitored Bonsum online presence.
  • Managed product and projects.
Technologies: AngularJS, Laravel, PHP, MongoDB, MySQL

Senior Software Engineer

2014 - 2015
Wayfair GmbH
  • Developed eCommerce solutions for the European market, with a special focus on checkout and internationalization.
Technologies: Backbone.js, Redis, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP

Developer of Cutting Edge Applications

2011 - 2014
SAP Innovation Center
  • Developed innovative medical and data-science applications for cancer research and treatment. Main product was Medical Research Insights, which provides doctors and researchers with intuitive and quick access to medical data from large patient cohorts. Based on in-memory database technologies (SAP HANA, XS Engine). Both desktop and mobile devices (SAPUI5, iOS, Java EE).
Technologies: Java, iOS, XS Engine, SAP HANA

reBuy Online Marketplace

Developed and deployed reBuy's online marketplace for merchants that sell used electronics.

Medical Research Insights
Medical Research Insights is a software solution that helps cancer researchers and medical doctors to quickly and intuitively visualize data about large patient cohorts.

Let's Meet

This is a personal project I worked on during my spare time. It's an online application that allows anyone to create an event to be scheduled, share it with a potentially large number of participants, and schedule it on a date that best suits their availability. The application is based on Elixir/Phoenix in the back end and Vue.js in the front end.

Code available at:

Bonsum's Loyalty Program for Sustainable Businesses

Complete design and development of Bonsum's technical infrastructure, both front and back end, including the integration with affiliate marketing networks
2006 - 2011

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems - Saarbrücken, Germany

1999 - 2004

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

University of Udine - Udine, Italy


Vue 2, jQuery, PayPal API, Stripe API, Vue, Backbone.js


Vagrant, Sublime Text, Git, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)


Ruby on Rails (RoR), Laravel, Phoenix, AngularJS, Zend Framework, Spring Boot, Symfony


Linux, Docker, MacOS, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAP HANA, iOS, Amazon EC2


Elixir, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, Python 2, Java, CSS, HTML5


MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)


XS Engine

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