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Gerd Naschenweng

Employee, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), bidorbuy.co.za - eCommerce marketplace

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Skills

CTO
E-Commerce
IT Architecture / Software Development
JEE
Java
PHP
CentOS
Linux
ElasticSearch
Architecture
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
E-Commerce Applications
Google Adwords
Google Analytics
performance tuning
Performance Management
Apache Solr
Open Source
Tomcat
Bitbucket
Jira
Confluence
business consulting
infrastructure architecture
retail banking
webservices
SOA
Graylog
PowerMTA
Port25
Nginx
MySQL
SQL
PostgreSQL
Datenbanken
Big data
Software Architecture
JavaScript
jQuery
HTML
Bootstrap (Framework)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Responsive Webdesign
It
Consulting
Java entwickler
Node.js
Developer
Application developer
Softwareentwicklung
Projektmanagement
Design
Analysis
Engineer
Informatik
Eclipse
Agile
Technology officer
Web-development
E-business
Security
Englischkenntnisse
Deutschkenntnisse
Agile methods
Android
Führungskraft
Chief Technology Officer
Executive Search
English
Scrum
Enterprise Architect
IT Strategy
Technology Management
Agile Software Development
MongoDB
Web Technologies
Oracle
CSS
XML
ELK Stack
Multisided Platform
C-level
IT Allrounder
Solution Architect
Digitalisierung

Timeline

Professional experience for Gerd Naschenweng

  • Current , since Mar 2010

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    bidorbuy.co.za - eCommerce marketplace

    At Africa's largest e-commerce marketplace and online shop, I am managing all IT operations including DevOps (CentOS based private cloud managed via Salt) and software development for web, mobi and native apps (iOS and Android). I lead all SEO, SEM/SEA projects which included the rollout of Rich Snippets, Google Tag Manager (including data-layers for e-commerce) and 3rd party product data feeds to Google Merchant Centre, remarketing companies (Criteo, RTB) and affiliates.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Apr 2011 - Jul 2013

    Vice President Software Engineering

    UbuntuDeal - eCommerce group buying

    Director for UbuntuDeal group buying (Groupon clone) with the focus on strategic Consulting, brand development, web site traffic growth, SEO and coordinating new development initiatives. UbuntuDeal was a bidorbuy.co.za e-commerce and online shop, successfully competing against Groupon.co.za. The site was developed in PHP, running on MySQL and OpenSource stack (CentOS / private cloud).

  • 4 years and 2 months, Jan 2006 - Feb 2010

    Enterprise Java Solutions Architect and Design Manager

    Vodacom South Africa

    As the Java Solutions Architect I managed a team of 20 designers and analysts and was responsible for the design and implementation of all application- and infrastructure architecture solutions for Vodacom's customer channels comprising 12 call-centres, 550 retail franchises and 15,000 corporate users. The Vodacom channel solutions were developed in Java using JEE patterns, running on IBM WebSphere.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Jun 2004 - Jan 2006

    Chief Architect - Risk & Governance Branch Banking

    First National Bank

    Responsible for the design and implementation of First National Banks Branch Banking solution using Java technologies running on IBM WebSphere within a virtual Novell Linux cloud on IBM BladeCentre. I led the architecture team for the retail bank environment defining governance standards (using ITIL) and streamlining the software development life-cycle (SDLC) to support 700 retail branches and 14,000 employees.

  • 10 months, Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

    J2EE Architect, Snr Developer

    BG-Phoenics GmbH

    Consulted as a performance engineer, optimising the Java application stack for BG-Phoenics in Munich, Germany. The BG-Phoenics application is a document management solution supporting German professional trade associations and government social security funds. The document-centric solution was developed in Java and supports scanning, recognition, indexing and management of 60,000 documents per hour.

  • 2 months, Aug 2003 - Sep 2003

    SAP-portal & Java Consultant

    Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (Botswana)

    The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (= CEDA) is a government-funded agency to provide financial and technical support for business development in Botswana. The core business of CEDA focuses on the distribution of loans in the commercial-, property-, agricultural- and livestock sectors. The project included a loan-origination and appraisal process which interfaces into SAP and utilises the SAP portal server to present the web-based business application to the end-user.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jun 2001 - Jul 2003

    Java Enterprise Architect & Developer

    VHV Insurance (Hannover, Germany)

    Designed and developed a brokerage portal for Vereinigte Haftpflicht Versicherungen (VHV) in Hannover. The portal was developed in Java running on IBM Websphere and supported multiple single-signon (SSO) technologies such as RSA SecurID. The portal's functionality covers all aspects of an insurance-broker's requirements (change insurance details, customer details, file damage reports, enquiry of insurance contracts etc.).

  • 2 years and 4 months, Mar 2001 - Jun 2003

    Enterprise Java Architect / Developer / Team leader

    VHV Allgemeine Versicherung

    Led the design and development of the insurance brokerage portal for VHV Versicherungen. The portal's functionality covers all aspects of an insurance-brokers requirements (change insurance details, customer details, file damage reports, enquiry of insurance contracts etc.). During my engagement I upskilled and managed VHV development and operations staff.

  • 4 months, Nov 2000 - Feb 2001

    Solutions Architect & Java Engineer

    DBV Winterthur

    Proof of concept for the development of a web-based document management system. The project focused on the automatic processing of documents (letter, emails, fax etc.) via a web interface. Back-end processes included the archiving of new documents into a document server and retrieval functions to access documents from the optical Jukeboxes.

  • 4 months, Aug 2000 - Nov 2000

    Technical Project Manager

    Daimler Chrysler - Smart.com

    The Smart.com Microcompact Car Company (a Daimler-Chrysler company) manufactures and distributes in a franchise model the compact Smart-cars. In a restructuring exercise the company focused on launches into new markets. I was responsible for the technical project management and rollout of the Smart car franchises in France, United Kingdom and Taiwan.

  • 4 years, Sep 1996 - Aug 2000

    Senior System Analyst / Designer / Developer

    Standard Bank of South Africa

    Enhancing the OS/2 based client-server application to implement additional functionality to increase productivity at the banks branches. Proof of concept to move the existing OS/2 based branch delivery system to a platform independent format.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jun 1992 - Aug 1996

    Lead Programmer / Senior Developer / Analyst

    UNiQUARE Software Development GmbH

    Analysis and Design of business functionality for the Standard Bank of South Africa project.

  • Hands-on eCommerce CTO & Java specialist available for hire in Austria / Germany

    In Austria from December 2018. Available for interviews now!

    I currently work for as CTO for bidorbuy.co.za, South Africa's largest ecommerce marketplace and online-shop. I am technically hands-on and have extensive experience in: * DevOps (Linux, ElasticSearch, Graylog) * Software- and IT-architecture * Software development (Java, PHP, web applications, native apps, iOS, Android) * I have solid experience in SEO, SEM, SEA and web-analytics

Educational background for Gerd Naschenweng

  • 2000 - 2000

    Scientific Programming

    Borland Training Institute, (South Africa)

    Certificate in "Introduction to OOP in Java"

  • 1997 - 1998

    Scientific Programming

    University of Johannesburg

    Diploma in "Java and Internet programming for scientific computing"

  • 1996 - 1996

    Marketing Management

    Institute of Commercial Management, Bournemouth (United Kingdom)

    Diploma in "Marketing Management"

  • 1996 - 1996

    Marketing Management

    Damelin Management School, Rosebank (South Africa)

    Certificate in "Marketing Management"

  • 1995 - 1995

    Business Enterprise Studies

    Institute of Commercial Management, Bournemouth (United Kingdom)

    Business Enterprise Studies

  • 1994 - 1994

    Small and medium enterprises

    Damelin Management School, Rosebank (South Africa)

    Certificate in "Small Business Management"

  • 1985 - 1990

    Business Administration

    Bundeshandelsakademie, Spittal a. d. Drau (Austria)

    Information Technology, English, Business Studies, Accounting, German, Italian

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

Wants

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
E-Commerce
eCommerce
Java
Software Development
Start-ups
Financial Services
Information technology
IT Architecture
Enterprise architecture
Retail Banking
Electronic banking
Telecommunications Industry
Austria
Kärnten
Germany
Stuttgart
Management komplexer IT Systeme
Deutschland
Führungsposition

Interests

Java
J2EE
Linux
Open Source Software
Running
Online Gaming
Internet of Things
E-Commerce
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Outdoor

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