Gerd Naschenweng

Gerd Naschenweng

Employee, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), - eCommerce marketplace

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria



Professional experience for Gerd Naschenweng

  • Current , since Mar 2010

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - 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 e-commerce and online shop, successfully competing against 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 -

    The 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, 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



  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

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