Thomas began developing websites in 1998, riding the first wave of online Nintendo Fandom with the release of Legend of Zelda 64 into a website called NGN Online, later as 'gamequbed'. Since completing university and moving to Europe in 2011, Thomas has parlayed his web experiences into work experiences in both public and private sector enterprises. With the launch of personly, Thomas has taken a more entrepreneurial role in establishing his first startup which drives his passion of connecting people through online personal matching.
View the companies Thomas has worked at listed below, as well as the relevant experience for that company
Originator of new personal matching platform which brings market based concepts to the world of dating via a unique pay as you go platform. Responsible for concept, design as well as implementation of platform.
Graz, Austria · July 2020 to Present
International Summer Academy, Lead Developer
Working for the Vienna University of Music International Summer Academy (ISA), implemented a website which allows students to log in and view upcoming and current events for the annual two week summer academy program. Students are also able to share links with their selected course professors. The associated student, professor and event data was imported from the front page CMS.
Designed and implemented a separate admin program which allows users with the correct scope to manage events and students. Both user facing and admin apps were implemented using React/Redux/NextJS for the GUI as well as GRPC/MongoDB/NodeJS for the backend architecture.
Created a release process using Lerna monorepo management tool along with NPM and Yarn workspaces package management to upload and maintain the private packages and their semantic versions. Created build process which automates Docker image creation by downloading, configuring, and building the private packages into relevant docker images.
Vienna, Austria · July 2020 to July 2021
Vaultoro, Lead Developer
Working as the lead developer for Vaultoro, designed and implemented the structures necessary to ensure the successful relaunch of the Vaultoro cryptocurrency and asset trading platform. The application backend is based on a micro service architecture relying on a popular protocol format used to facilitate both streaming and unary requests in order to facilitate order matching, price fetching, and wallet transactions processing. The front-end is based on ReactJS via NextJS with Redux as the data model. Additionally, developed and maintained the build system which allows for automatic generation of Docker images.
Maintained product backlog for Bar9 using Jira via Github integration and worked closely with product owners to provide difficulty estimates regarding feature implementation length and complexity, as well as the relationship between features for the Vaultoro trading product. Was able to relate features to each other in a highly abstract way and provide critical feedback regarding feature dependencies. Performed code reviews as well as functioned as the unofficial team lead in a limited leadership capacity.
Berlin, Germany · September 2017 to June 2020
microDimensions, Software Developer
Main functions as a software programmer included designing and implementing C++ code relating to image IO, specifically reading image data from disk and writing image data to disk in an optimal way. Additionally implemented features related to image processing, such as Qt widgets for performing image export tasks as well as importing of large image files.
Created a prototype web application using Angular2, Typescript, OpenSeadragon, and Bootstrap, in order to view very large images online. The images and their associated metadata, as well as session information and image annotations, were accessible via a REST API implemented using Express, which asynchronously acquired image data via a NodeJS module that contained V8 engine bindings to our underlying image processing DLLs.
Munich, Germany · February 2014 to June 2017
ePay, Software Developer
As a software developer working within the Back Office team, assisted in the creation of reports to assist in customer invoicing. The reporting application front-end was created and maintained in C++ using Borland compiler suite, while thereporting data was generated using complex SQL queries.
Assisted in development of new web based customer facing portal to provide our customers with better control regarding their accounts with the company as well as to view reports. The system was designed using Zend 2 framework (PHP) along with Angular 1 as well as Bootstrap. A restful API was implemented using SOAP to access the critical customer data.
Munich, Germany · August 2013 to January 2014
University of Graz, Software Developer
As a software developer working within the Business Informatics department at the university, oversaw the implementation of a “Digital Almanac” website which provides information on digital communications such as historical data as a metric used to identify upcoming trends. The website was implemented using Wordpress.