About Altafino


About Stefan

Founder and CEO of Altafino, Swiss citizen with 25 years of experience working internationally as a Software Engineer, Product Owner, and in C-Level positions. Solving complex problems in Software Architecture, Development, as well as Team Building & Coaching.








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International Experience

Extensive international experience covering 4 continents. I managed teams in Brazil, US, Canada, Western & Eastern Europe, Cambodia.

  1. Founded a Software Development company in Brazil

    • Built a team of over 25 developers, plus administration and sales.
    • Worked for local Brazilian market, as well as offshore-outsourcing with customers in Central Europe, Canada, and US.
    • Consulting and Engineering 10+ SaaS for a Swiss client (including SSO, Payment/Wallet with POS/Debit Card integration, Social Network, Online Backup and diverse B2C/B2B e-commerce apps). Responsible for definition and implementation of 2 server farms (2 Racks, Global Load Balancing).
  2. Founded and managed a branch

    of an Austrian ECM-EAI Software Company in Fortaleza. The job required relocation to Sao Paulo, where I lead a small team of developers.
  3. CTO (Software Architecture) and PO for 2 Scrum teams

    for a North American startup. The job also required a temporary relocation to Ukraine for 2 months.
  4. CTO and Full-Stack Developer

    for a Canadian Startup. My role was software architecture, consulting and full implementation of MVP.
  5. Head of Software Production / Senior PO

    I was responsible for 3 Teams in 3 Serbian offices of a Swiss Telecom Software Provider.

Tech Stack

  • GO (Golang)
  • PHP
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • Angular
  • Vue
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • ArangoDB
  • MongoDB
  • C#
  • VB.NET
  • MQ (Message Queue)
  • Redis

25+ years experience

  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Software Architect
  • Engineering and Development of complex software
  • App development for web, mobile and cloud-based
  • Management roles (C-level, Founder, Co-founder, Team Lead, CTO, Product Owner)
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • SaaS & PaaS
  • E-commerce
  • E-Business Integration Platform
  • Agile Product & Business Development (Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
  • Offshore Product Development
  • Payment software solutions
  • Messaging and Telecom software solutions
  • International Team Collaboration

Fluent in

German (native language), Portuguese, English
I did two startups with Stefan as CTO and Full-Stack Developer. I gave the vision, he did everything from architecture to offshore team building. For Car Compete he did a quite complex MVP in a month from scratch. I strongly recommend him. Chris Gallant, CEO, Car Compete
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