Luca Tironi

Curriculum Vitae


Experienced Software Engineer, Leader, Entrepreneur.
I like to build teams and companies that can sustainably create and grow amazing products.

I strongly believe in knowledge sharing and I participate in open source projects.

Work Experience

May 2016 - Present (1 year, 4 months)

Head of Engineering at DaWanda GmbH

  • Organizing the product teams to maintain and grow the DaWanda Platform
  • Recruiting new engineers to scale the Engineering Team
  • Representing the engineering perspective across the Company
  • Contributing to the strategic decisions according to the Technical Vision
  • Establishing a process to foster personal and professional development of engineers
  • Improving the agile product management methodologies and introducing OKRs
November 2014 - April 2016 (1 year, 6 months)

Team Lead Software Development at DaWanda GmbH

  • Guiding the "Buyers" crossfunctional team in expanding and improving the DaWanda Platform
  • Establishing the first iterations of the Mobile Apps
  • Hiring new team members
  • Developing the foundation of the Backend API application
June 2013 - October 2015 (2 years, 4 months)

CTO & Co-Founder of

In the middle of 2013 I successfully co-founded and launched a new company in Milano called "Uala S.r.l.". We got a €50.000 in seed funding from Club Italia Investimenti and an undisclosed funding from Uala provides services to hundreds of hairstylists, beauty saloons, SPAs and aestethic centers all across Italy.
August 2013 - October 2014 (1 year, 2 months)

Frontend Developer at DaWanda GmbH

I joined as a frontend/fullstack developer in an international and diverse Product Development team. Together we are building and maintaining the biggest german marketplace dedicated to handmade and unique products.
I helped the Product Development team to maintain and improve our multi-service platform, coding mainly in Ruby (on Rails), Javascript and other cutting-edge web technologies.
May 2011 - July 2013 (2 years 3 months)

Senior Developer, Product Designer at fractalgarden S.r.l.

Business Analysis and Development of new products. UX & Frontend Development with Ruby on Rails.
I curated the development of a photovoltaic monitoring platform dedicated to O&M companies and solar investments funds. I'm in charge of the UX and interface design. I developed the iOS companion app for the platform and managed several refactorings of the platform's architecture and interface.
I developed and contributed to several other projects like custom e-commerce platforms and ERP systems.
January 2010 - July 2010 (7 months)

Expert Fellow at Università Bocconi

I collaborated in the design of the course "Managing in the 2.0 Landscape", part of the EMIT english course at Bocconi University (MSc, first year). I taught about topics such as social media tools' impacts in the work environment, web entrepreneurship and web application design and development.
I tutored in itinere 15 groups of students in their group-works: the development of a business plan in the web 2.0 and social media environment.
September 2007 - March 2011 (3 years, 6 months)

Web Developer, Project Leader at SDA Bocconi School of Management

I designed and developed several business games and simulations, used in MBAs, masters and executives courses and other tools to support learning and teaching in such education programs. I researched and studied the Web 2.0 phenomenon, designed and delivered lectures with in depth analysis of the growing importance of new media and their social, economic and technological impacts.
January 2006 - December 2007 (2 years)

Self Employed Freelance Web Developer

Designed, developed and implemented several web sites and applications for italian firms and institutions, such as the Ministry of Public Education.

Personal Projects

Tutorials and open source projects

A site dedicated to the sharing of some of the knowledge and code that I accumulated during my coding experience.
Mobile Development

My Pretty Milano - iPhone/Android App

Since 2011 I successfully developed and launched an iPhone/Android app called "My Pretty Milano". The app features cool venues and events in my city (Milano) with reviews and advices, collected by a small team of fashion victims and illustrated by a designer. My Pretty Milano is available on the iTunes App Store (iPhone) and on the Google Play Store (Android).
The apps have been downloaded more than 6600 times and had 3000+ active users to date.

Web, Smart and Mobile Development - Collaborative Blog

With the help of two friend I setup a technology blog to share our knowledge about development. We post articles and tutorial about Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Wordpress and Mobile App Development.


2002 - 2006

BSc, Digital Communication (Computer Science) at Università degli Studi di Milano

Thesis: Realtime Terrain Rendering: optimization methods and techniques
The course of study was focused on general and graphic programming, game development, AI and communication through digital media.
1997 - 2002

High School at Liceo Classico Statale Paolo Sarpi - Bergamo

Humanities, Art, Latin & Greek.