Aldo Dall'Aglio

software architect ultra runner mountaineer

My name is Aldo Dall'Aglio. I hold a PhD in astrophysics and I work as a software architect for an IT company based in Berlin, Germany.

I am a passionate mountaineer with a particular love for trailrunning and ultra marathons in the mountains.


Birth: 1980
Home: Berlin, Germany
Employer: Westernacher Solutions GmbH
Position: Software Architect


You cannot really concentrate the skills of a human being in six cathegories (or in any kind of cathegory for that matter) and be sure of knowing somebody. How do you count for instinct? intuition? or the capability to bring people together? you might argue these are also cathegories. You are right...but then what would be the point of inviting me for a job interview if you already know everything about me?
Software Architecture, % 80
Backend Development, % 80
Client Development, % 40
Java Enterprise Edition, % 80
Database, % 60
Getting you out
of a rabbit hole, % 100



Senior Software Architect and Consultant, Westernacher Solutions GmbH

I am currently supporting the federal chamber of notaries and lawyers in extending and managing their whole set of applications and system at an enterprise architecture level. I am also responsible for the development of a few of their systems, where I actively interact with the customers in aquiring the requirements and translate them into actionable items to be developed and tested.


Software Developer and Architect, T-Systems International GmbH

As developer first and then as architect, I developed a variety of applications for several customer within the public sector, both in the healtcare industry and also for homeland security. All applications followed a service oriented architecture with distributed services for informationexchange, data processing, reporting and used SOAP communication protocols. The technology stack consisted of: Java, JEE, Web-Services, SOA, EJB, ESB, Oracle Databases, Search-engines and several Java client technologies (Web, Java-Swing, Liferay, Android).


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam

My PhD research was futher explored well into my postdoc by adding more complex data and by participating in an international team to process and analyse groundbreaking data from a new intrument placed in Chile at the European Southern Observatory. Some of the predictions of my PhD Thesis could be further investigated.


PhD Student, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam

The focus of my research revolved around the radiation analysis of distant objects for understanding the evolution of the universe. No proper software was avalible at the time to make the job, so I had to create my own. Working primarily in C and Python, I created elaborate programs to process, analyse and visualize both data and results. Futhermore, I contribute to develop and extend theoretical models to explain my observations.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Astrophysics

Potsdam University, Germany


Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Universita' degli Studi di Padova, Italy


Guest Research Associate

Dark Cosmology Center, Copenhagen, Denmark


Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA


Guest Research Associate

University of Santa Cruz, California, USA


Guest Research Associate

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA


Guest Research Associate

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA


Guest Student

University of Oxford, UK



Oracle Certified Java SE 7 Programmer


Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering


Certified Professional for Software Architecture


Certified SOA Technical Designer and Architect


Feel free to drop me a line if you are interested in my work, my outdoor activities, in hiring me or simply to get in touch after a long time.
Westernacher Solutions GmbH

Columbiadamm 37, 10965 Berlin, Germany