About me

I’m Alex Wauters - software engineer with a passion for pragmatic and evolutionary technical architecture, guiding teams, and driving innovation in full-stack development projects.

Some of the projects where I’ve taken on technical lead roles include Customaite (CTO), Uber (Staff Software Eng), Brussels Airport, and the Belgian postal service.

This blog contains some of my thoughts on software engineering, architecture and leadership that I’ve shared over the years and will be updated more frequently going forward.

If you’d like to contact me, feel free to connect through LinkedIn (add a mention that you’re not selling something!)

Work Experience

May 2023 - Present
CTO at Customaite.ai
Automating customs declarations

Customaite streamlines customs declarations through AI and intuitive UI. Aligning vision and technical roadmap to improve software maturity & scaling the product, software development in Java, Python and JavaScript.

Feb 2021 - May 2023
Staff software engineer at Uber
Carrier booking @ Uber Freight

Technical lead of Uber Freight's Carrier Booking team - working on search, recommendations and booking experience for carriers in the web & mobile apps (Go & React).

Mar 2020 - Feb 2021
Senior software engineer at Cardiogram
Healthcare app startup in San Francisco

Health care startup, providing data visualizations and insights for heart rate data. I worked on feature development, infrastructure and formulating hypothesis for product features and analyzing activation and retention.

2018 - 2020
Technical Lead at Brussels Airport Company
Digital twin for airport operations

Technical lead for Heli: digital twin for airport ops which calculates and recommends actions ahead of time. Responsible for architecture, aligning with several business stakeholders and management of the delivery team.

2016 - 2018
Technical Lead for Bringr
Innovation project of Belgian post group

Technical lead for bringr, a collaborative transportation platform which received datanews’ ICT Project of the Year 2016 award. A corporate start-up within the belgian post group, led the development and technical operations of a web and mobile app.

2014 - 2020
Technical Architect at AE
Software delivery consultancy

Consultant for projects and also coached colleagues, gave trainings such as cloud native software development & secure software and founded the AE garage, an offering to kickstart emerging technology projects.

2011 - 2014
Information Security Consultant at Deloitte
I&AM development & security reviews

Functional specification and development of Identity & Access Management services.