Richard Bergmair's Resume


2018–22: DuckDuckGo

Senior Backend Engineer

reported directly to c-suite executives: mathematical modelling & simulation of the anonymity properties within the data exchanged between a private web search engine and upstream service providers.

2017–18: Telefónica Germany

Data Science Consultant

data-driven business process optimization in network operations based on ticket data and technical logs.

2016–17: Flowminder

Machine Learning Subject Lead

statistical analysis and geospatial visualization of call data records from a mobile phone network for humanitarian purposes.

2015–16: Eurofunk

Elasticsearch Expert

responsible for search engine-specific data modelling and the setup of a highly available distributed setup.

2013–16: insightTourism

Member of the Steering Committee

publicly funded science project (€500k) on data-driven demand analysis in tourism; member of the steering committee.

2015: Upper Austrian Insurance Corporation

Data Science Consultant

reported directly to c-suite executives: this consulting engagement included preprocessing of data from internal sources, analysis and reporting.

2012–15: Juju

Senior Search Engineer

sole person responsible for data-driven development, simulation, and evaluation of improvements to the search engine.

2013–15: Traktoro

Technical Project Leader

==> an internet search engine: general contractor and main developer, managed a team consisting at times of up to 6 developers.

220hr Dr Bergmair + 700hr Junior Devs

search engines • data science • Linux • Python • NoSQL • mongodb • rabbitmq • celery

Theklatur GmbH, not having any software engineering resources of their own, contracted my company Utopia Refraktor for the design and implementation of a search engine website from the ground up. I conducted this project, coordinating a team of 5 junior developers as well as a number of subcontractors over a period of 6 months and implementing critical parts of the system myself. <==

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2012–13: Panopticom


my first attempt at a proprietary product; internet media observation.

2010–12: Goldman Sachs

Algorithmic & Quant Trading Strategist

member of a high-frequency trading desk in equities, solely responsible for data-driven research and development of large-scale statistical data analysis infrastructure, applying insights for decision-making by the heads of the business.


2004–08: Software Competence Center Hagenberg

member of scientific staff

one of Austria’s largest data science-related research facilities: 2x internship 1x freelancer.

1999–2006: IBM

software engineer

IBM offices in Linz: 5x internship, 3x freelancer.

Academic History

2014: University of Malta

casual lecturer, Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing

module leader: responsible for every aspect of the course from selection of content through preparation of lecture materials to final examination.

2006–10: University of Cambridge

Ph.D., Computer Science and Technology

DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, EPSRC DTA studentship, honorary Cambridge European Scholar; three publications, reviewer for four journals.

2005–06: University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology

EPSRC studentship, Cambridge European Bursary.

2003–04: University of Derby in Austria

B.Sc., Computer Studies

Additional Qualifications

2023: Interaction Design Foundation

Various Courses

2021: Certified Data Protection Officer and Auditor

TÜV Süd, TÜV Rheinland

2015: Certified Bookkeeping Assistant


2007: Level 3 Certificate in Securities & Derivatives

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments