Alejandro Vera-Baquero

Alejandro Vera-Baquero Ph.D.

I'm a Senior Software Engineer and a Researcher with a passion for innovative technologies that can be applied to R&D projects. I'm an advocate of open source projects and I am constantly looking for new opportunities to run applied research on innovative software systems and solutions that can make a real impact on business value and society. I have a special interest in high-available and fault-tolerant distributed systems that work at massive scale with a special focus on Cloud-Computing & Big Data arenas. A more detailed information around my research profile can be found at the research and publication sections.


Years of experience in Software Systems

"A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying" - B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)


I achieved my MSc and PhD between 2010 and 2015 at the Universities of NUIG and UC3M respectively. Both my masters and doctorate research lays in the areas of process management and process intelligence, with my doctorate focusing on innovative models and technological solutions for monitoring and analysing business process executions on big data domains.

2012 - 2015Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Thesis:A cloud-based infrastructure and implementation methodology to support advanced business process intelligence.

Awards:Cum Laude

2010 - 2012MSc. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Thesis:Business Intelligence 2.0: Integration of event data from heterogeneous systems to support business process analysis and simulation.

1998 - 2004BSc. in Computer Engineering

Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)

Thesis:E-learning - A system based on active learning and continuous assessment throughout the Internet.

  • 2003-2004Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

    Séneca Programme
  • 2000-2001University College Cork (UCC)

    Erasmus Programme

Work Experience

2017 - PresentSenior Software Engineer

Zalando Ireland Ltd.

I currently work at the infrastructure department at the Zalando's Dublin hub building up the next generation of the Zalando's Smart Fashion Platform which is based on a myriad of micro-systems within an event-driven ecosystem that work at scale.

2017 - 2017Software Development Engineer

Workday Ltd.

I worked as a Senior Engineer at the devlopment of the Workday's content migration product.

2012 - 2016Senior Software Engineer

Synchronoss Technologies Ltd.

I worked as a Senior Engineer at the platform core development team building the next generation of the Personal Cloud product. Personal cloud is the Synchronoss' flagship product that operates at massive scale serving hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe and ingesting hundreds of terabytes of user data on a daily basis.

2010 - 2012Founder


Experience as a entrepreneur where gained and led to success the procurement of several software development contracts for the public administration. Medium-sized enterprise information systems for managing administrative business processes.

2007 - 2012IT Consultant

Gestión del Medio Rural de Canarias

Technical direction and lead management of a large-sized enterprise information system aimed at managing the different aid lines of the European funds for the agriculture sector. Technical analysis of business demands to meet the European Commission requirements.

2006 - 2007Team Lead


Technical lead and software development management of software products specialized in delivering services in mission-critical platforms for large companies and government agencies.

2004 - 2006Software Engineer

Galileo Ingeniería y Servicios S.A.

Software Engineer involved in the design and development of enterprise information systems for the public administration with a strong focus on business strategy and process management.

2004 - 2004Software Engineer

Elecnor Deimos

Software Engineer involved in several operational projects around mobile software technology for the telecom industry.


My research interest lays in the wide areas of Enterprise Information Systems and Software Architectures in general. Particulary, I'm interested in running applied research over innovative solutions and systems that make use of cutting-edge technologies to bring value-added services to corporations. My most recent research activities have been focused on building technological approaches for optimizing business processes on big data domains by monitoring and analysing their execution paths in or near real-time. This narrows down the most up-to-date research fields to Cloud Computing and Big Data arenas with a special emphasis on emerging topics such as IoT and Smart Cities. Further information is outlined below and a list of related works carried out on those fields can be found at the publications section.


Indexed Journals

International Journals

Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters



Distributed Systems93%
Big Data85%
Process Improvement95%
B2B Integration90%


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I Want to hear from you

I'm continuously looking for conducting original research in the areas covered in this site. If you feel that your research interests line up with those stated in here, or you have some questions about my research work, or have some fresh ideas you would like to share or simply liked what you read, then do not hesitate to contact me.

Likewise, I'm always willing to collaborate with research institutions and other researchers in the area. If you are working on some interesting research project and you're looking for potential collaborators, then please get in touch.