Innovative and curious…

I have been working in the professional IT environment as a software developer, trainer and consultant since 1996. I was able to gain experience in many different roles, learn and find out what works well and what works less well.

From this experience, a clear idea has emerged of how software development and architecture must be structured in order to achieve business goals, keep to time and budget and at the same time be innovative and flexible.

My strengths are creativity, curiosity, dealing with team members and “thinking outside the box”. But above all: fun and enthusiasm for what I do!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagenpfeil

  • Professor of Software Engineering and IT Management (PFH Göttingen)
  • Member of the AR/VR Coalition as an advisory body to the European Commission
  • Partner at Streitz Hopfen & Partner – IT experts
  • Member of the Professional Association of German Usability and User Experience Professionals
  • Member of the Deutscher Gutachter und Sachverständigen Verband e.V.
  • Scientific Reviewer for the MDPI Magazine
  • Author at Springer Nature

Professional career

  • 1995 Abitur (grammar school in Vilshofen)
  • 1995-1996 Military service (Kirchham, Bavaria)
  • 1996-2000 Computer Science studies (Diploma in Computer Science with a minor in Medical Computer Science) at the University of Passau
  • 1998-2023 Java and JEE Trainer / Consultant for Sun Microsystems, Mathema, Integrata Cegos
  • 1998-2023 Owner and Managing Director Step2e Innovation GmbH
  • 2008-today Software and Enterprise Architect (freelance) for various companies
  • 2020-2022 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the FernUniversität Hagen
  • 2021-today Lecturer and Examiner (Bachelor + Master) for Computer Science at the FernUniversität Hagen
  • 2023 Appointment as Professor of Business Informatics | Software Engineering at the PFH Göttingen

Experience / Projects (selection)

  • 2019-today SAP S4/HANA implementation at an international company > 10,000 employees, role: Interface and Legacy Development Team Lead
  • 2023-today book author for Springer Nature
  • 2022-today MILC Metaverse project – the first German Metaverse, role: Software Architect
  • 2005-today Java and JEE trainer for Integrata Cegos Group (more than 100 seminars)
  • 2001-2018 Realization of several projects in the TV and media environment as Product Owner and Lead Developer
  • 2016-2018 Implementation of an e-commerce system based on Hybris, role: software architect
  • 2016-2017 Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation (global > 3000 users), role: Software Architect
  • 2016-2017 Invaris output management implementation, role: integration architect
  • 2010-2013 Project “Banpai”, Machine Learning German Language, Role: Architect and Technology Lead
  • 2004 Development of end-to-end encryption for Java class files, role: Technology Lead
  • 1998-2001 Various projects in the field of output management based on Macro4, role: Senior Consultant
  • 1997-2001 Development and realization of the first Java trainings for Sun Microsystems

Thematic focus

  • Architecture and design: enterprise integration, distributed applications, design patterns, interfaces, user interfaces
  • Project and process: software engineering, efficiency optimization, standardization, process models
  • Quality: software metrics, quality assurance, documentation, test automation
  • Reuse: Infrastructure, process integration, software design
  • Innovation: virtual and augmented reality, multimedia, information systems


You can find a selection of my publications here.