Phone: (+47) 468 78965
Hi, there, I'm Robert! 👋🏻
I'm a successful engineering leader who has worked within a variety of domains, organizations, and technologies. I truly believe that ensuring predictability will give people the ability and cognitive capacity to work on what matters to themselves and the company. One of my core approaches is to lay a sustainable framework where we can empower, elevate, and unite the people in the organization. I'm proud to have built, managed, nurtured, and developed some of the most thriving engineering teams in Oda (according to internal metrics). 🌱
I'm a successful hiring manager, and I excel at working with people, understanding needs, and translating commercial or non-technical requirements into technical specifications, and specific technical challenges into humanly understandable concepts. In commercial terms, I've supported and negotiated deals in addition to developing sustainable teams and platforms within both software development, infrastructure, and IT. 💻
September 2021 - present Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Oda Group Services AS
Responsible for the Cloud Platform and Network & Sites teams in Oda with personnel management for all the engineers. Hiring, staffing, direction, and development of the team, the team members, and the platform.
Proud to have nurtured one of the most thriving engineering teams of the area and the company.
Technologies used within the teams include Python, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform
September 2018 - August 2021 Director, Software OperationsXeneta AS
Overall responsible for Xeneta's Infrastructure and Operations, IT, and Security. Working on introducing and developing procedures and processes, and shaping the future of the business in terms of technical toolset, resilience, sustainability, and security. Driving the business towards an ISO 27001 certification.
Technologies used within Infrastructure and Operations include React, Python, MongoDB, Docker, Linux, PostgreSQL, Terraform, Amazon Web Services
October 2016 - September 2018 Team Lead, Data AcquisitionXeneta AS
Team Lead for a development team, focusing on data acquisition, data ingestion, and ensuring data quality through ingesting data from vastly different providers. Leading and planning efforts on developing the service expansion into the air freight market, with the primary focus towards the internal analyzing of the data for ingestion, and coordination with other departments on launching the product. Hands on tasks include developing various pipelines, hardening resilience, and improving efficiency.
Technologies used include React, Python, MongoDB, Docker, Linux, PostgreSQL
May 2015 - September 2016 Senior Software Engineer Xeneta AS
Developing a Software-as-a-Service analysis platform for ocean freight rates. Particularly focusing on behind-the-scenes data ingestion systems and aggregation and developing solutions to data growth and address scaling challenges.
Technologies used include React, Python, MongoDB, Docker, Linux
February 2014 - April 2015 Senior Knowledge Engineer Computas AS
Developing on the full web stack and being the Technical Project Lead for a project developing a platform built on semantic web technologies for the operators of the oil and gas industry to gather and analyze environmental data from activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
September 2012 - January 2014 Developer, Websites Opera Software ASA
Developing and operating Opera.com and business.opera.com, the world's biggest site running on the eZ Publish platform, specialised for respectively consumers and partners. Roles include developing for both frontend and backend, and also setting up servers and server architectures to ensure great resilience utilizing multiple layers in the Amazon Web Services cloud.
June 2009 - September 2012 Developer, My Opera Opera Software ASA
Developing, maintaining and operating features for My Opera, a community site with over 14 million members. Roles include developing for both frontend and backend, and also configuration, optimisation and setup of databases, servers and miscellaneous systems.
February 2009 - August 2009 Community Moderator Opera Software ASA
Moderating user generated content on a highly active social platform.
August 2007 - January 2009 Quality Assurer Mamut ASA
Testing and verifying that the products satisfy their specifications and expectations.
June 2007 - August 2007 Computer Consultant Aspector Thincom AS
Helping people with everyday computer problems encountered in a Windows environment, in addition to configuring computers and solving problems like networking trouble and Windows Vista incompatible applications. Summer internship.
Awarded best Information Technology graduate student of the year in 2011 at Oslo University College.
- 2008 - 2011 Oslo University College, Information Technology
- 2006 - 2008 University of Oslo, Computer Science
- 2005 - 2006 University of Oslo, Physics, astronomy and meteorology
- 2002 - 2005 Meløy Videregående Skole, Allmenne fag
- English (fluent)
- Norwegian (fluent)
- German (intermediate)
Technologies used regularly
- Google Cloud Platform
Technologies with basic knowledge or acquaintance
- Adobe Photoshop
- Amazon Web Services
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Objective C
I am able to setup, debug, and solve problems on all major operative system platforms, including:
I can provide references on demand.