I founded Insight Architectures because I wanted to leverage the good lessons I learned in my years at EMG and because I wanted to get back in contact with the ever-changing world of software development
As CTO of EMG, I am responsible for the organization and growth of the Tech department but also member of the top management team, thus responsible for coordinating the daily operations and set the long term strategy.
Be part of the definition and the execution of the long-term plan for the whole company
Manage a department with direct and indirect reportees of roughly 20-25 FTEs
Organization and management of a budget of roughly 20 MSEK including personnel, hardware and services
Pushed for the recruitment of a DevOps specialist responsible for optimizing the AWS spending considerably lowering relative spending
Reorganized the department to give everybody a proper role description and a concrete set of responsibilities
As the team manager of part of the Tech department, I was responsible for setting up and leading the software development process, properly assigning resources to different projects. Also, I was responsible for the recruitment of new personnel for my team and for the rest of the Tech department selecting interns and recruiting both junior and senior developers.
My responsibilities as the software architect of the company range from designing new systems to implement features requested by the many stakeholders, training and instructing the development team into adopting new technologies and following established best practices, push forward the technological agenda to keep the platforms up-to-speed with an ever-changing panorama like the IT one.
Created sets of templates to help developers focusing on the business logic and reducing the plumbing needed as much as possible
Deepened the integration with AWS to enable the usage of cloud-only technologies such as Lambda, SNS, SQS, AutoScaling, DynamoDB and many more
Designed the migration from the in-house built search service to one based on Elasticsearch facilitating the creation of the best selling product at EMG.
Designed the usage of AWS CloudFront to dramatically speed up page delivery
In 2011, designed and lead the creation of a brand new platform based on domain-driven design principles and using then-new technologies like ASP.NET MVC and EntityFramework
Introduced project management techniques in the whole organization that resulted in the creation of Project Management positions for the first time
Introduced the usage of .NET Core in platform based on .NET Framework
Pushed the adoption of Docker containers, both on Windows and Linux, extending WCF so that services deployed on AWS ECS could registre themeelves to a service registry despite ignoring their deployment location
Pushed the adoption of Git, the migration to GitHub and the adoption of the GitHub Flow to enable code reviews and increase quality and commitment by the team
Pushed the adoption of modern devops practices like continuous integration, continuous delivery, infrastructure as code
Regularly held presentations to introduce new technologies and best practices to the whole department
As a developer of EMG, I was mostly responsible for executing tasks from the backlog. Tasks were mostly targeting our web applications based on ASP.NET WebForms.
the conversion of our in-house-built search service from in-proc based on raw SQL queries to out-of-proc in-memory based on Linq and WCF.
the design and creation of an highly customizable form that could handle the different requirements of customers across different countries and markets.