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- Programming: Have been programming since childhood as a hobby and seven years as a full-time software developer.
- Web Technology: 12+ years of web site development experience. Knowledge of both server and client side programming, as well as programming of the actual web browser. Skilled in graphics, html, css, AJAX, and all that. I run a number of web sites, such as whatlanguageisthis.com.
- Software Engineering: Specialized in Software Engineering theory and practices at the university. Especially interested in UI, networking, wireless, applied artificial intelligence, and computer graphics and sound.
- Computers, Electronics, Audio: Interested and knowledgeable in computer hardware, operating systems, and tools. Knowledge in Linux system administration. Interest in electronics, wireless, radio control, music production, and audio engineering.
- Languages: Swedish, English (fluent), Japanese (advanced; JLPT 1 in 2008).
Software Architect at Mytrax
At the center of the collision between music, software, internet, mobile, and Japanese business culture.
Product Architect at Teknologix
Leading the development of a custom application for one of our clients, shipping on many of KDDI au's BREW handsets. Design and development of custom Android applications for various clients. Continuous development of our core code and support for clients' projects that we maintain.
Senior Software Engineer at Khazana
Leading the development of Khazana's LiquidFlow UI engine. Worked together with customers, including major East Asian OEMs, on integrating LiquidFlow with their platforms, and developing and customizing the technology in accordance with customer requirements.
Contributing to the development of Khazana's SMAP UI framework for BREW, Android, and other platforms. Using SMAP and LiquidFlow I create new, innovative software products. Developing custom apps running on all three major Japanese mobile networks (NTT DoCoMo, KDDI au, and SoftBank) on Java MIDP and DoJa, BREW, and Android.
Together with our partner companies, leading the development of an application shipped on almost all devices sold by one of the major mobile network operators in Japan.
Embedded Software Engineer at Picsel Technologies
Developing embedded software on BREW (KDDI au), EMP (Softbank), MOAP(S) (NTT DoCoMo). I was project manager for the first delivery of Picsel's Document Viewer product for Sharp/KDDI handsets, which included frequent, daily email communication in Japanese with the customer.
Worked within the Porting & Integration team focusing on optimizing performance of new products and new platform code, as well as assisting and code reviewing other developers as a specialist on BREW and KDDI Common Platform (KCP+). The main development I did at this time was on the product that formed the basis for Picsel's Digital Content Suite product.
Assigned as the Japan office “guru” on the new User Interface Platform, part of Picsel's User Experience initiative. Providing technical assistance for one of our main customers deploying the UI Platform, a major Japanese handset manufacturer.
Software Developer at Opera Software
Tokyo, Japan; Oct 2005 — Nov 2007
Developing, debugging, and porting the Opera web browser on Japanese mobile handsets. I was hired to work on projects towards Japanese customers. Worked 9 months at the Linköping, Sweden office — out of which I spent 2 months working on-site at a customer's R&D center in Yokohama, Japan — before transferring to the Tokyo office.
Lead developer for the 2007 summer model deliveries to various handset manufacturers. This included frequent meetings with KDDI, and regular meetings with handset manufacturers. I also implemented new features for that year's summer model software.
My work involved communicating with development, QA, and sales teams in Tokyo, Sweden, Poland, and Norway. Worked on the development of the au one gadgets platform, including frequent development meetings with KDDI and handset manufacturers.
I also took any chance I could get to assist the sales and marketing people when needed, and represented Opera Software at the Widgets Live! conference about web technology-based widgets, held a presentation at CSS Nite vol. 19, also on the topic of widgets, and did a seminar on the Opera Widgets platform at The Days of Web Standards, 2007 in Akihabara, Tokyo.
MSc, Software Engineering, Information Technology program at Linköping Institute of Technology
Rare among engineering educations, this program employs problem-based learning and a more integrated curriculum than traditional engineering programs. Still with a solid base in electronical engineering, mathematics, programming, and physics. I have yet to write my Master's thesis.
Post-graduate East Asian culture and business culture program for engineers and inter-cultural communication graduates, including field trip to companies, universities, embassies, and government offices in East Asia.
- Japanese Language, 2002-2003
- Technical Japanese & Japanese conversation, 2003-2004
- Japanese history, society, culture, and politics, 2003-2004
- Paper on historical Japanese architecture