THOMAS|AVASOL

smart+FAST

Available for Freelance Work!

I am an accomplished consultant with many years of international experience working in integration, software architecture and development, as well as digital strategy and management.

 

I have been the CEO and Founder of several small companies dealing largely with digital media and e-commerce.

Phone        +46 70 604 6041
Web           www.avasol.se
Email         thomas@avasol.se

SKILLS

  • Architecture
  • Speed
  • Quality
  • Management
  • Testing
  • Presentations
  • Social

REFERENCES

  • On Request!

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming;

C, C++, C#, Java, J2EE, Delphi, Pascal, Objective C

Web;

PHP, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, Ruby on Rails

Mobile;

iOS, Android, BlackBerry SDK, XCode

Modelling;

UML, XMI

Projects;

Agile, XP, Scrum, RUP, ITIL, BaseCamp

Protocols;

TCP/IP, Oasis, XML, XSLT, XLT, Torrent, Teredo, SSH, SSL, FTP

Platforms / OS;

Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux

Application Servers, CMS, Frameworks

Hybris, WebLogic, Oracle, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Magento, osCommerce, CodeIgniter, Joomla, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, InConcert, IIS, Apache

Databases;

Oracle, mysql, SQL Server, db2

Source;

CVS, SubVersion, Git, Team Foundation Server, Visual SourceSafe

Cloud;

Akamai, Amazon S3 (AWS), Google Docs, BaseCamp

Social;

Facebook Social Graph, Twitter SSO, Facebook SSO

 

WHERE I EXCEL

  • System Architecture (Enterprise Level)
  • Project and Time Management
  • Strategic Planning & Successful Execution
  • Creative and Out-of-the-box Thinking

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Huawei
  • Mobile Strategist - Mobile Operating System Research and Development
  • 2012 - To-date
  • Full Time / On-site

At Huawei, one of the world's leading mobile companies, I am responsible for researching and creating detailed strategy and information architecture regarding Huawei's future mobile operating system that is being developed in Shenzhen, China. I contribute with insight, competitor analysis, deep research into tablet and mobile business practices, distribution, app store functionality, SDK best practice and HTML5 landscape and feature maps. Right now contributing in the field of OpenGL, 3d capabilities in mobile devices. I present my findings to Senior Management and drive a cross-cultural Swedish/Chinese R&D team.

iOS, Android, Tizen, Sailfish, Bada, tablets, mobiles, strategy, vision, execution

  • Payair
  • Director of Product
  • 2012
  • Full Time / On-site

As the Director of Product at Payair, an emerging mobile payment company, I set the product development Roadmap for 2012. I introduced several new product development features such as viral sales, push notification marketing, distribution business model. I also oversaw development and introduced project management according to Scrum and interviewed current and potential merchants for feature requests.

Heavily involved in Payair's PCI-DSS Certification and future architecture. Java, PHP, mysql, Git, Google Docs, iOS, Android, BlackBerry SDK

  • SapientNitro
  • Technology Manager, eCom specialist
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Full Time / Travel

SapientNitro is small in Sweden but one of the worlds largest digital agencies. SapientNitro works with well-known and large global brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, the Olympics to introduce branding ideas as well as digital thought leadership and large scale e-commerce features. In Sweden, I worked with Clas Ohlson to oversee their new e-com website and Scandic Hotels to oversee their mobile architecture. In the UK I worked with Manchester United to implement their switch to the Adobe CS6, and wrote a risk assessment for the board of management at Ladbrokes regarding their infrastructure. Also visited New Delhi, India as SapientNitro is India's #4 outsourcing provider.

Technologies used; C#, Hybris, Java, SQL Server, TIBCO BusinessWorks, iOS, Android, Mobile

  • Aurathon
  • CEO / Founder / Architect
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Full Time / Travel
  • Aurathon was my consulting company along with up to 8 other consultants. We specialized in large-scale e-commerce websites made for global markets and digital distribution of media as well as mobile and social markets consulting.
  • Secured over $300k of initial investment.
  • Partnership with GameHouse (Formerly RealGames/TryMedia).
  • Major contact with all major publishing houses, EA, Activision, UbiSoft, Square Enix, etc. Presented product ideas for Game.
  • Architecture using PHP, mysql, CodeIgniter, Apache, Amazon S3, Firefox + Chrome Toolbar, Android, iOS, Facebook, Social Graph
  • Started as a consultant at first, was employed in July 2007 as Head of Development
  • Created "Digital Tycoon" - a digital repository capable of creating multi-currency, multi-locale aware eCommerce shops selling digitally distributed PC-Games for our white-label partners.
  • Headed 30+ developers, commuted every other week from Sweden to Paris.
  • Various architecture with technologies mysql, Oracle, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java.
  • Technical due diligence when Turner sold GameTap to Metaboli.
  • Metaboli / GameTap today world's largest white-label PC-game distributor.
  • Contact with all major publishers on a technical level.
  • Major Quality Assurance, Project and Delivery Projections, Efficiency Scaling, Global Localisation
  • GamersGate
  • Lead Architect
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Full Time / On-site
  • Created the basic foundation of GamersGate, one of the top PC-game e-Commerce stores in the world for digital distribution of PC-games.
  • Strong use of PHP5, created the first customer DRM-sensitive downloader for customers using .NET C# 2.0.
  • Managed 4 developers.
  • Reported directly to CEO.
  • Global Digital Distribution Suite architecture created using C#, PHP, mysql, Joomla, Amazon S3.
  • CEO / Founder / Architect
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Full Time / Travel
  • Founded Ztorm, www.ztorm.com, a company dedicated to selling services to retailers and publishers of digital media - especially white-label distribution of digital media.
  • Built automated h264 and Divx encoders in C#. Built the "Ztorm" enterprise system bringing publishers and media together. Was nominated for a 2007 Microsoft Award.
  • Hired 12 people. Managed them as CEO.
  • Managed monthly projections, invoices, hiring, reported to Board of Directors, basically everything a CEO of a small company has to do.
  • Architecture usage of PHP, Open Source distribution servers, strong use of C# for DRM applications.
  • Company successfully sold to current owners. Ztorm is today the largest white-label digital distributor of all kinds of digital media in the Nordic region.
  • Developed a DRM (Digital Rights Management) product using J2EE and Visual C++.
  • Involved in hiring, monthly projections, reported to Board of Directors, etc.
  • Company successfully sold after 6 months to current US owners.

Primary applicant of US granted patent. http://bit.ly/f8Cq0G (Under previous last name Eriksson).

  • TIBCO
  • Professional Services
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Full Time / Travel
  • Worked for PSG (Professional Services Group) providing first-class support for TIBCO’s own products, including MessageBroker, PortalBuilder, BusinessWorks, InConcert.
  • Strong use of Java, J2EE, UML and protocols such as BizTalk, Oasis and more. Enterprise Level Architecture for global bank payments using SAP.
  • Trained in virtually all TIBCO products in use including XML Cannon.
  • Clients included Spendrups, SAS, Oslo Stock Exchange, and Outokumpu.
  • OTHER
  • Various Consulting
  • 1995 - 2001
IceT Systems AB Consultant
Software Consultant January 2001 to December 2001
 Minor consulting firm. Strong use of J2EE, UML modelling.
 Clients included Speedy Tomato, mobile platform provider.
Pacific Edge, Seattle WA, USA Employed
Software Architect October 2000 to January 2001
 Wrote new project management EJB's in WebLogic. Used Flash for UI.
 Strong use of Java and UML.
Dow Chemical, San Francisco CA, USA Consultant
Software Architect August 2000 to September 2000

 Designed EJB container Architecture for NPD (New Product Development) section of Dow Chemical.
 Strong use of WebLogic. Used Struts/Tomcat as foundation.
OnAir, Redmond WA, USA Employed
Senior Software Developer December 1999 to August 2000

 Created new J2EE architecture, using JavaBeans and Foundation Classes.
 FAA certified XML protocol.
 UML modelling, TogetherJ software.
WebMD, Portland OR, USA Employed
Senior Software Developer March 1999 to December 1999

 Instrumental in Java application server development. Proprietary server. Very strong use of Java, db2, XML.
 Wrote many different communication export/import Servlets for
MSN, Yahoo, Excite, Altavista, etc.
MigraTEC, Dallas TX, USA Employed
Senior Software Developer September 1998 to April 1999

 Wrote JDBC wrappers to migrate Oracle applications from 16-bit to 32-bit environments in
an automated fashion.
Sema Group (SchlumbergerSema) Employed
Software Developer / Consultant January 1995 to March 1998

 Wrote a number of applications in many different languages,
including Delphi, Perl, C++, Java.
 Clients were Telia Mobile, CSN, Hägglunds Vehicles, among others.

EDUCATION

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POTATOES

I am one of the founding members of Solace Computer Society, a computer and Internet club for Mitthögskolan's students.

Swedish

I am entitled to work anywhere in the EU and have been an H1B Green Card holder in the US.

Read books

Music - I can play drums, guitar and keyboard/piano

Board games

Swedish - Excellent

English - Excellent

Polish - Can get by

German - Can get by