Casper Søndergaard

The fullstack developer is not a myth

Some people say that a true fullstack developer doesn't exist, but here I am, with a passion for binding all the tech pieces together in all its glory. I love it. My extensive experience with cloud technologies has equipped me to create efficient, scalable, and cost-effective serverless solutions. This is fuelled by a constant drive to push the boundaries of what is possible.

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Serverless design
Javascript / Typescript
Remix/Next.js (SSR)
API Design

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  • Senior fullstack engineer
    April 2023 - Current
    Ikea (Ingka group)

    In my role, I have the privilege of working directly with Ikea's most pivotal customer-facing applications. My responsibilities encompass not only contributing to these applications but also ensuring that the systems we develop adhere to the best architectural practices. Specifically, I'm involved in designing and implementing system components within the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This entails a deep understanding of GCP's offerings, as well as a commitment to leveraging its capabilities to their fullest, ensuring that our applications are robust, scalable, and efficient. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, I aim to ensure that our customer-facing applications consistently deliver great value and performance and from a tech perspective ensure that the applications adhere to a simple and efficient design.

    Skills: TypeScript, Docker, GCP Cloud Run, GitHub Actions, GCP Cloud Run Jobs, GCP Cloud Functions, React, Express.js, Git, Docker, JIRA, Confluence
  • Team Manager
    March 2021 - January 2024
    Geshdo Now AB

    Beside my main focus on delivering value for customers as a senior consultant, I also acted as a team manager for small team of consultants at Geshdo. In this role was also involved in the hiring process at Geshdo. I engaged with potential candidates, conducting interviews that span from general discussions to in-depth technical evaluations. This allows me to gauge not only the technical prowess of potential hires but also their cultural fit and alignment with our organization's values and mission.

  • Consulting Development Lead
    February 2022 - March 2023

    At Stepstone's Emerging Tech unit, I served as the development lead, driving innovation in the job-tech sector. My team and I embraced advanced tools like GPT-3 and cutting-edge web technologies. A notable project involved integrating an AI model into a web app for real-time facial expression recognition. Our focus was always on harnessing technology to redefine user experiences in the industry.

    Skills: React, TypeScript, AWS, Python, Prompt engineering, Machine learning, Chat GPT(api), AI models usage
  • Consulting Fullstack Engineer
    March 2021 - February 2022
    IKEA - Inter

    At IKEA, I served as a Senior AWS/Node.js Developer for the New Kitchen Planner (NKP) initiative. I actively addressed and resolved issues, ensuring a seamless user experience. Beyond troubleshooting, I played a crucial role in designing and implementing new features, enhancing the NKP's functionality. Additionally, I was responsible for maintaining and optimizing the stability of the Range Maintenance System (RMS), ensuring its consistent reliability and performance.

    Skills: Serverless, AWS, Nodejs, Debugging, Pipelines, React, Javascript, AWS Step Functions
  • Consulting Fullstack Engineer
    March 2020 – March 2021
    IKANO Bank

    At IKANO Bank, I was an integral member of the infrastructure team, entrusted with the responsibility of configuring and automating diverse aspects of Ikano's AWS environment. My role was not just about technical implementation; it was about ensuring that our cloud infrastructure was meticulously tailored to meet IKANO Bank's specific needs. I was involved in setting up Workspace VDIs, ensuring seamless application management, and meticulously crafting user identities and roles to guarantee secure and structured access. Additionally, I took charge of pushing logs, ensuring that we maintained a transparent and traceable system.

    Skills: AWS service (IAM, Organization, permissions, roles), central logging management, WAF, Security, Cloud Networking, VPC, EC2, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Consulting Fullstack Engineer
    August 2019 – March 2020
    IKANO Bank

    In an ambitious open banking initiative, I assumed a full-stack role with the primary objective of streamlining and enhancing the collections process. While my core responsibility lay in shaping and refining the front-end of the project, ensuring an intuitive and user-friendly interface, my involvement wasn't limited to just that. I also delved into the backend, working on various integrations to ensure seamless data flow and operations. This dual-role allowed me to have a holistic view of the project, ensuring that both the user interface and the underlying systems worked in harmony to achieve greater efficiency in the collections process.

    Skills: Frontend tools, Javascript, SASS, Vanilla javascript, Css, Vue.js, AWS Cognito, AWS
  • Consulting Fullstack Engineer
    April 2019 – August 2019
    IKANO Bank

    Support on IKANO's existing AWS applications (SuperFastWeb editor) and general support relating to users, identities, roles and privileges in IKANO's AWS environment.

  • Consulting Front-End lead for Public Web
    September 2018 - March 2019
    IKANO Bank

    As a consultant at IKANO, I was instrumental in developing frontend components for their public websites, aiming for top-tier speed benchmarks. We utilized an innovative tech stack combining Hugo for static page generation, AWS for robust cloud support, vanilla JavaScript for performance, and Vue.js for dynamic interactivity. Our goal was to ensure a swift and user-centric online banking experience.

    Skills: Vanilla javascript, SASS, CSS, design, Vue.js
  • Senior Fullstack Developer
    September 2018 - Current
    Geshdo Now AB

    GESHDO specializes in dynamic IT consulting, driven by a commitment to tailored solutions. We prioritize rapid delivery to align with your goals while managing costs effectively. Our expertise spans all the major cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Back-end development, with diverse languages and frameworks, equips us to solve complex challenges. Our front-end consultants blend design finesse with technical precision to create seamless, visually appealing interfaces. GESHDO pushes boundaries to provide optimal, adaptable solutions for your organization.

  • Front-End developer
    2013 - September 2018
    SKAT (Danish Tax Authority)

    At the Danish tax authorities main website, I held a key role in steering the direction of our digital enhancements and transformations on the central website. My responsibilities were not confined to mere ideation; I took a hands-on approach, ensuring that every digital improvement idea was meticulously conceived and then seamlessly executed. A significant portion of my duties revolved around crafting interactive web applications tailored to enhance our users' online experience.

    One of my primary undertakings was the development of the frontend components for a range of calculators and widgets. Every feature I implemented aimed at making the platform more efficient, engaging, and user-centric.

    Skills: Angular 2, Vanilla javascript, CSS, Interaction design, Frontend tools, Jquery
  • Business developer
    2007 - 2013
    SKAT (Danish Tax Authority)

    I played a pivotal role in several digital initiatives, primarily serving as a project manager or business developer. However, my passion extended beyond mere management; I was deeply invested in enhancing user experience. My focus was on streamlining processes to benefit not only customers but also to drive efficiencies within the organization.

    Skills: Business development, Project managing, UX, Interaction design, Business requirements refinement

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  • Master of Political Science
    2002 - 2006
    University of Helsinki

  • Bachelor of Geography
    1999 - 2002
    University of Roskilde

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  • 100DanishNative
  • 85EnglishAdvanced
  • 80SwedishAdvanced
  • 70FinnishAdvanced

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Blockchain Council
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform

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