Resumé for Jesper Hvirring Henriksen


  • 13 years of experience working with software development as a developer, lead developer and technical lead
  • 10 years of consulting experience, specializing in web- and portal-solutions
  • Extensive experience doing requirements gathering and writing proposals, requirements specifications and technical design documents
  • Creative (engineering wise—not design wise) and able to “think out of the box”


    Web development and database development using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Portal, Oracle APEX, Linux, Apache, PL/SQL, shell-scripting.

    Services supplied

    Ruby on Rails Consulting and Application Development, Oracle Web Development, Consultancy on bleeding edge technologies.


    May 2010 to present
    Mentor at Startupbootcamp. I am a mentor to Startupbootcamp, a European startup accelerator network. I contribute my expertise in technology with focus on software development, architecture, technology platforms and recruiting software developers. See for more information and to apply for the program.

    August 2005 to present
    Independent Technology Consultant at Some of the larger projects are listed below. Also see the Featured Projects page.

    2010: A book price comparison site that also aggregates all Danish book reviews. The main app is implemented in Ruby on Rails and the real-time price search engine in EventMachine. The project was done in partnership with Casper Fabricius.

    2010: The personal site of scrum trainer Jens Østergaard. Built using Refinery CMS and a few custom engines. Hosted on Heroku.

    2009/2010: External Consultant at DONG Energy. Implemented web-service interfaces for a datawarehouse and developed web-frontends for a masterdata repository and several smaller backend applications for operations and monitoring.

    2009/2010: (Ken Schwaber). Site for booking certified Scrum training. Implementation in Rails, managed hosting and ongoing maintenance.

    2008/2009: Scrum Training Institute (Jeff Sutherland et al.). Implementation in Ruby on Rails and ongoing maintenance and hosting.

    2008: Subcontractor on development of a new danish real estate site. Implemented with Ruby on Rails and hosted on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

    2008: Interim CTO at Askmebluu. Managed a small Ruby development team.

    2008: Radiant CMS site for S&J Gruppen/Sundhedsparken Køge.

    2006/7: Subcontractor at NNIT. Implementation of for the National IT and Telecom Agency and a Proof-of-Concept project testing Federated Identity for the Ministry of Finance. Roles held: Senior developer, team lead, architect.

    2006: New website for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in cooperation with DFC-IT.

    2005/6: Subcontractor at WM-data. Working mostly with the National IT and Telecom Agency and other agencies under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

    2005: Subcontractor at Ementor working as Senior Developer on

    July 2003 to August 2005
    Senior Consultant with Ementor, working on enterprise Oracle solutions. Mainly involved in the project startup phases, writing proposals, doing requirements gathering, writing technical design documentation for large public sector accounts. Worked on, and and other portal projects.

    November 2002 to July 2003 and July 1997 to September 1999
    Consultant with RAMBØLL Informatik. Worked primarily with Oracle technology and mobile solutions for large public sector accounts.

    November 2001 to November 2002
    IT Consultant with Dansk Software, working with portal and database development for both private and public sector clients. Took part in pre-sales activities, sales meetings, product demonstrations.

    January 2000 to September 2001
    With, Inc. (now Synacor, Inc.), a portal, messaging and collaboration solution provider based in Emeryville, California. Started as freelance consultant in January of 2000 working on various development projects. Joined MyPersonal in May 2000 as Senior Web Developer and later serving as Director of System Engineering reporting to the VP of Engineering.
    Managed the operations of MyPersonal’s production and development environments, supervised three System Administrators and planned and supervised software development, maintenance and deployment to ensure 24×7 operations for 100+ portals. Supplied technical expertise in discussions with partners and clients.
    Lead the launch of a completely redesigned version 3.0 platform including the migration of existing clients from two earlier platforms. Established the new development environment and procedures and instructed developers and HTML-coders in the use of the new platform.
    Worked as lead developer on the implementation of several high profile web sites, including the MyHarley, MyBudweiser and (Kmart) portals.
    Designed and developed the framework to implement wireless/mobile versions of MyPersonal’s existing portals presenting the user with the same content and personalization as on the primary (desktop-based) version of the portals.
    Worked with most of the major content aggregators including ScreamingMedia, iSyndicate and YellowBrix and several individual content providers including The New York Times,, WeatherLabs (now IntelliCast) and AccuWeather.

    Communication Skills

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Danish.
    Communicates well with both technical and non-technical professionals.


    Graduated from Advanced Computer Studies (a.k.a. the Datamatician educational program) at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College. The education is comparable to a Danish Bachelor of Computer Science.

    General Certificate of Education, A-Levels from Metropolitanskolens Gymnasium.


    Certified Scrum Master

    Oracle 10g Database Specialist Sales Champion, Oracle9i Sales Champion, Oracle9i Technical Champion, Managing Oracle on Linux.

    Oracle9i Technical Champion.

    Oracle Certified Application Developer (as the first ever in Scandinavia). To learn more about the Oracle Certified Professional Program visit

Updated: July 26, 2011