Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen

Senior Backend Developer who has worked with Java for 20 years, primarily on Linux-like platforms, and with C# for 3. Continuous Integration for 12 years expanding into Docker for the last 5 years, and Continuous Deployment and cloud technologies for the last 2. Located in Central Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cell phone +45 60 62 03 45
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Udvikings- og Forenklingsstyrelsen - 2022

Java developer in the DevOps office focusing on test, debugabillity and other automation for our Jenkins CI/CD pipeline.

Viking Software - 2021

Project employment i two phases, first converting an existing end-user Visual Basic application talking to MS SQL to a REST-based web solution, and second completely replacing application and operating system on existing customer devices with a Qt5 application running on Alpine Linux. I was responsible for the C# backend and the Linux installer in the two phases.

TDC Group/Nuuday - Aarhus/Copenhagen 2018 - 2021

Senior Java Developer

Working as developer and devops on internally faced applications being migrated to in-house Kubernetes clusters (OpenShift/Rancher)

Statsbiblioteket / Det Kgl. Bibliotek - Aarhus 2014 - 2018

Senior Java Developer

Worked with various aspect of digital preservation. Most work was done as Open Source.

Workplace is a Linux shop developing in-house Java applications with every developer choosing his/her own flavor. I used Ubuntu from 14.04 up to now 18.04 LTS as my daily work environment with initially Eclipse and then IntelliJ Ultimate. We use VirtualBox, Vagrant and Docker to handle extra instances as needed.

Kewill / Four Soft Denmark / Transaxiom 2005 - 2014

Senior Java Developer in an agile Cobol shop.

The core product is a COBOL-based Transport Management System running on the IBM i (previously AS/400) platform. I did not write COBOL.


Java Developer 2003 - 2004 (2 years)

Electronic Health Record system provider.

Scandiatransplant Java Developer 2001 - 2003 (3 years)

Organ Exchange database organization for Scandinavia.

Stibo Systems Java Developer 2000 - 2001 (2 years)

Product catalogs in print, CD-ROM and on the web.

Unixsnedkeren Freelance Consultant 1999 - 2000 (2 years)

Freelance consultant in Perl, XML, XSLT, FreeBSD, Linux and Java.

Student programmer, various locations 1992 - 1999 (8 years)

Unix system administrator at IMADA, MIP, Amrose and CPA at Odense University.


Syddansk Universitet / University of Southern Denmark Master’s degree, Computer Science · (1987 - 2000)