Scroll To View More
Fredrik Håård, Python Developer in Stockholm, Sweden
Fredrik Håård

Python Developer in Stockholm, Sweden

Member since May 22, 2014
Fredrik is a developer with over ten years of contracting and entrepreneurial experience. He specializes in back-end product development and lifecycle maintenance in everything from cluster implementations in Telcom charging systems to full-stack product development for one-person startups.
Fredrik is now available for hire


  • Visual Units
    Java ME, Python, C, MySQL, MongoDB, Memcached, Django, Linux, Debian, Celery
  • Wrapp
    Go, Python, AWS Lambda, AWS ECS, AWS SSM, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Periscope...
  • McKinsey
    Java 8, Dropwizard, EC2, ECS, PostgreSQL, Ansible, Terraform, Beanstalk...


  • Java, 14 years
  • Python, 13 years
  • System Integration, 13 years
  • Product Development, 12 years
  • DevOps, 12 years
  • Continuous Delivery (CD), 8 years
  • Google Maps, 8 years
  • OpenLayers, 4 years
Stockholm, Sweden



Preferred Environment

Debian Linux/Fluxbox, Emacs, Hg/Git, FishShell

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a full fleet management system, doing everything from writing the first embedded code for terminals to scaling the databases years later.


  • CTO

    2004 - PRESENT
    Visual Units
    • Created a full-fledged fleet management system from the ground up.
    • Took the product through (so far) three successful major database migrations without downtime.
    • Created a product and infrastructure with less than an hour of downtime over the last three years, despite 24/7 traffic.
    • Created tools to generate Excel reports for customers on demand.
    • Developed a dead-reckoning system to track rail car speeds.
    Technologies: Java ME, Python, C, MySQL, MongoDB, Memcached, Django, Linux, Debian, Celery
  • Senior Consultant

    2017 - 2018
    • Planned, designed, and implemented real-time streaming ETL solutions using an AWS stack, lowering information lag from six hours to one minute.
    • Coached technical leadership. Provided feedback and evaluations on the tech stack and work methods.
    • Implemented new serverless services in an existing microservice architecture in Python and Go.
    • Supported the sales organization with improved data modeling and performance improvements in the OLAP (Redshift) data store.
    • Planned and set up CI integration with AWS Codebuild.
    • Developed tools for identifying and analyzing performance issues in the analytics pipeline.
    Technologies: Go, Python, AWS Lambda, AWS ECS, AWS SSM, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Periscope, AWS Kinesis Firehose
  • Senior Cloud Architect

    2017 - 2017
    • Built a secure data ingestion system.
    • Used S3, KMS, and CloudHSM to secure data and keys.
    • Built safe provisioning where ops needs to know no secrets.
    • Built a Dropwizard/Angular/PostgreSQL application from scratch, including design, implementation, operations, and documentation.
    • Integrated with multiple third-party authentication providers using SAMLv2 SP- and IdP-initiated authentication.
    Technologies: Java 8, Dropwizard, EC2, ECS, PostgreSQL, Ansible, Terraform, Beanstalk, CloudHSM, Angular, SAMLv2
  • Senior Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Assa Abloy Mobile Services
    • Developed in Java 8 EE7 on JBoss/Wildfly and Dropwizard.
    • Planned and implemented AWS migration and automation.
    • Wrote custom Ansible modules for securely deploying secrets to AWS using Amazon KMS and S3.
    • Fully automated deployments of CloudHSM clients.
    • Planned and implemented zero-downtime deployments.
    Technologies: AWS, Java 8, Ansible, EC2, RDS, AWS VPN, CloudHSM, LunaClient
  • Tech Lead

    2015 - 2016
    Dooer AB
    • Planned and helped implement a new platform for automated bookkeeping.
    • Assisted in building a development team from scratch.
    • Planned and executed automation of deployments and provisioning for the new platform.
    Technologies: Python, Node.js, AWS, Ansible, Flask
  • Ops Consultant

    2015 - 2015
    • Helped migrate a product from physical servers to AWS.
    • Did load tests and advised on provisioning.
    • Together with others, performed final migration to the cloud.
    Technologies: AWS, PHP, Linux
  • Technical Lead

    2014 - 2015
    Registry of Scotland
    • Worked as technical lead of the Land Registry Act Project.
    • Worked to create modern web services for solicitors at the Registry of Scotland's Land Register.
    • Deployed a fully redundant system of web applications, interfacing with new and legacy systems.
    • Created a distributed logging and tracing system using Python logging and MongoDB.
    • Supported releases and operations for an entirely new technology stack at the Registry of Scotland.
    Technologies: MongoDB, Python, Flask, AngularJS, RHEL, RabbitMQ, Celery
  • Senior Developer

    2013 - 2014
    • Built a new framework for non-functional testing of large distributed systems.
    • Created Java<->Python data bridges.
    • Enabled visualization of complex and heterogeneous test setups.
    Technologies: Java, Python, Jython
  • Consultant

    2005 - 2013
    Softhouse Consulting
    • Worked as the design team lead for a charging system node.
    • Developed a custom business intelligence tool for site managers integrated with the customer's ERP system.
    • Worked in a small team to create five complete and separate sales channels on a Django/AngularJS platform in six weeks.
    • Led the modernization of developer infrastructure, SCM tools, and source control for a customer site with 150 developers.
    • Developed a non-functional test framework for telecom nodes from the ground up.
    • Held courses and workshops in Python, Git, and Mercurial.
    Technologies: Java ME/SE/EE, Python, .NET, C, C++, MongoDB, MySQL


  • Hgapi (Development)

    A pure Python MIT Licensed API for Mercurial source control.

  • PyCon Sweden (Other amazing things)

    I founded Sweden's version of PyCon, as well as the Swedish Python association Python Sverige, and was the chair for the first three years.


  • Languages

    Python 3, Python, Java, JavaScript, Go, SAML, C#
  • Frameworks

    Flask, CherryPy, Dropwizard, Django, GeoDjango, Ionic 2, Angular, Spring JDBC
  • Libraries/APIs

    OpenLayers, Flask-RESTful, Yelp API, Google Maps, jQuery
  • Tools

    Ansible, Mercurial, AWS IAM, Terraform, Git, Emacs, CVS, Microsoft Excel, Eclipse IDE, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudFormation, Apache Airflow, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS ECS, AWS SDK, AWS SQS, Sublime Text 2, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Integration (CI), DevOps, Functional Programming, Distributed Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Continuous Delivery (CD), Agile Software Development, Clean Code, Maintainability, Test Automation
  • Platforms

    Ubuntu, AWS EC2, Debian Linux, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, Linux, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Oracle
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, MongoDB, RedShift, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    System Integration, Product Development, Embedded Systems, AWS Route 53, Trading Systems, Cryptocurrency, AWS CodePipeline, Automated Trading Software, Serverless, Amazon CloudHSM, HSM


  • Partially completed Master's degree in Computer Science
    2003 - 2004
    Blekinge Institute of Technology - Sweden
  • Progress towards a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering
    2000 - 2003
    Blekinge Institute of Technology - Sweden
I really like this profile
Share it with others