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Alexander Tarlinder


Consultant, Crisp

Location: Stockholm, Sweden


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


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Alexander Tarlinder is a developer, who’s passionate about craftsmanship, quality, and testing. He has more than a decade of experience in software development, while having worked in related fields such as architecture, project management, and testing. Over the past few years, he has been working with various aspects of test automation and activities that nowadays are grouped under the umbrella of continuous delivery.

He runs a book review site and has appeared on a couple of Swedish and international conferences. He is also the author of "Developer Testing - Building Quality into Software" in Mike Cohn's signature series.



Work experience

ILT Inläsningtjänst (consulting at), CTO
April 2017 - Present, Stockholm, SE
Alexander is CTO of ILT Inläsningstjänst. He's still involved in many practical details, such as the Scrum implementation. He offers Scrum coaching, if the team asks him to.

Nordnet (consulting at), QA
December 2016 - March 2017, Stockholm, Bromma, SE
Alexander worked in a newly formed Scrum team as QA, where he put the principles outlined in "Developer Testing - Building Quality into Software" into practice, introduced Docker, and educated the team members to agile testing. He was also supporting the team's ScrumMaster in Scrum practices.

ILT Inläsningtjänst (consulting at), Scrum coach
August 2016 - March 2017, Stockholm, SE
Coaching engagement: roughly 25% of a full-time position. Alexander was coaching ILT Inläsningtjänst towards a better development process. He introduced Scrum into to the organization and held an initial training, which he followed up by attending the ceremonies. Apart from the core Scrum practices, ILT started incorporating story mapping, some XP practices, and a development process inspired by software craftsmanship.

Swedbank (consulting at), Scrum Master and Tester
September 2014 - October 2015, Stockholm, SE
Scrum Master for a team working with mobile payments.

Novamedia Svenska Postkodlotteriet (consulting at), Developer
September 2013 - December 2013, Stockholm, SE
Member of a development team that delivered a new payment system.

Thomas Cook Northern Europe (consulting at), Continuous delivery coach
March 2013 - June 2013, Stockholm, SE
Alexander job was to introduce continuous delivery into parts of the development organization. This involves: - Coaching in Scrum and agile practices - Improving and introducing development practices such as unit testing, clean code, or refactoring - Educating through pair programming - Aligning the current test cycle with shortened sprints - Overseeing the current build process - Informing about new ways of working and evangelizing

Telenor (consulting at), Developer
August 2011 - March 2013, Stockholm, Sweden
Alexander was part of of a Scrum team that delivered software for automated provisioning of VPNs. His job was mainly system development in Java. He's also worked with activities related to continuous delivery, such as automated deployment, database versioning, test automation, and build environments.

Novamedia Svenska Postkodlotteriet (consulting at), Developer/Operations/Analyst
March 2011 - July 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
Alexander worked in the operations team. Most of his time was spent in a migration project, which was about moving the systems to virtualized ones in another location, changing storage, upgrading the application servers, swapping out some integrations, and adapting the application to the new environments. He's role was that of the application expert, but he also worked with lower-level configuration at the application server and operating system level. The last months of his contract, he spent documenting and analyzing business rules and functionality in the areas of payments and printing.

Novamedia Svenska Postkodlotteriet (consulting at), Developer
February 2007 - November 2010, Stockholm, Sweden
Alexander shouldered the role of application expert and system developer in a newly formed Scrum team, where he strongly contributed to the introduction of test-driven development, automated testing and continuous integration. He's been working with the public web site, the CRM system, and various payment solutions.


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