Fredrik Pontén

Brännö, Sweden · phone:+46760477435

Skilled leader with more than 20 years of experience in leadership and software development. Through coaching, agile methodologies, deep understanding of DevOps and CI/CD, excellent software solutions are delivered and strong teams are developed.

My experience ranges from System Administrator in the NGO sector to Engineering Manager in a high pace SaaS environment. Along the way, I have gained experience of building, developing, leading and coaching teams. As a systems architect, I have designed complex systems and as a software developer, I have written software that has been used by both the aerospace industry and university research.

My technical experience includes both cloud and on-prem solutions. I have developed backend systems, pipelines and Linux systems. Language experience contains Python, Golang and shell scripting.

My current job as an engineering manager involves recruitment, coaching of individuals and groups, training and developing the agile way of working at the company. When necessary, my work also means getting involved in technical work, most often as leading some of our technical department wide initiatives.


Captian Jepp Award at Boeing

Awarded for my dedication to the success of a customer project in which I designed and wrote the administration system software for a message- and time critical airline system.

I designed and installed the world’s 50th fastest computer in 2011.

President Computer Club

As the President of the Örebro University’s student computer club for three years I managed a small organization supporting students by providing FTP service, web hosting, maling service and connecting to the Internet and starting using these services.


When I left Amnesty International after working on IT there for four years, I joined the organization as an IT volunteer and stayed on for ten years working weekends and nights when needed.

Education & Training


Örebro University - BSc Programme in Systems Development and Software Engineering 2003

Besides my computer studies I also studied humanities, with studies in Literature, organizational theory and Philosophy.


I have had the fortune of being trained by, and worked with, some of the best agile coaches in Sweden as a Scrum Master and Product Owner and feel very well versed in the methodology.

Helping Scrum Masters, Product Owners or Developers in their day to day work using agile methodologies is part of my idea of fun. But agile coaching is not only about teamwork and individuals but also about the structure and work within the whole organization. As one of the most senior managers on the subject I work closely with other managers to develop the way we work in order to deliver products with more quality in a faster way.


  • Engineering Manager - Normative 2022-current

    I work as one of four managers and I make sure that my two teams deliver on their product and platform needed to help customers calculate their emissions.

  • Head of Operations - Norce 2020-2022

    The company has during my time, and oversight, evolved from an on -prem solution with a traditional operations team to an in cloud DevOps organization. I have received praise from both leadership and employees for clearing roadblocks, reducing toil and stabilizing the operational systems and procedures in the organization.

  • Systems Architect - Boeing 2018-2020

    I joined Boeing as a Systems Architect with a focus on cloud deployment and DevOps procedures for a new product for large scale calculations for the airline industry. I helped hire and kickstart the Devops team, designed DevOps procedures and cloud deployment using software architectural techniques according to Boeing standards.

  • Full stack developer - Molflow 2017-2018

    Molflow is a data science startup working closely with academia in physics research. Fullstack development in Python and operations for large computational systems.

  • Technical Product Owner - Jeppesen Systems 2013 - 2017

    At Jeppesen, a Boeing company of 400 in Gothenburg, I worked as a Product Owner in the Devops team and as a Customer Delivery Expert.

  • Ericsson - Developer, 2012 -2013

    In September 2012 Ericsson started its Homeshore project to have developer consultants nearby for their Packet Core development. I was one of the ten consultants of the first team.

  • Team Leader - Gridcore, 2010 - 2012

    I was a Team Leader of HPC consultants and also planned, designed and installed clusters for High Performance Computing around the world.

  • Systems Administrator - Enea, 2010

    I worked as the systems administrator in the R&D department at Enea in Stockholm managing a lab for embedded software development. Linux System Administration and automation.

  • Systems Administrator - Amnesty International, 2006 - 2010

    Full stack development Python and Linux System Administration.

  • Developer - Örebro Student Union, 2003 - 2006

    System administration and development using LAMP.