Curriculum Vitae

Keyword Intro

IT Specialist with focus on understanding customer needs as well as software design and challenges. Superb skills in problem solving and communication. Experience range from software design, development, performance testing and project management. Focus on processes - especially agile development and project management.


Name Jonas Auken
Address T-2, 2nd floor, Green Park Main
New Delhi - 110016
Telephone +91 8860 749760
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Family Married to Line Mark Rugholt - owner of Culturewise
Together we have two boys:
Vilhelm (born 2006) and Eskil (born 2008)

Project Highlights

October 2012 - present

Bankdata, Gurgaon, India: Quality Management, Code Review, Test Driven Development, Cultural Integration, Communication.

I am a liaison officer building bridges between Denmark and India. I am scoping tasks, smoothing out communications and keeping quality of deliverables and process high.

I am implementing agile processes in teams and professionalism in individuals. My focus is still making the indians as self-driven as possible and the danes as offshore-compatible as possible.

October 2010 - September 2012

Jyske Bank, Gurgaon, India: Quality Management, Code Review, Test Driven Development, Cultural Integration, Communication.

I am the team lead of a Scrum team of Indian developers who are working closely together with colleagues in the IT department in Silkeborg, Denmark. My primary focus is making the indians as self-driven as possible and the danes as offshore-compatible as possible.

Other roles include tech lead on Java and WebSphere Portal, architect and product owner by proxy for the Danish stakeholders. I have been introducing agile methods and processes to the team, in order to do hardcore scrum and test-driven development. Other extreme programming practices are utilized as needed.

2010 (spring + fall) Jyske Bank: Use cases, architectural considerations, stabilization of the development platform and professional culture of the E-bank department - all this as a preparation for the next generation internet bank which will be implemented on WebSphere Portal.
2009 (fall) Jyske Bank: Problem solving, bug tracking and best practices. Coding (J2EE), analyzing, getting the big picture and implementing/documenting best practices in a dozen plus applications - all critical to the internet banks (both private and business) of Jyske Bank.
2009 (spring) Jyske Bank: WebSphere Portal solution. Specialist tasks for both the infrastructure department and the development department. Focus was on closing tasks, documenting solutions and solving tricky problems that had disrupted the project for months.
2008 JN Data: WebSphere Portal solution. Specialist task on several IBM products, but mainly WebSphere Application Server, Portal and Tivoli Access WebSEAL. Very complex and critical solution.
2007 (fall) JN Data: WebSphere Infrastructure solution. Project management  and performance test management. WebSphere Portal environment on AIX. A complex project where high performance was critical.
2007 (spring) Værdipapircentralen: Bid for a public web portal was written. Analysis, architecture, technology choices, use cases in collaboration with a large
and complex company.
2006 (fall) Jyske Bank: Infrastructure application for trading in currency. Very agile project with status every week. Tasks included project management and development.
2006 (spring) JN Data: Migration of web sites on IIS. In each case we had to analyze the consequences of migration, review the architecture and update documentation for complex and critical solutions.

Publications and presentations

2012 The Servant Leader - presented at Agile NCR, New Delhi, 2013
2012 Avoiding the Negative Stereotype - presented at Agile India Conference, Bangalore, 2012
2012 The Holistic Programmer - presented at Agile India Conference, Bangalore, 2012
2011 Test Driven Design - presented at Agile NCR Conference, New Delhi, 2011
2009 Walk Talk Mail - How to Improve Communication

Working Experience

October 2010 - present
On contract with Jyske Bank - relocated to New Delhi, India.
March 2010 - October 2010 Self-employed at auken IT - my very own one-man company.
December 2005 - February 2010 Senior IT Specialist @ IT Practice A/S, customers include large financial companies in Denmark. Experiences gained range from system development, performance testing and software design to project management and process development.
May 2005 - November 2005 System Developer @ Brdr. A & O Johansen, where I had the responsibility for all development on their web platform - including outsourcing of lesser tasks. Our main solution was a custom .NET portal for 6500 customers integrated with a web shop and several online tools.
May 2004 - May 2005 System Developer @ Csite, working with web technologies in .NET. I was promoted to head of projects just before the company went bankrupt in May 2005. Our primary customer was Brdr. A & O Johansen, but we also had a dozen or so smaller customers.
December 2001 - September 2003 Student programmer part-time @ Thy Data Center, working with Java and C# on a solution with client / server architecture.
February 2000 - May 2001 Teaching part-time @ Ungdomshjemmet Holmstrupgård (a youth home), the youths were aged 14 to 23 and some had mild mental disabilities. The challenge was not as much professional as it was pedagogical.
January 1999 - June 2000 Teaching part-time @ Danmarks Pædagoghøjskole (a school for continuing training of kindergarden managers), where I taught them how to use a PC for administrative purposes.
1993 - 1999 Student jobs @ different companies and institutions while studying.


2009 SCRUM Master @ Trifork
2008 PRINCE2 Practioner @ Peak Consulting (Certification)
2007 Java Developer @ Teknologisk Institut (Certification)
2000 - 2003 Master of Computer Science @ Aarhus University - high theoretical computer skills and in-deep hands-off experience with problem solving and system development.
1995 - 2000 Minor in Science of Religion @ Aarhus University - invaluable communications and analysis skills.
1991 - 1994 High School (science path) @ Langkær Gymnasium

Positions of Trust

2007 - 2008 Board member of our local house-owners' association.
1996 - 1999 Chairman of the board of the students radio in Aarhus.

International Experience

2010 - present day Living in Delhi - working in Gurgaon - with my wife and two boys.
2006 - present day Extensive co work with foreign colleagues both local and off shore.
2009 Travelling 2 weeks to Sri Lanka with my wife and two boys.
2003 Travelling 4 months in India and Nepal.
1998 Travelling 6 months in Mexico and California.
1996 Travelling 4 months in South and East Asia.



Danish Mother Tongue
English Fluently
German Conversationally
Spanish Understanding and speaking some

IT Skills

Expert Skills Agile Development in offshore setups

System Development
Software Design
Experienced Skills Project Management
Performance Testing
Process Analysis