Eevert Saukkokoski,

software craftsman.

Are you looking for someone to wear many hats? You want a developer who can craft quality software. Someone who can create digital services with users and business in mind. A generalist with deep technical skills and an eye for improvement.

You're looking for someone like me. I can help you build reactive, scalable applications with modern tools and practices. I'm familiar with lean workflows and applying service design thinking to creating solutions. I'll support your performance with methodology insight and by finding ways to do things better.

Venuu 2016–2018

Full stack developer on a B2B2C marketplace platform for event organization

  • Chief architect on an in-house software development team, with specific efforts towards Javascript development support and containerization
  • Facilitator and process coach for the development team, its stakeholders and the company at large
  • ES6+
  • Node.js
  • Flowtype
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • Redux
  • npm
  • CircleCI
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Kanban
  • Facilitation
  • Process Development

AppGyver 2013–2016

Platform developer for hybrid mobile application tooling and architect for a Javascript library ecosystem

  • Led the development for and architected Supersonic, a library for building HTML5 hybrid applications on the AppGyver platform.
  • Authored Supersonic Data, a data access layer for AppGyver Cloud.
  • Co-developed architecture and individual modules for AppGyver Composer, a visual tool for building business applications.
  • Regularly facilitated development team dailies.
  • CoffeeScript
  • Node.js
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • AngularJS
  • Bacon.js
  • Grunt
  • npm
  • TravisCI
  • Heroku
  • Open Source
  • PaaS
  • Kanban
  • Reactive Functional Programming

Futurice 2013/5–9

Software craftsman and IT consultant for medium-sized to large multinational client companies

  • Acted as modern web technology specialist in projects.
  • Engaged in client-facing software development process facilitation.
  • Drafted and led the creation of proposals for clients.
  • Javascript
  • Node.js
  • Grunt
  • AngularJS
  • Selenium
  • Bootstrap
  • Less
  • Scrum
  • Lean Startup
  • Responsive Web Design 2013/4–5

Software architect in a small team crafting boutique software

  • Automated frontend testing of a business intelligence application for a client in engineering and manufacturing.
  • Lead the service design for a new responsive brand frontpage and was responsible for its implementation.
  • Javascript
  • AngularJS
  • Ruby
  • Sinatra
  • Karma
  • Sass
  • Heroku
  • Service Design
  • Responsive Web Design

Reaktor 2012/5–8

Software developer and IT consultant for large domestic and multinational client companies

  • Worked in client projects with a kanban-inspired agile workflow.
  • Crafted single page applications and responsive pages.
  • Made decisions on architecture and technology stack levels in project work.
  • Scala
  • CoffeeScript
  • Rx.js
  • Selenium
  • Heroku
  • Vagrant
  • Functional Programming
  • Kanban
  • Continuous Integration

Soprano 2006–2012

Software architect and agile evangelist in a team of a dozen developers

Software developer and IT consultant for clients ranging from small US-based startups to large domestic enterprises

  • Organized TDD workshops and presentations on other tech subjects to disseminate information.
  • Spearheaded a corporate-endorsed open source code sharing effort to reduce repeated effort and improve company profile internally.
  • Was responsible for an in-house application boilerplate used in a multitude of different projects.
  • PHP
  • Zend Framework
  • Doctrine ORM
  • PHPUnit
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • Apache
  • TDD
  • XP
  • Agile
  • Open Source

Samples from GitHub

Agson 2014–2015

  • A functional lens-based library for querying and modifying JSON graphs.
  • Solved the problem of manipulating complex incoming data to fit an evolving schema in a part of AppGyver Composer.
  • Functional Programming
  • Property Based Testing

Nodeboard 2011, 2014

  • Imageboard software that you can set up on Heroku with the press of a button.
  • Originally built as coursework.
  • Node.js
  • Heroku

Xi Project 2011–2012

  • An open-source code sharing initiative in collaboration with other developers.
  • My contributions included Xi-Collections, functional collections for PHP, and ZF-Boilerplate, an opinionated package of conventions and libraries for Zend Framework 1 development.
  • Open Source
  • Functional Programming
  • Technical Writing
  • Software Architecture
  • Platform Building

Coffee-Injector 2010–2012

An asynchronous dependency injection container for Node.js.

  • CommonJS Promises
  • Asynchronous Testing

“He’s bright, hard-working and has a both pragmatic and theoretic take on his responsibilities … a vivid and enthusiastic personality … super skilled developer … an excellent facilitator and communicator

Tomi Hänninen CEO, Venuu

“Hardworking, buzzword-compliant and well focused professional with a good sense of humour. Specially good at leading projects and helping junior developers to grow.”

Nizar Jouini CEO,
Principal Consultant, Reaktor

“An extremely talented software developer … not just a dull techie, but social, willing to help others, observes and improves on how things get done”

Matti Paksula CTO, AppGyver

“Solid technical skills … expertise in software development methodologies and facilitation. … A strong can-do attitude … well-liked by customers.”

Paavo Punkari Business Director, Futurice

“Ingenious problem solving skills and wide knowledge of different technologies … very passionate and enthusiastic about the work he does and strives constantly to do things the right way.”

Jetro Suni Senior Software Specialist, Futurice

“Sharp, has a great attitude, and is always looking for serious well-thought ways to improve and perform better. Level-headed thinker … Dedicated ambition and a serious strive towards professionalism.”

Taneli Tikka CEO, Soprano Brain Alliance

Information Networks

Aalto University School of Science

Master's thesis 2016–2017

What exactly is the use of dailies: A practice-based perspective on continuous improvement in software development

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Social Innovation

Master of Science studies 2011–2013

Majored in Business Networks, focusing on how knowledge intensive organizations work.

  • Process Development
  • Shaping Institutions

Bachelor's thesis 2011

Scaling agile software development by applying software architecture practices

  • Software Practices
  • Agile

Bachelor of Science studies 2008–2011

Majored in Knowledge Intensive Business.

  • Knowledge Work
  • User Centered Design

Extracurricular personas


Since 2012 I do event photography as a hobby. Close-up portraits and informal situations are what I'd consider my forte, but I've been known to reach for the camera whenever it's needed – be it birthdays, baptisms, or business photography.

  • Events
  • Image Retouching


Co-wrote the script for Teekkarispeksi 2015. Teekkarispeksi is a large-scale student theatre production with approximately 200 volunteer participants each year.

  • Theatre
  • Creative Writing

Toastmaster and songwriter

Served as toastmaster for the Information Networks' student guild, Athene, in 2011-2013. My duties were to serve as master of ceremony and first singer in academic dinner parties with dozens to over a hundred guests. Since that time I've come to be known for numerous songs, some of which are part of the canonical Aalto University student union songbook since 2017.

  • Performing in Public
  • Creative Writing

How do we fit?

In my work, I value…

  • Craftsmanship
  • Continuous Learning
  • Growing Together
  • Nonviolence
  • Empathy

I hope your organization values…

  • Transparency
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Self-Organization
  • Playfulness
  • Open Source

I love…

  • Functional Programming
  • Problem Solving
  • Working on Ideas
  • Feedback
  • Singing
  • Science Fiction
  • Photography
  • Hugs

Let's talk about what we could do together.

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