My resume | Sami Askolin


I’m a software engineer since 2001 and a full-time entrepreneur since co-founding Kaaos Unlimited Oy in 2012.

From 2013 to the end of 2018 I supervised a team of 5-8 employees when Kaaos Unlimited Oy provided the ‘Artist Recruiting System’ SaaS. Our customers included global companies with over 10 000 employees, for example Wärtsilä, Valmet and SSAB. On average the job applicant website had over 900 000 page views per month, while the employer portal averaged on 200 000 page views per month. The service was discontinued in the end of 2018.

Since August 2019 I’ve been developing integrations / private applications for Shopify and WooCommerce e-commerce platforms using Ruby on Rails running on Heroku.

I became an entrepreneur because technical work alone isn’t enough. I wish to gain a better insight -outside the technical scope- on the problems we try to solve with software development, to have autonomy and the ability to promote values that I feel are important. Those values include:

On the technical side I’m most proficient in SW development, infrastructure management and IT operations on Linux platforms and for the past 9 years I’ve been working mostly with web applications.

I’m currently open for opportunities to leverage and to further improve my skills on:

  • Company / team level supervision, tools and processes
  • Software development
  • Infrastructure management

Work experience

For detailed history of my software projects, click here...


Software Engineering Manager / Senior Software Engineer

Jan 2019 - present
Jyväskylä, Finland

Freelancing software engineering manager / software engineer.


CEO / Software Engineering Manager / Senior Software Engineer

Jun 2012 - Jan 2019
Jyväskylä, Finland

Managed finances and recruiting. Supervised software development, infrastructure, customer support and sales. Worked as the lead software and infrastructure engineer.

Senior Software Engineer

Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
Jyväskylä, Finland

Worked as a front-/backend web application developer and as a scrum master for a team of 3.

Systems engineer

Nov 2007 - Aug 2009
Jämsä, Finland

Developed software for aerospace training simulators and testing tools. Worked as a technical project manager for a team of 4.


May 2006 - Apr 2017
Jyväskylä, Finland

Imported and retailed Japanese comics and figurines.

Software Engineer

Mar 2005 - Nov 2007
Jyväskylä, Finland

Wrote developer documentation for the Maemo software platform, including multimedia architecture and a guide for porting desktop applications to a Maemo device. Developed software for Maemo and other handheld Linux platforms.

Software Engineer

Jul 2004 - Mar 2005
Jyväskylä, Finland

Developed software for a handheld Linux device. Wrote technical documentation on a S60 subsystem. Worked as an web UI test engineer.

Corporal (conscript), Electronics

Feb 2004 - Jul 2004
MerivV, Elektroniikkakorjaamo
Turku, Finland

Reverse-engineered the data communications of an anti-ship missile testing rig and wrote technical specification document based on the data. Developed diagnostic and utility software.


Jan 2002 - Jul 2003
Jyväskylä, Finland

Developed web applications, backend software and software for embedded devices. Worked as a test engineer for backend software.


Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
Jyväskylä, Finland

Developed web applications.


Programming languages




Business related

  • Accounting

  • Entrepreneurship

  • GDPR

  • HR processes


  • Photography

  • Videography


B. Eng / Information Technology

Jun 2006
Jyväskylä, Finland

Software Development for GNU/Linux PDA Device using the OpenEmbedded framework (in finnish).

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Last updated: 2020-03-29 22:00:00 +0200