Personal information:

Marcin M. Jessa
Date of Birth:
19. April 1977
Present Position:
Senior DevOps engineer.
Current Employer:
Simployer Group
+47 98850544

Computing systems experience

Languages and Software Systems

  • Strong knowledge of cloud environment and tools, in particular Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience working with CICD implementation of microservices architecture and delivery pipelines.
  • Experience with Terraform - Infrastructure as Code.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Docker - software containerization.
  • Experience with networking both wired and wireless.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Powershell or shell scripting.
  • Knowledge in common SCM practices, sich as branching and code merge.
  • Virtualization - Hyper-V, Xen, VmWare, KVM.
  • Solid experience with Linux, Solaris, BSD and Windows.
  • System and Network Security
  • Experience with server-side technologies such as Apache, Nginx, HAProxy and Redis.
  • Database (MySQL primarily) administration experience.

Professional experience

April 2021 - Present
Senior DevOps engineer, Simployer Group

Simployer is a fast growing HR software company with presence in 3 countries and further multinational ambitions.
Thanks to the skillful and devoted co-workers, since I started working at Simployer, we've rapidly moved from a mostly "traditional" on-prem development to a modern, cloud based software house. Norsk Helsenett is a government company responsible for maintanence and developement of public services for norwegian health sector.

April 2019 - April 2021
Senior system engineer, Norsk Helsenett

Norsk Helsenett is a government company responsible for maintanence and developement of public services for norwegian health sector.
Development and maintance of Norsk Helsenett's cloud based solutions.

June 2017 - April 2019
Technical Lead, Norsk rikskringkasting AS

Norsk rikskringkasting NRK is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway.
Development and maintance of NRK's internet based TV and Radio solutions hosted at the Microsoft Azure platform.

August 2013 - June 2017
Senior Consultant, Sykehuspartner

Sykehuspartner is an autonomous unit in Helse Sør-Øst in Norway founded in 2003. The main purpose of the company is to reduce administration costs, free resources which can otherwise be used to take care of patients. Sykehuspartner offers good unified IT solutions aimed for the health sector.

April 2010 - August 2013
Senior Hosting Specialist, Fronter AS

Founded in Norway in 1998, Fronter was acquired by Pearson in 2009, joining the world's leading education company. Setting the standard for online learning solutions, Fronter provides a flexible learning solution for the next generation of global education. Winning many prestigious awards, Fronter has been acknowledged as a leader in its market, and one of only 10 Learning Platform Service Suppliers to be certified by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) in the UK. Experiencing rapid growth and expansion, the Fronter Platform is used by millions of teachers and learners in schools, colleges, universities, and professional organisations around the world.
System administration, hosting of the Fronter education software platform, MySQL database administration, system integration and system monitoring. Implementing and administrating of cloud systems, KVM based virtualization platforms, large scale storage systems. Planning and implementation of large networks.

January 2008 - April 2010
Software engineer, Saab Microwave Systems AS

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Software design, implementation, integration and verification of solutions for military radar sensor systems. Linux, Solaris, embedded systems. Ada, C and low-level system programming. Debugging and optimization (e.g. for speed and/or space).

July 2007 - January 2008
Solutions engineer, Fast Search and Transfer ASA

In 2007 FAST was, according to Gartner Group (, the worlds most visionary company within the Information Access Technology market. FAST provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to search, access, retrieve and analyze information in real-time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. Responsible for the architecture of the solutions that FAST delivers to the customers in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) designing the solution architecture for customer implementations, performing QA, reviewing of the projects and following the projects to successful launch. Responsible to develop the delivery capabilities of SCS, both in EMEA and globally.

April 2005 – June 2007
Senior Software Engineer, Witelcom AS

Embedded software engineer. Responsible for API, architecture, coding, design, testing and deployment of Linux based embedded software for networking and wireless communication products running on XScale and x86 platforms. Developed traffic acceleration appliances for satellite based ISP services. Developed solutions for wireless ISPs – backbone systems with Radius + MySQL backend and web based configuration and surveillance utilities to automatise registration and administration of users. Network planning, design and maintenance. Administrated hosting systems for ISP customers (Web, Email, SQL). Installed WLAN networks and Hotspot services on international ferries of Stenaline.

September 2001 – April 2005
Software Engineer, Wireless Reading Systems ASA

Developed embedded Linux solution based on ARM SoC to transmit power usage data via WLAN and mobile phones. Nearly single-handed developed and implemented solution for WLAN networks for a few hundreds people in Kristiansund for Nordmøre Energiverk creating one of the biggest (if not the biggest) WLAN infrastructures in Norway. Installed and configured FreeBSD and RouterOS acting as a PPTP and PPPoE gateways with Radius + MySQL backend to authenticate and authorize users wanting to access internet. Built, installed and administrated web and email servers (rack mounted, SCSI-RAID, redundant hardware) providing hosting solution for the users of the ISP. Built, installed and administrated NAT and rate limiting firewalls (rack mounted, redundant hardware) running FreeBSD. Responsible for supporting and administrating internal network of WRS – NetBSD, FreeBSD and Windows servers. Linux and Windows desktops and laptops.

2001 - 2003
Technical Support, Systems Maintenance and Linux Support,

Administrating Solaris servers for one of the biggest German sites with web-oriented material,

1998 - 2000
Doorman, Humlegården AS


1997-2001 1997-2001: Østfold University College - Computer engineering with major in robotics.
1996-1997 Heimdal vidaregåande skole (Norway) – 1 year with an emphasis in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
1995-1996 Orkdal vidaregåande skole (Norway) – 1 year with an emphasis in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
1992-1994 XIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Łodzi (Poland) - 2 years with an emphasis in mathematics and physics.

Hobbyist (Open Source) and voluntary work

  • Associate judge in the District Court in Moss
  • Supporting Open Source community since 2000
  • Running - website with *NIX tutorials contributing to it with many of my own writing.
  • Developing a NetBSD and FreeBSD based platform for embedded systems and wireless appliances - wifiBSD and pfSense.
  • Participated in miscellaneous open source projects such as SquirrelMail, PowerAdmin
  • Contributed with miscellaneous articles and HowTos for websites like and
  • Ran and administrated Linux servers at the Østfold University College.
  • Attaché of the Polish National Ski Team at the 1997 World Championships in Trondheim.
  • Attaché of the Youth Polish National Handball Team in Steinkjer.

Personal Information

Nationality Norwegian and Polish.
Languages Polish (mother tongue), Norwegian (fluent), English (fluent), Russian (basic), French (basic).
Driving License Cat. A, B, S, T
Interests Computer systems, classical and modern music, snowboarding, motorcycles, reading, cuisine, working out.
Keywords Creative, imaginative, perfectionist, strategist, problem solver, open-minded, pragmatic, analytical, open, direct, learner, calm under fire, helpful.
References Available on request.