Meet Jesper, a skilled software developer passionate about tackling technically advanced tasks that demand a thorough understanding and enduring commitment. He's a go-to guy for complex coding challenges, diving deep into intricate systems — and sometimes, the ocean.
Do you have any hobbies that you are passionate about in your free time?
I enjoy scuba diving, which I picked up after a hiatus mainly because my daughter is interested in it. There’s something about diving—the silence and the sensation of weightlessness underwater—that just appeals to me. It’s the overall feeling more than any specific aspect that I like about it, it’s hard to describe.
What motivates you most in your work?
At Pagero, we have a lot of freedom, and as a developer, you are involved in determining how tasks are executed. There’s significant autonomy in our work approach. The system evolves continuously, and we are constantly innovating to solve emerging challenges. We have considerable influence in these matters, engaging in discussions within our team and across other teams. For those eager to advance in their roles, there are therefore ample opportunities available.
Can you think of one specific project at work that stands out to you?
One of the major projects was migrating from JBoss 4 to Spring Boot. The platform was 15 years old, and this change resulted in a significant performance improvement. I find it interesting due to its complexity and the learning experience it provided. It’s also rewarding because of the substantial impact it had in the end.
Another project I've enjoyed is our transition to using Kubernetes. I believe this shift towards an open-source virtual environment demonstrates our cutting-edge approach.
Why did you decide to work at Pagero?
For me it was an easy choice since I knew some people that work here. They are highly competent, and I have a lot of respect for them professionally. Plus, they are nice guys. So, I felt pretty sure I would enjoy making the transition. The other thing was of course the the technical challenges, which I find interesting.
What's the best thing about Pagero and working here?
Essentially, it boils down to the same things—the colleagues, the freedom, and the opportunity to influence technical decisions.
What would you consider the most awesome tech invention from the last century?Perhaps not the most technically advanced invention, but the Swedish Swish payment system is certainly one that has had a profound impact on my daily life.