A Senior Staff Engineer with expertise in development, solution architecture, cloud infrastructure and automation as well as building teams, improving engineering culture and being a force multiplier. Passionate about great solutions and always stepping up to the plate for cross team initiatives. Easily takes ownership and responsibility and is known for getting things done. A pragmatic solver with affection for Serverless architecture, building applications and bots solving needs big as small.

Over 10 years of experience in building and maintaining one of the largest IAM solutions in the Nordics, well-versed in OAuth2, OpenID Connect, account security, auth(n/z) and related specifications.

Follow my writings at https://joakim-wanggren.medium.com/.

Jul 1986 - Today me@joakimwanggren.se +46 (0) 736 16 89 11


Schibsted Data & Tech

We interconnect and accelerate Schibsted and brands using Data and Technology, creating great customer value and trust. By leveraging data across our Schibsted brands, we can generate more value than the sum of our individual brands.

Senior Staff Engineer within Product & Tech Foundations with a portfolio of identity and access management, privacy, payment, data and analytics products and infrastructure and developer tooling. Main focus on cross organization initiatives, contributing to tech strategies, finding and driving cross Schibsted collaboration projects while keeping an eye on AWS costs and being representative in many company wide forums. Actively working with teams and engineering culture, while every now and then temporarily joining a struggling team to help with coding and leadership.

Jan 2020 - Today Harvard Business School - Disruptive Strategy

Schibsted Products & Technology

The mission of Schibsted Products and Technology is to develop state of the art, innovative products and services to power Schibsted's digital transformation and deliver the very best, tailored user experiences to drive Schibsted's future growth.

Following the success of SPiD, and the required transformation of Schibsted to meet new user needs, Schibsted Payment became part of the new organisation Schibsted Products & Technology. I continued as Lead Developer of the SPiD platform, improving testing, setting up CI/CD pipelines and processes, automating infrastructure, splitting up the platform into microservices and doing cost optimisations in AWS.

Working as a Full Stack Developer with broad responsibilities and cross team collaboration projects I quickly became Staff Software Engineer within Schibsted's new structure. As a Staff Software Engineer and expert in Schibsted end user IAM solution, now renamed Schibsted account, focus shifted into collaborating with other teams and designing solutions for integrations with services like Privacy, Payment and Subscription services as well as Data platforms.

Apr 2015 - Jan 2020 S-PACE - Schibsted leadership program

Schibsted Payment AS

Schibsted Payment is fully owned subsidiary of Schibsted Media Group established in November 2011. SPiD is the primary product of Schibsted Payment delivering an easy and secure way to log in and pay across many services.

At Schibsted Payment I grew into the Full Stack Developer I am today. I started leading the front end development and UX, while also doing backend PHP development for the SPiD platform. I eventually introduced and took on node.js development and a DevOps role. As the SPiD platform grew from 0 to over 6 million users, with clients as Aftonbladet.se, VG.no, Finn.no and Blocket.se, so did my responsibilities grow. I ended up as Tech Lead and Lead Developer for the platform, pushing the move of the entire platform to AWS, and doing project management of integration projects as well as internal development projects.

Oct 2011 - Apr 2015 SPiD - Innovation of the Year, Jan 2014, Schibsted ASA

Netlight Consulting AB

Netlight is a genuine consulting firm. We refine the concept of IT-consulting to be about talents who, in cooperation, create valuable results for our clients.

At Netlight I was a Consultant with assignments in UX and Front end development, with clients in the Media industry. I started at Aftonbladet during the integration of SPiD, but it became clear my expertise was needed for the development of the SPiD platform instead, which led to Schibsted Payment taking me in as a consultant until they hired me away.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Adaptive Media AB

Adaptive Media helps your business to reach further, succeed better and to be more profitable by using modern and innovative technology.

At Adaptive Media I worked as a Web Developer, coding PHP, CSS, HTML, JS, jQuery, backed by strong MVC frameworks and MySQL databases. I was working with clients in all from Telecom to Personal Finance.

May 2010 - Aug 2010, Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

PrimeKey Solutions AB

PrimeKey offers fully supported and highly adaptable open source PKI Products for the realisation of PKI implementations and digital signatures.

I did my Master thesis at PrimeKey called "PKI as a Service - Deploying Public Key Infrastructure as a Cloud Service". I dove into Cryptography,Enterprise Java and PKI with all that entailed.

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011


Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

Master of Science in Engineering and Media Technology

Media Technology is an inter-disciplinary program which focuses on how human communication is supported by technology. Other than courses in mathematics and computer science, the program includes courses covering technology that both produce and consume media and media content. I specialized myself within Interactive Media Technology and Web Development, and volunteered myself in the reception of new students and various groups within the section and the school. When I eventually took my degree after one year working, I graduated with a GPA of 4.64/5 and received a scholarship for my achievements.

2006 - 2012 Best Graduate of the Year

Monash University

Exchange semester

I did a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia, studying at 4 courses at Monash University, covering Web Development, B2C e-commerce and Digital Design.

Jul 2009 - Jan 2010 Best in Class

Fredrika Bremer Gymnasium

Natural Science with Specialisation Mathematics and Computer Science

Fredrika Bremer is the community upper secondary school in my home town. I studied the Natural Science program and graduated with a 18.75/20 GPA.

2002 - 2005


I've worked with most stuff and I'm a quick learner, but to give you some idea...

PHP, JavaScript, node.js, Python, Java, JEE, some .NET and C# too. MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, DynamoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, HTML, XHTML, XML, XSL, CSS, Compass/Sass, Less, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, UX, IxD. Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Mocha, REST, RPC, Amazon Web Services (S3, CloudFront, EC2, CloudFormation, ...), Terraform, Heroku, Puppet, Packer.io, Agile / Lean, Kanban, Oauth2, OpenID Connect, Netflix stack (Asgard, Eureka, Prana, ...), Zero Downtime Deployments, DevOps, Docker, ...

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