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Name: Mikko Tapani Linnalo
Date of birth: 3.7.1977
Phone: +358 (0) 40 803 1657
Address: Mataleenankatu 16 20400 Turku Finland
Marital status: Married (no children)
Military service: 7/1996 – 4/1997, TKM

Professional competence

A highly versatile software professional with 15 years of experience in various software related roles; 5 in testing, 4 in integration, 1 in application development and 5 years in configurability. In each of my roles I have become a trusted expert in my area, leading others by example. Background in software testing has helped me to become quality-driven in everything I do, and I use script languages a lot to automate and speed up everyday tasks. I have used agile methodologies in my different roles quite a lot, and I'm familiar with several different version controlling systems thanks to ever-changing world of mobile platforms. During my career I've been working several years with internet and browsers, so I'm familiar with trends and technologies in that area. During my studies my major was in internet technologies and multimedia, so I'm not a stranger to content creation or multimedia tools neither.

I'm known for being humorous, keen to learn new things, being willing to take ownership when needed, and not being afraid of voicing my opinion. I'm looking for a challenging and innovative career in the IT field, which will enable me to utilize and enhance my skills in software development.

Work experience

SW Specialist, Product Engineering (1/2012 – 08-2016)

Nokia Oyj and Microsoft Mobile Oy | Salo and Tampere, Finland

Windows Phone product software integration and configuration. Responsible for product software configurability and variant build capability. Acted as a key user for bug management and for engineering environment. Appointed as a lead developer in configurability area in May 2015.

Senior Design Engineer, SW (1/2011 – 12/2011)

Nokia Oyj | Salo, Finland

Software development for mobile devices in agile scrum-team, developing value-adding applications for Symbian products with Qt C++ and Qt Quick (Qml).

Senior SW Integration Engineer (12/2006 – 12/2010)

Nokia Oyj | Salo, Finland

Responsibility of product SW integration, configuration, problem solving and error management for browsing and video related features. Acted as a main contact between SW teams and products and was responsible of products overall SW maturity for features under my responsibility

Senior SW Test Engineer (10/2004 – 11/2006)

Nokia Oyj | Salo, Finland

Part of a team ramping up SW testing organization for first Symbian based mobile devices in Nokia Salo. I was responsible for reporting test results and planning of functional test cases and test runs. I also acted as a key user for globally used test management tool in Salo site, and worked as a contact point for an outsourced testing team.

SW Test Engineer (2/2002 – 9/2004)

Datavelhot Oy | Salo, Finland

SW interoperability and functional testing of mobile devices in Nokia premises as an external employee

Electrician (06/1994 – 08/1999)

Bistro-Tuote Oy | Rymättylä, Finland

Assembling and electrifying institutional kitchen appliances. During my studies I spent my holidays as an electrician between years 1994 and 1999, total of 13 months of work experience during that time.


Bachelors degree, telecommunications (1997 – 2001)
Turku polytechnic, data- and Internet technology (multimedia)

Vocational degree, telecommunications (1993 – 1996)
Turku Vocational Institute


Agile Methodologies / Scrum
Build and integration systems
Windows Phone / Windows
C++ / Qt
C# / .NET
Java / Android
(x)HTML + CSS + JS
Visual Studio / Team Services

Language skills

Finnish: native language
English: good written and spoken

Hobbies and interests

Disc golf, spectator sports, gaming, walking our dog, taking care of pet tortoise