GMQ Consulting AB

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Ola Eriksson

Linux&OpenSource expert, developer, architect with 20+ years experience
With more than 20 years of experience from the IT and Tech industry, I am a developer at heart turned devops and entrepreneur. I started tuning my developer skills as a child and have been doing it ever since, both in my spare time and my work. During the late 90's I started working with system administration, networking and everything related to that. This in combination with the developer background gives me the broad experience needed to work with a wide area of tasks.
My specialties are: Linux, Software Development, OpenSource, DevOps, Networking, Hard- and Software infrastructure.


GMQ Consulting AB
Jan 2004 - Pågående
Göteborg, Malmö, Uddevalla
100 %
Via GMQ I am available for assignments related to computer technologies like system administration, devop, software development and most things related. I also accept assignments as an advisor within my areas of expertise. I specialize in open source technologies, server environments, container technologies and everything related. Over the years, I've been working with clients of all sizes, from small startups to government agencies, building and pushing the advantages of Linux and OpenSource technologies.
Techlead, Development Toolchain
May 2017 - Dec 2017
50 %
I lead the technical work in Zenuity’s Development Toolchain team which is responsible for the tools and components related to software development. With Zenuity being a newly formed company, this meant
constructing everything from the ground up.
EA Games
DevOps & Continuous Integration
Feb 2017 - May 2017
50 %
I was tasked with setting up the continuous
integration platform used by the quality assurance team to ensure stable releases for the 2018 version of Need for Speed.
Inventing Deep Learning Infrastructure
Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
100 %
I have had the great pleasure of working with designing and implementing everything related to Zenuity's Deep Learning infrastructure and development toolchain since before Zenuity officially existed. Deep Learning pushes performance requirements to a whole new level and at Zenuity are inventing new ways to push both hardware and software to its limit while at the same time gaining maximum usage of the available resources.
At Zenuity, I've been designing both the hardware platform, development tool chain and creating a custom solution for scheduling Deep Learning jobs.
BNP Paribas Cardif
Linux specialist
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
50 %
My assignment was to document and prepare a Linux-based security proxy for move from Sweden to France.
Adventure Online AB
Software Architect and Developer
Mar 2016 - Pågående
25 %
Project aims to build a software platform to aggregate and present data related to the travel industry from a number of sources and present this via a common interface. The platform is build with heavy focus on microservices for a containerized hosting solution.
EA Games
Server & Linux specialist
Feb 2016 - May 2016
100 %
Assignment includes helping EA to move their
gameserver environment from Windows to Linux, including buildsystems, prototyping and proof-of-concept setups. Also involved in monitoring, server management and product releases.
Ericsson AB
Integration of OpenNMS
May 2015 - May 2015
100 %
The customer has choosen OpenNMS as their
monitoring solution for one of their product platforms. The assignment was to act as a product specialist for OpenNMS and aid in their integration of OpenNMS in their own Linux-based platform.
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
Linux Specialist
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
100 %
Did evaluation, tests and configuration of virtualization
platforms for the future use in Chalmers High
Performance Clusters. The projects aim was to provide a suggested technical platform for virtualized computing nodes over more than 2000 physical nodes.
Database Administrator for DB2, Unix
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
100 %
Acted as database administrator with responsibility for all of the customers DB2-based databases. This in an AIX-based Unix-environment.
L60 Systems AB
Software Architect and Developer
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
100 %
Development of server-side software, including
services for management, for a proprietary
communication protocol used for data collection. The products include both server and client softwares, communication via TCP, UDP and directly via USB. The software is written to work on both Linux and Windows platforms.
Linux and Unix specialist
Mar 2008 - Jun 2008
100 %
The client had decided to move to Linux and x86 servers for their database hosts, moving away from traditional Unix-systems such as AIX, Solaris etc. My assignment was to prepare the environment for this move and design the Linux-environments that would be used to host database servers.

Arico AB
Development Manager
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002
100 %
At Arico we where pioneers in building voice controlled applications for use via the phone. We built, sold and hosted applications for both private companies and the public sector. In my role, I was responsible for everything from managing the development team to technical presale and everything in between. Also tried to get my hands dirty with technical work whenever time allowed me.

Arrowhead AB
Technical Manager, Region West
Jan 1999 - Dec 2000
100 %
Arrowhead was one of the big players during the broad band era. Target was to be among the top players in this field. I was Technical Manager for one out of four regions in Sweden. My responsibility covered creating and designing networks and hosting services. I worked both with the design and hands on with the actual implementations.

Uddevalla Internet Service Provider
Jun 1998 - Dec 1999
100 %
Uddevalla Internet Service Provider, or UddNet for short, was started as a local Internet provider and hosting partner on the Swedish west coast. We built a privately owned wireless metropolitan area network that we used to distribute Internet services to businesses, student housings and such in the area. We also provided various forms of small scale hosting services, including colocation, web- and mail services and much more. I was responsible for all networking, including hard- and software related to this as well as all Unix (BSD) based servers and services hosted on these.
UddNet was later sold during the dotcom boom and I moved on to new challenges.


Deep Learning Infrastructure
Open Source Software
Software architect
Software development
Hardware architect




Full time
Remote work
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