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Jenny Rundqvist

What do you do at Crosskey?
I work as a Windows System Administrator. My colleagues and I make sure that personal computers, software and peripherals such as printers, monitors, webcams, etc. function as they should. We help about 1,000 customers in Åland, Sweden and Finland.

What do you like most about your job at Crosskey?
The best thing is our teamwork and the joy we have in working together.

Tell us about your career development at Crosskey.
I still have the same duties as when I started, but I’m really happy with this and feel I’ve found a role that suits me very well.

What’s it like working at the office in Mariehamn?
About 150 people work at the head office in Mariehamn, which is a city surrounded by a lot of water and open space. This gives a great feeling of always being close to nature, which is a nice contrast to our high-tech work environment. Crosskey’s personnel policies, with their focus on wellbeing and health, suit me very well. I enjoy the positive atmosphere we have in the office.

What do you do outside the office?
I live in Lemland, outside Mariehamn, with my husband and our two daughters. Our house is a recycled log house from the 1800s. It has been refurbished to be livable, but the process of finalizing it is still ongoing. I run in my spare time, and I look forward to creating a garden where my family and our pets will spend a lot of time relaxing and enjoying.

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Jimmy Mattson

What do you do at Crosskey?
I work as a System Developer in the eBanking department. My main tasks involve implementing improvements and new functionalities to our customers’ internet banks. There’s a common idea that programmers spend countless hours writing code in front of a screen, but the reality at Crosskey is very different. Our new agile ways of working mean we get to meet our customers and gain an understanding of what they really want. This includes giving our own technical feedback and taking the idea further in terms of what’s technically possible. This improves the quality of the final result.

What do you like most about your job at Crosskey?
The best thing is definitely my colleagues, and it’s been the most educational year I’ve ever had. There are a lot of competent people in the company who gladly share their knowledge and give you a chance to develop. But of course the fact that we work with banking products also demands very high quality in our work.

Tell us about your career development at Crosskey
I started as a System Developer trainee in 2012. Work experience was required for my degree, and I felt that Crosskey offered the best opportunities to improve as a developer. I was lucky to get the internship, and almost a year later when it finished, I was immediately offered a permanent position in the newly created eBanking department. Every day there is something new to learn, and hopefully I’ll end up in a role with even more influence on the technical decisions.

What’s it like working at Crosskey?
As leaving the Åland Islands never felt like an option for me, Crosskey has given me a great opportunity to work at a “larger“ software company and the best possibilities for personal development. I work in an open-plan office, which suits my personality well. I get involved in technical discussions that were not originally intended for me, but I believe a lot of knowledge is shared this way and it keeps our department united.

What do you do outside the office?
As I come from the countryside and my father owns a farm, I like to add some contrast by being what you might call a part-time farmer. Doing something completely different from wmy work at Crosskey keeps me inspired, and the hours behind the wheel of a tractor are the best for figuring out technical solutions and the problems of tomorrow.

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Dennis Frantzén

What do you do at Crosskey?
I lead the team of system architects within Banking, each having specialized skills. My focus area is to plan, organize and execute our technical roadmap. The challenges I see in my work are to prioritize and to find the best way to bring good ideas to life.

What do you like most about your job at Crosskey?
As a System Architect, there are always new challenges around the corner, giving you the opportunity to develop in many directions. For example, I have dived into systems such as Hardware Security Modules and XML Security Gateways, which gives me technical challenges. At the same time, building systems and integration towards card brands and various identity providers has given me in-depth knowledge of different products. It’s these kinds of variations in challenges that I like most.

Tell us about your career development at Crosskey.
During the summers when I was studying at KTH, I worked as a Capital Market Developer at Ålandsbanken’s IT department (which later became Crosskey), and I continued with this after completing my studies. When Crosskey was formed, my focus area widened. As a developer in the project department, I was now working across all areas, and I got more and more into system integration. After three years, I became an R&D Engineer, focusing on bringing new technology and solutions to the core system. In 2008 I became a System Architect, and since then I’ve been working with solution architecture in different areas within Crosskey. A couple of months ago I took on my current role as Lead Architect for Banking.

What’s it like working at Crosskey?
Crosskey is big enough to let you work professionally in many fields. At the same time it’s small enough for you to influence the way we work. You can and will make a difference.

What do you do outside the office?
One of my passions is running. It’s relaxing and I get to process my thoughts while hitting the road. I also enjoy photography, but these days most of my spare time I spend with my wife and our two children.

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Jenny Österlund

What do you do at Crosskey?
In my position as a Business Consultant within the business area of Banking, I work primarily with sales to maintain good communication with our customers. When needed, I also act as a project manager for banking-related projects. Besides the more everyday working tasks, my job also includes keeping an eye on what’s going on in our market. As part of that, I keep myself updated and participate in different events. Recurring activities in my calendar are meetings with customers, handling requests concerning new or changed functionality, as well as creating and finalizing proposals to our customers.

What do you like most about your job at Crosskey?
The thing that I like most about working at Crosskey is the people I work with – colleagues as and customers. As regards my role in particular, I enjoy the variety. No two days are ever the same, so the work never gets dull.

Tell us about your career development at Crosskey
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I started as a banking specialist within the area of accounting and authority reporting (part of the business area Banking). In that position, the main focus was on the actual product, which included involvement in everything from everyday maintenance to creating requirement specifications and testing new functionality. After a couple of years I felt ready for the next step, so I didn’t hesitate when the opportunity arose to become a Product Coordinator. In that role I still worked as a banking specialist, but also started to get more involved in the sales process and the overall planning of the work within the team.

During this period I realized I was more interested in the sales process and customer communication than I was in working with a specific product. So when the Product Manager for Core Banking went on maternity leave, I jumped at the opportunity to stand in for her. This got me fully involved in the sales process. Recently, our business area Banking went through an organizational change that created new job opportunities. I applied for one of the open positions as Business Consultant. Here I am today, and enjoying every second of it!

What’s it like working at Crosskey?
We have a very positive working culture. People are very easy going and service minded, and there is a strong work ethic. If I stumble across a problem or challenge, I can always feel secure that I will get the assistance and help I need. felt welcome right from the start, and today I enjoy working here just as much.

What do you do outside the office?
I enjoy spending time doing things that put me in a good mood. This includes ordinary things like working out, shopping, reading a good book, and hanging out with friends and family. I never say no to travelling (preferably to places where I can enjoy the sun or a good selection of stores).

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