Heikki Hakala

Heikki Hakala

Full Stack Developer

Tampere, Finland
Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian




I design and implement Linux-based applications from database structures to user interfaces, with a special interest in localization and translation.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Systems DesignerEvolvit

    Feb, 2015 - Aug, 20156 months

    I maintained php-based enterprise resource planning system (ERP).

  • ICT SpecialistTranslatum

    Oct, 2009 - Oct, 20123 years

    I designed and developed in-house php-based project management tool Navitep. I implemented Drupal based sites translatum.fi and kielitohtori.fi. I designed and managed Windows domain, Debian-based servers and vpn networking for two offices.

  • Production CoordinatorTranslatum

    May, 2007 - Oct, 20092 years 5 months

    Main task was technical support for various internationalization and localization related issues. Primary translation tool was SDL Trados. Work included character encoding issues, conversions bertween data formats and general document processing.

  • Server Administrator, Annapalautetta.com, Helsinki

    Mar, 2005 - Jul, 20054 months

    I was administrator for their Debian servers and did some basic data input tasks.

  • Evening Manager, K-market Pasaati, Helsinki

    May, 1999 - Jan, 20055 years 8 months

    I was evening manager at Pasaati. Work included managing supply orders, cash accounting and common tasks in grocery store.



  • Programming languages
  • Operating systems
    UbuntuDebianWindows Server
  • HTTP-servers
  • Version control
  • Blockchain
  • Decision making tools
    Liquid Feedback
  • Translation tools, providers
    PootleSDL TradosTransifexMemSource
  • Databases
    PostgreSQLMySQLRedisMongoDbMicrosoft SQL Server
  • Search engines
  • Desktop publishing
    Adobe InDesignAdobe FramemakerQuickSilver (Interleaf)


  • Business and Administration, Business Information Technology, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)

    Aug, 2005 - Jan, 2009

  • Vocational qualification in business and administration, Marketing, Finnish Business College

    Aug, 1998 - Jun, 2004

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • Youth Representative, Service Union United

    May, 2005 - May, 2007

    I was elected member of our municipal youths in my labour union. Tasks involved mainly organizing youth happenings and general labour union activities.

  • Treasurer, Finnish Business College – Student Union

    Jan, 2002 - Jan, 2003

    Bookkeeping, budgeting, general students' union activities.



  • Running

    Helsinki City MarathonTampere half maraton