Arho Huttunen

Software Crafter

Arho is a software crafter who is interested in clean architecture, sustainable development, and rigorous test automation. He believes in the autonomy of decision making in teams, psychological safety, and trust. He has broad experience in multiple areas of software development, and is always looking for possibilities for improvement.


Head of Software Development

Fluent Progress Road and street maintenance software
– Present
Joensuu, Finland

Managing and monitoring the maintenance of streets and roads, and sports facilities.

  • Technical leadership and bridging the gap between development and product personnel

IT Lead

Nordea Leading Nordic universal bank
Joensuu, Finland

Nordea is one of the top ten financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalisation.

  • Establishing a new software engineering branch office in Joensuu

Team Lead

Abloy Advanced locking and access management systems
Joensuu, Finland

ABLOY is a hallmark of trust. Setting the global benchmark in advanced locking and access management systems.

  • Forming a new software team from ground up

  • Mentorship around agile mindset, DevOps culture, testable architectures and sustainable development practices

  • Development of scalable backends (AWS ECS, Microservices, Event-Driven Architecture)

Software Architect

FastROI Care management software
Joensuu, Finland

Fastroi Ltd are an innovative Care Management Software provider specialising in real-time data collection solutions for managers and care workers.

  • Establishing a more agile mindset in the company and introducing better DevOps practices

  • Bringing a rather old technology stack to modern standards (Spring Boot, Java, PostgreSQL, Docker, AWS)

Software Engineer

Syncron Tech Industrial and energy sectors software
Lappeenranta, Finland

Syncron Tech develops and delivers software solutions to boost production in industries and energy sector.

  • Design and implementation of production planning and manufacturing execution systems (Java, Apache Wicket, ExtJS, PostgreSQL, Oracle)

  • Development of test processes and test automation (Jenkins)

Software Specialist

Digia Software and service company
Lappeenranta, Finland

Digia is a software and service company that helps its customers renew themselves in the networked world.

  • Participation in various mobile projects ranging from Symbian OS to Maemo to iOS (C++, Objective-C, Qt)

  • Mobile test automation tool development (Digia QualityKit)

  • 6 months consultancy for Nokia at Boston in 2010

Software Engineer

Santa Margarita Customized solutions for industry and service sector
Lappeenranta, Finland

Santa Margarita designs and creates challenging customized solutions for industry and service sector.

  • Design and implementation of server-side and front-end solutions (Visual Basic, C++, ASP, MS SQL Server)

  • Implementation of an SMS alert system for various purposes


WebSite Oy Web-based applications for local companies
Joensuu, Finland

WebSite Oy designed web-based applications for local companies.

  • Design and implementation of dynamic web pages (CFML, PHP, MS SQL Server, MySQL)



JCI Lappeenranta

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities.

  • Awarded 'Best Project Implementation 2011' (Lappeenranta Fortress Christmas Fair)




  • User Story Mapping
  • Specification by Example
  • Domain-Driven Design
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Trunk Based Development
  • Infrastructure as Code


  • Spring Boot
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Docker
  • Cucumber
  • JUnit 5
  • Pact
  • ArchUnit
  • Testcontainers
  • Jenkins
  • GitLab CI
  • AWS
  • TypeScript
  • Renovate
  • Gemnasium
  • Fastlane
  • OpenAPI
  • REST
  • OAuth 2


  • Pair Programming
  • Ensemble Programming
  • Limiting Work in Progress
  • Vertical Slicing
  • Cross-Functional Teams
















  • Landscape


  • Crossfit
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking


I've worked with Arho in new product development and it was at least mind opening. Arho has had a massive influence on how I think about agile development and how things should work when talking about procuct management. The impact he made on me, and the whole company was huge. The number one agile methodology brain washer I know.

Arho is very technically oriented, but sees the big picture - how the product development affects sales and aftermarket support. He can think of the whole development cycle, from discovery to implementation to fast releases to improving to get maxmimized outcome fast for customers.

It's kind of a rare trait, since even though he can organize the team to work efficiently with agile principles, he always sees that the whys should be discovered and shared with the team before implementing anything that is not necessary. Technically talented person with a view on how the essential value can be created throughout the process.

So, thank you Arho for brainwashing me with this ideology, it's been one of the best things that I've experienced. It's been a blast!

Jarno Tukiainen