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Work Background
Software Developer
PaydaySoftware Developer
Sep. 2021Tbilisi, GeorgiaWhen the COVID pandemic hit, I decided to become a digital nomad and work as a freelancer in Georgia. My goal is to build an outsourcing hiring agency and service my clients. As I had previously become a key integration developer at Payday, I continue to work with them while also searching for and hiring other developers looking for remote work. My current project is to conduct the development of integrations such as with Shopify and Woocommerce.
GeoAdventures IcelandAccountant
Aug. 2021Selfoss, Sudhurland, IcelandAfter my language technology startup, Lingu, was unable to secure additional funding, I had to pivot the company. Along with my new business partner, Jasmin, we transformed the company into a tour provider in response to the eruption in Geldingadalir. I continue to serve the company as an accountant.
Founder & CEO
LinguFounder & CEO
Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021Reykjanes, IcelandIn May 2020, I founded a Language Technology company and, with a team of three undergraduate students, developed an OCR reader that outperformed Google on domain-specific tasks with the use of Icelandic language technology.
Software Developer
PaydaySoftware Developer
May. 2020 - Aug. 2021Kópavogur, Capital Region, IcelandAfter the successful release of the Payday OCR receipt reader, I was offered a full-time job as a core developer at Payday. In May 2020, I created Payday's first WordPress Plugin and have since developed integrations with SalesCloud and Shopify.
Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Specialist
PaydayNatural Language Processing and Machine Learning Specialist
Jun. 2019 - May. 2020Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandDuring my master's studies at Reykjavik University, I registered as a freelancer and landed my first contract with Payday. In my spare time, I designed an OCR receipt reader for their bookkeeping platform.
Founder & Managing Director
Hakkaþonfélag StúdentaFounder & Managing Director
Nov. 2019 - Dec. 2020Reykjavík, Capital Region, IcelandWhile pursuing my master's degree at Reykjavik University, I founded a student association that organized hackathons open to students from diverse backgrounds. The focus of the association was to provide opportunities for these students to come together, network and to work on projects.
Automatic Speech Recognition Researcher
Reykjavik UniversityAutomatic Speech Recognition Researcher
Jun. 2020 - Aug. 2020Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandIn the summer of 2020, I worked on Samromur ASR, a project funded by the Icelandic Government. The goal is to create an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) model trained on the Icelandic Common Voice dataset.
Teaching Assistant
Reykjavik UniversityTeaching Assistant
Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2019Reykjavík, Capital Region, IcelandDuring my master's studies at Reykjavik University, I was offered a contract job as a teaching assistant for courses on artificial intelligence, programming languages and programming.
Teaching Assistant
Reykjavik UniversityTeaching Assistant
Aug. 2017 - Dec. 2017ReykjavikWhile completing my bachelor's studies at Reykjavik University, I was offered a contract job as a teaching assistant for courses on programming languages and game engine architecture.
Marketing and Event Manager
RUMPSMarketing and Event Manager
Mar. 2019 - Aug. 2020Reykjavík, Capital Region, IcelandWhile completing my master's degree at Reykjavik University, I was elected as the Event Manager of RUMPS, a student organization for graduate students. In this role, I organized events such as board game nights, company visits, the annual party, and meetings with the board of directors and sponsors.
Software Specialist
AdvaniaSoftware Specialist
Jan. 2018 - Aug. 2018Reykjavík, Capital Region, IcelandAfter graduating, I secured my first full-time job as a Salesforce specialist at Advania. In this role, I assisted with their client's transition from Salesforce Classic to Salesforce Lightning.
Software Developer
ÖssurSoftware Developer
Jun. 2017 - Dec. 2017IcelandAfter my internship ended, Össur offered me a contract to work with them for the rest of the year on a project to refactor the code and make it compliant with Össur's standards
Student Intern
ÖssurStudent Intern
Jan. 2017 - May. 2017Reykjavík, IcelandAs a part of my final project at Reykjavik University, I worked with a group of bachelor students to develop a cross-platform mobile application for Össur between January and May of 2017. The project took place over the course of a semester.
Construction Electrician
Raflax ehfConstruction Electrician
May. 2015 - Aug. 2016ReykjavkI served Raflax as a construction electrician from May 2015 until August 2016. We mainly worked on large apartment buildings and hotels.
Boat Electrician
Trefjar ltd.Boat Electrician
May. 2013 - May. 2015HafnafjörðurI served Trefjar LLC, the largest fiberglass boat manufacturer in Iceland as a boat electrician and as an electrical CAD operator from May 2013 to May 2015.
Maintenance Electrician
Nifteind ehf.Maintenance Electrician
Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012Reykjavík, Capital Region, IcelandI became an electrician apprentice at a small company that mainly focused on servicing Reykjavik's properties such as elementary schools and offices in December 2011.
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