Resume for Stig S. Bakken


Obtain a technical leadership position in an innovative company where I can use and develop technical, communication and teamworking skills.

Key Accomplishments

Work Experience

This is an outline, further details may be available on request.

2009-present: Zedge

  • Chief Technology Officer

2006-2009: Google

  • Sr. Software Engineer (Infrastructure and Search Properties)

2003-2006: Yahoo! (acquisition)

  • Engineering Manager, Yahoo! Image Search (2005-2006)
  • Technical lead, Yahoo! Multimedia Search (2003-2004)

2003: Overture, later Yahoo! Search Marketing (acquisition)

  • Integrated FAST and AltaVista Multimedia Search products

1999-2003: Fast Search & Transfer (aquisition)

(has since been acquired by Microsoft)
  • Multimedia Search technical lead (2002 - 2003)
  • part of frontend team (2001-2002)
  • built first FAST/Lycos Multimedia Search (1999)
  • maintained FAST FTP Search (1999-2003)
  • built and maintained FAST/Lycos MP3 Search (1999-2002)

1996-1998: Co-founded Guardian Networks

  • main product 1: Hardened Linux-based firewall
  • main product 2: Web publishing platform
  • consulting work, including Unix sysadmin, Oracle, web development and building an academic Linux distribution

1995-1996: Unix systems engineer, BIBSYS (Norwegian academic library database)

  • Unix resource during port of BIBSYS application from VM/ESA to AIX
  • system administration and automation

1994-1995: NTNU, IT department

  • internal Unix/networking training
  • built NTNU's first centralized Unix account database
  • maintained heterogenous Unix software distribution system (Store)

1993: NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Institute for Petroleum Technology

  • summer internship installing AIX student lab


  • PHP 5 Power Programming (Bruce Perens' Open Source Series), Prentice Hall 2004, 720 pages
    ISBN 0-13-147149-X (Published translations: Polish, German, Russian, Italian, Czech)

Internet / Open Source "claims to fame"

  • Implemented first web interface to MS160 Archie, later known as FTP Search (1994)
  • Member of the PHP Group, contributed support for Oracle, XML, DocBook-based documentation framework, Unix build system, some ODBC variants, *printf and much more (1996 - 2003)
  • Held various PHP-related talks and workshops at PHP/Apache/Linux conferences (1999-2002)
  • Founded and built the initial infrastructure the PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) (2001-2004)
  • Apache Software Foundation Emeritus

Nominations and Awards

Professional Training


  • Administration of IBM SP2 server clusters (1994)
  • Administration of Cisco Routers (1994)


  • Coaching, self-leadership and EQ (2005)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) (2007)
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