Curriculum Vitae for Øyvind Røtvold

Key Qualifications

Passionate software developer with a focus on simple, effective solutions. Creative, with a hunch for surprising and original methods.


1981-1983: Narvik college of engineering, electronics.
1983-1984: Narvik college of engineering, Microprocessors and Computer science.
1994-2000: Postgraduate Diploma from University of Strathclyde/Buskerud University College.

Professional Experience:

1984-1985: Army service with the army signal corps.
1985-today: Project Engineer and Senior Systems Engineer at the Development Department of Kongsberg Defence Systems and its predecessors.

Main activities:

Software development, mainly infrastructure and 2-D graphics.


General software design, code, test and integration in the following projects:


I am the leading developer and maintainer of several products used internally, and as part of the products of my department: My main task currently is the development of the software product "InterCOM", A Data distribution service for real time systems. InterCOM is a data centric distribution service based on DDS, an OMG standard.

Free Software

I'm the project admin and sole coder on the free software project SithWM, a minimalist X Window manager.

Programming Languages:

C, C++, Ada, Java, Some Perl, sed, sh etc. for system building tasks.


Teamware, Forte/Sun C and C++, purify, Gcc, gdb, make.
Microsoft Visual C, Visual Studio, ClearCase, ClearQuest.


Solaris, Linux, Windows, vxWorks.


My children, skiing, literature, music.

Volunteer Work:

I work two hours a week on our local homework help project and also some time on our community help center.


Security clearance:NATO Secret
Professional organization:TEKNA