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Hi! I am Martin

Martin Ricken

Software Engineer at Lorique Aps.

I have worked with programming since 1999 as a hobby until I began my education to become a programmer. I worked for digital agencies for 5 years, before I decided to start my own company. For the past 8 years, I have worked on both small and large projects for various clients around Denmark and abroad. I am a firm believer in the SOLID principles for software development, as well as the Security and Privacy by Design principles. Good software starts with good principles.

Team Work
Hard Working
Fast Learner
Problem Solving



Lead Developer
Aller Media

May 2021 - Nov 2021, Copenhagen

A print media company with a digital profile.

  • Develop new website for on D9 platform
  • Develop new website for
  • Improve migration, increasing performance 10 fold as well as adding features.
  • Maintain,
  • Improve platform to make it more flexible, meeting the need for shared and not shared functionality
  • Improve development cycle and local setup
  • Update and improve docker containers used in production


Aug 2020 - Apr 2021, Copenhagen

A digital agency with worldwide presence. Focus on Drupal, design and digital strategy.

Software Architect / Lead Developer

Dec 2020 - Apr 2021

  • Design and develop a new intranet for the capital county of Copenhagen.
  • Determine client needs, and describe solutions for implementations by development team.
  • Define and implement development standards.
  • Lead the development team.
Software Architect / Lead Developer

Aug 2020 - Apr 2021

  • Design and develop a new main website for the capital county of Copenhagen (
  • Solve and develop the two major integrations of the website.
  • Determine client needs, and describe solutions for implementations by development team.
  • Lead the development team.
  • Define and implement development standards.

Senior developer.
Egmont Publishing

Feb 2020 - Apr 2020, Copenhagen

A publishing company, publishing movies, books, and magazines among other things.

  • Completion of internal platform for B2B purchase of “free” gifts for magazines.
  • Evaluate overall solution.
  • Optimize performance of the solution.
  • Migration of content.

Senior developer.
Maersk Drilling

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019, Copenhagen

One of the world’s leading energy companies.

  • Clean up POC of a machine learning application for determining active processes on oil rigs.
  • Set up Azure hosting for said platform.
  • Integrate with newly set up data lake.
  • Improve architecture to comply with SOLID principles for good software development.

Senior developer.
Obviux (Oersted)

Dec 2018 - Mar 2019, Copenhagen

A power company responsible for delivery of eletricity and gas to the majority of the Danish population.

  • Develop API for billing solution built on Laravel.
  • Bug fixing and development on billing solution.
  • Implementation of an AWS serverless API solution for the apps under development.
  • Improve security of the platform by implementing an Auth0 solution for use by the apps.

Senior developer.
Unity Technologies

May 2018 - July 2018, Copenhagen

A technology company developing its own programming engine for games, phones and interfaces in cars.

  • Assist with development of and other sites.
  • Evaluate and implement GDPR compliant solution for web platform.
  • Broaden GDPR implementation to allow integration into other departments.
  • Assist in recruitment process.

Senior developer.

Feb 2017 - Nov 2017, Copenhagen

Denmark’s largest broadcast company and ISP.

  • Leading role in the transformation of the monolith middleware platform to a microservice architecture.
  • Design and Implementation of new security initiatives, including Auth0 and certificate based solutions.
  • Leading role in development of middleware specifically for the new YouSee cloud-only television box.
  • Design and implementation of large test suite consisting of integration, load and performance testing tools.


"It is a pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Martin Ricken, who was assisting FFW Denmark as a Senior Developer and System Architect for the KKDK profile solution for Copenhagen Municipality (the profile used primarily for With Martin, you will not just get the easiest versions of the solutions that the client has defined, but he will go the extra mile to make the best possible solution, in cooperation with you and the client. He is pro-active, intelligent and an amazing developer. For the KKDK profile solution, Martin was used for the more complex tasks: Assisting with the architecture and technical task descriptions, developing complex third party integrations and managing the coupling between the Multisite solution and the profile work from FFW. I am proud to have been working with him and wish him all the best in the future. Hopefully we will have the option of working together again. High praises and recommendations from my end and from FFW."

Peter Dyrvig Johannesen at FFW

"I’ve had the pleasure to work with Martin on the TDC/youSee TV Platform. Martin has a lot of knowledge and knowhow for the domain he worked in, which he used to build solid and scalable micro services for us. Martin is very thorough with his work and does not accept half-baked solutions. I can recommend Martin and would work with him again, if given the opportunity."

Ruben Nørgaard at YouSee

"I had the pleasure to work closely with Martin Ricken on our Drupal conversion from Sitecore to Drupal. He worked as an architect and as a senior developer on our baseline. Martin puts great pride in deliver good results, and he’s a great architect, that listens to the business needs. I can only give Martin Ricken my highest recommendation."

Jens Erik Hummelmose at Aller Media

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Martin at Aller Media. We were both were hired as consultants to help Aller Media build a base line for for all of their future Drupal sites. Martin is a very dedicate person who goes above and beyond, to ensure the success of the project he is working on. He is always true to himself and will not compromise the quality of a delivery to make a deadline, but will always find a way to not only deliver, but do it in a way he can approve of. Martin is one of the most skilled Drupal developers I’ve worked with for a long time. He has a rare insight into Drupal’s inner workings and is able to use this knowledge when designing the architecture for a site. I would be happy to work along site Martin on any future project, and would hire him on the spot if I could."

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