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API integration – the key to happy cities and happy people

As a child, Marcus dreamt of becoming a world-class downhill skier. Now Marcus finds joy in his work at Tietoevry, as he is providing a smooth integration service for millions of people.

Marcus Jansson / June 20, 2022

Being able to provide a smooth integration service for millions of people, one which will keep their lives going, keep them satisfied – that is one of the best feelings in the world.

As a child, I dreamt of becoming world-class downhill skier. Later on, it was construction work that inspired me. And while these things still bring me joy, being able to provide a smooth integration service for millions of people, one which will keep their lives going, keep them satisfied – that is one of the best feelings in the world.

Taking care of the whole city

In our team, we are responsible for the city of Stockholm’s integration platform and API management. Stockholm has set itself the goal to become the most online capital city in the world. This includes providing a first-class e-service and other e-solutions – and almost all of that goes through our platform. We have around 1000 APIs and about 250 million requests a month – it's a heavy load. And if something doesn’t work, then, for example, all the traffic in Stockholm will stop. So, when there's a problem, then not only does one user have a problem, millions have. To fix something on that big a scale, to make everything work again – that makes my day.

But we are not just keeping everything ticking over on a daily basis, we’re also looking towards the future. Soon, for example, there will be an IoT platform that, for example, could keep track of whether the bins in the parks are empty or full, in order to make waste collection more efficient. Stockholm is a very progressive city constantly seeking ways to improve. We are delighted to be a part of that transformation.

Progress in mind

In order to provide such forward-looking solutions, we need to have progress in our own mind, too. That is definitely supported by Tietoevry’s modern work culture. I would like to emphasize the fact that we have almost no hierarchy. If I need help from other people in other departments, they are always happy to do it. And I help them all the time too. It's like one big family.

Marcus Jansson
Lead Technical Specialist

When Marcus joined Tietoevry in 2016 he didn´t have to change his work. He had been working with City of Stockholm API already several years and it was just great to continue the work with Tietoevry. Besides spending time in front of the computer, Marcus also loves fresh air, snow and skiing. All his free moments he spends in mountains whether guiding his talented kid or slalom skiing himself.

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Marcus Jansson

Lead Technical Specialist

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