Steinar holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Bergen (2003), specialising in LMS and AI. He has worked for 15 years with software development and 10 of these years in the domain of electricity markets and power generation. During his professional time, Steinar has held various technical roles; developer, team lead, scrum master, architect and, in his last job, CTO at Aquiloz. Steinar is especially passionate about agile practices and software architecture.

Steinar is originally from Bergen's rival city Trondheim, but has somehow ended up in Bergen with wife and two children. His everyday life is filled with normal family duties (like mowing lawns and house renovations) and driving his kids to all sorts of activities. Steinar enjoys hiking and skiing, and dreams about taking his family on a backpacking trip through Australia.