Once a colleague pinpointed who we really are “Wanari, the hungarian software development company incorporating everyday fun into exceptional craftsmanship.” and we couldn’t agree more.
Each and every one of the team values easy-to-maintain, well-written code that adheres to the specification. And every team member is a character. Wanari isn’t just the sum of its parts, our true strengths lie in our team efforts.
17 years of Wanari resulted in a culture that’s open, efficient, professional, yet extremely exciting. We look forward to Mondays, and we spend time together on some weekends. We have made conscious efforts to become our best possible versions.
We value simplicity, honesty and believe in the power of careful planning and precise execution. Easy-to-maintain code is secured by regular code reviews and monthly coding dojos, while we have fun staff get-togethers at least once a month.
Larten has been at Wanari for five years. He is multiligual in iOS and Android app development, his preference clearly stated by choosing to go to Droidcon earlier this year, and he is multifunctional, as he also leads a team of 6 mobile app engineers. 😉 His favorites are RxJava, playing with open source libraries, and exploring the Android MVP.
Within a couple of grimm months before Wanari, he had worked for 3 different businesses. He hated the boring tasks he was given, so he was looking for a change again. He heard about the opening from a former college roommate and applied in hopes he would be challenged. According to him, he didn’t think he would actually become a software developer, but he liked the idea of working on interesting projects in a proactive atmosphere. And the rest, as they say, is history.
For fun, he digs into Kotlin, clean code principles, and works on pet projects till dawn. Definitely a dedicated guy, fully living up to his motto: My job is my hobby.
He’s finished his Master’s degree in software engineering and has been a member of #TeamWanari since 2015. His precision is only coupled by his attention to detail. (Really.) His favorite tools are cmder and 3RVX. He is passionate about becoming more and more effective in software development and loves experimenting with new technologies.
Personally? Whenever he has free time, he has a few favorite shows to watch and also enjoys playing; be it card, computer or board games. His favorite is still …drumroll… sleeping!
He’s been with Wanari the past 3 years, working on cloud development. Plus, he is about to get his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, too! Being an experienced full stack dev, he enjoys autonomy and new challenges. We call him a one-man Hackathon, because, well, he codes faster than anyone you’ve ever seen. (We should probably upload a video of him.) Loves Swagger and anything frontend, though he doesn’t claim himself an expert of aesthetic pleasures.
Csongor has recently gotten his first car and enjoys driving it around Hungary. One of his favorite pass-times is to taste craft beers and nowadays, chat about recent developments in Angular 2. (Disclaimer: he does the driving and the drinking parts separately.)
Our server side CTO has quite the Wanari experience, he joined the team 12 years ago and has been going strong ever since. Read more about his career in this in-depth interview about him and his team.
She’s always been interested in computers and knew she wanted to work with them since she was a child.
Fast forward: Vera got her bachelor’s from Obuda University with a specialization in mobile development. But she already knew she wanted to become a frontend developer. She saw Wanari’s opening online and with no related work experience, she took a leap of faith and applied.
Once here, she started working on the server side and engaged with CSS, HTML and later her absolute favorite: AngularJS on the frontend!
Another dream of hers is to visit Japan one day. She absolutely loves the island: the culture, the food, the language. Yes, she studies Japanese, setting herself up, we think, for achieving another dream!
His favorite color is B22222, commonly known as fire brick red. 🙂 He is a junior iOS developer at Wanari and has been with us since January. His coding style and favorite language are the same: Swift.
He loves dogs that are, as he puts it, big enough not to jump when they bark and appreciates any remote control he can download to his phone (those make it easier to be lazy). His favorite time of day is any quiet night that gives him an opportunity to think about the most pressing questions of life. He isn’t so different at work: he loves to learn and is always eager to put his knowledge to good use.
So, this guy is a certified bartender. Our fun and insightful leader is a CTO-became-CEO. His remarkable ability to juggle staying up-to-date on technologies, while educating himself about management, and even sales techniques, makes him a resource any member of the team can turn to. His current explorations lie in the business implementation of lean methods. …and yes, he is even a certified bartender.
No surprise he’s always led an active and full life. He loves the early hours of dawn, too, when the city and his inbox are quiet, giving him a couple of hours to really focus on issues that matter to the business.
All the while, as a father of two, he has now learned to leave the office by 6 PM… on most days anyway. 🙂
His favorite color is red and his favorite piece of advice is “Choose the right tools for the right job.”
She is the one that organizes pretty much everything, the one we can turn to with any of our aches. A little bit like a mom away from home. 🙂
His enthusiasm is only coupled by his precision. As a young full stack developer, his definite favorite is Scala, evidently, whenever he can he digs deeper into all things Scala… He recently got to play round with Spring Boot too and loved it! Barni enjoys learning autonomously with thorough feedback at the end of a task completed; this persistent curiosity allows him to be transforming from junior to mid-level developer.
Spoiler alert! He belongs to a very rare species of developers; the one that doesn’t drink coffee! (No matter how many delicious kinds we stack at the office, he won’t touch them!) On a personal note, he is very active; rides his bicycle quite often and travels the world whenever he can, having visited 7 countries in the past 2 years alone!
His favorite color is blue. His favorite technologies are AngularJS and Java 8. He loves being an orientation leader! He is a fussball champion …or so he likes to declare. And he’s been at Wanari for two years.
How did he become a developer? He hadn’t seen a single piece of source code before starting university. But then, during his sophomore year, he was given an assignment: make a game of Tetris in Java. This was his first time realizing, software engineering might be, as he likes to say, AWSUM. Afterall, who plays with a tetris game they built?
There are plenty of software engineers in her family – she was a rebel when going to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering instead. Now we know though; this apple didn’t fall far from the tree as she started liking programming at university and ended up here, at Wanari, about 10 months ago.
She is into working with Angular 2 on frontends and Scala on backends. (And anything else that helps her make beautifully sleek web apps.) She has an aesthetic inclination too: Csenge likes mixing matching colors, favoring off-white with navy blue or dark green.
Her personal favorites include Fightclub, the Secessionist buildings of Budapest, going to IKEA, and anything fitness-related. You wouldn’t believe that beside her work, all this, and her extraordinary spice collection, she is also quadrilingual.
Karo oversees our marketing, branding, leadership development and generally people-related efforts. She is also a cognitive scientist and a yoga enthusiast.
Pogi started working at Wanari a few months ago and has already become an integral part of the team.
Papi is an excellent resource when it comes to Java, Akka, and Play framework questions. His sense of humor also makes him a delight to ask. 😉
Olga started at Wanari a few months ago and we hope she will keep her enthusiastic attitude for a long time!
Don’t be fooled by her quietness. She is smart and always chooses her words very carefully. Her impeccable English skills also make her posts a pleasure to read!
Adam was looking for something exciting. (You probably know the feeling.) He quit his old place and started working as a freelancer… through which he encountered Wanari’s Rege by a lucky chance. After a while he realized that the project he was working on as a freelancer was no more exciting than his old job. (🙁) He only thought of one place to apply to. (Yup, you guessed it: Wanari! 🙂 )
He started his career, almost 10 years ago (he looks young, right?!) as a web app developer, with a definite emphasis on building backends. Luckily he continues to love his job, but he started venturing out and experiments with Angular2 (frontend framework) in his free time.
He is a very calm guy, and is almost impossible to offend. However, you could most certainly piss him off by dissing AC Milan, Adidas Rekord shoes or the original (the one and only) Dallas series.
His Wanari career started in October 2013, after now-CTO Larten recommended that he apply to become a mobile developer. He’s been solving problems using Swift, but is also completely proficient in Objective-C ( = develops apps for iPhones 😉).
Even as a small child, Kruz was interested in how video games operated. From his love for AI and his good grades in math and logic, it was evident he’d go to school for programming. Since that time, enthusiasm turned into professional knowledge and apps he made can be found on the app store.
He is an avid watcher of the Game of Thrones (like many of us), prefers to drink Czech beer and joins community events whenever possible. Provided none of these things happen in the morning… he used to have this small problem with waking up early, hence the photo! 🙂
He is not only an experienced iOS developer, he also has excellent English skills to explain his stuff!
JuhászG has been an invaluable colleague at Wanari for the past 9 years. He is the one that most of our enterprise clients (like Grundfos and Allianz) talk to, as he heads our support efforts. What he likes most about working here is the fact that everyone has the freedom to solve problems creatively.
His passions include Jira (the project tracking software) and kickboxing, which he did for 20 years. He prefers running in the evenings now and getting stuff done in the mornings. (He is one of the few early birds, usually at the office by 8 AM.)
When it comes to movies, his vote goes to classics like The Usual Suspects and Star Wars. The same is true of his choice in wine, preferring the Villány Region.
Ati is on the forefront of testing our every app and of course leads all manual testing teams for bigger project. Truly an invaluable guy.
Ksisu is a junior backend dev at Wanari. His curious attitude and attention to detail are quite remarkable!
Ron is a seasoned executive who now helps Wanari clients make practical and beneficial, business-transforming decisions.
He has always been great at math, though he wasn’t too entertained by typical math problems. However, he enjoyed complex questions when having to create hardcore algorithms to solve them. He is an Android developer, loves to work with Rx Java and CustomWidgets. Not surprisingly, he codes not only at work, but also in his free time.
What else does he do in his free time? He explores craft beers, electronic cigarettes, listens to metal and post-hardcore music, plays the bass and poker, and mines bitcoins on the side. Quite the schedule, right? As a matter of fact, he first heard about Wanari at a karaoke event in college… the next day he sent his resume to email@example.com and has been part of the team since April, 2015.
Junior Android Developer at Wanari, a.k.a. the girl who is strongly committed to unicorns and bacon. She is getting her Bachelor’s degree from ELTE’s Faculty of Informatics this year. She started at Wanari in June, 2016 – she didn’t apply anywhere else either, because she liked Wanari. And we liked her, too! 😉
She’s also been holding various positions in the Erasmus Student Network, helping foreign exchange students join the community and make new friends. Her thesis project is an Android app she is building to help other ESN officials easily produce branded content. (Watch out for a blog post on that one!)
She is a night owl, this is when, besides work and school, she is happy to indulge in books and music (her favorites are The Silmarillion, and the Foundation Series, she will listen to any rock music from Chuck Berry to Iron Maiden).
Of course, we can’t leave games out. If she plays and it’s not often, it is one of these old school amusements: Sims2, Age of Empires 1 or Minecraft!
How about you?
Frontend King (or Queen)
You are experienced enough to know (or know where to look for!) most frontend related answers. You aren’t afraid of standing up for your opinion in the midst of backend-minded colleagues. You want to work where your knowledge is indispensable.
Java Backend Dev
We are really into active learning and keeping up with new frameworks. You’d join a charismatic team that appreciates challenges and new perspectives. p.s. Some frontend knowledge is totally appreciated. 😉
We have awesome senior and mid-level colleagues who will help you along the way of becoming a full fetched mobile, or backend developer. Need a cool internship? You will not be spending your time working on pointless, repetitive tasks. You will be coding, tackling real world problems.
If you still remember Objective-C, but have since grown to master Swift, you could really find your fit here. Apply if you aspire to become an iOS Lead!
You would have opportunities to learn and grow with the mobile development team (of 7 atm). You would use agile methodologies. After having established your level of knowledge, you would have autonomy to work on your tasks, reporting directly to Larten (CTO). This is a great position if you are into short deadlines while still keeping your code clean and easy to maintain.