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.
Miki joined our team in 2017 and has since become an integral part of the frontend team. A quiet, but funny guy who is reliable and easy-going. If he is not at the office, you might be able to find him outside, running.
PS. He has a pet, and it’s a bunny!
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!
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!
She is the one that organizes pretty much everything, the one we can turn to with any of our aches. She keeps everything in order at the office, sometimes even the rest of the team. A little bit like a mom away from home.
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.
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!
Mobile Application Developer at Wanari, a.k.a. the girl who is strongly committed to unicorns and bacon. She is got her Bachelor’s degree from ELTE’s Faculty of Informatics. 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!
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.”
Long is a junior Android developer who loves a challenge. He is eager to learn and also loves sharing knowledge. Read his first blog post on #WanariLeaks!
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.)
Even though Zoli joined the team as a junior backend developer, he has quickly shown he is a committed team member by being someone you can always count on.
He is getting his Master’s degree in innovation, entrepreneurship & computer science, he is a big advocate for Scala and loves software development in general. He has also been very active in the Erasmus Student Network at school, so giving presentations to foreigners, tour guiding fellow students, and traveling to organize conferences are skills he is also mastering.
Karo oversees our marketing, branding, leadership development and generally people-related efforts. She is also a cognitive scientist and a yoga enthusiast.
An expert in wealth management and a former military chef. Our Martyn has traveled to 6 continents and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He joined our team recently to help our clients widen their horizons and explore the possibilities custom software can bring them.
Surprise him with single malt scotch!
Meli is an experienced Project Manager with years of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. When she started working with #TeamWanari she was new to IT but now she’s all caught up and loves our fast-paced environment. Reach absolute customer satisfaction motivates her. She loves win-win situations. In addition,
Our Repi started at Wanari recently. He has experienced project management and execution at his previous jobs and is now eager to help our clients with their needs. Meeting the requirements is something that he is very particular about, however he is a sensible guy to talk to.
He likes to take his mind off of the daily grind with cooking. He is originally from the countryside and he can – for example – make a rabbit in 8 different ways. (yumm :))
In his free time he plays chess and board games, and buys random gadgets. (Ask him about his smart watch collection! ;))
Kinga started working with #TeamWanari as an intern. We quickly realized she is a perfect match to our growing team with her positive attitude and passion for quality service.
Catchy is a junior frontend developer. His contagious can-do attitude is an excellent addition to #TeamWanari.
Andor started working in our team in August 2017. He got his Bachelors in Cluj-Napoca and moved to Budapest when he became a junior at Wanari. He is a backend guy, likes functional programming, Scala and Slick. If he keeps up the good work, keep an eye out, he is destined for great things!
Müzli has been with #TeamWanari for a year! He loves implementing beautiful designs.
Ia worked as a marketing manager at multiple startups in her native Georgia, then her fascination with math and coding grew stronger and she decided to turn her life around; she moved to a new country and switched to computer science!
She is a Junior Backend Developer and loves her work! By the way, you might recognize her, as she was one of the first (and for the time being somewhat popular) vloggers in Georgia! 😉
Csabi joined our team in 2017.
It quickly became apparent that he is a fast-learner and is reliable. Team members appreciate his positive spirit an enthusiasm the most!
Laki is a junior backend developer. His first tasks were full-stack oriented however, he was not frightened though! His thoughtful questions and laid-back character make him a pleasure to work with!
“…and the university convinced me that I don’t want to be an electrical engineer.” Gabesz then started educating himself on software development and soon realized he enjoyed frontend tasks the most. He applied to Wanari and is now a quick learner on our frontend team.
When he is not at the office, you might be able to find him bartending at Hungarian festivals.
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.
Sulci is the ‘builder’ type of professional who isn’t afraid of coming up with his own solutions. When he started working at Wanari, he had to familiarize himself with all of our systems and servers and he had to make sure they work together seamlessly.
Besides being a quick learner and a reliable team member, he is a rockstar on the side; plays the guitar and makes his own music!
Bogi is always on, making sure that everything works perfectly at the office. She is eager to perfect her everything skills and help the team even more.
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. 😉
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.
Pogi started working at Wanari a few months ago and has already become an integral part of the team.
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.
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.
A mobile developer experienced on many platforms, our team knows Renátó as a resourceful guy, always willing to help. His great sense of humor makes even the dullest coffee break a joy.
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.
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!
Ksisu is a junior backend dev at Wanari. His curious attitude and attention to detail are quite remarkable!
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?
How about you?
Reliable office manager
The office needs a new hero to join forces with Bogi, as our Anna is taking on brand new challenges! If you always meet deadlines, if you keep things organized, if you are not afraid of administrative or financial tasks, if you have a couple years’ experience in a similar position, then apply today to be our new office manager!
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.