Our story begins at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany where all of us studied IT-Systems Engineering. After working on a couple of projects for university and bonding over some beers, we quickly figured out that we made a great team. So, when we got the opportunity to work on an amazing brain research project, we decided to start the adventure called "scalable minds". Since then we have been lucky to be joined by some of the brightest minds of our class.

Currently, we are a team of 7 exceptional software engineers. We have been working together for 5 years now and became a highly effective team. We all share the passion for brain research and solving technical challenges. Being experts in some of the most future-proof technologies means that we're always eager to stay on the cutting edge. To do this we love to actively contribute to the community and open source projects.

Norman Rzepka

Norman loves to design elegant architectures that solve problems and scale properly. He has a long-standing experience in constructing frontend web applications with JavaScript that are both easy to use and smoothly handle large chunks of data. Although he spends most of his time on the frontend, he has built several backend systems with node.js and is highly interested in building tooling to improve developer productivity.

His consulting endeavor at McKinsey helped him to understand how businesses think and operate. He is also the co-founder of a small startup called Racemap.

Tom Bocklisch

Tom is a passionate programmer and an experienced backend developer. As one of the Co-Founders Tom started an early consulting career. He specializes in the design and implementation of reactive, scalable, resilient distributed systems. Tom has a background in functional programming and promotes the use of functional languages, mainly Scala, and architectural patterns in enterprise level production systems.

Tom Herold

Tom has a passion for sleek and simple user interfaces. Being a frontend developer for many years he leverages state of the art technoglogies to create compelling experiences. Outside the browser environment he is not afraid of using web technologies for more exotic tasks: Chromecasts, desktop apps, backend systems or phone operations systems.

His internship at Mozilla taught him the value of proper testing as well as insights into how the web is moving forward.

Daniel Werner

Daniel mostly works on the frontend where he develops polished and intuitive user interfaces profiting from his attention to detail and design capabilities. He is experienced using all sorts of web technologies but naturally stays up-to-date on current and future developments to incorporate them in his work. Having more than 7 years of experience in web and application security he also takes care that our customer and user data is stored, processed and transmitted securely.

During a six-month internship at SAP in Palo Alto he expanded his knowledge on big data migration and cleansing. He loves to spend his spare time bouldering or participating in security competitions.

Georg Wiese

Georg enjoys the task of breaking down complex tasks and solving them on an abstract level. He has been working in the web frontend for several years, having used many of the frameworks and APIs that are available in the JavaScript world. His Android app "Function Inspector" has been installed more than 200,000 times and was featured multiple times in the German media. Georg’s most recent interest is in the field of data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

As a former intern at Google, he is also well accustomed to working in an international team and in highly optimized working environments.

Philipp Otto

Philipp is a passionate and ambitious developer on the journey through the exciting times of today’s technology. Beside doing a master's degree in IT Systems Engineering, he loves exploring new technologies, working on own side projects as well as contributing to open source projects. At the moment, he is focussing on frontend development of single page web applications, but he also has a broad set of experience ranging from functional programming to machine learning.

Johannes Frohnhofen

Johannes likes developing scalable and robust backend systems handling large amounts of data. By applying smart algorithms and using efficient data structures, he makes sure all data is available for clients whenever needed via clean APIs. Several years of experience in Scala, Python and C++ as well as state-of-the-art web frameworks, help him find the right solution, no matter how big the problem.

Before working for scalable minds, Johannes developed educational software, winning several awards.

Jonathan Striebel

Jonathan's motivation is bringing benefit to people by great software engineering. On this endeavor he implements simple, solid and scalable solutions for challenging problems. Therefore, he uses a broad stack of state-of-the-art technologies, mostly backend-related. Bringing fresh ideas and tech to others, building open source and awesome code fuels his enthusiasm.

During his previous work in research institutes and startups he gained vast experience in infrastructure development (aka DevOps), data mining (machine learning & graph structures) and human-computer interaction (AR, VR & fabrication).

Working at scalable minds

We created scalable minds to be a place where we could work on meaningful projects and solve technical challenges. For us it is very important to constantly learn and grow both professionally and personally. Within our team we actively support each other to develop new skills and improve existing ones. We believe that everybody needs a high degree of trust and freedom to excel in their work. Combined with a supportive and fun team experience, this is what makes working at scalable minds so great and unique.

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