About us

About us

A team with history

makandra is a team of Ruby developers and Linux systems engineers based in Germany. We develop and operate ambitious web applications based on Ruby on Rails. Since our company was established in 2009, we have successfully delivered more than 100 Rails projects. Our site reliability engineers take care of stable operations for more than 100 Rails applications on more than 90 servers. We also provide advice on Amazon Web Service projects.

Our customers stem from a wide variety of industries and range from start-ups to medium-sized businesses to enterprises. Common to all our clients and projects is our technology stack and our approach to technical projects.

Agile approach, long-term thinking

We place high value on stable, technically excellent solutions that stay maintainable for a long time.

We are deeply convinced that automated tests are more than a technical necessity. They contribute positively to the economic bottom line of a software project. This is why we always write tests.

Making processes repeatable is an important part of our culture. That is why we post everything we learn to our knowledge database, makandropedia. This way we constantly evolve our best practices and share new findings with the rest of the team.

We pay close attention to the security of our applications and infrastructure. We consistently use open source software, such as Linux on our workstations and servers, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch and Redis for data storage, Apache, nginx and Passenger for HTTP communication. Security patches are applied to these systems on a weekly basis. For critical vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, POODLE or Shellshock we drop everything and patch all systems immediately.

Most of the applications we write for clients are subsequently maintained and operated by our team for many years. Even our oldest applications from 2007 are still tested and patched against known vulnerabilities. And because security is close to our hearts, we provide long-term support for old Ruby on Rails versions through Rails LTS.

Meet our team

Andrea Biber, Head of Backoffice, makandra GmbH
Andrea Biber
Head of Backoffice
Arne Hartherz, Executive Engineer, makandra GmbH
Arne Hartherz
Executive Engineer
Bernadette Egger, Team Assistant, makandra GmbH
Bernadette Egger
Team Assistant
Claus-Theodor Riegg, Principal Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Claus-Theodor Riegg
Principal Operations Engineer
Daniel Straßner, Senior Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Daniel Straßner
Senior Software Engineer
Dominik Schöler, Senior Project Lead, makandra GmbH
Dominik Schöler
Senior Project Lead
Emanuel Denzel, Senior Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Emanuel Denzel
Senior Software Engineer
Fabian Rimpl, Business Development Manager, makandra GmbH
Fabian Rimpl
Business Development Manager
Florian Heinle, Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Florian Heinle
Operations Engineer
Florian Leinsinger, Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Florian Leinsinger
Software Engineer
Hannes Randow, Trainee, makandra GmbH
Hannes Randow
Henning Koch, Founder & Director, makandra GmbH
Henning Koch
Founder & Director
Jakob Scholz, Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Jakob Scholz
Software Engineer
Johanna Hartmann, Trainee, makandra GmbH
Johanna Hartmann
Judith Roth, Project Lead, makandra GmbH
Judith Roth
Project Lead
Kim Jahn, Senior Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Kim Jahn
Senior Operations Engineer
Marius Schuller, Senior Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Marius Schuller
Senior Operations Engineer
Martin Schaflitzl, Working student, makandra GmbH
Martin Schaflitzl
Working student
Michael Leimstädtner, Senior Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Michael Leimstädtner
Senior Software Engineer
Natalie Krehan, Senior Software Engineer, makandra GmbH
Natalie Krehan
Senior Software Engineer
Robin Kara, Senior Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Robin Kara
Senior Operations Engineer
Sebastian Lutz, Working student, makandra GmbH
Sebastian Lutz
Working student
Simone Achim, Team Assistant, makandra GmbH
Simone Achim
Team Assistant
Stefan Langenmaier, Senior Operations Engineer, makandra GmbH
Stefan Langenmaier
Senior Operations Engineer
Stefan Wagner, Trainee, makandra GmbH
Stefan Wagner
Thomas Eisenbarth, Founder & Director, makandra GmbH
Thomas Eisenbarth
Founder & Director
Thomas Tasler, Working student, makandra GmbH
Thomas Tasler
Working student
Tobias Kraze, Executive Engineer, makandra GmbH
Tobias Kraze
Executive Engineer

A local agency with global clients

While makandra is based in Germany, a large percentage of our development and operations services is delivered to companies in the United States and the wider European Union.

We are used to working within international teams, communicating remotely with tools like Slack, Skype or appear.in. All our engineers speak fluent English. With an issue tracker like Trello, JIRA, or Pivotal Tracker you always know which stories have been completed and which changes we are currently working on.

Open source at makandra

We are actively contributing to the open source community. On top of more than 3200 guides and tutorials on makandropedia we maintain popular Ruby libraries such as active_type, Spreewald, and Consul.

One of our latest and largest open-source projects is Unpoly. Unpoly provides traditional web applications with modern and fast-responding views, without requiring the application to be rebuilt with a complex Javascript frontend framework.

We support these organisations:

Learn more about makandra

makandra GmbH
Rails development & operations
Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 6
86159 Augsburg, Germany
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