Distributed team for a Distributed technology
ArangoDB Inc is a US-based privately held company, that was founded in Cologne in 2014 to meet the increasing demand for professional services around ArangoDB.
The company is headquartered in San Francisco (USA) with European HQ in Cologne (Germany). Additional teams work in Moscow as well as New Delhi to meet the global demand for ArangoDB. ArangoDB Inc offers subscriptions, support of development, training and consulting.
Claudius studied economics with business informatics as key aspect at the University of Cologne. Together with his co-founder, he builds databases for more than 20 years; from in-memory to mostly memory databases and from K/V stores over multi-dimensional cubes to graph databases. His responsibility was mostly the product and project management. Since 2012 he is the CEO of ArangoDB.
Frank studied in Aachen and London and obtained a PhD in mathematics. Prior to founding triAGENS GmbH, the company behind ArangoDB, he worked for several German tech companies as a consultant, team lead and C/C++ developer. Frank’s major achievements and projects relevant to ArangoDB are: development of a quota database that was faster than Reuters’, concept and implementation of JIT compilers for Intel and Sparc architectures, concept and implementation of a high-performance in-memory session database for Deutsche Post AG, development of an IDE for Dylan.
Florian is the CEO and Co-founder of Mesosphere. As one of the brightest technical minds in Silicon Valley, Florian enabled Twitter to establish a microservice architecture and built AirBnB’s big data team. At Mesosphere, he is now building DC/OS, the revolutionary open source datacenter operating system based on Apache Mesos, which is already used at his former companies in exciting use cases like Verizon Wireless. Florian will help ArangoDB to further sharpen its focus on the needs of large scale enterprises, their problems and solutions.
Ted is Chief Application Architect at MapR and has years of experience with machine learning and other big data solutions across a range of sectors, notably in recommendation systems and fraud detection. With twenty-five patents, and more pending, he has a long history of innovation. Dunning has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield and is active in a number of open source projects as a contributor and mentor. He is currently serving on the board of the Apache Software Foundation.
Ingo is dealing with all the good ideas from the ArangoDB community, customers and industry experts to improve the value provided by the company’s native multi-model approach. In former positions he worked as a product owner and tech consultant, building custom software solutions for large companies in various industries. Ingo holds a diploma in business informatics from FHDW University of Applied Sciences.
Sonali is a part of the Product Management team and her day at ArangoDB involves some interesting competitive research and identifying growth opportunities while being in contact with the amazing and every growing ArangoDB community. She joined ArangoDB directly after graduating in Computer Science from California.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Gudrun is always on the lookout for the next great talent to add to the ArangoDB family. She is a passionate Tech Recruiter and your first choice if you want to join ArangoDB. If she is not in the office, you can find her somewhere in the great outdoors.
After more than 30 years of playing around with 8 bit computers, assembler and scripting languages, Jan decided to move on to work in database engineering. Jan is now a senior C/C++ developer with the ArangoDB core team, being there from version 0.1. He is mostly working on performance optimization, storage engines and the querying functionality.
Senior Graph Specialist
Michael Hackstein is a Senior Graph Specialist @ ArangoDB Inc. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and is the creator of ArangoDBs graph capabilities. During his academic career he focused on complex algorithms and especially graph databases. Michael is an internationally experienced speaker who loves salad, cake and clean code.
Senior Developer, Architect
Max Neunhöffer is a mathematician turned database developer. In his academic career he has worked for 16 years on the development and implementation of new algorithms in computer algebra. During this time he has juggled a lot with mathematical big data like group orbits containing trillions of points. Recently he has returned from St. Andrews to Germany, has shifted his focus to NoSQL databases, and now helps to develop ArangoDB.
Head of Engineering and Machine Learning
Jörg Schad is our Head of Engineering and Machine Learning. In a previous life, he worked on Machine Learning Infrastructure in healrh care, distributed systems at Mesosphere, implemented distributed and in memory databases, and conducted research in the Hadoop and Cloud area. He’s a frequent speaker at meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls.
Matthew is another C/C++ developer and a Senior Architect @ ArangoDB. His prior experience includes Basho Technologies, Akamai, and Intuit. Work has ranged from 4-bit microcontrollers to 30+ server DB clusters. When not coding, Matthew is often found running a marathon or participating in a triathlon.
Tobias is a C++ developer in ArangoDB’s graph team with a background in discrete mathematics and functional programming. He loves programming in strong, statically typed languages and favors software verification to help in writing reliable and useful software.
Core C/C++ developer
Dan is a C/C++ developer with the ArangoDB core team. He has worked on the storage engines, caching system, and performance testing and optimization. If it involves non-trivial data structures, he’s interested.
Wilfried is another one of the C/C++ developers working for the ArangoDB Core Team. He also works on measuring and optimization of the performance.
Senior Software Developer
Jan is a senior C++ developer working on ArangoDB’s core. He is also supporting and developing ArangoDB fuerte driver. Jan holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and is also known among friends as Obi.
Senior Software Developer
Andrey is an expert in information retrieval and recommendation systems. He is passionate about state-of-art search techniques and data similarity measures. As the member of ArangoDB core team he is responsible for developing the ArangoSearch engine and further integration into the ArangoDB core.
Simon is a C++ developer and works in the Graph Team at ArangoDB. He is passionate about distributed systems and computer graphics. For ArangoDB he wrote the Pregel graph processing system and is working on various other graph related topics as well as on ArangoDBs storage engine.
Software QA Engineer
Vadim develops and supports ArangoDB’s QA process based on technical and non-technical requirements to ensure that the company has a high level of quality, reliability and fault-tolerance.
Richard is a research mathematician (computational group theory) and software developer in about equal proportions. His interest is primarily in software performance – such issues as multi-core, cache usage, vector instructions and avoiding unpredictable branches – particularly on the x86 platform. His contributions to ArangoDB are primarily in this area.
Sven is taking care of the everything starting with official ArangoDB packages build process, making sure our servers run smoothly, the website is always online, emails get send out and everyone in the team has working computers.
Kaveh, Master in theoretical physics in Cologne, Zuerich and Bonn. Ph.D. in physics. Joined ArangoDB after medical imaging research and lecturing at Juelich Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Maastricht University and New York University. He joined ArangoDB in 2016 as a core software engineer. He has been responsible for the development of core facilities in the ArangoDB cluster; among them the consensus infrastructure.
In over ten years Axel has been developing with the Java Enterprise environment. At the same time, he has worked for a number of companies and knows the requirements of Java Enterprise from his daily work. After joining ArangoDB, he will be taking care of everything related to Java.
Senior Developer, Architect
Ewout is a software engineer who has worked in lots of different industries, ranging from financial services, to software development tools to cloud providers. He has played various roles such as software engineer, architect, project lead and entrepreneur. In recent years Ewout has worked extensively on highly distributed system running on various cloud platforms, most related to, or based on Kubernetes. He is the original author of the ArangoDB Go driver, the Kubernetes operator and Arango Datacenter to Datacenter replication.
Andrei is C++ developer in ArangoDB core team with 10+ years experience in multithreaded automation systems.
Currently he is developing ArangoSearch engine. Andrei is passionate about building reliable, fault-tolerate software.
Rajiv has a background in software development and machine learning. He has developed enterprise grade applications for various application domains -retail, telecom, financial services etc.. He has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Data Mining. He is wrapping up a PhD in Machine Learning. For his PhD, his research focus\sed on developing computational approaches for machine learning on big datasets. He is interested in applying machine learning to solve practical business problems. He believes machine learning and graph data can compliment each other well and have an intrinsic connection.
Site Reliability Engineer
Jason is Site Reliability Engineer that has worked in different industries supporting large organizations. He plays a key role in developing new solutions, architecture and deploying a wide ranges of technologies. He works hard to make the infrastructure he supports work properly and runs smoothly.
Arthur has over 20 years experience working with early stage startups, developing Graph/AI solutions in intelligence, cyber, financial services, logistics, retail and energy. He has led 3 products from concept to GA and is an inventor on 3 graph-related patents. Arthur has a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and he is a frequent speaker at conferences.
Senior Software Developer
Robert has developed many successful products mainly in C#. He loves to write product grade code, including tests. He is focused on cloud platforms, and currently specialized in Kubernetes. He is one of the engineers who is creating *ArangoDB Oasis:* _The Managed Cloud for ArangoDB_. Previously he worked at one of the most security minded companies in the world, so *Security* is his second name.
Markus is a Computer Mathemagician. Starting programming on a Commodore C64, he later spent a long time at universities doing undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics, earning a PhD in pure mathematics at the University of St Andrews, and doing PostDoc work in Manchester and St Andrews on practical algorithms in computer algebra, in which graphs featured heavily. Markus joined ArangoDB as a C++ developer in 2019 and mainly works on graph algorithms and AQL.
In his free time he codes in Racket, learns Scottish Gaelic, and explores the
Customer and Community Support
Director Customer Support
As Global Director of ArangoDB Customer Support, Santo is leading the Team that provides worldwide post-sales services to all our Customers, including 24×7 Technical Support, Customer Success (on-boardings and proactive customer engagements) and remote and on-site Consultancy and Training delivery. At ArangoDB, Santo is also leading the ‘Community Support & Bug Verification’ Team. With 10+ years of work experience in engineering, customer-facing and managerial roles, at VC-backed start-ups, bootstrapping companies, as well as large public corporates, Santo started his career as Lead Developer of graphical user interfaces for RDBMS.
Customer Success Manager
Luigi is responsible for developing customer relationships and customer satisfaction (on-boardings and proactive customer engagements). He is passionate about Databases (relational and NoSQL) with 10+ years experience in this field. Before joining ArangoDB, Luigi was a Senior Pre-sales Tech-Consultant in Oracle across EMEA and APAC areas.
Senior Technical Support
Guillermo is the first official US Support resource, based out of the Pacific Northwest. He’ll be assisting with client support issues providing the best possible service experience for his clients. Prior to ArangoDB, he was a Sr. Support Engineer for xMatters and Lead Support Engineer at InnoPath Communications. In a ‘former professional tangent’, he garnered a solid IT/Operational background as a Unix Systems Admin and IT Generalist and has an educational background in Computer Engineering.
Omar is part of the ArangoDB’s Support Team. He has a background in Quantum Physics. Omar provides support to our customers and he is also involved in Community Support and bug verification, as well as product testing. He’s quite enthusiastic about graph databases and ArangoDB in particular.
Max is a dedicated Computer Science student who is interested in graph theory. He is implementing test scripts for various use cases of ArangoDB and investigates issues by use of error scenario reproduction.
Head of Sales Americas
Mike has over 20 years of experience at public, private, as well as venture-backed startups with a particular focus on open source technologies. He’s an accomplished software sales executive with strong leadership, team building, and business development skills. Most recently, Mike was responsible for growing the Western Territory at MariaDB and Basho Technologies.
Inside Sale Director
Ramona is graduated in Marketing and International Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. Fluent in 3 languages, working in sales for 10 years and a Six Sigma green belt. Before joining ArangoDB she has worked for Honeywell and multiple sales teams within Oracle growing the business in Europe and the Americas.
Senior Account Manager
Bill is a Senior Account Manager for the eastern US. He has been selling enterprise software for over 30 years, mostly in start-up companies. He boot-strapped two companies and sold one to RogueWave software. More recently, he worked for Objectivity, Basho and MariaDB selling database software. His success with selling into Fortune 500 companies stems from his many contacts, understanding the clients’ objectives, and providing resources to achieve their goals.
Over 20 years, Freddy delivered enterprise software to Global Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Canada, Australia and APAC. His career began as a developer architected SQL database for monitoring consumer data network infrastructure. Using ArangoDB, implementing the same solution would be more efficient and flexible especially with its graph database. At ArangoDB, he is the technical “Go Between” in influencing our customers capturing the benefits of the most efficient Graph Database in today’s data driven environment.
Marketing and Communications
Head of Communications
Jan is a product guy and startup enthusiast. Working in startups for over 8 years now he knows the ups and downs of these adventures. For him ArangoDB is the best db solution especially for young companies.
Jana is a part of ArangoDB’s marketing team. She is the one chatting to you on twitter and sending out latest ArangoDB news. Jana is passionate about building a great community around our open-source product.
Amy has spent the past 10 years working with early-stage startups, such as Elastic, Box, and Wolt. At ArangoDB, she is focused on storytelling — both for ArangoDB as well as our users.
Developer Relations Engineer
Chris has over 10 years experience at all angles of technology including service, support, and development. He is also passionate about learning and right now he is focused on improving the learning experience for the ArangoDB community. Chris believes the future is native multi-model and wants to help tell the world.
Working Student Marketing
Elene helps the ArangoDB marketing team with their online and offline marketing activities. She has a degree in International Relations and is committed to helping ArangoDB connect with its community members worldwide.
Kirsten is responsible for everything Accounting related in the ArangoDB office, be it contractual agreements or any other financial procedure.
Assistant Ops Manager
After studying philology, business administration and political sciences, Oliver has worked at the Advanced Training Center for the Unemployed, as well as for the German authorities. Today he uses his reach experience at the position of an assistant to the Operations Manager at ArangoDB.