Giant Swarm’s mission is to provide the power and freedom to build the cloud-native applications that run our world

Giant Swarm’s managed microservices infrastructure enables enterprises to run agile, resilient, distributed systems at scale, while removing the tasks related to managing the complex underlying infrastructure.

The Giant Swarm Founding Story

Giant Swarm team members playing guitar and singing in office


Giant Swarm is our third venture and the idea for it is deeply rooted in our previous venture. At our last company, we grew quickly. After an initial rush of feature implementations, we were faced with a monolithic app that did not scale well.

This reality led us to examine the different requirements within our stack. Our conclusion was that it made more sense to choose the right tool for each job. Rather than the current situation in which the technology of the monolith crippled our agility. By isolating problems into small services we were able to scale in many dimensions. Teams weren’t blocking each other. Services could be scaled independently, and we iterated faster. The downside was that up to 30% of our development resources were blocked by infrastructure tasks. Maintaining the infrastructure running so many technologies was simply too distracting and expensive. In 2013, after selling and later leaving the company we started to work on a next-generation highly automated microservices platform. Wherever we demoed it, people wanted to have access to use it too or join the team to work with us on this new infrastructure. Thus the microservices management platform became our next idea - Giant Swarm.

Founded
April 2014
Public Cloud Alpha
December 2014
Private Cloud Production
September 2015
On-Premises PoC with S&P 500 client
November 2015
Kubernetes in Alpha
August 2016
Kubernetes in Production
December 2016
Managed Kubernetes on AWS
June 2017

Meet the Team

Team Atlas

Team Batman

Team Biscuit

Team Celestial

Team Firecracker

Team Horizon

Team Ludacris

Team Halo

Team Rainmakers

Team Team

Founders

Team Atlas 🗺️

Team Atlas’ mission is to improve Observability and Operations for other product teams.

Théo Brigitte

Platform Engineer

Joe Salisbury

Platform Architect

Snizhana Dynnyk

Product Owner

Michael Gliwinski

Platform Engineer

Quentin Bisson

Solution Engineer

Team Batman 🦇

Team Batman is responsible for providing a standards-compliant and easy-to-use way for any Kubernetes user to add and manage Apps inside their clusters.

Jihyuk Bok

Platform Engineer

Ross Fairbanks

Platform Engineer

Oliver Nicolaas Ponder

Front End Engineer

Łukasz Piątkowski

Kubernetes Platform Architect

Chiara Cokieng

Product Owner

Team Biscuit 🍪

Team Biscuit’s mission is to provide, manage and improve the clusters orchestrating our product.

Julien Garcia Gonzalez

Solution Engineer

Volodymyr Stoiko

Site Reliability Engineer

Paweł Kopiczko

Platform Engineer

Jakub Soboń

Platform Engineer

Joe Salisbury

Platform Architect

Snizhana Dynnyk

Product Owner

Team Celestial ☄️

Team Celestial's mission is to deliver premier Azure Kubernetes solution.

Tuomas Mäkinen

Platform Engineer

Christian Bianchi

Site Reliability Engineer

Marta Woźniak

Product Owner

Tobiasz Kukawka

Solution Engineer

Jose Armesto

Platform Engineer

Adrian Barsan

Frontend Engineer

Nikola Prokopić

Platform Engineer

Team Firecracker 🧨

Firecracker's mission is to provide the greatest Kubernetes experience on AWS.

Václav Rozsypalek

Site Reliability Engineer

Tim Schindler

Platform Engineer

Marian Steinbach

User Experience Designer

Pau Roselló Van Schoor

Solution Engineer

Antonia von den Driesch

Platform Engineer

Nick Jüttner

Platform Engineer

Team Horizon 🌅

Team Horizon's mission is to enrich our product by providing synergies to growth, customers and product, while amplifying our volume in the market as a whole, and specifically cultivating ties with external communities.

Puja Abbassi

Developer Advocate

Oshrat Nir

Product Marketing

Timo Derstappen

Co-Founder and CTO

Fernando Ripoll

Solution Engineer

Monica Sarbu

VP of Engineering

Team Ludacris 🤡

Team Ludacris's Mission is creating trust through Timely Reliable Up-To-Date and Secure Tenant clusters.

Salvatore Mazzarino

Site Reliability Engineer

Marcel Müller

Platform Engineer

Thomas Fussell

Platform Engineer

Zach Stone

Platform Engineer

Gerald Pape

Front End Engineer

Cornelius Keller

Platform Architect

Ben Rain

Solution Engineer

Yulia Nedyalkova

Platform Engineer

Marta Woźniak

Product Owner

Team Halo 😇

Team Halo is responsible for providing fully managed optional Apps that enable our customers to get the most out of their cloud-native stack.

Tobias Bradtke

Solution Engineer

Simon Weald

Site Reliability Engineer

Stevo Slavić

Platform Engineer

Yasser Saleemi

Solution Engineer

Łukasz Piątkowski

Kubernetes Platform Architect

Chiara Cokieng

Product Owner

Cedric Kaufmann

Solution Engineer

Team Rainmakers 💸

Team Rainmakers' mission is to nurture existing customers and to win new clients.

Guido von Klitzing

Chief Sales Officer

Franz Schubert

Account Director

Tommy Hobin

Inbound Marketing Manager

Marat Musichin

Designer

Heather Clancy

Content Writer

Henning Lange

Co-Founder and CEO

Julia Hahn

Partner Manager

Elene Shubladze

Working Student

Team Team 🧞‍♂️

Team Team's mission is to support the creation of an attractive environment that allows new and old colleagues to work at their fullest potential.

Thea Hüttenberger

Operations Manager

Anna Löw

Head of People Ops

Mirco Hellekes

HR Manager

Larissa Lanz

HR Manager

Anna van Dillen

People Development Manager

Oliver Thylmann

Co-Founder and CCO

Henning Lange

Co-Founder and CEO

Timo Derstappen

Co-Founder and CTO

Oliver Thylmann

Co-Founder and CCO

Life at Giant Swarm