The idea of Candidate was born in 2013 and I have been part of this startup since the beginning. At first, Candidate was not meant to be a dating app, but this is part of another story 😉.

Candidate evolved as a dating app that focuses on the creativity, humor and honesty of the users. You are more than a picture!

As a Co-Founder, I have experienced every phase of a startup. In my role as Full Stack dev I was able to gain a lot of experience in creating a scal­able distributed backend.

My role

  • Co-Founder & Full Stack Developer
  • Design and implementation of a scalable backend architecture
  • Landing Pages, Admin-Tool for customer support
  • Database development
  • Machine Learning: Spam-/Fake-Detection and content categorization
  • Big Data (Analytics)
  • Product Management

Tools / Technologies

  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning
  • RabbitMQ
  • PostgreSQL
  • Confluence (by Atlassian)
  • YouTrack (by JetBrains)