XING is a European career-oriented social networking site for enabling a small-world network for professionals. The company claims that it is used by people from over 200 countries. XING employs around 1.000 people and has a yearly revenue of around 150 Mio. €
XING has highly complex systems. These require a high degree of abstraction.
Various challenges could be easily solved according to the KISS principle.
Solid concepts are essential, and they are particularly demanding under high time pressure.
With a prototypical approach and modern communication tools, it has always been possible to find consensus across national borders.
Integrating the software into XING's existing infrastructure has always been a special challenge.
XING always uses top notch technology so that we reached our goal without problems by using GitLab and deployment pipelines.