About us

We are the brains behind Karakun. We currently employ around 60 people in Switzerland, Germany and India. Our consultants and trainers include internationally renowned conference speakers, Java Champions, JavaOne Rockstars and book authors.

Company culture

Karakun operates in a constantly changing, high-tech environment. Nevertheless, for us as a company, people – our employees, partners and customers – are at the center of everything we do. We regard ourselves as mutual problem solvers with certain values and principles, and we stand for honest, open, transparent and timely communication with all relevant actors. We apply flat hierarchies and communicate in a corresponding fashion.

Our working collaboration is characterized by mutual respect and appreciation. Diversity is not just a buzzword – we are convinced that we benefit personally and as a company from the widely diverse characters, knowledge and experience of our employees. We therefore actively promote the exchange of expertise and information. The result is a working atmosphere defined by honesty and openness.

Wir bei Karakun sind in allen Unternehmensbereichen ständig auf der Suche nach talentierten Menschen, die lieben was sie machen.

A further feature of all our employees is the high degree of personal responsibility. We do not forget, however, that work needs to be fun and must fit in with everyone’s respective life situation. That is why, for all our professionalism, we attach great importance to a working environment in which all our employees feel comfortable and in which their needs for work-life-balance are best met.

As a company we are very aware of our social responsibility, an awareness that starts with the simple things in life. We do not own a vehicle fleet and we use public transport for our business trips whenever possible. We also support the training and further education of IT experts through lectures at universities of applied sciences, the transfer of knowledge at conferences, after-work and other community events or through active participation in initiatives such as Girls’ Day or the Swiss National Future Day.

Why is Karakun the perfect partner for your IT problem?


Because we are committed to developing the best possible solution for our customers’ problems. Our solutions are sustainable and are met by making optimum use of existing financial and human resources. All our experts possess a high degree of maturity and professionalism thanks to longstanding project experience in various roles in different industries. We take responsibility – both within existing project teams and for ourselves – and regard ourselves as team players. Thanks to intensive activities within the developer community we not only have an enormous pool of methodical and functional knowledge, but also always keep pace with the times. Our customers also benefit, of course, as we apply and pass on this knowledge during projects.

Why is Karakun “the place to work”?

We are proud of all our employees. But we are also proud to have among us some internationally recognized experts from the world of Java. Oracle Groundbreaker, Java Champions, JavaOne Rockstars, speakers at international conferences – we not only benefit from their accumulated knowledge, we also play a decisive role in shaping the Java world through active community work and participation in countless open source projects.

Karakun employees actively develop innovative products and solutions for companies. In addition to a commensurate salary, they enjoy an excellent working environment with more than enough space for personal development and a great fun factor. We don’t place great store on being in the office at certain times. Thanks to annual working schedules and a home office option, Karakunies can organize their working hours largely at their own discretion, thus making the best possible use of the time available. Each employee has his or her own hardware and training budget, which is used to purchase work equipment and to expand their personal skill set.

Karakunies am CIW 2019

At regular intervals we organize code camps and hackathons where new methods and technologies can be tried out in the team. A company-wide improvement workshop lasting several days rounds off the training program.

Community activities

BaselOne 2019 Opening Session

Karakun and its employees are very active members of the open source community. We are well known for our variety of contributions, for co-organizing, and for actively participating in international and local conferences. Our experts include Java Champions, JavaOne Rock Stars and Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassadors.

Since our foundation, Karakun employees participated in a number of national and international conferences in various roles:

As a company, Karakun is furthermore a member of various interest groups and associations such as the Eclipse Foundation, the Eclipse Adoptium Working GroupOpenMDM, ASAM, Swiss Made Software, SwissNLP and swissICT.

Thanks to our many activities we invariably have our fingers on the pulse. We are actively involved in shaping the Java agenda and quickly pick up on new trends, which we can directly incorporate in customer projects where appropriate. Sharing our know-how with the community AND our customers is one of our priorities.

In addition to our activities in the developer community, we are also involved in training and research. Among our employees there are professors at Swiss universities as well as several colleagues who give lectures. We have always supported students and regularly take them on as employees in our company.

Our locations


Karakun AG
Elisabethenanlage 25
4051 Basel

T +41 61 551 36 00
E info@karakun.com


Karakun GmbH
Selkamp 12
44287 Dortmund

T +49 231 22615700
E info@karakun.com


Waldburgstraße 17/19
70563 Stuttgart

T +49 711 18426400
E info@exoknox.com


Karakun Software Pvt Ltd
Regus Business Center
2nd Fl., Duru House
Juhu Tara Road
Juhu, Mumbai 400049

T +91 9372828771
E india@karakun.com

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