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  • Meet Our New Technical Writer Luqman! 18 Nov 2022

    Luqman in Payara shirt at his desk

    We have a new Payaran, Technical Writer Luqman! He is a Jakarta EE expert ready to bring his insight and skills to Payara. We asked him a few questions to get to know him better!

  • Meet Simon, new Senior Test Engineer (& Jessica & Casey The Cats!) 06 Oct 2022

    Simon Payaran and cat

    Simon joins us as we grow our global, remote-first team! He is a Senior Test Engineer and is part of the team from his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, we get to know him bettter:

  • Growing our Payara Service team - Meet Felix and Elif! 15 Sep 2022

    Payara offers a choice of 24×7, 10×5, or Migration & Project Support provided by directly by our Jakarta EE / Java EE expert engineers. As we grow, that means our Service team grows too. We’ve recently welcomed Felix – from Romania but living in Wales, UK – and Elif – based in Ankara, Turkey – to our […]

  • Leadership That Inspires People! 29 Apr 2022

    Today is the birthday of Steve Millidge, Payara’s CEO and Founder, Eclipse Foundation key committer, and the brains behind providing a supported replacement for GlassFish in 2014: the birth of Payara Platform! However, being a leader means a lot more than just bright ideas, and his leadership style also sets the tone for Payara’s culture and values. […]

  • Meet Rebekah – Our new People Team Assistant 01 Apr 2022

    At Payara, we pride ourselves on being a global employer of choice. We have employees in 13 countries, speaking 14 languages and operating across multiple time zones. We work to ensure everyone feels part of a united team, living our values Community, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Trust, Excellence and Passion, across continents. Of course, this takes […]

  • Virtual Connection at Our Company Conference 23 Mar 2022

    A few weeks ago, we held our first Virtual Payara Day of 2022. This is our quarterly online conference, and has evolved from business updates to a way of forging connections in a remote, global team.

  • If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Anyway: The Evolution of Virtual Payara Day 02 Mar 2022

    This Friday is Virtual Payara Day – a quarterly event that looks quite different from our first-ever Virtual Payara Day (VPD) in 2018, despite the consistent success of VPD since then. Once we kick off a recurring event like this that receives glowing results, isn’t it easy to publish our template and rest on our […]

  • Meet Hadar: Our New Engineering Manager 09 Feb 2022

    Hadar, our new Payara Engineering Manager, joined the team at the same time as Arie, Cheryl and Luis (read their previous Q+As). We onboarded 4 team members across 3 different countries/time zones in the space of one week.

  • Meet Luis - New Payara Starter 03 Feb 2022

    Welcome to another of our new starters: Luis, Java Software Engineer, based in Brazil! We found out a bit more about Luis in this quick Q+A – from his favourite piece of music for productivity, to the fact he takes advantage of his location by watching the famous Brazilian football team in action. Just make […]

  • Leaving Jakarta, Place for Jakarta EE, Programming – a Remote-First Success Story  28 Jan 2022

    Being a remote-first company means our employees can make living decisions based on their needs, rather than their commute. Our brand-new Software Engineer Arie is feeling this benefit. He lived for the last four years in Jakarta, the largest city of Indonesia, and namesake of the programming specifications for Java, used with our product, Payara […]

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