synyx UK

Alreet! We are synyx UK!

We are an IT service provider in the North East of England, newly established in 2022! With our Germany parent company, synyx GmbH & Co. KG, in the background, we have access to the cumulative experience and knowledge of more than 20 years of successful IT service provision and consultancy. And we now think it is right time to share our knowledge with UK customers, starting from one of the most beautiful places of England: The area of Tyne and Wear!

The Spanish City in Whitley Bay.

In close relationship with our customers, we aim for developing individually tailored solutions, designed to support their actual business needs: From individual software solutions to holistic digital transformation of a whole business.

synyx UK: Vision and Mission

synyx UK believes in a better world, in which people can perform their work with enthusiasm and where the digitalisation of processes creates the freedom and the space for creativity and innovation. A world where each and every one of us can unfold their full potential in a positive way!

To sustainably support customers and to address their challenges, synyx UK will not only develop custom-tailored software solutions, but aims for a holistic approach to providing assistance to our customers to support themselves: By providing innovative, thought-provoking and unconventional solutions.

Among our building blocks there are so-called Code Clinic methodologies, individual tailored software built from new, holistically approached green field projects, and consulting in all stages of existing and new software projects. Together with our German parent company synyx GmbH we have many customer success stories in a broad range of business areas. These include:

  •  automotive industry
  •  container hinterland logistics
  •  personal management
  •  e-mobility
  • general research projects (e.g. on crane automation or autonomous driving)

Methodological Building Blocks

There are three major building blocks that constitute our professional approach to achieving sustainable solutions.

Code Clinic Methodologies

The Code Clinic concept helps to stabilise and optimise existing software projects in operation, including building up (or breaking up) team structures. Often, running software systems reach a limit where scaling and further feature development is hindered by the underlying architecture. In close cooperation with our customers, we will analyse the causes, as well as develop and support the implementation of possible solutions.

This process starts with collaborative code and architecture reviews. Depending on the outcome, we assist to stabilise, secure and modularise the software system to meet the specific needs of the particular business. Methods are being worked out to align the software as optimally as possible with business needs in order to create a software ecosystem that can be easily maintained and managed. The Code Clinic approach takes the complete software lifecycle into account, as well as existing infrastructure, knowledge that has already been gained by the teams, and structure and culture of the company.

The code clinic approach consists of various elements, such as developing teams by introducing continuous development and integration techniques, test and build automation, and motivating and implementing cross-functional teams and agile methodologies according to business and company needs. We will accompany the process and aim at leaving stable, efficient and manageable systems completely in the operation of the customer.

Consulting

synyx UK consulting offers support for customers to move forward the digitalisation processes of their core business. Consulting can be provided at all levels and at all stages of the digitalisation process. For example in the early stage of a start-up, a change towards digitalisation in well-established companies, or for specific challenges in mature projects.

We assist with knowledge and experience in all aspects, aiming for supporting sustainable digital evolution. In close collaboration with our customers, we share methods and expertise with client teams, placing the focus on enabling them to work autonomously. The knowledge we provide, shared through workshops, hands-on sessions, and code and architecture reviews, is meant to stay in the teams of the customer, transforming them into autonomous and agile working teams. Step by step, we will accompany our customers towards the digital future!

Individually tailored software

Another part of our core business is development of bespoke software, completely tailored to our customer’s business needs. Based on open source technologies, a broad range of experience can be demonstrated by synyx in Germany, and is accessible by synyx UK. Typically, teams of four to seven colleagues will be provided, consisting of software developers, a system developer, a UX expert and an agile coach. The role of the product owner should be provided by our customers to maximise the business domain knowledge in the team.

Cross-functionality and experience are the keys to the successful set-up of a development environment that aims at developing high-quality software at high velocity, and gives control over the complete software lifecycle, ranging from design to implementation and operations. This approach has been successful in dynamic markets where time-to-market is crucial and change inevitable. With synyx UK we aim to enable our UK customers to operate in this mode, too. If you want to be part of the team, please contact us!

Contact

For now, synyx UK consists only of its sole representative – acting CTO Christian Mennerich (mennerich@synyx.uk). But we seek to grow in the UK!

Christian has been working with synyx GmbH since 2013, after he had completed his doctoral thesis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany in the field of computational material sciences. He works closely with his team members and with customers. He is  familiar with and agrees to the company culture, values and vision. Christian has played an active role in the company’s evolution ever since, and is moving synyx philosophy to the UK now.

Besides playing an integral role in customer projects as well as internal projects as a consultant on software development and architecture, engineering methodologies and agile software development, Christian is well-known as a speaker at major (also internationally renowned) conferences and local user groups. He gives talks in both German and English.

Christian is the author of several articles in professional peer-reviewed journals. Talks and articles cover a wide range of topics, among them are technical aspects of software development and software architecture, software development methodologies and requirements engineering, field reports and the interdependence between company culture, society and software.

Join us!

If you want to become a part of the growing synyx UK team, contact us.

synyx UK Ltd

Mail:     info@synyx.uk
Phone: 0044 191 313 0208

Company Number: 14125264
Directors: Joachim Arrasz, Markus Daniel, Thomas Kraft
WSM Advisors, Connect House
133 – 137 Alexandria Road
Wimbledon London United Kingdom SW19 7JW

synyx publications (extract)

At synyx, a variety of topics is covered in talks, articles and blog posts (at the moment mostly in German). We show an incomplete list below, more complete information can be found on synyx publication site or synyx blog.

Presentations designed with Tales

Tales is a software to create browser-run presentations based on arbitrary images. This is a way to replace slides that usually consist of bullet points and texts by a poster that tells a story. Slides are replaced by zooming in and out into the poster. Tales is open source and actively maintained.

Tales is a great tool, and several of synyx presentations are making use of it. To get an impression how ist works, just click on the poster thumbnails below.

Talks

  • Field study on datastore choices (Arrasz, Mennerich)
  • About CAP, Resilience und Co. (Mennerich, Arrasz)
  • A brief history on noSQL (Mennerich)
  • Sociological approach to software development and domain-driven design (Mennerich, Meseck)
  • Microservices and Observability (Weigl)
  • On Microfontends (Seber)

Articles