Meet us

Catalysts was founded in 2005 by two enthusiastic software developers: Christoph Steindl and Christian Federspiel. Since then more and more passionate colleagues have joined and are shaping the company and its values together. Catalysts has always been a place where people love what they do and enjoy getting from challenges to solutions. Our first contest was held in 2007 at a single location. Originally, it derived from a scientific experiment at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU). With time it gained its place amongst the biggest coding contests worldwide. Through the design of the game, the participants experience an increasing difficulty. Just a few make it and reach the last level. However, many participants perform better than they expected and are keen to participate in the next contest.

Coding is your passion?


We build tailor-made software solutions in various business sectors and we have been voted as one of the most popular employers for highly qualified techies. Until now we grew up to around 400 employees in several locations in Austria, Romania, Germany and the Netherlands. Have a look at our open job positions, we are always looking for curious and talented coworkers. Here is a small preview how it looks working at Catalysts. We are looking forward to getting to know you better, get in touch with us!