NameAPI is a web API
to handle people's names
in your software.



New international collaborators!

January has been a busy month at our office, as we have several new international collaborators.


New Name Database

We are glad to announce that a new database version has been deployed.


Dutch Names Imported

Around 15,000 Dutch surnames were imported into the NameAPI database!


New DB Version

We are happy to announce that a new DB version has been deployed.


Version 5.3 Deployed

New version 5.3 available.

Senior Java Developer, Cluj

About us

Optimaize SRL, a Swiss software company with development office since 2006 in Cluj-Napoca (Cipariu), develops the global leading software for handling personal names.

About the job

To further extend our niche product, a highly available Java server software, we're looking for a self-organized, self-motivated, self-everything Java expert to extend our team.


  • we actually write software, we develop our own product
  • you take the difficult tasks that require ingenious solutions
  • best ideas and arguments win (not hierarchy or job title)
  • it's still programming, not project management, not paperwork

Being a small company, every brain counts.

About you

Hard facts:

  • 8-10 years of daily programming experience in Java
  • University degree in computer science (bachelor), top 5% student (yeah)
  • or no fancy University results because it's useless, but a great self-taught programmer
  • English: fluent speaking and writing, any other language a plus


  • you're sold on Java
  • you still enjoy programming
  • organized, self motivated
  • positive person
  • results driven "finishes the job" 
  • don't have to "know it all", but interested in learning new technologies and ways
  • attention to detail
  • don't mind or enjoy mentoring less experienced team members


Technologies we use

Java SE 8, Maven, Spring, graph databases, Elasticsearch, some SQL, web services, IDEA, Linux for deployments.

What we offer

We offer a place in a fun but professional team and a friendly work environment.


  • competitive salary
  • super flexible schedule, work at the office, from home, or abroad
  • authentic Swiss chocolate from the candy bar


If you're excited about writing software and seeing it in production, and don't mind guiding colleagues, then send us your English CV to career at