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Bitrise, the Mobile Devops company that the world’s most well-known companies rely on to get mobile apps and updates to market faster, announced that Arpad Kun will head its Engineering practice as VP of Engineering and Infrastructure. Arpad joins Bitrise after serving as Chief Architect for Network Services at IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and TPM at Facebook Infrastructure. Kun will lead Bitrise’s efforts to evolve its Mobile DevOps platform into an all-in-one solution for automating the workflows organizations need to develop and manage mobile apps.

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Bitrise’s technology is used by more than 6,000 global companies and 100,000+ users to automate the critical processes that stand between them and their ability to release mobile app updates frequently. In June of 2021, Bitrise announced its enterprise-grade Mobile DevOps platform, which increases the speed of every mobile process that runs on its technology. This initiative was overseen by Kun and led to his promotion as the head of all engineering and infrastructure initiatives at Bitrise.

Now, Kun has been tasked with overseeing the next phase in Bitrise’s evolution: Going from a platform that organizations rely on to automate core mobile workflows to one that measures, automates and improves mobile product delivery from end to end. In order to realize this vision, the company is turning its understanding of millions of mobile workflows into improvements to the systems, tools, and processes that define mobile development. According to Kun, his mission at Bitrise is to ensure that competition on mobile is defined by creativity, customer centricity, and user experience, instead of hindered by the nuances of maintaining Mobile DevOps infrastructure for iOS and Android systems.

“Companies like Apple have acknowledged the need for platforms that streamline workflows so developers can keep up with the growing demands of consumers and app stores,” said Kun. “But existing platforms often only address a small part of the mobile product value stream, or are designed as single-developer tools, rather than full feature enterprise solutions. After ten years of growing the startup Ustream (later acquired by IBM) and then leading multiple major internal initiatives at larger enterprises, I am looking forward to scaling Bitrise’s technology to enterprise-level success.”

At Facebook, Kun worked with the Facebook Traffic Infrastructure Team focusing on the challenge of keeping the platform’s 2.5 billion users connected during the pandemic, spearheading optimizations in areas from mobile apps to infrastructure.

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“If you look at the trajectory of the mobile industry, it’s clear that the way mobile operations are currently staffed and organized, only a percentage of the top 1% has a chance at true success. Combine the pressure to deliver, with the complexity of the countless moving parts in mobile app development, and it will soon become near-impossible for even the best development teams to keep up,” said Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise. “Arpad’s work with Bitrise will help us elevate the industry as a whole, and we believe he is the person who will let us address a very critical challenge for mobile.”