Building an Offshore Development Team for a Cloud Data Warehouse Startup

About the client

Our client is an innovative software company that provides a cloud data warehousing platform for big-data analytics experts, dev teams, and enterprises. They deliver sub-second interactive analytics experience across terabytes and petabyte scales; at a lower cost than other alternatives.  

Request

The client came to us to handle their recruitment process. As a fast-growing startup, they were scaling and needed to hire more developers to speed up their product development. Initially, their request was for a front-end and 2 back-end developers. Later on, they needed more diverse specialists. 

But hiring developers was not the only challenge. They needed developers who were guaranteed to meet their specific requirements due to project complexity. As a result, they came to us to facilitate the hiring of the best talents. 

About our cooperation

We connected with the client to understand their processes and requirements. Through this, we discovered that the client’s product was highly complex and required developers with specific technical expertise. They had considered filling these roles with local talents but could not find specialists in Israel. Also, the client needed to scale quickly and was eager to get started on the project.

Our specialists recommended setting up an offshore development team to recruit the best developers in Ukraine. The main reason was due to the availability of a large pool of affordable skilled developers. The client agreed to this suggestion. 

With all the requirements in mind, we began the recruitment process — shortlisting only candidates with the specified skill sets. We handled all tests, negotiations, and necessary checks. Shortly after, we successfully presented our client with 3 highly skilled vetted developers. Today, we have hired 20 engineers for their offshore development team.

Our fulfillment

We first started with setting up a team of three developers; 2 back-ends and a front-end. Although we were in charge of the recruitment process, the ultimate hiring decision rested on the client. This project was time-sensitive, but we were able to deliver the developers in a short time, and the client’s project progressed rapidly. 

Aside from the standard set of services regarding HR support and account management, we provided additional services to ensure a smooth onboarding and retention process. This includes facilitating regular 1-to-1 meetings with team members and providing tight cooperation with the team for better feedback collection and issues resolution. We also provided branded products for employees and monitored the salary review process based on the performance control program and other engagement services. 

This project was a resounding success and made us the client’s go-to source to build, expand, and maintain their offshore development team. So far, we have assembled a fully functioning independent team of 20 developers in Ukraine for the client. It consists of full-stack, front-end, back-end developers, design specialists, AQA and Manual QA specialists, DevOps, and Data Engineering specialists in a very popular technical stack. Currently, we are hiring more developers. Furthermore, we also facilitate the relocation of the specialist and his family from Israel to Ukraine. 

Our services 

  • Recruitment: hiring a team of engineers
  • Branded separate office
  • Legal & Finance services
  • IT support & own IT infrastructure integration
  • HR & Accounting 
  • Office management & procurement
  • Global meetings maintenance 
  • Travel support (before Covid19, the offshore team traveled to Israel regularly)
  • Organization of the relocation of a specialist from Israel to Ukraine.
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