High performing remote dedicated teams

AgileEngine is a privately held company established in 2010 that builds dedicated teams of designers and developers. We turn good ideas into awesome software that people actually want to use. Some of the biggest names and the hottest startups around the world chose us to build their tech.

 

Boasting the best engineers from US, Ukraine and Argentina we work with VC-funded Silicon Valley startups and top tech brands around the world.

 

We’ve also built two products that revolutionize the life of thousands of developers across the globe and are licensed by Mercedes and Samsung.

 
$50,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2010
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McLean, VA
headquarters
  • 1751 Pinnacle Drive
    McLean, VA 22102
    United States
other locations
  • Olesia Honchara St, 35
    Kiev 02000
    Ukraine
  • Washington, DC 20001
    United States
  • Buenos Aires 1878
    Argentina

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Leading software product companies and VC-backed technology startups from Sillicon Valley and around the world

The leading online marketplace for social events and activities

An online marketplace that allows people to buy and share deals on the best things to do in their cities and beyond.

The scope of our work:

Using a combination of Java and Scala, we have developed an A/B testing system that reaches 87 million people via the Web, mobile, and email.

An online corporate idea management software

An innovation and idea management software enables organizations to capture, curate and implement the best ideas from their employees.

Using a cloud-based platform and a mobile app, it helps companies generate and capture new ideas.

The scope of our work:

• New scalable and secure AWS-based architecture

• Docker environment for the project

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;Integration with third-party analytics tools

• Development of a new React Native mobile application and its integration with the existing API

Cybersecurity as a Service platform

Cybersecurity as a Service (CyaaS) platform that is designed to provide businesses with best-of-breed technology and high-caliber cybersecurity analytic support.

The scope of our work:

• We have helped to develop back-end and UI of the service that provides active defense against threats including advanced persistent threats, crimeware, ransomware and insider threats.

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;Integration of Automated testing.

An award-winning comedy website

An award-winning comedy website that features exclusive videos along with user-generated content. The website’s founding team includes Will Ferrell, and its monthly audience totals 40 million people.

The scope of our work:

• The whole suite of Android native apps (Core, NewsFlash, Weather, Pitch, Video editing app) developed from scratch.

• Architecture, design, and

implementation.

The marketplace for private jet flights

Victor is the “Uber of private jets”. This iOS app helps you find the best prices for 7000+ private charters.

We developed an elegant sleek mobile experience for users to enjoy.

The scope of our work:

• AgileEngine developed a native iOS app.

• Payment system integrations (Skrill, Stripe, Worldpay, etc).

• Development of complex analytics

using Salesforce, GA, Mixpanel.

• AgileEngine together with client’s team built the microservices and backend processing in Node for web and mobile clients.

Worldwide food delivery startup

One of the biggest worldwide food delivery startups headquartered in Europe.

The scope of our work:

• Development of a scheduling tool for the food delivery service

• Architecture, design and implementation

• RESTful API backend

• SPA for mobile devices

Case management software for the legal community

A technology and service platform facilitating e-commerce brands to use their advocates for live chat and customer engagement.

The scope of our work:

  • Improving existing UI
  • Backend administration tool
  • We are taking part in the full cycle of product development, except for the data-analytics part
  • Mobile App Development

 

The leader in the precision agriculture niche

One of the global leaders in the precision agriculture niche.

Using scientific tools to identify and map field variability, product optimizes crop inputs to improve yields and promote eco-friendly farming practices. 
 

The scope of our work:

  • Data visualization, dashboards, and reporting
  • Real-time vehicle tracking
  • Localization to
multiple languages
  • Offline mode for mobile with the support of the app’s major features
  • Intelligent data filtering
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    Staff Augmentation for Esports Betting Platform

    "The tailored communication and personal touch made for a very pleasant collaboration."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Nov. 2018 - Apr. 2019
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine led a staff augmentation effort to help scale an esports betting platform. Their pre-screened developers—specialized in JavaScript—provided general development support to existing agile teams.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Bulgaria
    Dimitar Pavlov
    General Manager & VP of Development, Luckbox.com
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The developers met all expectations, producing high-quality code and suggesting ways to improve the platform’s architecture. AgileEngine provided expert resources who showed professionalism, experience, and timeliness throughout. Consistent and customized communication smoothed the workflow.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the general manager and VP of development of Luckbox.com, an esports betting platform. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We engaged AgileEngine to provide outsourced development support and help us scale our platform.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We originally wanted to assemble two teams with about five mid- to senior-level developers with Javascript expertise—especially in Node.js, React, and Redux. We then changed our requirements to just two developers so we could integrate them more easily into our existing teams and then scale later on.

    AgileEngine ran the interview process to bring on developers into our agile development teams. They provided a facilitator for each interview and led a thorough screening process. Each developer worked autonomously on several areas of the platform, providing general support rather than being employed to build specific features. 

    What is the team composition?

    We first worked with two developers, and the team scaled from there. We collaborated with an account manager as well.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    An acquaintance of ours heard good things about their team and mentioned them to us. We considered AgileEngine among six companies for the project. Despite charging higher rates than their competition, AgileEngine left an excellent impression on us. Their experience and professionalism were two of several factors that led us to work with them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent about $8,000 per developer per month.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from November 2018–April 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    AgileEngine’s developers produced quality code up to par with the rest of the development teams. They suggested multiple ways to improve processes and enhance our architecture in discussions. We were more than happy with their work and contributions.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    Our project managers oversaw the AgileEngine developers directly. The team was highly punctual and productive. They delivered all promised work, and any delays came from our side. They showed excellent oversight of the recruitment process and communicated well throughout each process.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    The first person we got in touch with was our account manager, Olga (VP of Solutions, AgileEngine), and she remained with our project from start to finish. The tailored communication and personal touch made for a very pleasant collaboration.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    In the beginning, it took a week for us to align our values and expectations. However, Olga was involved in the whole process to ensure that it ran smoothly, and a great collaboration proceeded from there.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    Move quickly on interviews. The resources that AgileEngine were in high demand and we missed out on a few because we were slow to respond and make decisions.

    5.0
    Overall Score We’re really pleased with the collaboration.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      AgileEngine provided exceptional service.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already referred them for a couple of friends.

    Software Development & QA for Payment Reconciliation Corporation

    “Because of them, our clients went from unhappy to happy to even happier as the software improved.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    July 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine provides software dev and QA expertise, optimizing the product to make it function better. They improve the overall functionality as well as the UI, making it more user-friendly and efficient.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Bethesda, Maryland
    Igor Minin
    VP of Engineering, iControl Systems USA, LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Unlike other providers, AgileEngine offers a competitive price while still doing high-quality work. They focus on building a successful product and not just on getting paid, which fosters a positive working relationship. The team communicates well and is open to changes in project scope.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the vice president of engineering at iControl Data Solutions, a payment reconciliation organization that handles the payment discrepancies between suppliers and distributors. We manage whatever disconnects that may exist between our clients on both sides of the financial transaction. I run the company’s engineering department that builds the software that handles this workflow.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We needed senior-level talent that we could onboard quickly into our complex solution to expand our services and make them higher quality.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    AgileEngine does performance optimization to ensure our software is functioning as well as possible. They work on the features that do the financial reconciliation between supplier and retailer invoices and find any discrepancies. Their work also includes UI improvements, such as minimizing data transfers and enhancing store procedures for data retrieval. Beyond that, they also make the interface look better and more user-friendly so that clients have a better experience engaging with it.

    What is the team composition? 

    We interact with three people: a senior software developer and two QA specialists.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    I’d worked with them before and had a great experience, so we hired them again. We considered a few other companies, but AgileEngine had the best cost advantages.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent about $85,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began this project in July 2018, and the engagement is ongoing. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    Before hiring AgileEngine, the reconciliation feature of our software was unstable and slow, receiving numerous complaints from our clients. Now, the feature is running a lot faster and is much more user-friendly; they’ve even expanded its capabilities to offer more functions. Because of them, our clients went from unhappy to happy to even happier as the software improved.

    The quality assurance team also does a great job, ensuring a high-quality product that works exactly as we want it to. They identify any problems or concerns before our clients even know that there’s an issue.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    We have regular follow-up calls to make sure everything is going as expected and that goals are being met. They deliver on what we ask efficiently and professionally. We use Jira to track our workflow and project progress.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They work hard to make sure they mesh well with our internal team. They care about our success and not just about getting paid to do what we ask. Unlike other firms, they want to bring value to our company, which makes me excited and happy to work with them.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, they’re open to changes and are proactive in improving our offerings.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Be open about the issues you’re having and listen to their advice. They have high-quality engineers and managers that know how to help you.

    5.0
    Overall Score We’ve only had positive experiences since the beginning of our partnership. They’ll be my first pick for any future projects.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They've always been on time, and any schedule concerns are communicated in advance.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Given the quality of the product they're delivering, they’re the least expensive alternative we’ve seen so far.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They have great service, great deliverables, and always exceed expectations.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Design, Development, & Analysis for Cryptocurrency Exchange

    “The quality of the code is very high.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    May 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine provides design, development, and analysis services, working on the back- and frontend of a platform. They use a range of technologies, including React, Spring, Java, and AWS.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    British Columbia, Canada
    Darrell Snow
    CTO, TxQuick
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The development work has progressed very well, with lots of high-quality code written quickly and efficiently. The team managed the work smoothly and was able to take a small amount of direction to achieve results throughout the flexible process.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CTO of TxQuick, a cryptocurrency exchange.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    I needed a talented team of developers.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They helped with the design, back- and frontend development, and some analysis. They used React for the frontend, and for the backend, Spring, Java, Mongo, AWS, Kubernetes, etc.

    We put together job profiles that were necessary, and they oversaw the team composition. They pre-screened everybody—I was really impressed with their ability to screen talent based on my requirements. We’re finalizing things and will be going live soon.

    What is the team composition?

    I worked with the client manager early in the project. We had a project manager, a business analyst, a QA person, a tech lead, several developers from junior to senior, and some very good architectural designers.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    As a startup, we didn’t have a lot of finances available. AgileEngine were willing to work with a startup in a flexible way, which is why I chose them over others.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $450,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in May 2018, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    It was a very positive experience. We have about 400 classes that we’ve written in Java in a couple of months and that doesn’t include the frontend or any of the database. That’s a good metric. The quality of the code is very high. I haven’t had to give them a lot of direction. I tell them the architectural direction, and they make it happen.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    I’m very happy with their project management. They kept me informed with status reports, using Slack, Zoom, Jira, and Confluence.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They feel like an extension of my company, which is what I wanted.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We had some trouble getting started at first. We had to get contracts in place and get the team up. I’d definitely hire them again for anything I needed in the future, as they’ve been a great partner.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    I went to Kiev for a month and did a lot of the specification work, getting to know them and planning everything. It’s a good idea to do that. It made a big difference for both sides.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Platform Development for Information Technology Company

    "The team is dedicated and committed."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Dec. 2011 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine supplements development resources to modernize and existing business process management platform. They create new features and update the UI/UX for ongoing quarterly releases. They use JavaScript.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Virginia
    Director of Engineering, IT Services Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team meets expectations for quality, but exceeds them for responsive service. AgileEngine produces quality results on schedule, no matter the task at hand. They have deep skill sets and can work capably with a range of technical stacks. The team does great work on short notice.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the director of engineering for an IT services company. Our main product is a business process management (BPM) platform for rapid development of case management web applications. We primarily service the public sector. I manage the engineering side and the development team that produces new features and pushes out the releases.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We wanted to expand the platform with more features to accommodate our growing customer base. We needed a vendor we could trust to deliver these new capabilities independently and complement our domestic staff.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    AgileEngine supplements resources for our existing scrum teams in the US. As the owner of the product roadmap, I work with our in-house leadership to conceive new platform features and allocate those assignments to the various scrum teams. AgileEgine focuses on architecture and quality for our quarterly feature releases.

    We’ve been working on a full modernization of the UI. We’re updating the style, images, and colors to make the UX more modern and competitive in the industry. AgileEgine uses JavaScript frameworks and CSS.

    What is the team composition?

    The team size fluctuates according to our needs. At any given point, we work with 3–8 resources from AgileEngine. The current team includes a technical lead, developers, and software testers.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    I started at the company after it had hired AgileEngine. Since that time, AgileEngine has worked with our professional services division in addition to our product division.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in December 2011 and the partnership is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    AgileEngine meets our expectations and matches the quality of work that our domestic team produces. They have strong and quality people on their team.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    AgileEngine’s fast work has helped us improve the platform significantly. The technical lead motivates his team to work, stay on schedule, and commit to quality. The team feels like part of our company because they understand our expectations and work hard to meet them according to our preferred workflows. I lean on them the same as any of our domestic teams. We communicate via Slack, Jira, and Confluence.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    The team is dedicated and committed. They have an outstanding work ethic and always seem to be online. We have a 7-hour time difference, but the team responds whenever we message them. They also have detailed knowledge of the platform’s technical stacks. Even though the platform uses several complicated frameworks, the team is always willing to take on any task we put in front of them. The team has a positive attitude about work, no matter how short-notice our requests are. They get us out of a lot of jams.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We don’t like that they work crazy hours; we don’t want to burn them out. AgileEngine should be more candid about how long tasks will take. Working beyond normal ours does add risk to the partnership. They should feel comfortable about being reasonable and practical with deadlines because we don’t want to be too risky with deliveries.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Customers need to strike the right balance with product management. They need to provide AgileEngine with support and guidance, but also give them room to operate independently. Customers will need to put the right people in place to articulate those expectations and management parameters. Likewise, communication is key for offshore partnerships because the lack of in-person communication makes this balance harder to achieve.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Mobile Application for FinTech Company

    “They’re invested in what they’re doing. … They've become a real partner to us.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine developed a mobile inspection application for iOS and Android. They also managed a number of web projects and incorporated data from proprietary APIs into web interfaces.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Nevada
    Executive Vice President, Valuation Solutions Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The proof of concept was very successful and there have already been offerings for a real-life product in the marketplace. AgileEngine provided valuable feedback to help avoid potential issues, while their commitment and ability to work fast made them a reliable partner.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm an executive VP at a valuation solutions company.  We provide technology and data services to different institutions in the home mortgage industry.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We were looking for a vendor to help us develop a mobile application.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They handled a few different projects for us, but the main one was a mobile inspection application. In our industry, we have to support the evaluation process of a bank or lenders, by providing a lot of information and photos that capture property. The application AgileEngine built for us is compatible with iOS and Android and meets all of our requirements. They also provided feedback to help us see potential issues and deliver better solutions.

    In addition, they worked on some web projects for us, incorporating data and analytics from our proprietary APIs into web interfaces for valuation service providers.

    What is the team composition?

    We've been working with a small core team of four or five, including a project manager and front-/backend developers.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    As we were exploring the use of offshore providers, their name came up frequently. Their reputation was impressive, so we decided to give them a chance.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in March 2018 and the relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    The proof of concept was so successful that there are real-life product offerings out there in the marketplace. AgileEngine was able to put together a competent team very quickly. The speed of their development work was also impressive. They're very efficient, which we greatly appreciate.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    They're very organized and communicate with us regularly. We use Slack, GitHub, and email to communicate and we haven’t had any issues. Their English is very strong.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re invested in what they’re doing. They took ownership of our project, as if what we were developing was their idea. They've become a real partner to us.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can't think of anything. We've been very pleased with the relationship.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Since they're an offshore team, make sure your requirements are clearly written out. Their English is very good, but it's their second language, so use crisp language, be concise, and use bullet points as much as possible.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Staff Augmentation & Product Dev for Litigation Software Company

    “AgileEngine's team executes projects extremely well, in line with cost, quality, and timeline estimates.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Apr. 2013 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine provides staff augmentation for product development, which has included work on a multilingual email threading analytics program.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Chicago, Illinois
    Tony Severino
    Director of Engineering, Relativity
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AgileEngine exceeds expectations in terms of quality, timeliness, and cost effectiveness. Highly adaptable and receptive to client needs, their team seamlessly integrates with internal teams. They also continue to be highly responsive and productive in their approach.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the director of engineering at Relativity, a litigation software company in the e-discovery space.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We worked with AgileEngine to build out our engineering team and to continue working on product development together.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    AgileEngine helped create an email threading analytics program, incorporating capabilities for 10 different languages. They designed and developed the platform in cooperation with our internal development team, and they continue to make iterations as needed. They're also working alongside our team on an analytics engine for the cloud.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with a project manager and two teams of developers and QA staff totaling about 13 people.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    They were already working with the company we acquired years ago, so we decided to continue the relationship after seeing the quality of their work.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We've been working together since April 2013. The email threading project wrapped up in early 2018, but the relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    AgileEngine's team executes projects extremely well, in line with cost, quality, and timeline estimates. They've exceeded expectations by completing everything on or in advance of deadlines.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    They're very flexible and receptive to client needs, adapting to our in-house two-week sprints and processes. Their project manager is very in sync with our engineering team, staying in close contact throughout each project.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I've been very impressed by their level of communication, especially considering their distant location. We haven't experienced any language barrier issues or holdups in responsiveness. Their lean approach also lends itself well to higher rates of productivity that make their services more affordable.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    It doesn't happen often, but they could tighten up their processes when team members are taken on or off our account.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Build the team that works best for the company. AgileEngine is extremely adaptable both in terms of the resources provided and the processes or tools used to complete projects for the client. Also, don't underestimate their capabilities by not expanding the technology stack given to them, as they've been able to quickly adapt to new technologies for us.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Multiple Web & Mobile App Dev for Home Healthcare Company

    “They were able to meet our needs with every platform and every functional area.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Mar. 2011 - Oct. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Helping a business be more effective, AgileEngine built a number of web-based systems and mobile applications for iOS and Android.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Reston, Virginia
    Ted Tzirimis
    CIO, The Medical Team
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The in-house team is satisfied and still uses all the systems AgileEngine has developed. Highly experienced, AgileEngine was able to meet every need, while their flexibility and superb organizational skills helped them keep the projects on track and avoid any issues.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the CIO at The Medical Team. We provide direct care to individuals in their homes.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We were looking for a vendor to develop various web and mobile solutions that would help us better manage our business.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They helped us build a patient management system and a number of other applications, ranging from standard web development to mobile development for iOS and Android. For the web-based applications, they primarily used JavaScript and .NET on the backend. They were able to meet our needs with every platform and every functional area.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with three of their team members, including a team lead, a senior developer, and a mid-level developer.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    They were referred to me by the CTO of another company who had worked with them previously.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We paid them about $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in March 2011 and our latest project was completed in October 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    They've had a significant impact on how we do business. We're still using all the systems they've built for us.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    They did an excellent job. They organized development boards to ensure the projects were kept on track. They also consolidated all the relevant issues and new features in one repository. We mostly used Skype and Jira to stay in touch.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They're based offshore, but their language skills are excellent, so we never had any issues with communication. Also, they were very responsive and willing to shift their hours to align with our work schedule here, in the U.S.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No. Everything was great.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Map out your projects at the beginning and leverage various communication tools, such as Slack, Jira, and Skype.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Dev & QA Staff Augmentation for Analytics Development Platform

    "As vendors go, they’re fairly high on my list. I would use them again with any company I went to." 

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2013 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine is contributing frontend and server-side resource to a platform development. Working with an internal team, their developers interact with a GUI and multiple databases and do QA.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    McLean, Virginia
    Chris Valas
    Senior Director, Engineering, Logi Analytics
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AgileEngine’s flexibility has allowed them to improve throughout the engagement and better deliver business requirements. They co-manage responsibilities with an in-house team and advocate for utilizing up-to-date technologies. They’re committed to both improving internally and delivering on time.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the senior director of engineering at Logi Analytics. We’re a software vendor in the big data market. People will use our products to create software that they can sell themselves. We often play the part of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We were working with four offshore teams to build our platform technology, but we weren’t pleased with their price or quality. AgileEngine allowed us to consolidate all our offshore development in Ukraine.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We have several teams working on different aspects of our platform technology. There’s a GUI and frontend team, a server-side team with expert capabilities in modern database technologies, and a QA team. They’ve also contributed process improvement ideas, suggested optimized team assignments, and collaborated on recruiting.

    What is the team composition?

    I’ve worked with three teams of 20 people total. We work through development and QA team leads, but I’ve also spoken with their senior sales and account leads regarding ongoing growth.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    The relationship predates my arrival. 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We’ve been working together since 2013.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    Regarding software quality, they use tools that even we don’t to ensure it’s as high as possible. They balance making internal improvements with delivering on time, which means they’re always getting better. Their accuracy has consistently increased throughout the engagement, and they place enormous value on automated testing and repeatable work.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    They work hand in hand with our internal engineering team, passing responsibility for executing and problem-solving back and forth as we switch shifts. Relative to our time, they work the night shift, so someone is on Slack 24/7. I discourage email, as things tend to get buried, but we use Jira for tickets and Trello for creating ideas and initiatives. They’ve been really responsive and taken our concerns and changes to heart.

    In general, I work through the team leads and form close relationships with them. This has been important because they like structure and process. Though we don’t use them this way, they wouldn’t have a problem executing a completely independent project.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    As vendors go, they’re fairly high on my list. I would use them again with any company I went to. They’re transparent regarding costs and hiring challenges, so they pushed us to use the most current technologies. Few developers want to work with obscure or old tools, so AgileEngine’s best clients are the ones who have modern tooling. Without that attractiveness, it would be hard for them to compete.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    When we began, their estimation process was built around never missing a deadline. Therefore, their time estimate was much longer than we wanted. Never missing a deadline is good in theory, but it wasn’t what we were looking for. I'd rather be aggressive and hit the mark 80% of the time. Their estimates improved drastically once they wrapped their heads around that idea.

    At this point, we don’t have any major problems. We have at least two calls every week with their people and put out small fires before they can grow. They’ve made their team more diverse, which allows them to create solutions that connect with more people. We wouldn’t be expanding the way we are if there were problems.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    The only way to have a real partnership is for everyone to put their cards on the table and talk about their business and needs. Communicate what you want, and they’ll let you know if they can’t do it. Treat them like your own employees. That’s how you build a long-term relationship with a vendor.

    5.0
    Overall Score It’s always a work in progress, but we work through everything.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They provide good value, so we pay extra to get the best people.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    QA Testing & Mobile App Dev for Home Management Platform

    "As our scale improves and our development budget increases, I will certainly be talking to AgileEngine first."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine provided several developers to complement an in-house team on a number of ongoing mobile and web projects. All tasks involve React Native and ClojureScript software. They also conduct QA testing.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Francisco, California
    Chris Johnson
    CTO, Centriq Technology, Inc.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AgileEngine’s developers have adjusted well to the complex software they had little prior experience with. Still, they have performed to a level on par with the in-house developers. They have been eager to learn and contribute, becoming invested in the overall quality of the deliverables.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I am the CTO at Centriq Technology, and we are a consumer-facing, early-stage startup with a web and mobile presence. We supply a product that allows consumers to keep track of all things in their home that have an on-switch, and we provide assistance in ordering replacement parts, finding manuals, or connecting with service or maintenance professionals.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We wanted to increase our team size for our mobile product development team. We have an immediate need to publish features quickly, and the mobile development team lead and I were the only two people writing code at the time we engaged with AgileEngine. We weren’t getting the production we wanted because there were only two of us.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We have two project tracks with AgileEngine. We have a single-person QA staff, who works with our project management team and performs manual tests and writes extensive test automation for both our mobile and web projects. And we’ve previously had two, but right now we have one, mobile developers with React Native experience working with us on building features for the mobile app.

    In both cases, the main challenge we sent their way was working with our stack, which is all ClojureScript, which is not something they had a lot of experience with. It’s a niche language, but it works well for us. Our platform is largely on AWS, but some things look weird because there isn’t a natural place to put Appium, for example, so our QA guy had to build that from scratch—a place that would let him run Appium Python tests in this ClojureScript environment. And he was able to do that.

    What is the team composition?

    We were assigned one project manager. We were able to interview a number of their developers to find the right fit depending on the tasks. And we had a QA manager.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    Our CEO referred them to us, but I don’t recall how he came to know them. I took a call with AgileEngine, and the initial conversation with them convinced me that they were worth pursuing as partners. They were comfortable setting up a 30-day trial—we’d pay for what we used over 30 days, no harm, no foul. And that gave us confidence in them. We had great communication with their engineers and account manager.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent between $20,000–$30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in 2017, and we have ongoing projects.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    They’re completing tasks at exactly the same level of our full-time developing employees, who are more directly experienced with our platform.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    We manage projects and deliverables through a combination of Trello, Slack, and video calls. They’ve adapted really well to our project management software, as well as the ClojureScript language we’re working with. We haven’t had any difficulties. They are good in standups, and they’re proactive about finishing a task, making sure of the next priority, and delivering it. They have become stakeholders in the quality of our deliverables.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their developers are bright and eager to challenge themselves. We told them we were working with a rare software language, and they said they had team members who were willing to jump in and learn something new. They’ve proven that they can adapt very quickly. I foresee having them with us for a long time. As our scale improves and our development budget increases, I will certainly be talking to AgileEngine first.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    It sometimes takes a while to get the right developer in front of us during the interview process.

    That's not a fair criticism of them, though, because the things we're asking for are so rarified and unique that I wouldn't expect them to have a huge stable of those kinds of people.

    Any advice for potential customers?

    They’re thinking of you as a long-term collaborator, not as a source or hourly income, so don’t be afraid to set expectations or request things to change. They want the relationship to be positive for both sides and effective in the long-term.

    5.0
    Overall Score They've been ideal partners. I consider us lucky to have found them.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They were willing to change their schedules to align better with our needs.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      It's hard to argue with the amount we pay for top-tier developers.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They had no trouble meeting our high standards.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have already recommended them.

    Core Product Dev & UI for Mobile Ordering Application

    “They know what they're doing and it’s apparent that they’ve been in the industry a long time.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    AgileEngine built out the backend infrastructure of an existing system to improve its stability. They’re currently developing the platform’s client-facing frontend and its internal administrative dashboard.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Vancouver, Canada
    Vladimir Sarpe
    CTO, ClickDishes Inc.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    AgileEngine provides highly-skilled developers with the experience necessary to program complex systems. They produce vast amounts of code with limited resources. Capable of adapting to a frequently changing project scope, their senior developer demonstrates efficient management skills.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CTO and co-founder of ClickDishes Inc. We provide mobile ordering solutions for quick service restaurants.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with AgileEngine?

    We struggled to hire developers skilled enough to build onto the system that we had pre-built by an external development company. As a result, we decided to outsource the work to AgileEngine.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Our existing system was okay to get started with, but we had two major issues with it in production and needed to change how it worked. AgileEngine initially allocated one senior developer to redesign the backend so it could be more maintainable. They built our microservice architecture and put it up on Amazon with a way to track and log information. They accomplished this using Node.js and Amazon Web Services. An additional developer joined the project to design the new UI dashboard for both our clients and our internal administrative purposes.

    What is the team composition?

    A senior developer acts as AgileEngine’s team lead and there’s also an intermediate developer.

    How did you come to work with AgileEngine?

    We were already looking for a consultancy firm and one of their marketing emails appeared in my inbox. They were already experienced in the technologies our platform uses and they offered a price that was highly competitive for top-tier developers.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent over $60,000 at this point.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in October 2017 and the engagement is ongoing. The new backend architecture will soon be released to our production systems. The frontend development only started a month ago.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

    The project consists of two developers working for us on-demand, so it’s hard to evaluate definitive metrics. The amount of code they’ve been able to produce is insane considering the size of their team. We’ve learned a lot from their senior developer about how to structure our system and actually release it on Amazon.

    How did AgileEngine perform from a project management standpoint?

    They mainly provide developers, so we haven’t had to utilize them for intricate project management. Their team lead is capable of delegating work and managing the other developer while maintaining communication with us. We provide the mock-ups and wireframes and they take it from there. We stay involved to an extent, but micromanaging them isn’t necessary. However, we do use Jira and Confluence as our primary project management tools. We also utilize GitHub to review our code.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    A lot of companies claim to have expert-level developers, but AgileEngine actually does. Also, I get the opportunity to work through the code with them and I appreciate the hands-on experience.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They know what they're doing and it’s apparent that they’ve been in the industry a long time. The only difficulties we've had throughout our experience with them stems from our decisions to pivot direction. However, they remained compliant even in the face of significant project shifts.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    I’d recommend paying the extra money to contract on of their senior developers because they’re a wealth of knowledge. However, they also have a swarm of intermediate developers that can help deliver well-defined projects.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We’ve experienced a few delays.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer