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ITCraftship is a consulting agency providing recruitment processes outsourcing and talent placement services. It is established by two software developers. As a team, we combine coding experience with recruitment to help companies find the most appropriate and capable developers, matched perfectly to their needs. ITCraftship employs a bespoke and proprietary recruitment process that takes into account candidate experience and client's time constraints.

 
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10 - 49
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2017
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Warsaw, Poland
headquarters
  • Domaniewska 37/243
    Warsaw, MZ 02672
    Poland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Auka, eVici, Nabobil, Headshed, RelayThat, Northern.tech, Coupon Follow, Curvestone

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AUKA

AUKA is the company behind the first Nordic mobile payments application which was awarded the best mobile payment platform at cfi.co two years in a row. The company successfully sold its platform to one of the largest Nordic banks and set out to conquer other European countries. They decided to use ITCraftship’s help in getting on-site talent in Bucharest, Romania. We provided AUKA with a shortlist of top-notch candidates with

React Native and they decided to hire a candidate with a passion for learning and open-source. We’re happy to have helped the company in its international growth ambitions.
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Nabobil

Nabobil is the Airbnb for car rentals. The startup embraces the sharing economy and allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles to those in need. The company has already worked in a remote setup and needed to add a member with React Native experience to their team. Nabobil previously hired with an external provider, but they looked for a more competitive and personalized approach. As ITCraftship we prepared a tailored

React oriented screening, LinkedIn and niche boards for sourcing. Also, we interacted with close to a hundred developers – over 20 got into the process with 5 ending up in the shortlist. The best candidate was hired in under 6 weeks.
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Curvestone

Curvestone is a distributed software house with its main office in London. We helped them find a remote Full-Stack JS Developer who joined an automation team. Curvestone's area of expertise is pretty broad. They build AI-enabled digital products, marketplaces bots, and systems, as well as help other businesses in validating their ideas by designing and prototyping their MVPs. One of their products is a mobile platform that

connects tutors to disadvantaged students across the UK. It's developed in partnership with the Tutorfair Foundation and Facebook. Curvestone didn't want to invest the time of its internal team into sourcing and screening candidates. They decided to reach out to us, the tech recruitment agency, and we found the perfect candidate within only 6 weeks!
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CouponFollow

CouponFollow is a US-based company in the B2C e-commerce space, which focuses on helping customers save money during online shopping. They are also responsible for the Cently browser extension. As ITCraftship, we have cooperated with this company more than once – first, we helped them find their ideal Lead JavaScript Developer. They were looking for senior candidates with at least 4 years of commercial experience and who has

already worked on the development of a complex project. Marc, the founder of CouponFollow, a couple of months later, decided to ask us to handle the screening of a SCRUM position as well. We’ve picked only a few from over 80 people, and CF chose to hire 3 candidates – two for a Lead JS and one for the SCRUM position (JS process took just 5 weeks).
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RelayThat

RelayThat is the design automation app that allows creating custom branded content. Craig, the founder of RelayThat, needed to find a replacement for the developer who created the first version of his SaaS tool for automating the creation of social media images. He lacked the technical expertise to find and assess the right talent. Our team helped Craig find a skilled remote engineer, who has not only taken over the maintenance

of the solution but also rewrote the product to a new stack with Ruby on Rails, Elixir and React. This has improved the performance and user experience and helped Craig take the tool to the next level.
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Northern.tech

Northern.tech is a Norwegian product company that builds a suite of ease-to-use security products for the connected world. They were looking for senior Back End Developer to work on Mender. ITCraftship’s recruitment strategy assumed support in both sourcing and screening. Approximately 120 candidates, during 5 weeks, filled in the questionnaire to apply for this position. Our team’s composition of software engineers allowed us

to verify candidates and given assignments technically. Out of such a large group of developers, only 3 candidates turned out to be a good fit for the company – 1 ended up with an offer that was accepted. From our side, the entire process took only 6 weeks.
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Headshed

Headshed is a product company developing a call-center solution that helps agents connect with the right prospect and the right time. Headshed AS is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway. Unfortunately, the demand for tech talent in Oslo encourages a lot of tech talent to relocate – the local supply is so small, that startups have trouble competing over candidates with larger businesses. As ITCraftship we introduced a

streamlined development and QA process at Headshed, that helped them transition to a fully distributed team. The developer we helped hire significantly contributed to the development of Cube.
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eVici

eVici is a Norwegian startup. They had designed a mobile app that assists in operating and documenting the maintenance of your house. eVici needed an Ionic Developer with min. 5 years of commercial experience, who has already worked remotely, and has great English skills. We were looking for someone to join on a 3-month project with the perspective of a permanent engagement afterward. As ITCraftship we sourced and screened 88

candidates in less than 4 weeks out of which we chose and presented the top 3 candidates to our client. The developer we helped hired became productive on day one despite the very complex nature of the project.

Reviews

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Recruitment for Computer Software Company

"IT Craft did all the heavy lifting of making sure that the candidates were technically capable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

ITCraftship provided recruiting services for a computer software company. The team sourced developers and advised on the state of the market and current salary expectations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Sebastian Kotur
CTO, Curvestone
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team successfully recruited a developer who integrated well with the internal team. ITCraftship sources quality candidates based on the needs and requirements of the client. The team is organized, hard-working, and dedicated.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Full-time CTO at Curvestone and London Lead for Facebook Developer Circles. Many years of experience with different technologies within startups, enterprise and product development. Our mission is to change the way we work by building software and systems that automate labour intensive manual tasks and enable a highly skilled and motivated workforce to focus on issues that really matter.

We support organisations in the discovery, development and delivery of automation ideas to help your teams grow above and beyond. We are a cross-disciplinary team of software engineers, consultants, machine learning experts, designers, directors and ethnographers. We are fascinated by the future of work and automation.

At lunch we talk about blockchain, AI, agile development and disrupting industries. We love to code and we teach anyone with industry experience who knocks on our door. We have a start-up mentality and keep our millennial spirits happy by spending our time going after projects we can get fully behind. Choosing projects we believe in, for clients we admire, inspires us to put in the extra hours that makes the difference between good and great.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ITCraftship?

IT Craft has helped us with the recruitment of a full stack developer.

What were your goals for this project?

  • Recruit a developer
  • Speed of recruitment
  • Salary expectations
  • Advise on the market
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Word of mouth. Fellow member of WeWork Labs.

Describe the project in detail.

Recruitment.

What was the team composition?

We are a full-stack / cross-functional team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

IT Craft has helped us to recruit a new team member. We are extremely happy with the new team member. It has been over 4 months at the time of writing this review.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective. We had a Slack channel set up where we could discuss new hires.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of the candidates. IT Craft did all the heavy lifting of making sure that the candidates were technically capable.

Are there any areas for improvement?

IT Craft uses a platform to track the candidates. The platform was useful, but somehow I found it confusing at first. Perhaps more in-depth walkthrough of the platform would have been useful.

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

Sales Services for Security IT Company

"The cooperation was really smooth and swift."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

ITCraftship augmented the staff of a security IT company. The team ran the recruitment process themselves and provided a back-end developer for the client.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Marcin Pasinski
Head of Engineering, Northern.tech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement met the expectations of the internal team, who had development services up and running within three months. ITCraftship utilizes communication tools to ensure both teams are on the same page throughout the process. The team is talented and organized.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a Head of Engineering at the company building a suite of easy-to-use security products for the connected world. We are the team behind CFEngine and Mender based in Oslo and San Francisco, with remote team members all around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ITCraftship?

At Northern.tech we built a different workplace compared to most traditional hierarchical organizations. With a strong focus on self-organization and autonomy, the goal of minimizing the number of rules and regulations and desire to automate as much as possible our recruitment process is considered to be challenging.

On top of a strong technical focus, it has an extensive cultural alignment track making it even harder. We engaged with ITCraftship to help us securing backend development lead role in Europe.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to secure the backend developer role either in Oslo or remotely in Europe within a three to six months timeframe.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our team worked with several recruitment agencies both in Norway and in Europe without satisfying results. We tried to extend the number of recruiters we worked with to increase our chance of success and engaged with ITCraftship. We fouds them through the job board as their job adverts stood out from the rest as very modern and high-quality ones.

Describe the project in detail.

During the initial call, we discussed our needs and process/experience so far and we started with creating a matrix of both hard and soft skills required for the role. After a fairly short initial calibration phase, most of the recruitment process was run by ITCraftship (including most of the technical and cultural parts) offloading us almost completely.

On our end, we run only the last two parts of the process which were video-conference meet-and-greet call and then final on-site interview in our office in Oslo. They provided a lot of modern tools and integration with the tools we've been already using making communication and providing the candidate's status very easy to follow.

What was the team composition?

Throughout the whole process, depending on the stage, we had two/three cont persons available on top of two persons assigned on our side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Within a little bit more than three months we managed to secure the role we've been looking for.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The cooperation was really smooth and swift. By using modern tools we always knew what was the status of the candidates, what the next steps were and what was expected from our side. At the same time by integrating with the tools we've been using already it was extremely easy to follow the whole process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The whole process was maintained excellently, with the level of automation and transparency we have never seen before, fully supporting the way we try and like to do things. On top of that, they managed to offload most of the technical and cultural alignment parts (including reviews of the home assignments we sent to candidates) letting us focus our day-to-day business.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything was perfect, and our best experience with the recruitment company so far!

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

Recruitment of Developers for IT Company

"We were thoroughly impressed with their sophisticated recruiting process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

ITCraftship ran a search to identify candidates with the desired skillset. They did a motivational and technical screening so the client could proceed with the final interview round with selected candidates. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Håvard Heggem
CEO, Alva Technologies AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ITCraftship's candidate search resulted in the successful hiring of a full-stack developer. The team has a great network and is thorough with their search. Customers can expect excellent communication and efficient work. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of AℓVA Technologies - a Norwegian proptech working towards a vision of a more transparent real-estate market. We combine state-of-the-art design and technology to provide actors in the real-estate industry with actionable data inputs that empower them to make better decisions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ITCraftship?

Recruiting skilled developers in Norway is a real-struggle due to a severe lack of talent and hiring offshore/nearshore resources always involves a great deal of effort and risk. We hired ITCraftship to help identify experienced full-stack developers outside Norway.

What were your goals for this project?

To identify skilled developers with unquestionable communication skills in English.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met with a range of companies identified through LinkedIn. ITCraftship stood out as a detail-oriented, hard-working and professional provider. Our CTO was the key decision maker in choosing ITC. We were thoroughly impressed with their sophisticated recruiting process. Several ITC employees are senior developers themselves and therefore have a perfect background to evaluate candidates.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

ITC ran a full search to identify candidates, did a thorough motivational and technical screening before finally involving us to proceed with the final interview rounds of selected candidates. We had a shared slack-channel and the communication was great throughout the project.

What was the team composition?

ITC worked as an independent team and involved us when needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The full-stack developer identified by ITC is now a very valuable member of our team, and we have later leveraged his network to hire additional talent.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management could not have been better.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Knowledgeable, skilled developers, fast-paced, great network.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

Staffing Services for Financial Technology Company

"The team was dedicated to understanding our own business in order to judge candidates with that much more accuracy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Facing a need for developers with the opening of a new office abroad, a mobile payments platform hired ITCraftship to recruit, screen, and test candidates.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Norway
Erik Englund
CTO, Auka AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ITCraftship’s efforts greatly reduced the amount of time and effort usually associated with recruitment. Internal stakeholders are pleased with the dedication of the team, and would recommend them to firms looking for a hiring solution.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of Auka AS, a financial technology company that offers a mobile payment platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ITCraftship?

We were opening a location in Bucharest and needed support with the staffing process for our new office.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Once we provided the job description, ITCraftship sourced and screened candidates for our open development roles. The team developed and administered comprehensive competency tests.

What is the team composition?

We had two points of contact who supported us throughout the project. 

How did you come to work with ITCraftship?

ITCraftship was referred to us by a colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $10,000 on this engagement.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from February-August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The job candidates that ITCraftship were able to procure were highly skilled, and the competence testing they provided was very thorough. ITCraftship’s efforts greatly reduced the amount of time we would’ve had to spend on recruitment internally.

How did ITCraftship perform from a project management standpoint?

The team at ITCraftship were very diligent in terms of keeping us updated on their progress throughout the project. We communicated with them through Slack and held meetings as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

ITCraftship’s skill in screening candidates is unique to any other recruitment agency I’ve ever used. The team was dedicated to understanding our own business in order to judge candidates with that much more accuracy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend working with ITCraftship, as they really ease the process of recruitment. 

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

Development Projects for Car Sharing Service

"By partnering with them, we've been able to speed up our product innovation while keeping the level of quality high."

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

A car-sharing service hired ITCraftship to provide development support. They have worked on both mobile and web platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Christian Hager
Co-founder & CTO, Nabobil.no AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with the quality of ITCraftships solutions. The team's professional attitude and customer service have led to an ongoing, successful partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a co-founder and CTO of a Norwegian P2P car sharing platform called Nabobil. We founded it in 2015 and it was acquired by Getaround Inc in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ITCraftship?

We have used ITCraftship for sourcing tech talent for our mobile- and web applications.

What were your goals for this project?

Speed up development with senior developers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The CEO (Maks) reached out to me via email.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

ITCraftship first provided a quick intro to several developers and did a pre screening of them. I then participated in 4 interviews before we selected one of the candidates.

When the candidate was selected, he joined our team full time as a developer for out mobile- and web application. He has been, and still is, an important and great part of our small (7 people) tech team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

By partnering with them, we've been able to speed up our product innovation while keeping the level of quality high.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We have done this in-house.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

ITCraftship has been very service-minded and always finds a solution.

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