What was the scope of their involvement?
We’ve developed our software with JazzTeam. Using our online service, a customer can order the translation of text in 70 languages, by professional human translators.
Another project is our internal management software for localization projects. We had some custom software in place, but the company grew by 60%–70% last year, and we got an increased number of projects coming. The old system wasn’t able to keep our process organized, so we decided to develop a custom system for translation project management with JazzTeam.
The technologies used are React.js for the frontend, along with Java and Kotlin for the backend.
What is the team composition?
We have three developers from their side for the online translation service. I’m heavily involved in the development, working with project and product managers. We also have standup meetings with the developers.
Our teams have two daily calls for 15–30 minutes, regarding our two projects, with their frontend developers, one backend developer, and usually a project manager. They give us four people for each project. We've recently requested a QA specialist.
How did you come to work with JazzTeam?
I participated in a March conference in Minsk, Belarus, regarding startup technology. There were 2,000 people there, participating in different projects, and JazzTeam had a booth next to ours. They approached me and advertised that they provide custom software development services.
We were working with our own in-house programmers then, and it wasn’t enough. I decided to give JazzTeam a try three months after the conference. We worked with two of their developers. I didn’t expect we’d work with them for a long time, but I liked them very much. They became more and more involved over time.
How much have you invested with them?
The cost so far is above $150,000. We’re paying them $10,000–$12,000 per month.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started our first project with JazzTeam in August 2018. It’s ongoing, and we need even more programmers from them.