We believe it's all about the people. Right people

Since 2014, we’ve been helping CxOs of technology companies worldwide to get access to the most talented software engineers from Ukraine and Poland building software solutions for large enterprises, new ventures, and NGOs in the most risk-proof and cost-effective way possible.

With us:

  • your engineering team will get the specific technical expertise and domain knowledge you need;
  • you will get access to world-class software engineering teams and technology consultants.
  • your business can scale flexibly. Whether you need a 1 Senior guy for 4 weeks part-time or a team of 5 engineers for 12-24 months, we will help you find fit.

Honestly, what else do you need from a software development company?

Dare us!

 
$25,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Clearwater, FL
headquarters
  • 2380 Drew Street Ste 102
    Clearwater, FL 33765
    United States
other locations
  • Yokneam High Tech Park
    Kracow, T 31000
    Israel
  • Pavlovskaya 6
    Kharkov 61000
    Ukraine
  • Av. Río Churubusco 601
    Ciudad de México 03330
    Mexico

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Brands choose us because of our distributed nearshore engineering teams who rock in designing pixel-perfect UI, architecture, scalable web systems and mobile apps development with thousands of downloads. Our clients are a mix of Fortune enterprises, newly born VC-backed startups, NGO’s and private tech entrepreneurs.

Camera solutions for professional sports coaching business.

Our team of mobile engineers has helped EU-based tech startup to create mobile apps for both platforms iOS and Android. Combination of a mobile app and a set of cameras and hardware creates a unique coaching technology that allows floating around the athlete, view the performance from any angle, and examine the details from all perspectives.

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White-labeled auction platform

During 12m+ we've been augmenting our client's team with our Node, iOS and Android developers working on the backend and mobile applications for the white-labeled auction platform that is used by some of the world's largest auction houses in the world to manage their digital interactions with bidders. 

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Online food delivery platform

Together with the core team from Saudi Arabia KitRUM has developed a check out module and orders tracking system for one of the most popular online food delivery companies in the Middle East.

We have architected both modules and used MEAN stack to implement the solution. 

AR edtech mobile app

We have helped our client who is one of the leading Finish edtech startups to create an educational mobile app that uses AR to help students learn about history, natural sciences, mathematics – or practically speaking almost any school subject – in a way never seen before.

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3D aerial AI platform

Using a combination of Python and ReactNative we have helped our client to develop a 3D aerial intelligence platform for the mining industry. SaaS platform is based on visual data analytics algorithms and ML. 

Uber-type app for motorcycle taxis across Africa

Together with SafeMotos co-founders, we have developed one of the most popular Uber-type iOS applications for motorcycle taxis across Africa using ReactNative.

It has pretty simple however robust functionality like the ability to instruct the application where users want to be picked up from, where they want to go and choose a star rating for the quality of drivers they want.

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SaaS web application

KitRUM has to build a SaaS web application that helps create beautiful slides very easily. The application uses AI technology to dynamically suggest images that match the slide’s content and places them in the proper place on the slide. A new technology stack and engineering solution were implemented with the long term objective of planning and building a scalable modular solution. Our team built the platform that takes

customer bullet-points and automatically builds an on-brand visual presentation. DOMAIN: Artificial Intelligence TECHNOLOGIES: React.js, Node.js, react redux
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DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

The client, a Distributed Ledger Technology company, was having recruitment and the ability to upscale fast problems.

Solution: Our team identified the key personnel to build the right product for the market. The team was then quickly scaled up to ensure seamless operational success.

Technology: node.js, react.js

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SMART HOME SOLUTION

The Client: European Startup

Our task: To build a mobile application along with a web dashboard and all integrations for a Smart House Solution.

The technology we used:  React.js; Node.js

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VIDEO STREAMING PORTAL

The Client: An online car auction web service with live video for the leading independent car auction in the UK.

Our task: KitRUM developed and flawlessly integrated a distinct part of the website that incorporates complex business logic and has the possibility to translate the live video and accept bids in real-time.

The technology we used: .NET; Angular;

Core
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E-commerce store for moto and auto parts

For this project, we developed and maintained an e-commerce web-platform with admin panel for hundreds of thousands of items using Magento 2. We had 1 dedicated resource working with client's CEO full-time for a ~2 years.

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Multichannel cloud based contact center software

We are helping our client to build a cloud contact center solutions that empower mid- and enterprise-size businesses to deliver great customer experience across all communications and messaging channels. We are using Java stack and the whole variety of JavaScript frameworks to make the UI/UX as friendly as possible. 

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Program Management Information Solution

Our team helps the client to build cloud-based Program Management Information Solution (PMIS) for capital projects that deliver advanced insight into production through the whole project lifecycle, decreasing danger, and increasing productivity. We smoothly integrate PMIS with company financial / accounting and Estate Management.

Reviews

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Advertising and Management for Social Platform

"This was a particularly collaborative and positive experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - July 2018
Project summary: 

KitRUM provided management and marketing assistance for a web platform. Following discovery and internal team interviews, they developed an advertising plan for media.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dodge Center, Minnesota
David Roberts
Founder/CEO, ReVerb
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Implementation of KitRUM’s solutions has eased platform management and saved time. Expect a knowledgeable partner who offers creative ideas to improve business workflows. Other team strengths include project tracking.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder of ReVerb. We make marketing content for tech companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

We wanted management and marketing assistance for our platform, which is a sort of a digital newspaper, representing the user’s social media events and updates.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a social media aggregator that allows users to manage user accounts, connect a variety of social media accounts and smoothly manage the data from them all on one platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My staff searched online for agencies in our area and compiled a list of five based on their case studies on their websites. We contacted each company and narrowed it down to two after we received their initial pitches. We chose KitRUM based on the quality of their final proposal and eagerness to do the project with us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We first held a few discovery meetings to discuss our goals and our company's plans. The team focused on understanding what the major drivers were, and they talked with several members of our team to understand the ins and outs of our company. From there, they developed an advertising plan that included traditional and digital media. They worked with us on creative concepts for outdoor, TV, social media, and paid online advertising.

What was the team composition?

I worked closely with the principals of their firm, and they were open to collaborating with my own staff members. Probably three people were involved on my end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Managing our platforms has been easier since we implemented the project and it’s saved us a lot of time.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our project manager was easy to communicate with and gave us updates on a regular basis. We connected over the phone at least once a week and used Slack for all other communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their knowledge of our industry and our market stood out. We appreciated that they were patient and thoughtful while we struggled to keep up with their innovative ideas. This was a particularly collaborative and positive experience. I will certainly engage with them again.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything could always be done faster, but otherwise, we were very satisfied with their work every step of the way.

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

Visualization Widget Dev for Cloud System Developer

"Their proactive workstyle and willingness to put their best team forward was outstanding." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

KitRUM developed a .NET widget with an HTML/JavaScript/CSS frontend as a test project. They acclimated themselves to a codebase and selected a second widget to aide in implementing the solution.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lille, France
Telmo Silva
CTO, ClicData
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Focusing on the core task, KitRUM delivered the visualization widget ahead of schedule. Subsequent QA testing revealed no major bugs, an impressive feat given the size of the codebase they had to work with. Though collaboration could have been smoother, their pace of development is noteworthy.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO of ClicData. We develop and implement cloud-based dashboard systems that improve business efficiency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

We needed to test the outsourcing of the development of specific components/functionalities of our platform. KitRUM was to test the visualization of one of these components.

What were your goals for this project?

The developed component needed to do everything stated in the design and be properly coded, documented, tested, and integrated. We were also testing KitRUM’s speed, as the project would take an internal team 3–4 weeks.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered several organizations with a strong focus on data, visualization, .NET, HTML 5, and JavaScript. We based our decision on their website, experience with similar projects, and our initial interactions with them.

Describe the project in detail.

They developed a solution with a .NET backend and an HTML/JavaScript/CSS frontend. A similar visualization widget was selected to speed up the development and introduction to our platform. Our internal staff worked with KitRUM to establish basic files and walk them through the code.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a single dedicated team member.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

KitRUM completed the work in the allotted time, and we launched the new widget in production two weeks later. Extensive QA testing didn’t reveal any major issues. This was impressive, especially considering they had to familiarize themselves with our team, coding style, and sizable code base.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs? 

We reviewed their work weekly and had on-demand Skype calls anytime there were questions. Our communication was satisfactory, but not optimal. There were some language issues, seeing as English was not both sides’ first language, but this may also have been our lack of experience in working with external engineers. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their proactive workstyle and willingness to put their best team forward was outstanding. They didn’t ask unnecessary questions or waste time with trivial matters. They were able to progress well and quickly through the project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s always room for improvement, but it worked out well in our case. We don’t have any specific items.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was easy.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was significantly greater than the internal cost would have been.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev Augmentation for Web App Development Firm

“They’ve allowed us to complete projects that we couldn’t have otherwise due to limited resources.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KitRUM has provided developers to augment various web app development projects. In addition to reviewing each resources’ CV beforehand, clients have the option of testing individuals before onboarding.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Tor Ivar Johansen
CEO, Appresso AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KitRUM boasts a diverse pool of resources with a large range of technical skills. Although each individual’s CV could be more specific about their capabilities, the testing and onboarding process has allowed internal stakeholders to quickly scale the development team as needed.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

At Appresso AS, we design, develop, and maintain large, scalable web applications for a wide range of markets. We deliver customer solutions for the education and marketing sectors, responding to the high demand for robust and secure solutions with long lifespans. As the CEO, I’m responsible for the day-to-day operations in addition to organizing the development team. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

We had experienced a big influx of projects and needed to quickly scale up our development team. Because finding local developers would require us to spend a lot of time making sure that we hired the right people, we partnered with KitRUM to streamline the process.  

What were your goals for this project? 

We wanted external resources to help scale our development capabilities. As with all of our projects, our goal was to deliver top-quality work for our customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We tried several service providers the preceding year but weren’t satisfied with the results. Then, we reached out to KitRUM and have been working with them since. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail. 

KitRUM has allowed us to scale up quickly because we’re able to test their candidates beforehand. They provide us with developers who have a variety of capabilities to augment our projects.

What was the team composition?

The size of the team has changed rapidly over the summer of 2018 as the number of projects grew. We’ve also been able to downscale the team when projects were in standby.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve allowed us to complete projects that we couldn’t have otherwise due to limited resources. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it? 

The project management is very good. They’ve assigned a dedicated point of contact with whom we communicate.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m impressed by their professional communication.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The candidates’ CVs could be more specific, which would eliminate the need to test all the candidates so extensively to identify their incapacities. Furthermore, they often label junior-level programmers as “senior,” though this might just be a difference in company culture.

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

Mobile and Web Dev for AR Application

"The team was highly skilled and reasonably priced."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - 2018
Project summary: 

KitRUM developed a mobile application with AR technology for a third party.

The Reviewer
 
Finland
Co-Founder & CTO, EdTech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app received positive end user feedback. Although the remote partnership presented communication challenges, KitRUM ensured quality and cost-effective results. The team’s experience enhanced the outcome.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and CTO of an EdTech startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

We needed a mobile application developed.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a flexible partner with considerable expertise in the specified backend and frontend technologies, as well the problem domain.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Several vendors approached us. After interviewing the project managers and developers, we decided that KitRUM was the best fit. They were poised to work with a startup like ours and help us make important early-stage technological decisions. Overall, the hiring process was time- and cost-effective.

Describe the project in detail.

The mobile app targeted students and included AR technology. We started with the prototype, a paid pilot by one of our customers. KitRUM iterated the solution weekly.

How much did you spend with this vendor?

We spent between €50,000–€100,000 ($57,030–$114,060 USD).

When did the project begin and end?

We started working together in spring 2017 and the partnership ended in early 2018.

What was the team composition?

The team included a frontend developer, a Unity developer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client was very happy with the results and remains one our most important customers to this day. Consequently, we pivoted our entire company around the product.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Remote work is always a challenge for effective communication. This project had its share of communication mismatches, but the team was always eager to make the development process work for us. Video calls for critical meetings were highly effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was highly skilled and reasonably priced. We couldn’t have afforded that level of expertise in the domestic market.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The make-or-break factor for any remote work is communication. It was good, but that would be the most significant improvement they could make.

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

Various Web Design Projects for Digital Agency

"KitRUM lived up to our standards."

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

As a third party, KitRUM delivered web design projects for various clients. After customers decided content, the team designed pages and elements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Chief Strategy Officer & Founder, Digital Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have been exceedingly pleased with KitRUM’s work. Their attentive and responsive nature benefitted the engagement. KitRUM’s tenacity complemented their professional management style. Their team remained open to any feedback or critique throughout the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder & Chief Strategy Officer of a digital agency that works with small to mid-size businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

We hired KitRUM to work on a number of small design projects for our clients. We work with them as needed, and the projects vary from web design to UX/UI design.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted projects to achieve the high-level of design that our customers are used to.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Design companies frequently approach us. KitRUM caught our attention.

Describe the project in detail.

We worked with our clients to finalize any content and design aesthetics. Then, we passed the project to KitRUM to design pages and other assets.

What was the team composition?

We work with a project manager and a lead designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

KitRUM lived up to our standards. What it comes down to is our customers’ satisfaction, and we achieved that.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their team quickly delivered drafts and responded to any change requests.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their attention to detail was noteworthy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none that I can think of.

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

App Development for Video Production Company

“Their project management and communication were excellent, especially for an offshore team.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July 2017 - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

KitRUM built an iOS app from scratch and fixed any bugs or issues until it was ready for launch. They also made it available in the App Store.

The Reviewer
CTO, Video Production Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KitRUM was organized and efficient, regularly providing updates and project progress. They could’ve had better QA, but the finished product worked well and met project goals.

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 a video production company. We provide a camera kit to our clients and give them all the training and resources needed to shoot their own video content. They then upload it to our cloud-based platform, and our post-production team edits the footage and returns their finished video within 24 hours.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KitRUM?

We wanted to build an iOS app but didn’t have any in-house resources to do so.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KitRUM built our iOS app and fixed any issues. We spent a few months doing active work and creating the app and then a few months tracking bugs and making sure the app ran smoothly. They then added the app to the App Store.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, full-time developer, and QA analyst.

How did you come to work with KitRUM?

They reached out to us. I did my own research and saw they had good reviews, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July–December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is live in the App Store, which is exactly what we wanted.

How did KitRUM perform from a project management standpoint?

We had weekly check-ins, and they showed a demo every week of the work they’d accomplished. They provided progress reports to keep us updated on where they were at.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their project management and communication were excellent, especially for an offshore team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could’ve been more proactive in QA and stopping bugs from coming through in the first place.

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

Desktop Interface Development for Bot Automation Company

“It’s clear that they’re professionals who know what they’re doing.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using provided mock-ups and documentation, KitRUM helped develop a desktop interface that allows users to communicate with and control robotic grippers. The team is now fixing bugs and refining the software.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Odense, Denmark
Software Engineer, Bot Automation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KitRUM boasts a strong, customer-focused team that adapts well to changing requirements. Despite time differences, they maintain consistent communication and are fully capable of managing projects.

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 a software engineer for a bot automation startup that works on robot grippers and end-of-arm tooling. Our products are primarily for small- and large-scale industrial automation use. To foster a more collaborative environment, we seek to make robots, grippers, and end-of-arm tools easy for customers to use.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KitRUM?

Because I’m the only full-time software engineer on site, I needed resources who could augment my development capacity. KitRUM helped us develop a PC interface that allows us to communicate with our robotic grippers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked with us to develop a desktop interface using our provided mock-ups and communications protocol. It’s a Windows program that allows vendors to interact with and control a robotic gripper by setting parameters. On the interface, vendors can see data related to the gripper and communicate with it via ethernet socket messaging.

KitRUM built the program using Microsoft Visual Studio and C#, and we finished the main production a couple of months ago. Currently, we’re doing minor bug fixes and making general improvements.

What is the team composition?

I’ve mostly interfaced with their project manager, but there are also two other programmers who work with me. We completed most of the work with 1–2 programmers but would scale up if we needed something in a pinch. In total, there have been 4–5 technical staff.

​​​​​​How did you come to work with KitRUM?

I wasn’t part of the hiring process, but I know my boss looked for Eastern European companies.

How much have you invested with them?

They bill us per month, which is based on hours worked. Typically, they charge $58 an hour per developer.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in March 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I appreciate how flexible they are. As a startup, we often change requirements or face challenges that we don’t have time to handle. Despite this, KitRUM has been willing to work without us throughout the process. Later in the project, we needed to translate the program into different languages but lacked the resources to do it. Their team took the initiative to find translators and completed the task quickly. It’s clear that they’re professionals who know what they’re doing.

How did KitRUM perform from a project management standpoint?

We manage the code through GitHub and communicated via weekly calls and Slack. The most difficult part of the project has been the back and forth because they’re 12 time zones away. However, as we’ve continued working together, we’ve gotten a better sense of when to touch base. Now, they communicate often and are willing to accommodate times for us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Beyond good communication and project management, they’re smart, friendly people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only obstacle was the time difference, but we overcame that, so I can’t criticize them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a game plan and communicate it clearly. KitRUM is receptive to your ideas, so don’t be shy about sharing them.

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

Front End Outsourced Dev for IT Company

“I’m very impressed by how quickly they’re able to provide additional resources.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KitRUM is working on a core platform for both mobile and web-based devices. The team is using a combination of software tools, cloud technology, databases, frameworks, and APIs to build out the system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Valtteri Halla
CTO & Co-Founder, Codescoop
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, KitRUM has delivered high-quality and reliable code that meets all expectations. Their team efficiently follows an agile methodology, communicating consistently and working quickly to meet deadlines. They are a competent partner, using their skill and experience to produce great results.

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 and co-founder of Codescoop. We’re an IT startup that’s building software development tools for enterprise clients. We also provide analytics and machine-learning services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KitRUM?

We needed to ramp up a skilled software development team within our region, preferably in the same time zone.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Once we founded the company, we immediately started working with KitRUM on our core platform. It’s built for both mobile devices and web browsers. They’re working with a combination of JavaScript, React, and cloud-based technology to create a responsive frontend system. They’ve also integrated several opensource frameworks, MySQL databases, NoSQL databases, and Reddit databases into the backend. A few of their developers are working on our API and DevOps automation efforts.

What is the team composition?

They provide a team of six engineers.

How did you come to work with KitRUM?

I was referred to them at a previous job, and we worked together on a project. I was familiar with their capabilities, so I reached out for assistance. I personally interviewed their staff and handpicked a team. Within a few weeks, we started development.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent €350,000 (about $398,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017, and the engagement is ongoing. Including our project together at my previous job, I’ve been working with their team for four years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We started from scratch. The KitRUM team’s experience and skill improved the quality of our core platform. They deliver reliable code, and they refactor it on their own. We’ve established a formal QA process, so there are never any problems. I’m completely satisfied with their work.

How did KitRUM perform from a project management standpoint?

We have an in-house project management system that their developers and architects follow. We work in an agile environment, using Jira to track the project and GitHub to share information. Most of our communication is through Slack. It’s been a seamless collaboration so far.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their depth is their biggest strength. They hire competent developers, and they can scale their team to accommodate our workload. I’m very impressed by how quickly they’re able to provide additional resources.

Are there any areas they could improve?

With the flexibility in team composition, there’s a bit of confusion around the terms of the contract. They could be more uniform and transparent in this process. With that said, we’re a startup, so we don’t care much about formalities as long as we’re working quickly. Overall, they meet all of our needs.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should be prepared for a flexible partnership. I would recommend the KitRUM team to any startup, mid-sized company, or dynamic enterprise. Businesses with established workflows may find it challenging to navigate the informal workflow.

5.0
Overall Score I’m a returning customer, so that speaks to the quality of their work.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them all the time.

Machine Learning & Dev Support for IT Firm

"We have developed and maintained a personal partnership with KitRUM."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KitRUM acts as a staffing partner to provide talent for specific technical roles—such as data, science, or machine learning engineers—that require rapid or immediate screening and onboarding.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Kate Yoak
CEO, Lean Street Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work, focus, and dedication from the KitRUM engineers have received praise from every client. Even when engineers have to focus on responsibilities outside of their job description, they have produced beneficial results, and internally reported satisfaction with their placement.

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 CEO and founder of Lean Street Company. We’re a consulting company that provides engineering and business talent for startups.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KitRUM?

We needed a staffing partner that could quickly pull the appropriate talent for specific technical roles in data, science, or machine learning.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We work with KitRUM when a client presents us with urgent hires and there’s no time for our entire onboarding and screening process. Because KitRUM has a large talent pool available to them, which they can quickly and effectively screen, they provide us with qualified candidates in a short period. We send them the job requirements and usually within one or two days, we have the resumes of talented applicants.

They also provide us with a first-week trial, so that if an engineer is not a good fit, they can be easily replaced. That has given both the client and us a lot of confidence in onboarding the KitRUM personnel.

Our biggest client is a startup that just launched their first site, and we worked with KitRUM to provide them with two data science and machine learning engineers. Upon initial hire, the client wasn’t ready for the two engineers to begin their work with Python. However, KitRUM is so talented at finding dedicated and driven personnel, that these two engineers immediately engaged with different roles to help the client.

What is the team composition?

I’ve met the CEO in-person twice, once in Poland and once in San Francisco. I’ve also worked directly with the founder, and recently, a new team member that will be managing clients and projects. All three of them are personable, kind, and down to earth.

How did you come to work with KitRUM?

One of the founders initially reached out to me, and I was impressed with his technical savvy. KitRUM then produced a wealth of resumes that were extremely well screened, so we continued working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested roughly $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We check in regularly with our clients and with the KitRUM management—who receive regular reports from their engineers. Everyone has been pleased with their work, and the KitRUM staff is satisfied with their placements.

How did KitRUM perform from a project management standpoint?

We have specific project management tools with each of our customers, but with KitRUM specifically, we communicate through email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We abandoned the vendors that we worked with before KitRUM because their hiring process became muddled and complicated past the beginning of our relationship. We have developed and maintained a personal partnership with KitRUM.

Additionally, their first-week trail has been a huge advantage. There was one instance when a developer couldn’t work with a client because of the odd hours and different time zones. KitRUM’s trial period created a level of comfort in finding the perfect candidate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything—outside of offering a lot of discounts.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend getting in touch with, and staying connected to, the KitRUM management and the person that placed their personnel. As each project evolves, you will discover more requirements and that communication with KitRUM will help keep you connected with offsite staff.

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

Development for Sport Data Platform

"Their staff is friendly and helpful."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KitRUM augmented staff and helped develop new features for a fantasy sports and data platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Anish Patel
Tech Lead, Pickwatch
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KitRUM completed the project. They communicated effectively and were helpful.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Tech Lead on a fantasy and sports data online product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KitRUM?

Engineering team supplementation

What were your goals for this project?

build loadsa features

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

magic 8 ball

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

solid engineer

What was the team composition?

single engineer provided

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

built loadsa features

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

slack and github = effective

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their staff is friendly and helpful. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

pass

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