Developing ideas, coding solutions

Kodius provides services of web & software development, design, and augmentation. We pride ourselves on our proven record of satisfied clients whom we have helped design and build products. We strive for a balance between performance and perfection.

 

One comment of our current clients perfectly encapsulates this: "They thought two steps ahead when we only thought one step ahead."

 

Since creating a profile on Clutch in Spring of 2019, by July of 2019 we were already featured by July on lists of top 15 best developers in the country and top 100 web developers in the world. We shoot for the stars and we have proven we have the ability to reach them.

 

Our technologies of special interest are Vue.js, Ruby on Rails, React, Node.js and Elixir

 

Kodius highly values authenticity and progress, be it personal, financial or technological. We are known for our professional attitude and friendly environment that values trust, passion, and openness.

 

People make the company, and our people are extraordinary.

 

We are an open-minded team of specialists who support each other and encourage professional growth. Together we complete challenges, improve our skills and provide top notch service. 

 

We look forward to working with you.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2016
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Portfolio

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FlexCareers

FlexCareers launched in 2016 with the express aim of tapping into an underused talent pool - qualified women returning to the job market. We've helped them engineer and launch a database and laid the digital infrastructure. Our work enabled them to quintuple their growth.

Our partnership

continues to this day. We are proud FlexCareers grew to the status of national job provider in Australia and New Zealand, with a six-digit number of clients and prospect for further growth and expansion. We continue to provide support and anticipate future issues for them.

Services provided:

  • full stack development
  • migration to AWS stack
  • UI and UX design
  • payment system implementation
  • custom API integration
  • support and upgrades

 

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AWS Migration, Infrastructure & Database Ruby on Rails Dev

"They thought two steps ahead when we only thought one step ahead."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kodius migrated a server to AWS and launched a database as part of an ongoing development partnership. Other services included UI/UX design and integration of APIs with the database.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Co-Founder, FlexCareers
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful migration to AWS has supported the rapid growth of the platform, with a user base that’s more than quadrupled. Kodius is an accountable partner who works proactively to envision and offer consultation on the best business strategies.

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 co-founder of FlexCareers. We offer a career employment site focused on women returning to work as well as anyone who’d like to work flexibly. We connect job seekers with progressive employers who are happy to offer flexible work arrangements. We work with a slew of Australian companies, as well as with multinationals operating in Australia and New Zealand.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kodius?

We’re in our fourth year and we’ve hit a stage where we want to grow a bit more rapidly, so we needed a new digital agency.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with Kodius on a large migration before we started the official collaboration with them. We went from a single server in Singapore to the AWS platform, across two different geographic locations. That was one of our first challenges.

We’ve accumulated two years’ worth of sprints in Jira since then. We’ve done a lot of UI/UX work with them, especially in terms of mobile optimization.

Another large project was launching a large searchable database, where employers can search for potential job candidates. That was a challenging project involving a bunch of external APIs, a Ruby on Rails backend, and a lot of testing.

What is the team composition?

We had a five-person team when we started, and I believe the current team has between five and ten people.

How did you come to work with Kodius?

Ruby on Rails is a relatively specialized skillset, and it’s not easy to find quality developers. As I was going through some due diligence, I saw an interesting blog by Kresimir (CEO, Kodius) on the benefits of Ruby on Rails. Something I noticed was that, despite it being a niche topic, it had over 1,000 social reactions. For a technical article to have that kind of buy-in from other developers showed me that these people must be pretty good at Ruby.

I engaged them and got them in touch with our CTO, who put them through a real evaluation process to see if they could be our long-term partner. We decided they could handle all of our development as we scaled out our platform.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $300,000–$350,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Kodius in October 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Security is an important consideration for us, and we’re working with a US-based company that scans entire code structures for vulnerabilities. Data breaches are a concern for any company, and we’ve been fortunate to not experience any. I put it on their expertise and diligence.

They succeeded in getting us onto AWS, a platform that could handle our rapid growth. We took a small site with a small number of users and employers and put it into a world-class infrastructure that’s helped us scale. I believe we’ve quadrupled in size in terms of employers since we started working with Kodius.

Our database had 18,000 job seekers in 2016, and we have since grown to a database of 110,000 candidates. Kodius has built a platform that’s allowed us to scale up our job seekers by a factor of five. We’ve monetized our searchable database.

How did Kodius perform from a project management standpoint?

We run scrum projects with them, with sprints every two weeks. We use Jira to track stories, which give Kodius the full brief. We touch base with them daily, as part of our development cycle, to get updates on releases and other matters.

From my perspective, no sprint has been significantly delayed, the story points attributed to each ticket have been done accurately, and the execution has always been within budget. They make accurate estimates of time and cost.

We’re communicating through an extreme time difference. They’ve made it work well and smoothly. Kodius can work easily with anyone, without having to be in physical proximity. We didn’t know if we’d truly be able to understand each other, but that’s ultimately been fantastic. It’s been a real pleasure working with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand what we’re trying to achieve as a business, and they support us in that respect. There have been a lot of instances where they spotted the business issues that we missed. They thought two steps ahead when we only thought one step ahead. They proactively seek out and suggest things that can be beneficial and drive our business further.

They’re not simply someone executing an order from us–they look at things in a holistic way, in order to understand our business goals. This really comes through in the entire process with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients shouldn’t keep their cards close to their chest. If we give Kodius a detailed brief and immerse them in what we’re trying to achieve, we’ll definitely be better for it. They can add a lot of value in areas we hadn’t thought of, so we don’t look at them as just an execution team. They’re a team that can understand our business and help it grow.

5.0
Overall Score We wouldn’t be here as a business had it not been for them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I can’t think of a single sprint that overran significantly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer outstanding value for our money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve delivered per our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d refer anyone in need of help to Kodius straight away.