What was the scope of their involvement?
They helped us redefine and improve the process itself. They proposed an architecture that was the frontend in Angular and the backend using Firebase. They also proposed some backend which was not only Firebase, just to tackle some of the functionalities we wanted, especially sending emails. They established the whole infrastructure, the staging environment, system environment, and production environment.
They started implementing the screens, the backend, the login, the dashboards for onboarding, the application form, user management, and some administrative views in which we assign our interviewers and our regional leads. I work with the team of around 30 people who are spread around the world and who lead developer relations. They do the execution of my program on the ground and they also use the tool.
What is the team dynamic?
We worked with programmers and project managers and a very talented UX [user experience] designer.
We started with just 1 backend developer and 2 frontend developers. Over time, we extended that to 3 frontend developers, 1 backend, and almost 60%–70% of the UX person’s time. She’s now also acting as the project manager from their side.
How did you come to work with NexoCode?
We didn’t have a lot of time to find a supplier or to make huge assessments from the technical point of view. We posted about our needs on social media, and NexoCode was the most flexible and the fastest to respond.
Radoslaw [Founder, NexoCode] was very flexible. I knew them from other projects so I was sure they were what we wanted. We signed a contract that was fixed in time and money, but not on the scope. We had a fully Agile approach to that.
We could have waited for another year to figure out the final architecture and the best company to implement it, but we made some quick decisions and they helped us with finding architecture and defined the details of the product.
How much have you invested with them?
We have spent over $300,000 so far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in December 2016 and the work is ongoing.