Cloud Native Software Engineering

Pattern Match is a cloud native software engineering company providing professional software consulting and software development services.

Our mission is to help companies build an efficient, reliable, and performant IT systems and organizations using our skills and experience. We are your trusted advisor for the whole lifecycle of the software delivery process.

"There is no compression algorithm for experience. You can’t learn certain lessons without going through the curve."

This quote from Andy Jassy (CEO of AWS) summarizes best the combined expertise of our seasoned and battle-tested engineers.

Credentials:

  • DataDog Managed Service Provider Partner.
  • Amazon Web Services APN Consulting Partner (Select).
  • Members of the company are AWS Certified experts: 
    • Solutions Architect - Associate
    • Developer - Associate
    • SysOps Administrator - Associate
    • DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • Speakers at international conferences, IT events, and meet-ups.

Skills:

  • JVM - Java, Kotlin, Clojure
  • Spring Framework, Micronaut, Axon Framework
  • Erlang, Elixir, Phoenix Framework
  • Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Cloud Native (Containers, Docker, Kubernetes) and Serverless
  • DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Monitoring
  • Event Sourcing, CQRS and Domain Driven Design
 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2018
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Gliwice, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23, Berlin, Germany
    Berlin, BE 10969
    Germany
  • 33 Queen St
    London, LND EC4R 1AP S
    United Kingdom
  • 200 Prins Bernhardplein
    Amsterdam, NH 1097 JB
    Netherlands
  • 447 Broadway, 2nd Floor
    New York City, NY 10013
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
HRS.de, PodGroup, Kobil Systems GmbH, DTiQ, Informed Solutions Ltd
AI-powered video-based real-time occupancy tracking on AWS Image

AI-powered video-based real-time occupancy tracking on AWS

Learn how we have developed the AI-based system that helped DTiQ customers during the COVID-19 outbreak to monitor location occupancy by leveraging the existing CCTV infrastructure.

DTiQ offers holistic solutions for the whole value chain of loss prevention and intelligent video solutions for retailers: smart auditing, fraud detection, loss prevention, customer engagement, preventive

safety, and advanced analytics.

DTiQ Occupancy Monitoring service works by using a current location's equipment, only by using the server to capture static images from the existing cameras at pre-defined intervals, sending them to the cloud where we analyze how many people are in the images. Our solution works for existing CCTV installations, for both IP-based and USB cameras.

The project was delivered in time and budget. After 3 weeks of development, we have started to onboard clients to the platform on subscription-based commercial agreements. Over time, we have improved the performance, cost-efficiency, and scalability of the whole solution.

The first phases of the entire project were delivered successfully. What's also relevant, is that Pattern Match helped to deliver the product with the new technologies, methodologies, built-in security, and best practices. Everything in collaboration with the team, where such an experience gathered, will be beneficial to all future initiatives.

HRS.de - Cloud Engineering for Travel Portal Image

HRS.de - Cloud Engineering for Travel Portal

We’ve been working side-by-side with our Berlin-based colleagues in order to make the migration to Kubernetes to happen. Some of the noteworthy achievements were:

Removal of redundant services thanks to closer traffic analysis.

Improved monitoring - especially with additional, business-based metrics that gave better insight into system for non-technical team members.

Clean-up and unification of CICD

pipelines across various services.

Cost-savings initiatives.

Seamless gradual migration of existing services from ECS into Kubernetes.

Besides that, we were able to help our client with not only cloud-related challenges, but also with Spring Boot and ReactJS development as well.

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Dedicated Team with Public Transportation and Cloud Expertise

Well-knit team of senior software engineers is helping to build highly-scalable and performance-critical public transportation serverless system from areas of ecology, green energy, emission and e-mobility.

Pattern Match has provided a specialized (AWS cloud and transportation domain) harmonious team. 

Key Figures:

  • Independent and self-organized team of size 5 people consisting only Senior
Software Engineers
  • Our team covered architecture, development, testing, and AWS infrastructure
  • Quick onboarding and project kick-off - in less than one week our team started delivering business value
  • Thanks to our help, the development of a mission-critical system is racing forward. Pattern Match‘s team has started and helped to maintain the pace of the architecture and development of the critical components of the system. Customer is willing to expand a team in the next years as project roadmap has an even more ambitious milestone ahead.

     

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    Erlang and AWS Consulting

    The main challenge int this project was to understand the Erlang component inherited by the team and make it production-ready in a couple of weeks. It had never been handling significant live traffic before, so we had to start by adding a proper suite of tests to make sure it behaves correctly.

    We finetuned the whole system including:

    - adding circuit breakers protecting our system when some of the dependencies

    are malfunctioning

    - modifying and fixing and 3rd party libraries used in the component

    - configuring verbosity and rotation of logs to have all information needed while protecting the system from log overflow

    - increased the system level limits to accommodate such traffic

    - selecting the best EC2 instance type and validating AWS setup

    We also introduced a bunch of new metrics that helped a lot with tracing issues during day to day operation of the system.

    Rearchitecting .NET Monolith to Serverless with the power of AWS Image

    Rearchitecting .NET Monolith to Serverless with the power of AWS

    Learn how we have designed and guided the rearchitecting effort of an existing monolithic .NET application into serverless architecture powered by a set of AWS services and with a rewrite to .NET Core.

    DTiQ offers holistic solutions for the whole value chain of loss prevention and intelligent video solutions for retailers: smart auditing, fraud detection, loss prevention, customer

    engagement, preventive safety, and advanced analytics.

    For this particular project, Pattern Match's responsibility was to introduce stability, performance, and scalability improvements into an existing data processing infrastructure. The whole subsystem responsible for data crunching was organized in the monolithic .NET Framework application that ran as a Windows service and integrated with other components through the database layer.

    Our cloud architects are responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the platform. Depending on the period, Pattern Match contributed to about 30-50% of the workforce of the project. Thus, it was crucial to maintain close communication and active cooperation, both remotely and with client's Gliwice-based employees.

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    Application Performance Consulting

    Helping a growing start-up with performance evaluation of their back-end, WebRTC implementation, AWS infrastructure setup, and testing approach for the release of new channels (web and mobile applications).

    Responsibilities:

    • Performance and security audit of the AWS infrastructure,
    • Performance consulting for the back end implementation of the instant messaging
    system.
  • Performance consulting for the WebRTC implementation.
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    Maintenance of AWS for Software Company

    “They are very good at what they do and they’re good at hiring experienced professionals.”

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    3.5
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Apr. 2020 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Pattern Match set up AWS for a software company. They audited the original set up and reconfigured it to ensure their partners could use it for what they needed.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Zug, Switzerland
    Founder, Kaiz App
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match has delivered high-quality work so far. As result, the platform’s performance has improved. Although their project management could be improved, their clients are pleased with the partnership.

    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 am the founder of Kaiz App. We supply software for continuous improvements by the employees of corporations.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Pattern Match?

    We needed help with the setup and maintenance of AWS.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They did our whole AWS setup and configuration. We asked them to audit it, advise on the best setup, and set it up correctly for us for what we do.

    What is the team composition?

    We have worked with one main person from their team who is in an engineering type position.

    How much have you invested in them?

    I don’t know the exact number but it’s tens of thousands.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started in April or May 2020, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The quality has been very good, and we are very happy. There are a couple of things that were missed, but I pointed them out and they had fixed them the same day. It has been very good and better than expected. When you have had a poor experience in the past, a good one stands out. We have gotten some performance improvement when it comes to page load speed. I think the security configuration is improved and most of all, we can tell that they are very, very good at what they do.

    How did Pattern Match perform from a project management standpoint?

    I don’t think it is so good, but to qualify that, we weren’t project managing it to death to exact deadlines. We have been flexible; unplanned vacation crops up and something moves from this month to the next. Those things have happened, and I think there has been some slippage. Things haven’t been carried out to the original plan, but in this case, we aren’t troubled by that. We were comfortable that it would take a certain number of months and we were not obsessive about completion to a particular week.

    We use Jira. I have a lot of project management experience, so we use Google sheets in place of Excel for planning as well. We also have our planning tool in our own software.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They are very specialized. I think there are 20 of them, and 17 of them are AWS experts with 10 years of AWS experience minimum. Through working with them, it’s clear they’re very competent, so we are very pleased with that.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They haven’t done their part in tracking the project against the plan. They have a list of activities to complete and they will tell me when they are complete, but there are a number of hours allocated to June and allocated to July for example, and I need to have a clear view of what was completed, the time, and what is remaining. I need that and that hasn’t been provided. It isn’t a massive deal, but it would be better if they did that, and it would be better if when I asked for it, it didn’t feel like they were charging me per hour for that information. For me, it isn’t the core work that needs to get done, it is the overhead activity.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them. They are very good at what they do and they’re good at hiring experienced professionals. I would go ahead and hire them.

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

    Cloud Consulting for Surveillance & Loss Prevention Service

    "They’re really straightforward and open with their communication."

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

    Pattern Match helped the business to change the architecture of its internal software using AWS. The team did cost simulation, assisted with cost automation infrastructure, and worked on other projects.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Gliwice, Poland
    Krzysztof Osiński
    VP of R&D, DTiQ
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Thanks to Pattern Match's efforts, the business' data processing capacity has tripled while the cost has remained virtually the same. The team manages the project well and communicates transparently. In addition to possessing strong AWS knowledge, they also share their expertise.

    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 VP of research and development at DTiQ, a company that provides services for quick service restaurants (QSRs). We audit loss prevention and quality of work services. We use our technology to help our customers improve their processes.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Pattern Match?

    We needed to change the architecture that gathers data from the customer side. We were looking for a partner who was experienced in AWS.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We designed the architecture and selected the proper services to use. Based on that, Pattern Match did the cost simulation for the design of the architecture. We process a lot of data and need to be sure it doesn’t cost us a lot. 

    They helped us with automating our costs in this area. The new architecture is stored in the cloud. We also engaged them in another project last month.

    What is the team composition?

    In the beginning, we had some workshops with 2–3 people. Now we have a single point of contact, Wojciech (CEO).

    How did you come to work with Pattern Match?

    I did some networking and we selected Pattern Match after interviewing them and seeing that they were cloud experts. We talked to one other company as well, but they weren’t very flexible.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've spent $30,000–$40,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in November 2019, and our engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We can now process three times more data than before and almost at the same price. That was the goal, and it’s the best KPI we can measure.

    How did Pattern Match perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their project management is perfect. Pattern Match really focuses on knowledge transfer.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They are AWS experts. They’re really straightforward and open with their communication.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t think of anything for them to improve.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Let them do their job.

    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

    Infrastructure & Database Dev. for TV Analytics Platform

    "Their work ethic stands out."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Dec. 2018 – Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Pattern Match provides infrastructure and database development services for a television measurement and attribution platform. They implemented infrastructure clusters deployed by AWS to improve performance.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    VP of Engineering, TV Measurement & Attribution Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match delivered effective solutions on time that stabilized the infrastructure and increased performance to support client satisfaction. The team is accessible and straightforward, which streamlines collaboration. Their motivation and valuable knowledge result in an agreeable partnership.

    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 VP of engineering for a television measurement and attribution platform. We collect data on television viewership patterns and provide measurements of ratings, impressions, and attribution studies to our clients.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Pattern Match?

    We hired Pattern Match to assist with our infrastructure as well as database needs.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Pattern Match started by providing one infrastructure engineer who worked in AWS. Then, they added a resource with expertise around databases and infrastructures. Their knowledge of databases was specific to the tech stack that we work with.

    They’ve been instrumental in helping us transition to the next phase. Their team migrated our infrastructure from one-off deployments to a clustered set up, which is more resilient and scalable.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with an infrastructure engineer and a database engineer.

    How did you come to work with Pattern Match?

    We found them through another contractor. We ended up striking a direct relationship with Pattern Match.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent around $350,000 on their services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together around December 2018 and our relationship’s ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Right off the bat, we had a great experience with Pattern Match. From every metric that we can gather, we’ve had a successful relationship. They’ve made our infrastructure capable of better performance.

    Their team helps propel us forward as far as meeting our SLAs to clients by creating a performance environment. That’s been critical. They’ve stabilized our infrastructure.

    How did Pattern Match perform from a project management standpoint?

    We use JIRA. They’re excellent communicators. Their team’s direct and to the point, which helps cut down on noise. They’re always available. Their team delivers on time and on budget. Their team’s responsive, business-oriented, and results-driven.


    The infrastructure engineer’s remote but we’ve flown him to New York a couple of times. We have a close and successful relationship. They’re open, which makes it easy to work with them.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their work ethic stands out. I’ve dealt with contractors for most of my career. They definitely stand out as one of the best. Their expertise is valuable and relevant to our work. They also have strong communication skills. They expressed much more of an interest in our company than any other contractors.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, there’s nothing I can think of right now. It’s been a pleasurable work experience and we look forward to the years to come.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Make sure what you’re looking to do is clear to Pattern Match. They want to understand the business side of a project. That helps them do their job better. Make sure they’re aware of the direction in which the business is headed.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They're prompt to finish the work and aren't shy about working longer hours if asked. They’re always there to support deployment.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    AWS Migration & Development for Travel Portal

    "They have the flexibility to cope with varying requirements from our side."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Feb. 2018 - June 2020
    Project summary: 

    Pattern Match was hired to revamp the backend of an online travel portal using Java and React. Apart from rebuilding the tech stack, the team was also responsible for migrating the platform to AWS.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Cologne, Germany
    Sven Krahn
    Chief Technology Officer (CTO), HRS GmbH
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match executed the task on time and within budget. They executed the migration flawlessly, improving the site speed while causing no downtime. The team took a hands-on approach and maintained close communication. They're a results-driven team that can adapt to changes in project scope.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    HRS offers you holistic solutions for the whole value chain of hotel procurement: you are supported with comprehensive benchmarking data, consultation and services for strategic hotel procurement and automatic processing of bookings and invoices, thanks to innovative payment and invoicing solutions.

    Moreover, HRS creates necessary transparency through the continuous analysis of travel behavior and highlights opportunities for optimization and significant saving potentials. - I am the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Pattern Match?

    Modernize and refactor a tech stack of an online travel portal. Transition into the cloud (AWS).

    What were your goals for this project?

    After the merger of hotel.de into HRS, direct all traffic from former hotel.de to the new stack (AWS, Java, React). New stack serves as a blueprint for other HRS products and portals.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    By recommendation. Because the project was of such strategic importance it was essential to choose a result-driven partner who was equally commtted to our goals.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The project was to rebuild our tect stack based on AWS. In particular we needed a reliable partner with profound experience in AWS, Kubernetes, Containers, and Serverless.

    What was the team composition?

    Pattern Match contributed about 30-50% of the workforce of the project. Particulary, they brought AWS expertise (AWS, Kubernetes, Containers and Serverless) into the team.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The project was delivered in time and budget. After having 100% traffic shifted to the new stack we can state that there are no disturbances whatsoever, no loss of page rank, and page speed has improved. All in all, the entire project was delivered successfully.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Pattern Match was always very hands-on and results driven. On management level we benefitted from close communication and a direct line to Wojciech and Sebastian.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Commitment to HRS. They have the flexibility to cope with varying requirements from our side. Expertise in AWS technologies.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    None to mention.

    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

    Consulting for IT Consultancy

    "They just get it very quickly and are able to hit the ground running."

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

    Pattern Match provided Erlang consulting on behalf of an IT consultancy. The services involved were then enhanced, including creating a simpler design.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    David Craft
    Founder, Pipit Labs Limited
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match produced quality work and consistently turned in deliverables on time. Their organized team effectively managed projects through communication and collaboration. The steady workflow created by Pattern Match allows for the client to trust in their process.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I run a small IT consultancy company based in Cambridge (UK). We aim to offer simple solutions to our clients based on many years of experience and often reach out to our network when required.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Pattern Match?

    Our current client was in need of some Erlang consultancy and in this case it was better to reach out to Pattern Match as they have much more expertise in this field.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goals were to gain a better understanding of a Radius/Diameter service and redesign it to be a stateless gateway.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Pattern Match came recommended to us via our network.

    Describe the project in detail.

    As this service was a mission critical part of our clients business we wanted to gain a better understanding of how it worked. Once that was clear thanks to Pattern Match the service was enhanced with: diagnostics via distributed tracing a simpler design (stateless) easier deployments test coverage

    What was the team composition?

    Pattern Match offered us their leading erlang consultant who was excellent and got to grips with the service very quickly.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Within the first week, most of the functionality we required was ready and work began in the 2nd week on some of the nice to have features. Most mornings when we came in there was a Pull Request waiting for us to review with exactly what we needed. I couldn't be happier with how it went and will use them again for sure. The product is due to go into production in a matter of weeks.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The workflow was great. The communication was very easy and when pattern match needed to ask questions they did and after only a short while the level of trust I had in their work was very high. We mainly communicated over hangouts and slack.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Having met only 2 people from the company both were fantastic communicators and very professional. For me, their USP is really just how experienced their consultants are. They just get it very quickly and are able to hit the ground running.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Nothing 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

    Staff Augmentation for Software Company

    "We really valued the openness of the Pattern Match team."

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

    Pattern Match’s team of highly-skilled engineers supported a software company through staff augmentation.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Peter Kolka
    Managing Director, Exlabs Software
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match helped produce a quality product that met several regulations. The Pattern Match team was transparent and used honest communication to ensure that the project ran smoothly.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Exlabs is a software solution delivery partner. We work with established businesses around the globe (but predominantly in the UK) on a range of project around digital transformation.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Pattern Match?

    Exlabs won a contract on a big piece of work where, to our clients understanding, we did not possess all of the skills internally. Pattern Match did provide us with a ready to go team of highly skilled engineers precisely filling the skillset gap.

    What were your goals for this project?

    To work as one team without any conflicts of interest. Pattern Match helped us to deliver on the requirements within the deadline required.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We performed a wide search on the local market, as possibility to colocate was an important requirement. Pattern Match proved to be most flexible and credible at the same time.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    We started off with introductory workshops and agreed on the high level processes that would guide the project. For the actual kick off, Pattern Match were flexible to meet the end client directly at the UK office. We were confident enough in the skills they demonstrated that we made one of their developers a team leader for one of the products the project involved.

    What was the team composition?

    Senior Java engineers with an experienced team leader

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    There was honest and transparent communicaton. Challenges, such as shortcoming on our end, were openly voiced and fixed. The project is now able to launch according to the government schedule, meeting the strictest quality standards.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Significant proportion was on Exlabs side. We really valued the openness of the Pattern Match team. 

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Skill level

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There is a slight tendency to overengineer above the strict performance requirements, which could also mean the team was overqualified for the job? This was however easily controllable.

    4.5
    Overall Score The perfect balance between quality/experience and cost
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Quite straightforward with proactive communication when needed
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Somewhat on the premium side, but you definitely get what you pay for
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Being a tech company ourselves, we had no reason to question Pattern Match's technical or craftsmanship capabilities
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Anytime. Although we're quite likely to keep the relationship open for a while too ;)

    Cloud Consulting for Small Business App

    "I agree with our referrals—Pattern Match is a highly professional team that is solution oriented."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    July 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Pattern Match improved a serverless architecture based on Node.js, AWS, and Terraform for a small business startup. They provide R&D and keep the code up-to-date. The project is ongoing.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Co-Founder, Small Business App
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Even though it's still early in the process, Pattern Match has met all expectations so far. The team shows professionalism, technical expertise, and a detail-oriented mindset. The project runs smoothly thanks to their communication, flexibility, and focus on solutions.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am a co-founder of a UK based start up.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Pattern Match?

    We are improving our node.js, AWS serverless + terraform architecture. We engaged Pattern Match due to exceptionally good referrals from their clients. In particular, their referees highlighted the depth of the team's professionalism and deep understanding of AWS, node, architecture frameworks and an ability to dive deep when required. To be precise the referrals came from a Senior Engineer at a Blue Chip tech company and a CTO of a number of prominent start ups.

    What were your goals for this project?

    R&D & solution provision for a number of areas around node.js, serverless and terraform specifically about synchronization of various software and code updates to robustness of a 100% infrastructure-as-code architecture

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We interviewed a number of service providers and asked them about the various requirements that we need. We decided to have a case study with Pattern Match (similar to how consulting firms hire employees). Pattern Match jumped on the case and within a day was able to solve a particular R&D topic that focused on the latest serverless and node developments.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We are running a state of the art serverless architecture with 100% infrastructure as code and complex API integrations etc... Our on-going requirements is to ensure that the architecture is kept up to date and perform R&D around ensuring that various elements of the code are up to date and robustly integrate with our AWS infrastructure (for example change management around node.js version updates and synchronicity with lambda functions).

    What was the team composition?

    The team is comprised of a number of individuals- all senior level engineers with deep knoweldge of AWS serverless etc... Wojciech, the team leader, ensured that the team dedicated appropriate resources commensurate with the task at hand. Exceptionally hands on.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Excellent communication and delivery. I agree with our referrals—Pattern Match is a highly professional team that is solution oriented. No BS, just pure execution (but with an architect's mindset; e.g. ability to be in the weeds and look through the trees).

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Excellent

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Communication, agility, expertise, no-nonsense, client focused, solution focused, and detailed

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Their challenge is to keep up the good work- there is only one place to go when you are excellent :).

    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

    Staff Augmentation for Hospitality Software

    “They demonstrate best practices and are very helpful to our internal teams.”

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

    Pattern Match provides staff augmentation for a hospitality software company. Working within the agile methodology, they support infrastructure and DevOps initiatives in AWS, Java, React, and GraphQL.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Europe
    Head of Software Development, Hospitality Software
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The impacts of Pattern Match’s work are broadly positive. Their coordination and communication are strong, and their motivation and professionalism surpass similar agencies. They are open and provide good feedback.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are a hotel accommodation company focused on the business sector. We build software services that enable large companies to manage their hotel portfolios and utilize a corporate booking portal. We focus on building the next generation of technologies for our conglomerate. I'm the head of software development and am responsible for our engineering staff and the software systems we develop.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Pattern Match?

    We hired them to augment our staff and work within agile methodology to improve our systems.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They work on infrastructure and DevOps, and their team members are spread among the members of our internal team. They migrated functionality from AWS to improve cost savings and operability within our systems. One team member worked on improving our batch processing system to give members better pricing options through AWS technologies and other communication systems.

    They’re currently rebuilding the system and website for one of our subsidiaries. That project includes new search elements with Java infrastructure, frontend topics in Node.js, React, and GraphQL. They’re also working on an authentication process with a third-party provider.

    What is the team composition?

    Five members of their team are distributed among our development teams.

    How did you come to work with Pattern Match?

    They came through a recommendation from another very capable vendor. We talked with their developers and their CEO and were confident that they were the right company for us.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've spent around $400,000 so far, and the total spend should be under $1 million.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in late August 2018. The relationship is ongoing and will continue through 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They're a small company, and they work well together. They take apart problems and find solutions. They've helped our infrastructure move forward, and we've seen positive impacts across the group. They demonstrate best practices and are very helpful to our internal teams. The effect is generally very good, and we think they're a fantastic asset.

    How did Pattern Match perform from a project management standpoint?

    I talk to the whole team on a weekly basis, including the CEO. We discuss ways to improve the partnership and how to proceed with various projects. I treat the individuals as members of our staff.

    Their coordination is excellent. They take part in every form of communication and document what they need to. They make tidy proposals for future work, and I'm very happy with their working process.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They're very professional. I've worked with other agencies, and their motivation and professionalism surpass them all.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    The only thing that could improve at all is a little more transparency, though our communication is already very good.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Tell them your problems and be open with them; they will have solutions for whatever you need. They're very helpful and give good feedback.

    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

    Dev Ops Consulting for Development Firm

    “Pattern Match is a flexible, communicative, and reliable partner.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Pattern Match provides DevOps for a hybrid team that is building a sophisticated data processing system. They also manage application servers and configure connections within services.  

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Warsaw, Poland
    Michal Nowak
    Co-Founder, Evojam
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Communicating is Pattern Match’s greatest strength, allowing them to deliver top-notch results and collaborate seamlessly with several remote teams. The team is accommodating, responsive, and trustworthy.

    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 co-founder of a development firm.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Pattern Match?

    We have a large long-term project for a client that involves building a lot of data processing systems, including backend development and software development using Scala and Spark. We hired Pattern Match to assist with the DevOps side, manage our application servers, configure connections within services, and provide maintenance.  

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The core product we’re building for our client is a system that enables TV advertisement tracking and targeting. Pattern Match helps us maintain the existing infrastructure. They also support and work closely with the developers on our team and the team on the client’s side to build new features and microservices. We are considering expanding our cooperation because of our increased need for these kinds of services.

    What is the team composition?

    We work closely with their engineer every day. He is super communicative, which is a rare thing among DevOps people, and behaves a little bit like a consultant.

    How did you come to work with Pattern Match?

    After looking at many companies, we found a highly talented partner in Pattern Match.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $25,000–$50,000 on their services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in October 2018, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Working with them showed us that it is possible to be both a great communicator and an excellent backend engineer.

    How did Pattern Match perform from a project management standpoint?

    Our client says that communication is great, which has had a positive effect on product quality and our cooperation. We can work more fluidly, which has expanded what we can provide to our client. We’ve sent Pattern Match’s DevOps engineer with our DevOps engineer to our client in New York so that they can establish closer relationships and work better together.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Pattern Match is a flexible, communicative, and reliable partner. They have a sense of humor.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They should grow a bit bigger without sacrificing quality. I’d like them to lower their prices as well.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Their consultant is always there. There were no problems scheduling the trip to New York.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The quality is excellent.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would definitely recommend them.

    Consultancy for IoT Company

    "The team understands the project to the point where they suggest solutions and implement them."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    In an ongoing project, Pattern Match helped create an improvement plan and implement it to future-proof a critical part of an application.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Seville, Spain
    COO, Pod Group
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Pattern Match continuously helps to monitor and improve the service, no matter what time. They made it easy to work with them and once getting up to speed, they worked very much independently.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the COO at the UK MVNO company. We provide a complete suite of IoT SIM cards and advanced connectivity technologies, combined with expert consultancy and support to enable IoT companies, OEMs and systems integrators to connect, manage, bill and secure their connected devices.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Pattern Match?

    We needed help with one of the microservices developed for our company externally. Pattern Match team was a good match based on the knowledge and the experience they have.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The main goal was to continue developing the application, create monitoring KPIs and alerts for the operations team.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Pattern Match came recommended to us via our network.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We needed to future proof one of the mission-critical parts of our application. Patter Match team helped us to create an improvement plan and implement it.

    What was the team composition?

    We were offered their leading Erland consultant who is great and continues helping us with the project.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    When we were deploying to production the most critical part of the service, the team was with us on a 5 am call and stayed connected through the day helping us monitor the service and improve it on the go.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Communication flow is great. The team understands the project to the point where they suggest solutions and implement them to make the product even better.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    It is very easy to work with the team. Once they get up to speed on the project, they work independently.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Not 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