Linux, Embedded and IoT Service provider

Sirin Software is IT Service company with the delivery center in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Our core business is Embedded Systems, Server Side Programming, IoT Solutions, Web and Mobile App Development. We have both hardware and software expertise.

Our key focus is to deliver high-class products and services for our clients. Combination of long-term experience, the team of professionals, straight project-management allow us to work with clients all over the world.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Main industries: Telecom, Retail, Smart Home, Smart Cities, Home Network Security, Automotive, Healthcare, Real Estate.

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INCREASING THE SCALABILITY OF A CLOUD-BASED SYSTEM FOR IOT PRODUCTS

Business challenge

Our customer had a cloud based solution for IoT product connectivity – a high-load application with a microservice architecture.
With the significant increase in the number of IoT products, the pressure on the cloud system resources has also increased, and the client required system optimization.

Solution

We contributed to the design of the cloud

system for IoT products. Our engineers joined an in-house team and implemented improvements for the cloud system– we carried out system optimizations, increasing the number of requests per minute and the potential for immediate cloud scalability.

Value delivered

Customer saved up to 30% of expenses while decreasing the number of servers

The cloud system became more scalable and thus ready for the anticipated significant and rapid increase in the number of connected IoT products

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REMOTE ANTENNA TILTING PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION

Our software solution facilitated the communication between a host computer and the motor driven antenna through the RS-485 protocol and BeagleBone Black microprocessor performing control and supervisory functions.

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IPTV SOLUTION

Sirin Software created a cost-effective IPTV platform with several services including Live TV and Live Media (regional and international) video on demand.  We developed a plug and play TV appliance which allowed technicians or end users to easily connect to IPTV.  Installing the device was simple, did not require any specialized knowledge and could be installed simply by attaching the device to the users home network.  Sirin

developed a software update delivery system so the client can broadcast updates to end user devices from a centralized location.

 

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PARKING DIGITAL EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

We adapted the Linux kernel for custom hardware platforms and wrote some additional Linux device drivers. We have extensive experience with numerous ARM platforms, especially Marwell, Xilinx, Allwinner, Atmel and Texas Instruments, but are able to work on other platforms and architectures as well.

We have specific experience in the kernel subsystems relevant for base platform support (clods, pin-muxing, power

management), network, graphics, input, industrial sensors, and more. We also helped our customers make appropriate hardware choices in order to reduce the amount of development effort needed to use the Linux kernel on a given platform.

 

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REAL-TIME LOCATION TRACKING SYSTEM FOR PROXIMITY MARKETING AND FOOT-TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

Business challenge
The customer required a network of access points to provide free internet access alongside with movement tracking system across the city to use this in marketing purposes. Access point required to be cheap, easy to install and maintain.


Solution
Sirin Software  built a sniffing middleware on top of the existing OpenWRT platform that allowed us to

capture all wi-fi probe requests near the access points. Static devices such as routers and laptops are filtered using the blacklisting algorithm. Server side was implemented as a hub collecting data where all movement is recording for further use in marketing analyze.

 

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SABAIOPEN PROJECT: OPENWRT BASED OPERATING SYSTEM

Solution:
Sirin Software has provided VPN logical solutions for remote access connectivity for Sabai Open-Project.

Value delivered:
Configuring Linux 0S for full lifecycle of router;
Development of automatic OS upgrade with ability to boot in failsafe mode
Enabling support for different modification of custom hardware;
Enabling anonymous web surfing using

TOR technologies;
Enabling OpenVPN and PPTP solutions for users;
Development of port forwarding features; Improvement of Gateways features,
lptables configuring;
Development features based on Linux IP routing;
Supporting WEB UI (HTML5, CSS, Jquery 1.10, PHP),
Establishing Continuous Integration process for automated build and testing (Jenkins).

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CIRRENT SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Business challenge

It was needed to design and implement Cirrent WCM (Wireless Connection Manager) that helps to connect devices instantly with no setup, no password, but still addresses strong security.

 

Solution

The solution created a global network, in public spaces and homes across the world, designed to get instant cloud connection and product registration

using Cirrent WCM.

 

Value delivered

Sirin Software created a robust, embedded, Linux based software that can be ported on another embedded platform with minimum effort, and that satisfies the time and memory constraints of current hardware from major vendors. 

Additionally, automated functional and integration tests were created that validate the current version of the software and simplify porting of the system on the other platforms.

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IN-BUILDING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH CLOUD SERVICE

Our team created an In-building Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement System with a dedicated radio console and cloud solution. It was certified US FD by UL and FCC.

Its main purpose was to ensure that firefighters would have uninterrupted communication. The cloud solution provides different access levels and allows for status monitoring of the system's availability and prompt response to any unanticipated problems.

The cloud solution also provides a flexible set-up for any system's indicators and can send smart notifications in the event of an anomaly.

The radio system was created for a customer who has a wide resellers’ network and it needed to be very flexible and easily customizable for each reseller’s requirements. Our system has the easiest installation on the market today and is designed to be easily extended with any additional sensors or actuators in the future.

The product was designed as immediately ready-to-use given the great importance of radio coverage systems.
Also, user manuals were prepared and we provided training for firefighters and resellers.

Our team was responsible for all phases of the product's hardware and software development, which was designed from scratch.

Our engineers support the manufacturing process (we provide the manufacturer with full PCB's documentation and make changes to boards’ prototype on demand).

        

 

 

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LOW POWER ACTIVE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA NETWORK

Sirin Software created a solution that is “Active-to-the-Antenna” enabling two-hour survivability, supervision, and ease of engineering and installation at a lower cost than other solutions. Additionally, it provides an IoT wireless network by LoRa to cover an entire building for consumer purposes.

Value delivered

  • Verilog/VHDL on FPGA Cyclon V-chip provides *immediate* voice
transmission
  • AWS Cloud from which supervisor can receive mail/SMS in order to fix the breakdown
  • Network stack developed based on PLC technology allows using two-hours rated fire-proved cable without any length restrictions as does typical ethernet cable
  •  LoRa is used to cover the building in order to provide consumer low-power network within the whole building
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    ORDERS SYSTEM PACKAGING OPTIMIZATION FOR WAREHOUSES

    Our team created a system which optimizes warehouse property accounting and facilitates orders’ packaging.

     

    The system consists of a Generalscan Bluetooth Barcode Scanner and mobile app. The user can scan the barcodes of products which are enumerated in a prepared list that’s downloaded to the app. With this system, an employee can easily identify the requisite specified goods and the app automatically counts

    packed/non-packed goods on a list assuring an order’s successful completion.

    Learn more: https://sirinsoftware.com/case-studies/orders-system-packaging-optimizat...

     

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    MOBILE APP FOR IMMEDIATE LABELS MODIFICATION

    Sirin Software created an electronic system with printing capability that allows changes to be made instantaneously to existing product stickers.

    The system consists of a mobile printer and mobile app. It allows for scanning of the existing products labels and for changes to be made to all the correlating, relevant pieces of information – as reflected in the barcode, price, font, etc.

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    HMI IMPLEMENTATION FOR 3D SCANNER

    Using the latest version of .NET Framework and C# we created a modern graphical application to view and inspect factory products with high accuracy. 

    Learn morehttps://sirinsoftware.com/case-studies/hmi-for-3d-scanner/

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    PLATFORM FOR PETABYTE SCALE BACKUP AND ARCHIVE REPOSITORIES

    The solution was designed from the ground-up to deliver high-performance Block and Object storage services, and limitless scalability for the next generation of OpenStack clouds, petabyte scale active archives, and Big Data applications.
     
    The solution runs on shared nothing clusters of industry standard Linux servers, and builds on IP and the patent pending Cloud Copy On Write (CCOW) technology that breaks new

    ground in terms of reliability, functionality and cost efficiencies.

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    Mobile App Dev for Warehouse Workflow Automation

    "They lived up to my highest expectations."

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

    Sirin Software created a workflow automation system for mobile. Features included a device for scanning barcodes and functionalities for processing data and inventory creation.

    The Reviewer
     
    201-500 Employees
     
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Alexandr Kornishyn
    CIO, Delta Sport Ukraine
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The system generated praise internally for its quality, and it needed only minor changes from the initial delivery. Sirin Software is a knowledgeable partner who works quickly to meet expectations.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the global CIO for a big retailer with subdivisions in many countries.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    We needed them to create an app for the automation of warehouse workers’ routines.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted the mobile app to communicate with 3D barcode scanners to help warehouse workers automate their daily routines.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We created our own shortlist of agencies, interviewed all of them, and chose Sirin Software because they showed the highest level of expertise and engagement.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We gave them a technical statement and they built a mobile system that combines a device for scanning barcodes with functionalities for processing data and inventory creation. They also proposed the use of other scanners to better process the data.

    What was the team composition?

    I worked with a mobile developer and a project manager.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They delivered an effective system. We only had to make a few minor corrections before launch.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Their workflow was perfect. They delivered the system extremely fast.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They demonstrated impressive expertise and capabilities and they lived up to my highest expectations regarding my project. I highly recommend them as a trusted software partner.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, we’re completely satisfied.

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

    VPN Connection Setup for Multiple Offices

    "Their developers completed their tasks extremely fast."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Aug. - Oct. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Sirin Software created a WAN gateway to support an internal VPN connection between various business divisions. They also created an app for VPN adjustment.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    Dennis Belichenko
    VP Investor relations, Blockhold Capital
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    They successful delivered a functional VPN. These experienced developers worked quickly and integrated fully with the in-house project team. Sirin Software stands out for their technical expertise and their ability to meet specifications.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the former COO of EuroMD Ltd., an international medical online portal. One of our portal’s distinctive features is its integration and communication between European countries in medical tourism.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    Our internal team developed a cloud network for the company’s units in different countries and we hired Sirin Software to create a stable VPN connection between offices and ensure an uninterrupted working process.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our previous vendor failed and we were urgently looking for a new vendor who could design a site-to-site VPN connection within a tight deadline.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    A connection of mine referred them. He had been working with Alex (CEO, Sirin Software) and his team for years and highly recommended them.

    Describe the project in detail.

    They created wide area network (WAN) gateway to ensure a VPN connection among all of our company’s divisions. Also, they designed a simple app for VPN adjustment.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with three software developers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They delivered exceptional work.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They immediately joined our process. Due to their previous experience, their developers completed their tasks extremely fast. Although our in-house engineers were in another country, Sirin’s developers became a real part of our team and they cared about the result like our own employees.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their expertise, experience and ability to meet deadlines stood out. I would definitely hire them for future software development projects.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, I can’t think of anything.

    5.0
    Overall Score They're a great company to work with.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Multiple Developments for Electronic Manufacturing Company

    “They do what they say they will, so I have high confidence in them.”

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Helping upgrade and improve a system created by an in-house team, Sirin Software used DFSI and other technologies to develop multiple software interfaces.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Douglas Baena
    VP of Sales, Tower IQ, Inc
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The business has grown, turning from an integrator into a manufacturer. Sirin Software went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their ability to help the in-house team come up with the best possible solution that earned them trust.

    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 and VP of sales at Tower IQ, Inc.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sirin Software?

    We had a system that needed to display several different forms of information. We created a rudimentary system on our own, so we wanted to find a vendor to help us develop a more polished product that we can then present and replicate over and over again.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Sirin Software did PCP work and developed different types of software interfaces for us. They used DFSI (Digital Fixed Station Interface), G.hn, and combined other kinds of technology. They've been able to keep up with our requirements, helping us grow our product.

    What is the team composition?

    They assigned at least 15 developers to our project.

    How did you come to work with Sirin Software?

    They were recommended to us. We also came across some examples of their work while doing an online search. We had a pool of applicants, but Sirin Software kept surviving round after round. When we got in touch with them personally, they gave us the confidence to fly out there to meet them. We're delighted we did, and we never looked back.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in 2017, and the relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They do high-quality work. As we were growing, Sirin Software adapted and gave us more resources, taking on more complex tasks. Before we engaged them, we were an integrator. We took other people's technologies, put them together, and then sold the product. With the work that Sirin Software has done for us, we have our own product. We turned from an integrator into a manufacturer.

    How did Sirin Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    They challenge us and let us know if our ideas won't work. At first, their team didn't have perfect English skills, but they invested in their employees to take classes. Now, their language skills are impeccable.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They do what they say they will, so I have high confidence in them. They were willing to grow their team and hire additional people to ensure they can accommodate all of our needs. In some instances, they even outsourced the tasks to a third party, while still managing the project.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can't think of anything.

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

    Software Dev for Radio Telecom Systems Firm

    "They have an excellent ability to acquire impressive talent."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sirin Software supported the development of software and hardware for a fire alarm control panel system. They used Qt Linux to design an interface from scratch and built specific System-on-Modules.

     

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Los Angeles, California
    President, Radio Telecomm Systems Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The quality of Sirin’s deliverables exceeded expectations and they’re quick to repair any bugs. As a transparent, reliable outsourcing partner, they effectively manage time zone challenges and provide detailed documentation. Their talented team takes pride in their work and communicates regularly.

    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 president and founder of a radio telecom systems firm. We provide two-way radio communication devices for first responders in high-rise buildings.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sirin Software?

    We needed software and hardware support to develop a dedicated radio console. The console needed to function as a fire alarm control panel for use by first responders as they control and monitor two-way radio communications.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    These type of systems typically rely on a microcontroller-based series of relays and LEDs, but because of our business plan, we needed to have more flexibility. Our user interface needed to be LCD-based and adaptable enough for use in a number of markets, including New York City and Boston.

    We provided a graphical user interface outline. From here, they used Qt Linux to develop the interface software from scratch, ensuring it could communicate with the APIs. They also developed a few automated, industry-compliant software packages for us. In terms of hardware, they used a System-on-Module that they developed for a specific platform.

    While we provided a broad overview of the system architecture and the necessary radio frequency (RF) protocols, we handled the RF side ourselves.

    Nearing completion with the initial job, we’ve hired Sirin for two additional projects. One involves our Amazon Web Services custom cloud API that connects the web interface to our field devices. We expanded the cloud interface to act as both a monitoring and programming suite. They’re currently engaged in a third project.

    What is the team composition?

    We initially worked with a primary system architect and they then rapidly scaled up to four developers. Having expanded the scope after completing the MVP, we now have a team of 11 people.

    How did you come to work with Sirin Software?

    My business partner had previous development experience in Eastern Europe. We did an online search for technical engineers and found Sirin Software. While they’re based in Europe, they also have a small presence in the U.S., which made us more comfortable.

    We started with a very small contract. We gave them our product owner requirements and they were able to develop a system architecture within six weeks. My business partner and I visited their headquarters for a presentation and an in-person knowledge exchange. We were very impressed by the results, so we decided to move forward with the full development.

    How much have you invested in them?

    We’ve spent between $500,000–$1 million.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in March 2016 and our relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They produce quality software. We find occasional bugs, which is normal for any large development project, but they’re always willing to work after hours or on weekends to make the necessary repairs. The hardware also has occasional issues, but nothing out of the ordinary. The quality has exceeded my expectations.

    How did Sirin Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    The time zone difference has actually worked to our benefit. It allows them to focus on development without interference from our end, and we see the results at the end of each day. Their team also speaks excellent English, so we haven’t run into any translation issues. We communicate regularly through Slack, phone, and web calls, and we have full access to their Scrum boards through Jira.

    They’re always able to provide remote field support if needed. Additionally, they provide detailed documentation, especially as it relates to bug repairs.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They have an excellent ability to acquire impressive talent. They also take ownership of their products. This is greatly appreciated, especially since we’re working together to create a safety product responsible for saving lives.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Sirin is completely transparent, but some difficulties arise when working with a Ukrainian company. Shipping components into and out of the country can cause delays due to customs.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      If a deadline slips, our costs increase.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They take ownership of their products.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Platform Migration for Consumer Electronics Company

    “Alex and his team got it right the first time … they knew exactly what they were doing.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    June 2015 - Feb. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Sirin helped migrate a platform, addressing a critical server issue in the process. The team also handled major development projects, including software for wireless devices.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    Former Owner, Sabai Technology
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sirin demonstrated technical expertise, fixing a complex issue that several other developers had failed to resolve. They have a high level of responsiveness, professionalism, and flexibility.  While project management was initially weak, it improved over time.

    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 was the CEO and owner of Sabai Technology.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sirin?

    We were migrating our embedded platform from Metabase to an OpenWrt base. Aside from OpenWrt embedded development, we needed help addressing driver issues.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Sirin resolved our driver issues very quickly. After Sirin’s initial success, I decided to engage them in larger projects. More and more, we started relying on them to do our OpenWrt embedded development. Aside from embedded Linux, they also handled driver development and remote control development. We developed a system that was heavy on the wireless Wi-Fi side because it could be remotely updated and controlled.

    What is the team dynamic?

    We usually had 2–3 developers working on our projects. When we first talked to them, there was only Alex [Founder, Sirin Software]. When we engaged them on a full-bore project, they had expanded to four staff. By February this year, there were about 40 of them in the company.

    How did you come to work with Sirin?

    We originally found them on a contracting website, where we had a fixed and limited engagement to find developers with the expertise we needed.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We paid $25,000 for their work.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in June 2015, and the engagement ended in February 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Alex and his team got it right the first time. They knew exactly what they were doing and got it finished. Previously, a lot of developers had attempted to solve our problem, but they failed to finish the work.

    One of the biggest things about them was their high responsiveness. Also, it was easier to work with Sirin than an in-house group because we could expand or contract our involvement as needed.

    How did Sirin perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their project management skills were weak in the beginning, but it got better as time went on. I saw an increased focus on project management during our collaboration. While they may not have always hit the deadline, part of that was my fault because I often had shifting goals. As a result, the deadlines and scope were constantly changing.

    The communication was great. We had a fairly open flow of communication on Slack.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their level of professionalism was outstanding. It was refreshing to work with people who could discuss the issue clearly, understand what was being said, and come up with solutions.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Any time they identified a weakness, you could tell that they were taking steps to fix it. As they grow, they need to make sure that they’re getting the in-house skills and resources they need for certain areas.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      My client sometimes changed the underlying specifications and goals, making it difficult to always meet them.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      It was excellent.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’ve recommended them to several colleagues.

    Ongoing Development for Connected Devices Firm

    "They’re very strong and hardworking engineers. They contribute at a high level."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sirin Software augmented internal teams to help with C programming on various operating systems, including Linux environments and embedded products.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Mateo, California
    Barbara Nelson
    CTO, Cirrent
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sirin delivered high-quality code and have steadily helped improve the software alongside other teams and vendors. Though the beginning was challenging due to lack of communication, they implement feedback well, are easy to manage, deliver on their promises, and act more like partners than vendors.

    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 chief technology officer at a startup based in San Mateo, California. We’re focused on improving the Wi-Fi experience for connected products in the home. They’re typically products that don’t have screens or keyboards, like home security cameras, lightbulbs, video doors, music speakers, talk boxes, and that type of thing. We’ve been in the market almost three years.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sirin Software?

    The way our solution works is we have an agent, who we call the wireless connection manager, that goes into the connected product. We were looking for developers who had experience with embedded products who already had experience with real-time operating systems and C level programming for these smaller form factor devices

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    It’s a software solution. They do C programming for us either on a Linux environment or on the different real-time operating systems.

     

    What is the team dynamic?

    We typically have about three full-time developers assigned to us; the engagement is coming up on two years now. There has been a little bit of turnover. As they’ve hired new people, they’ve replaced others. We’ve had a pretty steady state of three developers.

    How did you come to work with Sirin Software?

    Our founder found them on Upwork before I joined the company.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Three full-time employees for the last 18 months. We don’t do it on a per-project basis anymore; we do it as an hourly rate.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them over two years ago and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They’re very strong developers. They deliver high-quality code. We’re very happy with the results. Their stuff isn’t that isolated, it’s various parts of an overall service, including technology they’ve developed and technology we’ve developed and technology that another group has developed. It’s hard to speak specifically about theirs, but in general, we’ve been very happy with the results.

    How did Sirin Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    We tell them what to use. We use Slack, Atlassian, and JIRA. We are basically project managing. They’re part of a bigger group. Their three developers are working very closely with two more developers in our head office. All five of them are managed together.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re very strong and hardworking engineers. They contribute at a high level. Of the three developers, one is a little more senior than the others. The senior guy contributes at both the development level and at the architectural level. We treat them as members of our team and they act as if they’re full team members.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, we’ve been very happy. We’ve given them feedback along the way in terms of what we need. Early on, we probably struggled a little bit with them not necessarily having the full picture. As a result, sometimes the decisions they would make wouldn’t make sense for the nature of our product. We’ve addressed that through better communication; and we have a monthly all-hands-on deck, which they’re a part of. We give them broader context.

    Since we’ve started doing that, we haven’t run into these issues anymore. It used to be that they took a fairly engineering-oriented approach. They’d solve a problem in a way that made the most sense for a developer, but not necessarily the most sense for an end user. By working harder to make sure they understood the scope, the context, the target audience, and the other aspects of the system, they were able to start making better decisions in context.

    4.0
    Overall Score There was a little bit of a challenge in working long distance. I’m happy with the nature of their work and I’m happy working with them.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Like any developer, not every date is met.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Desktop App for Telecom Company

    "The project is still in beta testing but is yielding good results."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    June - July 2019
    Project summary: 

    Sirin Software developed a desktop app for a telecom company.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    San Jose, California
    Amin Reda
    VP of Engineering, Telewave, Inc
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team adhered to deadlines and executed on each requirement. Customers can expect a knowledgable and professional partner.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We design and manufacture antennas and RF devices for LMR market. Located in San Jose, California. I am the head of Engineering.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    We needed someone with good understanding of software development and who can be flexible and reliable.

    What were your goals for this project?

    To complete a desktop software interface in a month.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I had spoken with them on other technical proposals and decided to evaluate them through a smaller project (this one). They turned out to be great in terms of technical knowledge, meeting deadlines, and work dynamic.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    After providing the requirements in 2 ppt slides, Sirin team was able to take those into action and build us a desktop app relatively quickly.

    What was the team composition?

    Project Manager and 2 software engineers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The project is still in beta testing but is yielding good results.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Very effective. Used a project management spreadsheet to capture all the milestones and time lines.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Knowledge coupled with execution

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    my only feedback is to more openly educate the client on other potential solutions that could be beneficial and had not been thought about or discussed.

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

    Discover Page for Analysis Testing Center

    "Sirin Software is full of great communicators with swift execution."

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

    Sirin Software developed and designed the front– and backend of a discover webpage. The team also performed QA testing and UX/UI design services.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Santa Cruz, California
    Matthew J. Cote
    CEO & Founder, TechnoVerde
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sirin Software met expectations, achieving goals of the engagement. Their responsiveness supplemented their efficient, professional management style. They’re strategic, communicative, and skilled. Expect a quick turnaround working with their team.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We provide potency and safety tests for our clients following regulations set forth by state agencies. One of our clients offers analytical testing to licensed cannabis operators in California and Oregon.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    We needed a new webpage that leveraged our newly established API to display living data about our top performing clients. We wanted to offer clients a convenient way to validate certificates of analysis with a simple search.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to build a discover page that allows for search, product exploration using chemistry, and a leaderboard displaying top lab reports for various categories.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Sirin Software was selected through YouTeam.io. After reviewing a half dozen groups, we picked them because of their communication, expertise, and competitive pricing.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The project involved UX/UI design, front– and backend development, and QA testing.

    What was the team composition?

    The team consisted of a full-stack developer, a UX designer, and a team manager.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    This product helps achieve our immediate need of offering a verification function, while also accomplishing more strategic goals of market education and consumer awareness of cannabis chemistry.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Their project management style was effective. I communicated directly with Vitalii (Senior Business Development Manager, Sirin Software). I generally heard back from him within an hour. He engaged swiftly with the dev team. Edits were completed within 48 hours.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Sirin Software is full of great communicators with swift execution.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, none during this engagement.

    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

    UI Design of LCD for Global Consultancy

    "It was absolutely easy working with Sirin Software."

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

    As a third-party, Sirin Software designed and built a UI for an LCD on an embedded platform. It is on the next stage of fidelity.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Sunnyvale, California
    Head of Service Delivery, Global Consultancy
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The customer approved the finalized product. Sirin Software’s skillset in a variety of technologies makes them stand apart from other vendors. Their seamless workflow supplemented their professional management style.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m a delivery manager at a global consultancy company that specializes in product design, engineering, and marketing.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    We hired Sirin Software to build the UI for an LCD for one of our clients.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We had to create a turnkey solution for our customer that included UI, software, and hardware components.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Sirin Software exhibited the required expertise. We also requested testimonials from previous clients.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Our client requested a custom LCD module based on an embedded platform.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with a software engineer and project manager.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The final product was approved and moved on to the next stage of fidelity.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    It was absolutely easy working with Sirin Software. We felt like we’d been working with them for years.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their flexibility in technologies is incredible. When a change was required, they were experienced enough to switch between different tech stacks.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, everything was great.

    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

    Consumer IoT Software Product for Client

    "Sirin Software performed tasks perfectly."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2019
    Project summary: 

    Sirin Software developed software for an IoT consumer product that would be a turnkey solution for a third-party.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Director of Embedded Engineering, Global Strategy & Tech Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sirin Software went above and beyond. The skilled team’s effective workflow supplemented their professional management style. Expect a team that cares about the results of their work.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Our company is a global strategy and technology company headquartered in the US, working with venture-backed startups, corporate innovation labs, and venture capital firms in the world’s technology hubs. I was in charge of product development within our organization.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sirin Software?

    We were looking for a vendor to create the software for a consumer product before our team would take over with the rest of the development.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We had to build a turnkey solution for the client.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    My colleagues recently had a great experience with them.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    We had to create a consumer IoT product. This included designing software, firmware hardware, product design, UI, and mobile app development. The product needed to be ready-to-market.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with firmware engineers, a hardware engineer, app developers, a project manager, and part-time designers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We added several features that weren’t described in specifications.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    The working process has been effective. Sirin Software is a great fit for any size business.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Sirin Software exceeded expectations. Their team truly cares about the results.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Sirin Software performed tasks perfectly.

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