DevsData engineers and product managers have attended top-tier European universities, worked at tech titans and hedge funds, and are high-achievers with international experience. We are passionate about technology, and we never stop learning.
We have people that graduated from Oxford, Mensa members, ex-Googlers, ex-hedge fund employees, experienced tech leads, and open-source contributors.
We are characterized by a business-oriented approach, always keeping an eye on the client’s goal and progress and avoiding over-engineering or pointless work.
Many engineers or agencies will jump into coding without taking the time to really understand the project. At DevsData, we think about the business perspective, hear the client out, brainstorm, and plan the initial phase together to allow for fast iteration, feedback gathering, and rapid validation. And indeed – every project is different from the previous one.
We care about more than just technology
When working on a project, we build an interdisciplinary team that aligns with your needs. The team is there to support you and to make sure that your project remains on track. Working together with our clients allows us to see beyond the code and grasp their business objectives.
DevsData LLC helps businesses cut costs and increase revenue with custom software. Our knowledge and flexibility let us serve both established enterprises and growing companies.
Apart from deeply-experienced technical specialists, we also involve people from top European business universities, alumni of elite student business programs, and people with consulting experience (BCG, EY, PwC).
We value transparency and communication
We believe business is more about relationships than exchanging money for services or goods. That is why we value open communication, collaboration, transparency, and quality deliverables.
We are always open to new forms of work, but over the years, we have battle-tested the following agreements:
Flat hourly rate — we charge for every hour our developers have spent on the client’s project. Once in a while (usually a month), we issue an invoice for the last billing period. We provide a detailed receipt, so our client knows what they pay for.
Retainer fee — it is very similar to the hourly rate, but there is a fixed amount of hours paid in advance. This allows us to offer a lower price–per–hour while our clients can better plan their budget.
Fixed–price — it is the least flexible form of agreement where specification and price are set in advance. It makes it very easy to plan a budget, but specifications must stay consistent throughout the project. Payments are usually batched and tied to product milestones. Due to the very high risk of outdated specifications, we suggest this agreement only for particular projects.
We enjoy working in a tight feedback loop. That is why we usually mix into our client’s team. We take part in the same stand–up meetings, do the planning and development together, and sit in the same chat rooms. We keep our clients informed through the same communication channels they use, like email, Skype, Hangouts, Slack, or old–fashioned IRC. We want our clients to know what we are working on and what the progress is. Regular video meetings are arranged at least once a week.
Every agreement carries some risk. We always do everything to mitigate it for our clients — we want it to be an investment, not a cost. In particular, we put various guarantees and SLAs in our client agreements.
“I interviewed about a dozen different firms. DevsData LLC is truly exceptional – their backend developers are some of the best I’ve ever worked with. I’ve worked with a lot of very well-qualified developers, locally in San Francisco, and remotely, so that is not a compliment I offer lightly. I appreciate their depth of knowledge and their ability to get things done quickly. “
CEO OF ORANGE CHARGER LLC;
MENTOR AT YCOMBINATOR