Remote Team Extension with Full Stack Engineers for German IT Service Provider - Valiton

Introduction / The Customer

Integrating remote professional developers into a client’s existing in-house team to ensure a stable workforce can be a challenge. How to hold ingrained procedures like stand-up meetings when one developer is 1000km away? How to ensure that he understands the wishes and needs of the business owners when it is not possible to talk face to face ?

As the lack of experienced resources became a constraint for business it is important for more and more companies to understand how to set up global teams efficiently. With 20 years of IT outsourcing experiences K&C learned many pitfalls and how to overcome them. We have implemented German management standards and Agile processes across all K&C branches. And we make sure that every project starts with a well-planned and intensive onboarding. As a result, the integration of K&C developers into in-house teams works seamlessly.

Our client is Valiton – a German IT service provider of a large media holding based in Offenburg and Munich. The developers of K&C have worked on the single sign on solution of our partner which is called harbourmaster. The goal of the project is to analyze user behaviour in media portals and thus the solution enables Harbourmaster tenants to approach their clients with relevant and specific offers.

Team size: 2 Business Owners, 8 engineers.

Project duration: Ongoing project for the last 1.5 years

Project Overview
  • Analyze user behaviour in media portals for perfect user experience
  • Built a stable and flexible team, and integrated it to the customer’s in-house team
  • Ensured a steady workflow that doesn’t require the client to shift in-house devs between projects
  • Provided relevant knowledge, intensive onboarding, and ongoing training to engineers to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest services and technologies pertinent to the project

The Challenge

We were tasked to build a stable in-house team and integrate it into the client’s existing team. For the project at hand, a particular challenge was to find highly flexible engineers who can work on both backend and frontend and have the capability to adapt to changing environments quickly. The client’s In-house staff was tied up in long-term projects, whereas the management needed to focus on new projects.

Why Has Valiton Chosen Us to Help?

Michael Krusche
CEO at K&C
Searching for a smart solution to their challenge, the client's team has decided to collaborate with us due to the following reasons:
  • Extensive experience in the IT industry for 20 years
  • Large team of top-level specialists
  • Skilled developers capable of solving complex issues with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide a full-stack developer, who can shift between programming languages and FE/BE quickly
  • Skills and experience with both legacy systems as well as with cloud (AWS)

Our Solution

1. Flexibility

We ensured a high degree of intellectual flexibility in our specialists needed to adjust to rapidly changing environments quickly.
2. Knowledge

Due to the complexity and interdependency of the legacy systems, it takes time to understand the particularities of the projects fully. We solved the challenge by providing the right people with comprehensive knowledge about the legacy systems at hand, as well as about cloud technology.
3. Ongoing Training

Additionally, we established an intensive onboarding while providing ongoing training for the AWS services used. It allowed specialists to stay up-to-date with the latest services and technologies (especially AWS).

The Result

After Integrating developers into the existing client’s team seamlessly using intensive onboarding about the sophisticated technologies and choice of architecture, Valiton has a stable workforce and does not need to shift in-house devs between projects. As in many of our projects, the lines between external and in-house staff become blurred, so K&C and Valiton Engineers cooperate on an equal footing. No suboptimal reallocation of in-house resources was necessary anymore and the client’s senior staff could focus on newly acquired projects

What’s Your Challenge?

Leverage our talent and 20 years of experience in the IT industry to find a solution and stay ahead!
External developers can make the difference for your project, even if it takes place within a highly complex environment. Save your time, effort, and money, and benefit from the proven best practices and tech talent of K&C! We can use our extensive knowledge of the industry and the professionalism of our team, to serve your needs and help you find smart solutions for any challenges in the fields of:
Web Development, QA & Software Testing, DevOps, Big Data / AI, Cloud Services

Word of Mouth

We cooperated with K&C on multiple levels, such as consulting on niche topics as well as software development. The cooperation has started with a fixed price project which was followed by an audit at the sites of K&C in Krakow and Kyiv. The experience and professionalism of the management, proven best practices and the high quality of the tech experts lead to trustful cooperation from the very beginning. Furthermore, K&C’s developers are used to work on highly complex issues under minimal supervision, yet they communicate to the necessary stakeholders proactively in case of questions or uncertainties. This is of particular importance since shifting between technology stacks is common for the project at hand. Every developer on the project has to be able to work with both legacy systems as well as modern cloud platforms, in this case, AWS.
With K&C we found a reliable partner who fits in very well with us in terms of quality, working methods and team culture
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