Empowering startups with world-class offshore engineering teams.
Sofomo provides startups and growing businesses with world-class engineering teams. Located in the fastest growing tech hub in the world: Poland
Top-tier engineers, committed to your success.
Don't let the difficulty of hiring engineers be a barrier to your success. Whether you're an early-stage startup or a fast-growing company, an offshore engineering team from Sofomo can be a huge strategic advantage. Sofomo will recruit and hire your team of engineers, who will work from Sofomo's headquarters in Poland. Each engineer is a graduate from a top technical university with experience building and scaling web and mobile applications.
The fastest growing tech
hub in the world: Poland.
Poland is home to a new generation of talented software engineers who seek innovative and challenging projects. This talent is the product of Poland's strong educational system, which stresses science, math and engineering at an early age.
Each year, skilled software engineers graduate from Poland's reputable technology universities. The Warsaw University of Technology and Lodz University rank among the top technology universities in the world and have produced some of Europe's brightest tech talent.
Polish engineering teams have finished at the top of world programming competitions, including Google's Code Jam, Microsoft's Imagine Cup, Facebook Hacker Cup and TopCoder contest.
Poland's talent pool is in such high demand that global technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, Nokia and IBM have established offices in Poland over the past decade.
Poland is home to an emerging startup scene, with meetups, tech conferences and new software companies. The catalyst is Poland's strong technology universities, the exploding Polish private investment ecosystem and billions of dollars spent by the EU in an effort to grow Poland's entrepreneurial sector.
Google recognizes Poland's emerging startup ecosystem and recently opened “Campus Warsaw” in the Polish capital. The Campus is a space for entrepreneurs in Poland to learn, connect and build companies that will change the world. Campus Warsaw is a part of the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
If you ask a Polish software engineer what his favorite programming language is, you will get answers such as Ruby, Java and Angular.js. If you ask a Polish software engineer about his education, the response is often a PHD in Computer Science from one of Poland's top rated technology universities.
And finally, if you ask a Polish software engineer about his favorite television shows, the answers will range from Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad. Such is the Polish software developer: extremely smart, trained at a top technology university, English speaking with a dry and witty sense of humor.
Turnkey engineering teams, built to last.
Sofomo streamlines the process of building an offshore team. We recruit and hire your team, manage payroll, and provide a startup-like work environment at our headquarters in Wroclaw, Poland. Your team will work on your schedule day-to-day and will participate in all aspects of your development process from planning to scrum meetings and code releases. Sofomo clients typically retain their engineers for numerous years, growing their team over time.
Hiring & Onboarding
Receive resumes and in-depth profiles of candidates that match your criteria. Interview candidates over Skype and test candidates' skills. When you're ready, onboard each engineer and plug them into your development process.
Your team of Sofomo engineers will work remotely from Sofomo's headquarters in Poland, on your schedule, participating in your daily scrum meetings and other activities. With modern communication technologies such as Skype and Google Hangout, your engineers can function just like in-person members of your team.
Grow Your Team Over Time
Start with a small team and grow over time. Sofomo clients typically have long-term working relationships with their engineers, spanning multiple years. Clients have their engineers visit their home office twice a year to work onsite for a week, which helps to develop camaraderie between offshore and in-home teams and strengthens their relationships.
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How we started
Sofomo was founded by Piotr Schumacher, a Polish software engineer. While working for a San Francisco-based startup in 2007, Piotr recognized the need for U.S and European organizations to tap into Poland's talented software engineering community.
Piotr launched Sofomo in 2010, focusing primarily on a single, large client based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sofomo provides this client with numerous dedicated engineers who have helped significantly grow the client's user base, revenue and product portfolio.
Sofomo is now accepting new clients starting Spring 2016. Sofomo is interested in working with a select few innovative companies who want to scale their engineering teams with top talent.
How we're different
Many software development agencies build software solutions on behalf of their clients and their engineers are shared across multiple clients. Sofomo takes a much different approach. Sofomo recognizes that startups and growing businesses can benefit the most from a DEDICATED TEAM of engineers.
Sofomo streamlines the process of building an offshore team for clients. We recruit, hire, manage payroll and help integrate the newly formed team into each client's development process. Clients have direct relationships with their engineers, which typically last for multiple years.
One of Sofomo's key differentiators is it's talent. Sofomo is plugged into Poland's large technical talent pool, which is comprised of top-tier engineers who have a passion for solving technical problems.
Now Accepting New Clients
Thus far, Sofomo has focused primarily on a single, large client based in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing them with numerous dedicated engineers. Sofomo is now accepting new clients. We are interested in working with a select few innovative companies that want to scale their engineering teams with top talent.
"Sofomo has been instrumental in scaling our engineering team in a competitive Bay Area hiring market. Sofomo engineers supplement our local team, plugging directly into our agile development processes. I've been thrilled with the results. The engineers are top-notch, high performers and fit great with our team culture. I'm excited to have Sofomo as a partner in our continued growth."
"As a non-technical founder, I need software engineers who can not only help make my ideas a reality, but also be a part of my team and share the same enthusiasm, commitment and dedication that I do. Sofomo has been an excellent solution for GoMahalo. I have two dedicated Sofomo engineers who have far exceeded my expectations and helped GoMahalo grow from a simple idea into a real business."
"We are delighted to work with Sofomo on our web development projects. They have provided a team of highly capable engineers which has been a key enabler in our execution. The engineers are smart and detail-oriented. They take pride in their work and deliver on time and according to spec. Sofomo is a key partner to us in realizing our business goals."
"We retained two Sofomo engineers for assistance on several development projects. Sofomo's hard work, patience, and professionalism far exceeded our expectations. We have worked with several development outfits, and we would definitely recommend Sofomo for your development assistance needs."
Yes. Your Sofomo engineers will be dedicated to your business only. They will work exclusively with you and not other Sofomo clients. Sofomo clients develop such strong relationships with their engineers that they are retained for multiple years.
Your Sofomo engineers will work from Sofomo's headquarters in Wroclaw, Poland. You will have direct access to your engineers via Skype, email, phone or whatever communication preference you choose. Your Sofomo engineers will use your project management tool (i.e., Redmine, Basecamp, Jira, etc.).
Sofomo engineers are fluent in multiple languages including English.
You can hire a single developer or hire a team of engineers. Contact us to learn more.
We started 5 years ago. Over this time we have focused primarily on a single client in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing them with a large group of dedicated engineers. We are now accepting new clients.
Sofomo charges a monthly fee per developer that you hire. Our rates are extremely competitive. Contact us to learn more.
We have offices in Wroclaw, Poland and San Francisco. Your Sofomo software engineers will work from our headquarters in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is the thriving tech hub in Poland with both big and startup tech companies. Your project coordinator is based in San Francisco.
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Mobile Applications Development: iOS & Android engineers