Think Globally, Act Locally
Outsourcing and utilizing offshore resources has become a requirement for any company hoping to remain competitive in today's marketplace. The global economy is a fact of life. For a company whose core competence is not software development, it makes little sense to hire rather than outsource. Software engineering is a complicated process that when done properly draws upon the skill set of a team, not an individual. No honest person would say that any individual possesses the skills of the architect, the designer, the optimizer, the tester, and sysadmin to name a few roles required in software development. Hiring a person at $75,000 a year will fill one, maybe two roles. Meanwhile, $75,000 in a year will buy you a LOT of time from our programming team.
The winners and losers of tomorrow will not be determined by whether your company adopts these practices; they will be determined by how, and with whom, these practices are implemented. Bear Code uses an Onshore/Offshore hybrid methodology that we believe delivers the highest "quality/time to market/cost effective" ratio in the market. With headquarters in Montpelier, Vermont and an office in Moscow, we provide the perfect mix of dedicated U.S. based project management and super talented 'overly-qualified' Russian based programming. Our Russian programmers have a wide range of sophisticated software development experience. Most have educational backgrounds as mathematicians, engineers and physicists (Master and PhD Level).
We use a standardized toolset of design, IDE (Integrated Developer Environment), time tracking, content version, documentation and testing tools. Since all our developers use this standard set of tools, all processes are streamlined and RAD-like in nature. Backing up this streamlined work flow and pool of talent is a commitment to client satisfaction that is second to none in the industry. Of course, we realize pronouncements are easy to make. The best way to measure potential partners is to speak to their existing clients. We invite you to do so. Our published client list, though shorter than some due to the sensitive nature of some of our projects, will supply you with plenty of satisfied customers.