Review by Shipping & Logistics Company Landmark Global – IT Staff Augmentation Service

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We are happy and proud to receive a review from one of our clients – the VP of Technology at Landmark Global from the USA, who shares the company’s experience in building a remote software development team with Qubit Labs.

Development Staff Augmentation for Shipping & Logistics Company

Landmark Global is a shipping and logistics company based in the United States and Europe. Their development team has designed, built, and maintains a transportation and warehouse management web platform. This platform facilitates nearly all of our business and supports a number of sister companies as well.

Project Summary

  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California
  • Client size: 201-500 Employees

Qubit Labs helped find and hire external developers to augment the development efforts of a shipping and logistics company. Their work involves integrating a backend Laravel development within a subsystem.

Feedback Summary

Qubit Lab’s provided a good selection of quality candidates. The augmented developers were up and running quickly, meaningfully contributing within a week of training. Communication was exceptional throughout the recruitment process despite the timezone differences.

  • Quality 5.0/5.0
  • Schedule 5.0/5.0
  • Willing to Refer 5.0/5.0

Opportunity/Challenge

For what projects/services did your company hire Qubit Labs, and what were your goals?

We hired Qubit to augment our internal development staff with additional web developers. These developers work within and help extend a backend subsystem of the overall platform that is dedicated to integrating with the services of a large variety of shipping carriers. This is not a short term project, but rather, these developers are part of the team on an on-going and indefinite basis.

Solution

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

After being stalled out and delayed in seeking an augmented workforce via an off-shoring partner in India, we decided to look at near-shoring instead. This lead us to Eastern Europe and Qubit stood out for its ability to provide numerous quality candidates quickly. We had candidates available to interview within days of first contact, as compared to the weeks and months long process we had been dealing with.

Communication was exceptional throughout the recruitment process despite the timezone differences. As the deadline approached to decide between two different firms, it was ultimately the speed of communication and availability of candidates that swung us in favor of Qubit.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

The work involves backend Laravel (PHP) development within a subsystem in our development ecosystem. This runs on the LAMP stack so with numerous associated technologies are involved as well.

These 3 external developers work within a team that is managed and directed by an internal corporate developer we have based in Europe. The scope of work is dedicated to integrating (labeling, manifesting, tracking, billing, etc) with a series of shipping carriers so we can leverage their delivery services.

How many people from the vendor’s team worked with you, and what were their positions?

During the recruitment process we primarily worked with Nataliia and Alyona who guided us through finding, interviewing and ultimately hiring candidates. We also had contact with the Managing Partner, Iva, who personally jumped in to answer questions and assist in a number of areas including setting up the contractual pieces. In all cases, communication was great and as I’ve mentioned, we had a good selection of quality candidates from which to select.

Results & Feedback

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

The team was up and running very quickly, being able to meaningfully contribute within a week of training. Performance has continued to be great, to the extent that they got through the original pipeline of work earlier than we were anticipating and we had have other internal teams ramp up to keep pace with feeding work.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

Our European development lead communicates often via Slack, email, video calls or via one of our development tools like GitLab for coding/reviews and Wrike for project management.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

The best thing was that they were eager to win our business and willing to go the extra mile to get it. As I’ve mentioned

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

Because they are a growing company and we are part of a larger one, it took some time for our finance & legal teams to iron out the contractual pieces to their satisfaction. Qubit was helpful and amenable to our requests throughout, but my guess is a larger company would have some of legal language already in place and it could have wrapped slightly more quickly. Ironing out the payment side was initially a little difficult for our US-based finance team to wire money successfully. But this now has been resolved and things are working smoothly.

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