Success is a Journey, and We’ll Take it With You
Successful businesses start with great ideas, and those ideas can spring up wherever passionate, ambitious people meet. We’ve all heard stories about corporations started over pizza-fueled late-night work sessions and launched in garages or attics. That sort of determination and enthusiasm can drive your company’s success, too.
We believe that development teams can be assembled that add just the right touch of vigorous entrepreneurial spirit to your organization. To that end, we don’t just source the best engineering talent for your team – we invest the time and resources needed to make them feel part of your organization, and to support all parties every step of the way.
If you’re just getting started with a project that brings your latest big idea to life, we can help there, too. Our project management support services can assist you with everything from setting up shop to performing business analysis, through to Agile coaching and optimizing your development process. We’re here to help you succeed.
Where we came from
Team4Code traces its origins to Phoundry, a digital design agency based in the Netherlands. Phoundry built and managed its own custom CMS, which proved popular with dozens of organizations, including postal systems, international industrial corporations, and news organizations. Working with an established in-house development team, Phoundry expanded its initial vision of the CMS, using it to power web sites and applications, e-commerce solutions, and internet portals. As clients grew and requested new functionality, Phoundry’s team delivered.
Though Phoundry CMS was one of the most powerful and flexible solutions on the market, open-source alternatives and better-funded enterprise platforms began to chip away at its market share. Eventually, Phoundry was left to support a diminishing core of clients. But the remaining users needed continuity. For example, one e-commerce platform powered by Phoundry CMS did tens of millions of Euros worth of business each year, and saw no reason to abandon a good thing.
A Gregorian knot to untie
Meanwhile, a more pressing issue began to weigh on Phoundry CMS. The platform’s code was based on a version of PHP that was approaching the end of its viable life, and upgrading the codebase threatened to become a massive and disruptive undertaking. The Dutch development team did not even dare to start. After postponing the inevitable as long as possible, Phoundry’s CTO, and one of its owners, left the company, shortly after followed by its veteran development team.
Phoundry’s remaining owner, Arnoud Wijnands, was left to make a crucial decision: whether to retire Phoundry CMS altogether and call it end of life, or to invest the time and resources necessary to upgrade a product that had ceased to attract many new customers. In the short time available there were almost no developers to be found. It was an almost unsolvable problem. He found his answer more than 1,000 miles away.
A difficult knot to untie
An unexpected solution
Over the course of his career in software development, Wijnands had traveled extensively throughout Europe and India, and had developed a solid professional network of like-minded developers. He put out the call for talented programmers and engineers willing to take on a big challenge in the Netherlands, and a senior engineer in Kyiv had just the right person in mind: a talented young developer who was ready to travel to the Netherlands. Within two weeks, this new developer had begun to work on Phoundry’s old code, and was soon joined by another import, giving Phoundry the basis of a new Ukrainian development team, and a new lease on life.
When it was fully staffed, the new team worked from both the Netherlands and Ukraine, with most engineers operating from in and around Kyiv. This approach worked so efficiently that overhead costs dropped by nearly 60%, while clients enjoyed a smooth transition to the new codebase.
The start of a new business
Six months after the new Phoundry team started, they had upgraded the entire application environment to the new version of PHP. The new team also took
care of the adjustments in the customer-specific applications. The overall Phoundry environment reached a degree of stability it had never enjoyed before.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian team built on its success by serving a growing number of customers with technology other than the Phoundry software.
With Phoundry CMS prepared to serve customers well into the future, and the rest of Phoundry’s business doing well, Wijnands sold his stake in the company in 2020.
The Ukraine-based programming team carried on under a new name, Team4Code. From its offices in the Netherlands and Ukraine, Team4Code builds on record of success with Phoundry and other companies who need talented engineers and developers to help realize their most ambitious plans.
Since the start we opened a new location in Poland and worked on interesting projects for other organizations like a hospital, a company that packages and distributes medicine and an international networking specialist.
It is important to give confidence and room for the initiative to bring out the best in professionals. We ask that trust of our customers, and we do everything we can to not betray that trust.
The predictability of a project depends to a great extent on the integrity of the people who realise it. That is why we make an effort to be consistent and responsible in our actions, values, methods, measures and principles. We value transparency, truthfulness and accuracy in all our actions. Doing so we strive to create realistic expectations and we are transparent about the process and the outcomes. As a team, we are motivated by personal development and authentic leadership.
If you are part of a good team, you know that your colleagues depend on you. It is a great inspiration and responsibility for our specialists to work together, in a close-knit team, for a common goal. To be able to rely on each other and to be successful together.
Every professional who works in a customer’s team via Team4Code understands and appreciates the trust he has received. We are proud of that and work hard to contribute to our customers ‘business goals’.
At Team4Code we select specialists who have the knowledge and skills to contribute successfully to our customers’ business.
Just as important as knowledge and experience are the vision of the own functioning within the customer team and the attitude to be successful together.
For us, competence is getting things done. Taking the responsibility, bringing your best to the table in terms of creativity, dedication and perseverance.
We see the relationship with our colleagues and our customers as the starting point for our actions. Meaningful work gets its meaning not only through the result it produces for society, but especially through working together on common goals. A positive attitude towards each other and a strong belief in the good intention of all stakeholders is our point of departure.
You need each other to be successful as a team.
Team4Code aims to connect and facilitate developers and customers, to be successful together.
Everyone deserves a fair chance in life. Regardless of where your cradle was, how rich or poor your parents were, your color, sex or beliefs.
Every position at Team4Code is open to everyone with a professional attitude, the will to grow and take responsibility. Every colleague has the right to fair compensation for his/her work, without distinction being made on characteristics other than competences and attitude.
A good start is half the work
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