Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Choose Softbinator?

  • Softbinator works with start-ups, unicorns, & global 2000 and Fortune 500. Some of the names are Google, Meta, Uber, Siemens, UiPath, Life360 and Armis.

    Historically, 90% of our clients have been from the US, while 10% have been from Israel.

  • Yes, in 2021, we went public and are now listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange’s AeRO market under the ticker symbol CODE.

  • Softbinator collaborates with over 200 engineers and taps into a community of over 10,000 tech professionals. Having surpassed a $10 million valuation, we aim to reach $100 million within the next five years.

    Following our listing, Softbinator has acquired five companies:

    2022: Digital Tailors (content and product marketing agency) and E-spres-oh Tech (software development)

    2021: Wiseup (software and product development company), Ixperi (product design company), and stakes in Techmind (recruitment company)

  • We are headquartered in Romania – in Bucharest and Timisoara. We also have offices in Sillicon Valley – in San Mateo and Sunnyvale.

  • Our story began in 2011 with the establishment of our community of engineers. This marked the beginning of our journey in the United States, where we have consistently delivered high-quality software development services to clients across both East and West coasts. Our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and client satisfaction has been integral to our growth and success over the years.

  • Our engineers are top-notch English speakers, achieving native or near-native proficiency, ensuring clear and effective communication. This facilitates seamless collaboration and exceptional project delivery for our international clients

  • Engineers at Softbinator are sourced from our trusted network and undergo initial vetting. We also offer the option for additional formal background checks upon request through a specialized service.

  • Yes, we are very flexible and we’ll tailor contract terms to meet your specific needs. We also offer options for insurance and intellectual property protection, as well as accommodating flexible payment terms that align with your business preferences.

  • When considering Softbinator’s pricing relative to Indian vendors, it’s important to note that while India offers competitive rates starting at the low end, engineers from prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) can command rates that are not only comparable but even higher than Softbinator’s.

    Opting for Romania over Indian vendors is influenced by several critical factors.

    Firstly, Romanian engineers generally demonstrate stronger English proficiency compared to their Indian counterparts, which is crucial for effective communication in international projects.

    Secondly, Romanian engineers tend to exhibit a direct and proactive approach in discussions, resembling the cultural norms of U.S. engineers. This contrasts with the perceived tendency of Indian engineers to agree without expressing potential challenges or providing critical feedback.

    Additionally, Romania’s geographic proximity to Western Europe and shared cultural values with the United States often contribute to smoother collaboration and alignment with client expectations in global projects.

  • Romania, one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech epicenters, offers a unique advantage over other CEE outsourcing destinations: a highly skilled workforce of software developers with strong academic backgrounds, excellent English language skills, and a deep understanding of Western work culture.

    As the only Romance Language country in the region, Romania ranks 17th on the English Proficiency Index, ahead of CEE outsourcing destinations like Ukraine, Hungary, and Czechia. Moreover, many IT professionals are multilingual, speaking German, French, Spanish, and other languages.

    Joining NATO back in 2004, Romania is a favored U.S. ally and a 90% pro-American country.

  • Romania is a top IT outsourcing destination in Central and Eastern Europe, offering a highly skilled workforce with strong English proficiency, competitive talent, and a well-developed IT infrastructure. Costs are lower than in Western Europe and the US, yet slightly higher than in some Asian countries.

    The Romanian IT sector, valued at over $9.8 billion, is supported by a strong educational system, tax incentives, and a robust startup ecosystem. Major tech hubs like Bucharest attract global companies due to Romania’s commitment to IT excellence and strategic partnerships, especially with the US. The country’s IT outsourcing market is projected to grow significantly, driven by advanced technical training and hands-on experience.

    For more information, read our article on this topic here

  • The team size varies based on each client’s needs. We typically start with a complete team, including Frontend, Backend, QA, Tech Lead, and Product Design. Depending on the client’s size and requirements, we can start with a small team of 2-3 engineers and scale up to a team of 20.

  • We excel in seamless integration and maximizing effectiveness, drawing from our extensive experience with fast-growing startups, unicorns, and post-IPO companies. Our process begins with thorough needs assessments to precisely match your project requirements with the right expertise. We meticulously select professionals who not only possess the required skills but also align seamlessly with your team’s workflow and culture. Throughout our engagement, we maintain open communication and provide continuous support to ensure our team members contribute effectively to the success of your projects.

  • The on-boarding timeline for augmented team members can vary based on project requirements and the availability of specific skills.

    We pride ourselves on our efficiency, with on-boarding times as short as just 10 days for team members from our pre-vetted pool. For more specialized skill sets, the process may take up to 90 days. Regardless of the timeline, we ensure a seamless integration to minimize disruption and maximize productivity from day one.

  • We have developed our own service agreement and NDA, and we sign them with our development teams. The agreements ensure the full confidentiality and transfer of intellectual property from our team to your company. Once you assign your project to us, we sign up for an agreement that hands over all intellectual property rights to you.

    Moreover, we provide full control and transparency over all stages in your project’s development life-cycle. You can monitor the process over regular calls and meetings.

  • Yes, it’s possible. Our software engineers are well-versed in various technologies and will always be able to continue a product started by a different development team. Our software development services are tailor-made to your needs.

  • If you’re in a different time zone, we’ll make sure to schedule our sync meetings at a time that fits best for both parties. Additionally, English language is our company standard and we have experience working with customers from all over the world, so you won’t experience any difficulties regarding cultural differences.

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Drop us a line about your project at [email protected] or via the contact form and we’ll contact you within 24 hours.

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