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Jan-Niklas, Co-founder at Simity

In today's tech market, finding experienced and high-quality developers is essential for the success of any startup. However, finding the right talent for smaller companies or startups can take time and effort.

This was precisely the challenge faced by Jan-Niklas Schmitz, co-founder of Simity, a tech startup company.

About Simity

Simity is a dynamic technology startup based in Germany, with a clear mission: to revolutionize how chambers and guilds manage apprenticeships and further education.

Their commitment to digitalization extends beyond mere efficiency. They aim to foster continuous innovation and growth, equipping apprentices and educators with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age. Simity's vision is to transform the professional education landscape in Germany, making it more accessible, dynamic, and future-proof.

What sets them apart is their commitment to continuously enhancing their education journey. Recognizing the need for further development opportunities, Simity has recently introduced programs designed to empower apprentices once they have completed their training.

The challenge

Operating a new tech startup entails managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Each day presents fresh challenges that demand prompt resolution. Securing top-tier talent will always be a critical business objective.

Simity faced the common startup challenge of resource allocation. Nik's team needed developers who could deliver excellence without breaking the bank.

According to Nik, at the time, they were highly dependent on developers from their own backgrounds who were not too cost-sensitive because they didn't have that much liquidity. What they needed the most was to secure a flexible arrangement to meet their requirements and their software's development pace.

However, there was no hesitation in deciding to go with Proxify.

"We were quite comfortable contacting Proxify and discussing the possibilities regarding the developers that would suit our needs. The key account managers we contacted did a great job matching their respective candidates with our needs."

They decided to give it a try and see if Proxify could be the solution that met their needs.

"Once we started with Proxify, we were astonished by the quality and professionalism developers brought to our teams. We also experienced many more relaxed hours because we did not have to worry about hiring a developer anymore."

The results

Simity results

One of the most significant outcomes of Simity's partnership with Proxify was the speed at which they found a suitable candidate.

Simity was able to onboard a suitable developer quickly. On average, hiring in Germany takes about three months (sometimes more), which is too long when a company needs to get work done immediately.

"It took just one week for us to find a suitable candidate and about one and a half weeks until we got going with that new developer."

Proxify provided Simity with a highly qualified developer and showed great flexibility in accommodating their specific needs and providing a tailor-made solution to fit the client’s unique requirements. The result was a developer who blended perfectly with their existing team and could contribute positively to their company's growth.

"The developers we hired from Proxify are a fully integrated part of our development team and do pretty much the same amount of work [as the rest of our time] and do it at a high quality. This has enabled our business to scale up and become where it is currently."

The way forward

Looking ahead, Nick emphasizes the transformative impact of Proxify on Simity's development team. He recommends this solution for smaller companies seeking flexibility and cost-effectiveness and larger organizations looking to test ideas without committing to full-time hires.

"If you're considering Proxify as a network to hire developers, you should give it a go. If you're looking for a cost-effective and flexible solution, you're at the right place with Proxify." Nick's vision for Simity is clear – to continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible in digital education. For IT Managers, educators, and industry leaders alike, Simity is not just a service provider but a visionary ally in the quest for a digitally empowered, skill-based future.

When asked what Nik is most excited about when it comes to growing their business further with Proxify, he said this:

"I am eagerly looking forward to the scaling possibilities, flexibility, and especially the speed that Simity can benefit from to meet our customers' and projects' specific needs."

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