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Vlad Cazacu - Senior Full Stack Engineer

Vlad Cazacu

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Vlad has more than 11 years of Java development, professional experience in software engineering and engineering management focusing on web technologies. He has worked with startups and corporates in multiple industries, from automotive to FinTech. Vlad enjoys tackling difficult architectural challenges and likes to take an active role in development as well, whenever it’s possible.

previously at

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Alexandru Neamtu - Senior Backend Engineer

Alexandru Neamțu

Senior Backend Engineer

Alexandru is a highly experienced Java developer and consultant with over 15 years experience, out of which 7 years in multinational business environments. He has a proven track record of using good engineering practices to produce software for new, innovative and profitable products and solutions. Clients describe Alexandru as a result-driven developer who accurately interprets user requirements and implements them into well coded, well tested software solutions.

previously at

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Ara Berberyan - Senior Backend Engineer

Ara Berberyan

Senior Backend Engineer

Ara is a Senior Software Engineer with over 15 years of experience and a strong focus on Java development. Throughout his career, besides hands on development, he also lead multidisciplinary product engineering teams and did software architecture for large scale systems.

previously at

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Tiberiu Marius Palade - Senior Backend Architect

Tiberiu Marius Palade

Senior Backend Architect

Tiberiu is a solutions-driven Engineer and Leader with a seven-year track record of commended performance in object-oriented programming and java development. Well-versed in all phases of the software development lifecycle, with a strong working knowledge of algorithms and data structures. Proven success engineering customised solutions improving business processes, operations and profitability. Good people management skills and team oriented attitude.

previously at

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Călin Todoni - Senior Backend Engineer

Călin Todoni

Senior Backend Engineer

Călin is a passionate, responsible and committed java developer, with a get-it-done attitude and more than two decades of experience designing, implementing and adapting technically sophisticated web applications. His specialties are Java with Spring/Hibernate, JavaScript (Node.js, React.js) and has a good understanding of DevOps (CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins). During his professional career, he's worked on various projects including large enterprise systems, web development, social platforms and others. Călin's peers say that he is passionate about scalability, high performance and has demonstrated end to end ownership of his applications, including security, deployment and monitoring tools and techniques.

previously at

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💸 Cost of Hiring/Price
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€30K to hire each employee, high management costs
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High, only experienced talent
Dependent on ability to hire
🌍 Access to Tech Talent
Wide, active sourcing included
Limited to applicant inflow and direct network
🔗 Vetting
Multi-level expert vetting for soft and technical skills
Conditional on in-house capabilities
🚀 Scalability
High, on demand
Very slow, time intensive
✅ Role fit
High, expert matching
Conditional on access
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