Bekitzur Expertise

What type of online business you have built?

BigData Platforms for IoT, Marketing Analytics and Intelligence, Data Integrations for Streaming real-time data, AdServers and Ad Campaign Management Tools, Goods and Services Marketplaces, Mobile Messengers, Multiplayer and Social Gaming Platforms, eCommerce, Mobile Social Apps, Mobile Automotive Solutions, Crowdsourcing and Market Research Platforms, Mobile Photo Sharing Apps, Businesses Discovery and Recommendation Platforms, Interactive Park Maps and Guides, Data Management and Visualization dashboards and more ….

How Big is your Big Data expertise?

Our founders have expertise from Yahoo! data solutions and cloud services group where they built and run Petabytes size DW and Hadoop clusters. During the last couple of years we have built 5 end-to-end data platforms based on lambda architecture and Kafka, Spark, Flume, StreamSets open-source products. One of those solutions became a core component of GE Predix platform (AWS competitor for industrial IoT). As of May 2016 we had 30+ BigData professionals (Java/Python/Scala) in the team and we constantly grow.

Can you also handle QA?

Yes. We provide FREE basic QA with all our development teams. For the full QA expertise see our QA Services page.

Can you provide DevOps and production support?

Yes. We provide FREE basic DevOps services with all our development teams. For the full DevOps expertise see our DevOps Services page.

Do you have UI/UX expertise?

We have UI/UX designers who can work on-site with you in SF & Bay Area and Israel. If you can produce low-fidelity wireframes in Balsamiq/Axure/MSPowerPoint/Keynote our remote experts can extend it adding all the UI/UX components. For all our projects we provide interactive prototype built in & Marvel that you can review with the designer on your browser or mobile phone—it looks like a complete app!

What mobile platforms and technologies you can develop for?

iPhone, iPad, Android, WinMobile, Mobile Web with ReactNative and Rhomobile

How do you build apps server-side?

When we have a choice we build mobile and web apps with Parse server a node.js based open-source solution that was developed in Facebook. We also have extended experience with Java/Spring framework. For all our projects we provide DevOps and automated tests to monitor production installations.

What is your web development expertise?

We build responsive web UI with Angular.js and use ready web-themes to quickly get new apps to the market.

Do you have experience with AWS?

Yes. We have experience with running scalable web backend, server socket systems and data platfroms with hundreds of EC2 web and DB nodes.

Do you provide production monitoring and support?

Yes, we provide 24/7 production monitoring and support services for product installations on AWS, or on our dedicated servers on Constant data center in Virginia.

What is your CTO advisory service?

We have experienced technical managers and architects in our staff who have designed and built a number of successful systems. As part of our dedicated development team service we will also provide CTO advisory and supervision that will include:

  • reviewing your system requirements
  • selecting the best solution to get the stable system faster to the market
  • building a system architecture jointly with the team and with your product technical experts
  • reviewing the solution and progress with the team on monthly bases to insure the adherence to the approved architecture guidelines.

If you ever need consultations for new technologies and systems, you will always have immediate access to our experts.

Working with Startups

What areas of product development process you can cover?

Planning: Product Technical Evaluation, Roadmap and Estimates

Design: UI/UX and Graphic design (first low-fidelity wireframes need to be developed by the client)

Development: all software development, quality assurance, and launch

Support: 24/7 production monitoring & support

Marketing: Web and AppStore SEO, ads operators

Please check out the Product Management Framework we like to follow. We can completely handle the green squares and assist you with orange squares.

What is the minimum team we can start with?

Our value is in our competence, experience and capabilities of setting motivated development teams who bind their careers with the success of the products they are building.

The minimum team that we can start with consists of

  • 3+ developers
  • 1 DevLead or PM, depending on the client local team and expertise
  • We provide FREE basic DevOps, QA and CTO advisory services with the team

We need to see client’s long term plans for running and extending remote dev. team to guarantee a long-term employees retention.

Do you have experience working with technology startups?

Yes, we have built our own technology startups from ideation to acquisition and worked with many early stage and funded Silicon Valley startups. Most of our current clients are technology platforms funded start-ups where we take care of end-to-end development of backend and front-end components.

Are you ready to get equity compensation?

If we see that our expertise can bring a long-term value to your business we will be happy to consider co-founders share in newly formed startups or employee stock options in venture funded companies.

Would you sign NDA?

We are working on many projects. During the first call, we will need to know a business area and a short project description. If there will be no conflict with our current projects we will be ready to sign NDA before moving to the product details discussion.

Can you guarantee our team retention for the long-term?

All Bekitzur professionals are full-time employees of the company. We train and invest in our people growth. We are operating in a very competitive job market for software development professionals. The best way to guarantee the retention of key employees is to keep salaries 20% above the market, have interesting projects and professionally managed development process. Our company management will help you with every step.

What will happen with my team if my company is acquired?

We know how to set-up your development team as a part of your organization so it will add value to your company. We also know how to form and manage a remote subsidiary of your company and pass through all the due-diligence process. Our previous company acquisition process was reviewed and approved by Fenwick & West.

How you usually resolve conflicts with agile and pushy start-up founders?

We have been serving Silicon Valley start-ups since 2009. We have been working with early start-ups who we helped to build MVPs and go to market, and we have worked with well-funded start-ups who we helped to grow to stable enterprises. We have worked with young entrepreneurs and experienced executives. We like to work with clients who have experience in hiring, managing and retaining development teams and who knows what is possible from the technical and organizational perspectives. In all the misunderstandings that sometime happened our priorities always were:

  • Our employees
  • Client’s business
  • Client’s product
  • Client’s personality

Working with Corporate Clients

Do you have experience working with big multinational companies?

Yes. GE, International Committee of the Red Cross, Google, Amdocs, Coca-Cola, Adobe, SeaWorld, A&E.

What is your company structure?

California Inc. with fully owned subsidiary in Saint-Petersburg Russia.

Do you provide BOT option?

Yes. We provide an option to form your own subsidiary, transfer all employees and continue provision the same management services.

Will you be ready to sign a service reseller agreement with guaranteed on-demand resources availability?

Yes. With guaranteed minimum annual fees for guaranteed 15 days advanced notice resource availability.

Dedicated Development Teams

What is the minimum team size you can set for new projects?

Our value is in our competence, experience and capabilities of setting motivated development teams who bind their careers with the success of the products they are building.

The minimum team that we can start with consists of

  • 3+ developers
  • 1 DevLead or PM, depending on the client local team and expertise
  • We provide FREE basic DevOps, QA and CTO advisory services with the team

We need to see client’s long term plans for running and extending remote dev. team to guarantee a long-term employees retention.

Will this team work full-time on my project?

Yes. We believe that the great products can only be built when software developers completely understand the product, the market, and the customer. It requires a full-time dedication and a complete alignment of personal career goals with the product success.

Our dedicated development team developers should be a part of your organization. They will also take benefits from being in our vibrant development center where they can get advice and recommendations for any technical question.

How quickly you can extend the team?

We operate on a very competitive market. If we can offer a salary that is 20% above the market we can usually extend your team within 2 weeks for intermediate level professionals and 4 weeks for senior level professionals.

What is the best development process to follow with the team?

That depends on the development process in your organization. From our experience, we can recommend 2 weeks sprints with first 2 days of each sprint dedicated to planning and requirement analysis and last 3 days dedicated to release and bug fixing.

What PM systems do you use?

We prefer Jira for engineering and product teams. We can start with defining the project on our Jira instance and move it to your instance when the project grows.

Do you do any code reviews?

Yes. Check
You will have a constant access to your project git, gerrit – automated code review tools, and help from our Sr. developers for finding and fixing any issues with the source code

Do you use any continuous integration systems?

Yes. Check
All our projects are assembled and maintained by automated build process (jenkins or teamcity) with integrated automated tests

How can I check the team skills and compatibility before committing to the long-term contract?

The same way you hire any professionals. Check references, interview, give test projects. We can also start with a short 4—6 weeks trial projects.

What are the main terms in the contract?

Team size, monthly fees, work for hire, non-soliciting, 30 days advance termination notice from both sides, replacement guarantees by our side, 12 days paid annual vacation for full-time team members, no sick days or absence pay, CA law.

We are flexible on the contract terms with serious clients who are looking for long-term engagement.


What are the best ways to communicate?

Calls: Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Phone…

PM Systems: Jira, Asana(for light products)

Documents: Google Docs, git

What are your development center working hours?

Our team is on GMT+3. Our office hours for working with clients in Israel and NY is 9:00 to 19:00 and with clients in CA 10am to 8:00pm. Project managers and development leads can handle the calls outside office hours.


We hire professionals who want to work with US companies. Our lead developers and project managers have sufficient oral communication skills to speak with clients and peers on conference calls and face-to-face meetings. All developers and QAs have professional level read/write skills to maintain efficient business correspondence. All our internal company communication is in English and we provide free English classes to all our employees.


Can Bekitzur employees come to visit our company offices?

Yes, we can come to short 2—3 weeks visits. Coming to the US requires a Business Visa. Some of our employees have it, others should have 30 days advance notice to open a visa in the US embassy. Coming to Israel is easy as there is no Visa requirement. It is 6 hours travel time from our office to TLV airport.

Can our employees visit BeKitzur Dev. Center?

You are welcome! Our Development Center is located in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

The city is a known tourist destination with many vibrant restaurants, clubs, historic landmarks and museums to visit. Our clients visiting the center get a private office and an executive assistant who takes care of all the travel, business, and personal arrangements.

Saint-Petersburg (LED) is the city airport. There are many direct flights from major European cities. There are many 4 and 5 stars hotels near our office. For a longer stay, we can offer accommodation in one of our corporate apartments.

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