...with an innovative approach to both its clients and its employees. Founded in NYC in 2000, we went on a quest to find the best engineers out there. Ones that could develop not only great code, but also long term strategies and close, lasting relationships with our clients. As a result, in 2005, we set up our second, and now main, base of operations in Krakow, Poland.
Even though most of us come from a strong technological background, our focus is always on building great products and high performing product development teams. We carefully choose the initiatives we engage in and we love to cooperate with and support projects which are driven by spark and passion. We're not the guys to call to build out your finished spec, we want to hear from you when you have a great idea!
Working with us usually means you will see us every single day. Well, every working day at least, but we could send you photos if it turns out you miss us over the weekend. Don’t laugh, it’s a very real possibility.
Joining us means you’ll be working with a highly motivated and creative team. This means the people in Krakow, Tom - our CEO - in the US, and our clients. When we talk about teams, we mean business.
The most obvious way this is true is that we share the profit that the company makes with all our employees. But, this idea is about more than just money. The balance between profitability and other aspects such as quality of life, the types of clients we take on, or time billed is something we all take responsibility for. This makes u2i something more than just a place to work. It’s something we build together and, at the end of the day, something we can be proud of.
The belief that what you are doing is important, that it solves some real problems, and has the potential to transform people/technology/culture is something that we all hold dear.
Our success depends on our client’s success. If everyone cares deeply about the work they are doing and treats it like their own product, we create a knock-on effect that allows us and our clients to succeed. We creatively think about the impact our work will have and constantly look for ways to improve our relationships. This allows us to look past the code and feature delivery dates and think about our client’s product and their target audience.
Think of the feeling of ownership that stems from the startup attitude cast against a specific technological background. Our culture is all about a constant eagerness to learn and improve. About striving for mastery and taking pride in one's craftsmanship. But it’s also about balance. Being able to weigh different options and choosing the one that fits the problem best rather than the one we feel most comfortable with. Not instantly jumping on every new technology and equally not allowing oneself to get stuck in the past when the world has moved on. It’s trusting our own judgment and experience and being ready to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Our people are our only asset, that's what our clients come back for.