Oppex is a rapidly growing business information company that helps companies find new business opportunities from the public sector across borders and over language barriers. The service was launched in 2014 and it has tens of thousands of business users from more than 150 countries.
“Toughbyte managed to quickly provide us with a shortlist of candidates for the very demanding positions we were recruiting for. After selecting the most suitable candidates based on online interviews we could immediately start the process of relocating them to Finland. The whole process was very fast and professional, ending with us getting exactly the people we needed.”
After successfully raising funding, Oppex was looking to expand their team with two front end and one DevOps engineer. The front end developers were needed to perform the transition from Backbone to React. A DevOps engineer was to help enable the infrastructure run on dozens of dedicated servers and handle terabytes of data. All three positions were senior ones with a high set of acceptance criteria.
We found two front end developers within a month and filling the DevOps position did not take much longer than that. All the specialists were from Russia, so they started working remotely and applied for residence permits in parallel. We helped with getting the necessary documents, so this process took 6 weeks on average, before they were able to relocate to Helsinki.