Team Augmentation

Sphere Consulting has offered team augmentation to countless clients who require immediate expertise to fast track projects, or provide technical expertise essential to their business’s growth.

Sphere’s core competency is technology and innovation — so when you need support to drive your own advancements, we can step in and provide the guidance and execution to get you there. We can work with your team on-site, or from any of our global development centers to support your development project from planning to deployment, and always be there at a moment’s notice if and when you need us.

Sphere Foundations

Foundations is our approach to fostering a collaborative environment between teams. The Foundations framework is was crafted by Sphere to get the best results out of multi-disciplinary teams by aligning objectives throughout the lifecycle of the project. We are skilled and integrating seamlessly with your existing in-house team, and providing support and adding value above and beyond the scope of the project. Think of us as an extension of your team, ready at a moment’s notice to support your technology needs. Our experts are ready to fill any knowledge gaps to help your team achieve it’s goals, or add resources to support on time delivery for large scale development efforts.

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Looking for a proven full-stack development team?

There are an infinite number of ways to utilize Sphere’s development expertise to strengthen and support your in-house development team. The diagram below illustrates a few of the most common configurations of our augmentation services.

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Foundations Team Members

Sphere Software is comprised of dozens of programmers, UI/UX experts, custom database developers and integration engineers. As a unified team, our group can quickly assess any situation and take action to immediately support your technology needs. Here’s a sample of some of our top talent!

Dmitry

Dmitry is a well-rounded Software Developer with more than 8 years of experience in IT and over 5 years in mobile development.

Programming languages:

Objective-C, Java, C/C++; PHP, Ruby on Rails, x86 assembler, ARM assembler, scripting for Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

Web development:

Ruby on Rails, PHP, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Facebook API

Technologies:

Regular expressions, OpenGL ES, OpenAL, MFC, COM, DirectX, OpenGL, OpenVG

Alexander

Alexander brings to the table significant knowledge and experience with Ruby on Rails and over six years of experience in Front-End and Back-End development.

Programming languages:

Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, SQL, jQuery, Backbone.js, Knockout.js, prototype, mootools

Databases:

MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB

Markup Scripts:

HTML/CSS, HAML/SASS/LESS, XML/XSLT/XPath, YAML

Version Control:

Git, Mercurial, SVN, CVS

Grigorii

Girgorii, or Grisha as we call him, is an Information Technology professional with 4 years of full project life-cycle experience in analysis, design, development, and post implementation support.

Programming languages:

Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, SQL, jQuery, Backbone.js, Knockout.js, prototype, mootools

Databases:

MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL, SQLite

Social networks development:

FBQL, FBJS, FBML, VK.API

Kriti

Kriti is a US based product management professional with an extensive software applications skill set.

Programming languages:

Visual C#, C++, C, .NET, HTML, XML, MXML, PHP, CSS, SQL, MATLAB, ABEL, ActionScript, Perl, PICO, Python

Databases:

MS SQL Server, MS Access, SQL Server RDL Reporting (SSRS)

Design:

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Expression

Eugene

Eugene has over 8 years of experience as a Database Developer and Business Intelligence Engineer. With strong experience in Data Warehousing, Eugene is essential to the successful launch of our clients’ software applications.

Programming languages:

T-SQL, PL/SQL, MDX, HTML, Python2.5, XML, Object Pascal, C# development

Databases:

MS SQL Server 2000/ 2005/ 2008, Netezza, MS OLAP

Applications:

Araxis Merge, Altova XMLSpy,WinScp, XmlPad, Cisco Systems VPN Client, SVN, MS AS 2000, MS SSAS 2005, MS SSIS 2005, MS RS 2005, MS BIDS, Visual Studio 2003/2008, MStest, Resharper 4.5, InnoSetup, Toad, Komodo IDE, Delphi, pyWinAuto, cx_Oracle, GUI WIN32, InterBase, IBM Cognos 10, QlikView, Logi Info Studio, Amazon Redshift.

Sergey

Sergey is one of Sphere’s premier database developers, who also possesses a strong foundation in Project Management having led multiple client integrations.

He is an expert in table creation, triggers, procedures, functions, database design and development, requirements, code review, & support.

Programming languages:

SQL, Transact-SQL, PLSQL for Oracle, Java, Optimization of SQL-scripts

Databases:

MS SQL Server 7.0/2000 /2005/2008, Oracle, Postgres

Project Platforms:

MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MS Management Studio 2005/2008, PGAdmin, Oracle SQL Developer

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Team Augmentation Customer Case Study

Nokia Nokia
Technologies
  • Java
  • Spring
  • Spring Security
  • Active MQ Oracle 11g
  • Oracle Advanced Ques
  • PL-SQL
  • Power Mockito
  • Tomcat 7
  • Maven
  • Mercurial
Solution
  • Solution Architecture
  • Custom Software Development
  • Extract, Transform & Load (ETL)
  • Team Augmentation
Problem

Nokia manages one of the largest networks of communications data in the world. These networks are becoming increasingly strained as wireless technologies continue to penetrate new markets and remote populations. Companies like Nokia are constantly searching for ways to streamline their data analytics processes to alleviate the strain on their existing infrastructure.

Response

The data analytics engineers at Sphere created a new process to extract and compress the complex patterns of big data before it reaches any of the thousands of storage centers around the world. They invented a proprietary algorithms that dramatically reduces the processing time needed to extract actionable insights from one of the largest and most complex sources of Big Data in the world.

Technologies
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Ember.js
  • React.js
  • ElasticSearch
  • SideKiq
Solution
  • Application Development
  • QA Automation
  • 3rd Party Vendor Integration
Problem

OneMain Holdings, Inc. (formerly Springleaf Holdings, Inc.) is a financial company that has been providing personal lending products for more than 100 years. They needed to start transitioning their brick and mortar business into the digital world. Their new service would be an iLoan.com site where a potential borrower could apply for a loan, get the application verified and approved, and receive the loan. The site also needed to offer customer support throughout the entire loan life cycle via backend logic and customer representative applications. With these improvements, OneMain’s clients would not need to visit physical branches at any point during the loan process.

Approach

Sphere provided a team of experts to assist with the rapid development of the application and the related test automation. We helped to implement complex integration with 3rd party financial vendors like IDology, InstantID, TheWorkNumber, Yodlee, GDS Link, Acxiom, and others. QA automation of a complex SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) application enabled fully testing the whole application in integration without hitting external services and allowed for the development of continuous integration. By augmenting our client’s team, Sphere helped OneMain to more quickly deliver their product and meet their ambitious goals.