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What we do?

We develop high quality software products, appropriate for a wide range of software platforms.

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Why to trust us?

We maintain a team of skilled professionals with different background, experience and strong motivation.

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Why to join us?

We respect each team member'a qualities and labor satisfaction, so everyone is encouraged to pursue his own career goals.

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Services

List of services offered

  • Software development /implementation /programming /source-code writing. Easy-readable and efficient!
  • Quality assurance of software systems. Test automation
  • Technical analysis. System/ solution architecture. Independent consulting. Business analysis
  • IT systems administration, customer-support (level 1), technical-support (level 2 & 3)

Once a month, we publish here an idea /opinion /advice that could meet your business benefits strategy. There could be some activities described, part of your daily professional life.

August 2017.
  • 1. As an IT decision maker in a financial institution You have advised your board to Outsource to Bulgaria and this initiative is already on its way.
  • 2. You refer to the corporate Trusted and Preferred IT Partners list and check if there is one having office in Bulgaria.
  • 2. What about assigning a sub-project to out-of-the-list high-security and high-quality company, found and selected by Yourself?
  • 2. Also, one and the same sub-project could be assigned to two teams in different softDev companies at the same time. Let the competition start.
  • 2. We have included some of our competitors also in the IT-Academy->IT-companies list below
  • 2. Do some worthy (high security and high quality) outsourcing companies (great teams of noble members and leadership) have to invest and participate in expensive recognized IT-in-FinServices industry events, in order to approach you and gain your trust?
  • 3. What could be the advantages of time-and-material (hourly-based) relationship model, compared to fixed-price relationship model? Moving from B2B and B2C to H2H human to human is interesting and beneficial.
  • 3. More than ever, the big IT-consumer-corporations need managers, who are able to define and apply flexible attitude towards projects and partnerships. Thus, with common sense and by being clean of corruption and keep-my-workplace-extreamly-safe practices.
  • 3. The Return Of your Investment in project with Bulgarian partner is usually better than the one with partner from India!
  • 4. And when /if the great results come, You will be the hero! As result of comparing the ROI after one year, for example, you could decide to add new companies in your corporate Trusted and Preferred IT Partners list.
  • 4. By extending your comfort zone, you make your workplace more stable /secure, rather than by keeping out of ?trouble /changes.
  • 4. Join the list of corporate representatives, who already did it. Comming soon... What about a former BMO (Bank of Montreal) manager - Jan Mrazek - 7 videos. Decision-making, responsibility, business development with faith...and much more...


Technologies on focus. Competence centers

  • BackEnd - Java, JavaEE, spring, hibernate, REST services...; QA Test automation BDD TDD - Selenium Web Driver, TestNG, JMeter performanceT, SOAP UI servicesT...; FrontEnd - javaScript, angular, bootstrap, ajax...; Full Jenkins CI exploitation...
  • Database, RDBMSs - Oracle, MS SQL server, My SQL; Teradata, SAP DB... <- ER modeling; ETL tools - Informatica, MS SSIS, Ataccama...; DM modeling -> DWH, BI reporting, MDM and DQ implementations, Hadoop DB
  • Linux OS, Ubuntu server, bash, ksh, RedHat enterprise server...
  • Other sw - Github, jira, sharepoint... BrowserStack, ZendDesk...

Sample project types

  • Software application (i.e. ERP system) development project - web GUI, java middleware, database
  • Quality Assurance project - UI (configurations, log/report/qa_result files), java middleware, database (optional)
  • Data Warehouse construction project + BI - sources analysis, data model, ETL middleware (incl. orchestration), Enterprise-class DBs
  • Master Data Management + Data Quality project = information lifecycle evolution, ETL, BI

Company standards

  • Strict response-time and delivery-deadline apply to each contract-type / service-level-agreement.
  • Strict (programming) source-code quality metrics and well-accepted practices (incl. design patterns) are applied.
  • The S<Im1's office premises and all IT infrastructure meet high information/ data security standards. For example, a software system could conform to PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) for credit card information management and storage.
More relevant info can be found in about Virtues section and about careers.
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Company

Contact us, business development & sales

  • care@improve1.com
  • tel: (+359) 877 240363
  • Core-team_location / office_address:
    47 Bugarievo Str.
    4004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    South-Eastern Europe

"Improve One Bulgaria" Ltd, business model

SoftwareImproveOne is a Bulgarian IT company (eik/pik 203626100 in the Bg Commercial Register). Its main activity is IT-services outsourcing, software-development related. As offshore and nearshore Service Provider, the company targets, for example:

- IT software development companies, product vendors, SaaS providers;
- IT departments of corporations in different industries - banking, insurance, telecommunications, automotive, gaming and gambling, etc.

SoftwareImproveOne implements/ creates and delivers programming code to it's clients.
Currently, this team, doesn't aim to focus on call-center-for-software-support related activities, although such services are offered.

Virtues and practices

"If values are the goal, virtues are the way to get there."

  • Deliver within time, budget and quality. Get the job done.
  • Transparency. Speak your mistakes, especially, if the situation is critical. Take the hits and move forward.
  • Be available. Always respond.
  • Face the challenges. Challenge the circumstances/system. Be stable/reliable, yet flexible.
  • Our clients define our Mission and Vision based on...

  • creation of high-quality deliveries;
  • accommodation of well-accepted corporate processes and practices, including non-stop real-time video and audio for best interaction between the remote-employee(s) [contributors] and other employer[client]-team units;
  • strict information security, including class A office with card-readers, face-control and compliance to key corporate standards like PCI-DSS;
  • any good practices inspired by our experience, amazing clients and noble people we have met throughout the years.

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Team

Customer-care, sales and marketing

Customer-support, level 1/one. Business development. BA - business analysis. PM - project management. QA - quality assurance processes control. Finances. HR. ITIL-IT service management. SaaS.

Development, Research

  • Dimitar Proinov (CTO)

Second & third-level technical support. Solution system architecture. Technical PM. Development implementation. QA/test automation.

development@improve1.com
To enhance/expedite our level of support, please reference the Project/Work/PCR number, if known, in the Subject line of your email header.

Others

  • Milen Georgiev
Оn-demand consultant and co-owner. More info on http://Milen.Georgiev.improve1.com.

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Careers

Your applications are welcome

Dear candidate, feel free to send your CV (and/or link to your LinkedIn profile) and cover-letter (if you would like) to jobs@improve1.com. Thanks for your interest in SIm1. You will receive a reply from us, even if there are no open positions at this time.

Currently, there are no vacancies.

Some practices

If the candidate has five/5 or more years experience with her/ his previous employer, then S<Im1 offers labour contract with three/3 months assessment period in favour of the employee.

Presence in the office ->> 10:00am-05:00pm, six/6 hours + one/1 hour lunch break 01:00pm-02:00pm. Each employee should work two/2 more hours within the same 24 hours. Of course, 08:00am-05:00pm and 09:00am-06:00pm are good options. This makes eight/8 working hours, five/5 days a week. The daily scrum-daily-standup meeting takes place at 10:30, usually.

Your work responsibilities as an IT professional include, but are not limited to:
- think on your tasks and get the job done;
- think on what to be pro-active for and how. Towards the vision of the company and your team/co-workers;
- self-actualize yourself.
Sports activities are recommended. The careful food (and drink :) ) selection is also encouraged.

Candidates over age 45 /fourty-five are also encouraged to apply.

Each employee should be open and even eager to learn new technologies and write source-code according to the requirements and deadlines set. High-efficiency is required, but without burn-out :). Feel free to exercise your programming /coding skills on sites like HackerRank, for example. In cases of low performance, salaries could be decreased. The last in combination with lack of effort /diligence /commitment could lead to some unemployment.



Job posting published permanently

- Full time position(s);
- Part time position(s);


First-email to potential client

SoftwareImproveOne team members have Transparency as an important value and take the risk to be even a bit naive. We would like to show respect to You (our future colleagues) and share one approach we use to first-email-contact our potential clients.

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This email is especially for You /your-Employer. It is not an autogenerated one or sent to multiple recipients!



Dear HR decision-maker in Xxx [or specific Name, other position...],

We in SoftwareImproveOne have reviewed (for 20 min) the profile of Your company and admire the business model you've fine-tuned and do leverage.


There are many efficient programmers in Out-of-Sofia-cities-in-Bulgaria, SouthEastern Europe.
With the current email, we are offering you to hire remote employees to be members of Your talented team, i.e. the following ten /10 specific opportunities for Skype-interview are on the table for the following one month:

1. Ivan Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has one /1 year experience as a Java backend developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Ivan would likes to live in Plovdiv with his family and friends in their nice country-house;
2. Georgi Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has two /2 years experience as a database and ETL developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Georgi would likes to live in Velingrad with his family and friends in their nice country-house.
3. Dimitar Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has one /1 year experience as a Java backend developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Dimitar would likes to live in Varna with his family and friends in their nice country-house;
4. Georgi Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has two /2 years experience as a database and ETL developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Georgi would likes to live in Shumen with his family and friends in their nice country-house.
5. Ivan Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has one /1 year experience as a Java backend developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Ivan would likes to live in Burgas with his family and friends in their nice country-house;
6. Dimitrina Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has two /2 years experience as a database and ETL developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Dimitrina would likes to live in Stara Zagora with her family and friends in their nice country-house.
7. Ivan Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has one /1 year experience as a Java backend developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Ivan would likes to live in Vratsa with his family and friends in their nice country-house;
8. Georgi Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has two /2 years experience as a database and ETL developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Georgi would likes to live in Pleven with his family and friends in their nice country-house.
9. Dimitar Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has one /1 year experience as a Java backend developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Dimitar would likes to live in Veliko Turnovo with his family and friends in their nice country-house;
10. Gergana Xxx is working in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has two /2 years experience as a database and ETL developer in a recognized SoftDev company with office in Sofia. Gergana would likes to live in Smolian with her family and friends in their nice country-house.


In future, would you like to receive the current Available-programmers-Opportunity-email again after three months?


Kind Regards,
Ivo Penev, Emil Grozdanov

Software < Improve One Bulgaria
http://software.improve1.com/

care@improve1.com
tel: (+359) 877 240363
Core-team_location / office_address:
47 Bugarievo Str.
4004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
South-Eastern Europe
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And if your first name is Gospodin or Blagorodna, for example, it will be kept in private also :). On the interview or earlier, feel free to reveal your full identity.

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Projects

What makes difference

Our clients enjoy their involvement in the projects, no matter if they've hired remote employees or have delegated a project. The professional and life-experience matters. Our team members have been assigned to key roles in multiple corporate high-budget standards-compliant IT projects with their previous employers!

One project in progress

  • -Project name: DataForYcs project
    -Summary: Data to support Your common-sense decision-making. Gather and manage enterprise data, personal data and social data (facebook and linkedIn).
    -Website: http://dataForMe.improve1.com
    For more info: Project wiki page on github

Some deliveries

On this page, our intention is to publish some open-source implementations done. Or part of the source-code delivered in a big project, only after an explicit written approval by the Software Owner company /client.

  • Bul term - 5/five lingual technical dictionary, ISO standards database. The web interface is in Bulgarian language. One five/5 min video (.swf format) for developers, showing some info about the technical implementation (java, jsp, tomcat; MVC; mysql).
  • Test automation using Java and Selenium Web Driver - three/3 min video (.swf format).
  • EWTO members management - a small information system, incl. custom memberPassport-printing functionality. Made for Wingtsun-bg.com, Wingtsunwelt.com in Germany. Technologies used - Delphi IDE (object pascal), Firebird database.
  • Small app, functionality: "Get data from MS Access db on Linux environment". Estimation met - 2 days. Scrshot AccessReaderProgram CommandAndResult.png. FilterAndExport_msaccessTable.jar- including java source files. Jackcess-2.0.3.jar open source API was used. Sample database file used - MONDIAL.accdb.

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IT Companies

Below, you can find some of our partners, but also clients targeted and other IT global market players. *Our competitors also!

Software vendors, influencers

  • Oracle
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • IBM
  • ETL - Informatica, SSIS...
  • BI - MicroStrategy, BusinessObjects...
You can find more in Gartner's magic quadrants.
Gartner IT Research - "Gartner is the IT professional's best first source for addressing virtually any IT issue...".

Companies list, almost alphabetically

  • Bulpros.com - "BULPROS is the fastest growing technology company in Bulgaria and only Bulgarian company in the CE region according to Deloitte’s latest report “Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe”."
  • Matrix-global.net - "Matrix Global is the offshore/ nearshore professional services division of Matrix IT (Israel’s leading IT Company with more than 7,000 employees – www.matrix.co.il ). "
  • Questers.com - "Questers is an IT collaboration company specialized in developing a high performing platform integrating processes and services for tech-oriented companies."
  • ScaleFocus.com - "ScaleFocus is an EU-based professional services company which provides innovative technology services and software solutions across EMEA and North America."
  • TechHuddle.com - "We help companies of all sizes from start-ups to stock market listed companies access world-class software engineers to deliver their IT Projects or accelerate their Product Development."
  • Sofica-group - a TeleTech company. Sofia - Bulgaria.
  • Startup Masters - "is a performance driven web design and online marketing agency. We offer the full spectrum of services needed to turn your website into a successful online business and then grow it further."
  • Adastra Bulgaria - "At Adastra, we specialize in Information Management: comprehensive and targeted services that streamline your business processes, upgrade your technology infrastructure, and unlock the value of your data assets and investments. ". A platinum member in "Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies" club. A large-size company, more than 250 employees.
  • Maxprogress.eu /.bg - web software development company. A small-size company.
  • Slot.bg - your IT system administrator. A small-size company, up to 20 employees.
  • BGO software - "BGO is a Platinum Telerik Partner, Government Procurement Service Supplier (G-Cloud 5) and official supplier to the Health Research Authority (HRA) of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom.".
  • Internovus - "...is a global marketing company founded by experts in the fields of online marketing and campaign optimization. We help companies with complex online marketing needs achieve their full potential."
  • Luxoft - "Leading IT Solution & Service Provider". Sofia - Bulgaria.
  • SBTech - "SBTech has been providing sports betting solutions to top gaming operators since 2007.". Sofia, Plovdiv - Bulgaria
  • SoftServe - "Empowering your Business through Software Development. We are passionate about delivering efficient, innovative, world-class software solutions.". Sofia - Bulgaria.
  • Telerik - a Progress company. "We're dedicated to making the lives of developers like you easier, faster and more creative than ever.". Sofia - Bulgaria.
  • JobTiger - "We offer a full range of services in human resources - recruitment, training, career cooperation."
  • Musala Soft - "professional team provides expertise and creativity in all elements of the software life cycle - IT consulting, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, integration and maintenance."
  • Metrilo - "is made from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and we love knowing that our clients are fighters and often disruptors in their niches. We’re proud to help their awesome products reach more people."
  • ...


IT academies, training opportunities, career development centers, in Bulgaria

  • Technical universities - Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Gabrovo.
  • Universities with FMI (faculty of mathematics and informatics) - Sofia, Plovdiv.
  • Telerik Academy - one of the leading company-dependant programming schools.
  • Adastra Bulgaria - once you become an employee (member of the team), the company offers multiple internal trainings and certifications in the field of Information Management.
  • SoftUni - "Affordable quality software education". Sofia - Bulgaria.
  • SoftAcad - Experienced professionals offer education in software technologies. Sofia, Plovdiv - Bulgaria.
  • ...

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Some IT industry events, mainly in Bulgaria, south-eastern Europe

  • IDC Cloud Leadership Forum - 2015, 8 September. Cloud represents a seismic shift in IT – one that will redefine business when combined with big data & analytics, social and mobile..
  • BGOUG - The Spring Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle User Group will be held from 12th to 14th June, 2015 in hotel Novotel in Plovdiv.
  • CEEDS by webit - 21-22 April 2015, "The most influential Digital & Tech gathering for the markets of Central & Eastern Europe" - The Wall Street Journal.
  • SQL Saturday - 11 October 2014, SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.
  • WordCamp Europe 2014 - 27-29 September 2014. Community event. WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything about WordPress.
  • Webit CEE Digital Summit - 9 April 2014. Connect with the Digital Marketing Industry and the Startup Ecosystem from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • ISTA 2013 conference was held on November 14-th in Sofia, Bulgaria. Innovations in Software Test Automation (ISTA) is an annual, international conference, devoted to the latest trends in software development and test automation.
  • 2013 TDWI conference - The Data Warehousing Institute, 17-19 June, Munich, Germany.

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