Top 5 reasons to locate your software development department in Ukraine
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Top 5 reasons to locate your software development department in Ukraine



1. Sheer amount of talent is staggering.


Modern business require diverse talant to achieve success. It is no longer enough to have software engineering knowledge, but you also want domain experts, science consultants and business acumen to work on your idea. Lviv is ready to be your one stop shop for talent.

Ukraine has long been on a forefront of industrialization. This century-long process have left an imprint on the nation. Many young specialist have fathers and grandfathers as successful engineering role models. Constant necessity to learn and spotless work ethic is now a definite feature of ukrainian soul.

There are more then 30 university level institutions in Lviv with over 100 thousand students at any given time. With a strong engineering focus more then 35% of all graduates are in engineering and science. And for those programming knowledge is a mandatory discipline.

Officially Lviv City Council announces: There are about 140 IT companies currently operating in Lviv and over 18,000 specialists in engineering and IT who annually graduate from Lviv universities. In general, Lviv is a large educational center with around 170,000 students in 38 higher education institutions.

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2. Culture stems loyalty.



Ukrainian men are expected to provide for their families and are often the primary bread-winners. Turmoils of the past have taught Ukrainians to value stability of a good job. Engineers are often willing to grow within the company rather then to change employer. Attention to detail and constant strive for optimization are a hallmark of career engineer in Ukraine. Very little supervision is necessary and companies value Ukrainian engineers for affinity to solving problems rather then escalating them. Another interesting feature of Ukrainian culture is self-organization. Ukrainian employees are perfectly comfortable establishing situational task-force groups to solve a complex issues without any formal leadership or direct orders. It is almost like having a business partner on an employee package.

Ukrainian men are expected to provide for their families and are often the primary bread-winners. Turmoils of the past have taught Ukrainians to value stability of a good job. Engineers are often willing to grow within the company rather then to change employer. Attention to detail and constant strive for optimization are a hallmark of career engineer in Ukraine. Very little supervision is necessary and companies value Ukrainian engineers for affinity to solving problems rather then escalating them. Another interesting feature of Ukrainian culture is self-organization. Ukrainian employees are perfectly comfortable establishing situational task-force groups to solve a complex issues without any formal leadership or direct orders. It is almost like having a business partner on an employee package.



3. Government will support you.



IT industry is among the most highly encouraged in Ukraine. Business regulations and taxes are simplified substantially for the technology companies. As a tech company you can expect assistance from all levels of government officials. City Mayor is consistently fostering technological development in Lviv and turning city into booming international hub for the IT industry.



4. In one with Europe. Same culture as client.



Lviv citizens consider themselves Europeans. This brings in the common cultural foundation between clients and developers. With cultural differences kept to a minimum a true cohesion can be achieved and business can move as a single organism. Lviv has a long history of international trade and European politics as a part of Kingdom of Ruthenia, Kingdom of Poland and Austrian Empire. Visiting Lviv is like visiting old friends whose vibes are perfectly in tune with your own. It will be your home away from home. Welcome :).



5. English is ubiquitous



While English knowledge is often not perfect in Ukraine, almost anyone will understand you and will be able to communicate back. While increasing number of Ukrainians speak English fluently most are still on an intermediate level. You can expect an OK conversation with every employee and full proficiency from Project Managers and Senior Developers.


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