Our Location: a Powerhouse of Industry, Education and IT
The erstwhile capital of Ukraine," a heavy machinery giant", "a city of students" and the stamping ground of three Noble Prize winners, Kharkiv is Ukraine's second largest city and a major hotbed of the Ukrainian software development industry. The city is home to a large and ever growing number of R & D centers of both Ukrainian and overseas software development companies. The latter include US, UK, Danish, Swedish, German, Israeli, South-African and other IT firms.
This, along with more than a score of institutes of higher learning, which include some of the nation's most well-known technical universities, allows the city's IT industry to maintain a big pool of highly qualified IT talent that is, currently, estimated at more than 8000 professionals.
Programmers, system analysts and other IT professionals are trained at such internationally well-known schools, as Kharkiv National Aerospace University after Zhukovsky (KhaI), Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics (Khnure), Kharkiv National Polytechnic University, Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Karazin Kharkiv National University (the Ukraine's best university according to QS World University Rankings , 2018) and others. Graduates of the above educational institutions can be found in world-known IT companies in many parts of the globe.
Well-established software vendors that have made an investment in an in-house QA team, sometimes, find their product's quality to be not up to par and are at sea about whether to funnel more funds into something they seem to be unable to significantly improve.
An educational and scientific juggernaut and a major industrial center, whose enterprises manufacture products that range from garments to turbines to aircraft and state-of-the-art military hardware, Kharkiv also makes it possible to source any other complementary expertise that may be required. A high level of IT experts' professional qualifications is also promoted by a vibrant IT community, a number of IT venues which host various IT events (conferences, hackathons, lectures, workshops) on a regular basis and several specialized IT schools that offer a wide variety of IT courses.
The city of Kharkiv sports a well-developed infrastructure that includes a number of comfortable hotels, a diverse multitude of restaurants and cafes and an international airport, connecting the city with Vienna, Warsaw, Milan, Istanbul, Tel-Aviv and other international destinations.