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It’s my pleasure to introduce the new CEO of Netguru, Marek Talarczyk- this change is one of the biggest in Netguru’s 11 year history. He will focus on making Netguru a first-choice consulting agency for companies looking for digital transformation or who want to positively influence the world through beautiful digital products.
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Let us tell you a story about a small startup that once only dreamed of growth and scaling up… and then succeeded on such a level that it even developed a full-fledged community of its own - in a way that extends far beyond the business itself.
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Great news! Netguru has been ranked as one of the most desired IT employers in Poland alongside such giants as Facebook, SpaceX and Netflix, according to Bulldogjob, a leading portal providing knowledge about companies, positions, and work conditions in the IT industry. 
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It looks so easy now. Netguru is growing at an accelerating pace (we will soon onboard our 500th employee), boosting its international footprint across banking, healthcare, retail, property, and travel industries. The growth is fuelled by trust from a whole bunch of customers - from startup founders to large corporations.
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Netguru is 10 years old! We’re celebrating our birthday at the Web Summit Conference in Lisbon. Come and join us on November 6-8, 2018. Before we meet, we’d like to invite you to take a quick look at these ‘10 numbers for 10 years’ to see how we’ve changed from a small software shop to an international consulting agency:
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At Netguru, our biggest asset is the talent. On a day-to-day basis, Netguru’s professionals are busy delivering top-notch products to companies from all around the globe. In their spare time they travel the world to share their experience. Piotr Śliwa, Senior UX Designer, spoke at four UXDX Europe conferences; Marek Talarczyk, COO at Netguru, presented at Dreamforce 17 conference in San Francisco, and Bruno Mańczak, QA Manager, has just got back from IP EXPO London, where he spoke about “crimes against testability”. We aim to give even more to external communities. But we also decided to create a space for the team where they could share knowledge with other workmates. That’s how our very first internal conference, Netguru Tech Talks, came to be.
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Within a business, many things can go wrong unexpectedly that you will have little or no control over. The more complex your business is, the more providers you probably rely on. This means that your website could go down, your communication channel might stop working, or you may experience data leak. You can’t be 100-percent ready for all possible scenarios. However, you can develop a process of mitigating the negative impact of any unexpected event that comes in your way. We’ve just tested our processes in battle.
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Modern workplaces need character and challenge to attract the best talent. It’s a deceptively simple truth. In the tech sector in particular, employees have high expectations. They aren’t just looking for a job. They’re searching for work that will let them pour their passion into a common goal and put real effort into overcoming challenges. They’re searching for something greater than the sum of its parts, something they will be able to build together with other, similarly ambitious folks. Not so simple, providing that kind of environment. In this article, I’ll list the 9 most important features of a workplace that attracts and motivates people. If you see these 9 characteristics in a potential employer, you can be sure they put real effort into making their team happy.
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Why No One Is Looking for 'Rockstar Programmers'

During my (not so) recent presentation at CareerCon I talked about the skills you need when pursuing a (web)developer career. Here are 5 points I made:
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We're growing, and we're growing fast! This time we are celebrating the acquisition of Bitcraft, a company specialising in creating innovative software. Thanks to this acquisition, Netguru's team will grow by 41 people, mainly engineers. As a consequence, the company will also open a new office, this time in Białystok.
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Netguru Again on FT1000 List!

We’ve still got it. Once again, the second year in a row, Financial Times recognised Netguru as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. As promised last year, we didn’t rest on our laurels, and we have unlocked the potential of the most enlightened entrepreneurs and innovators with cutting-edge technology, design, and digital consulting.
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Marta is a member of Netguru’s HR team. She coordinates our recruitment efforts and works on employer branding. She joined Netguru in 2016 and seems to be very tolerant of our crazy antics so far.
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“A perfect job for people who like challenges and learning new skills but are also flexible and able to adapt to changes”, this is how Marek Talarczyk, Netguru’s Chief of Operations, described the position of Head of Project Management. HoPM at Netguru will be responsible for six teams of almost 30 project managers running more than 85 projects a year in total with almost 70-percent project predictability. Sounds interesting? Read on and apply for Head of Project Management as the recruitment process is now open.
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This is a practical guide on improving predictability: you’ll learn how to recognise when you need to work on your predictability and how to set the right goals to achieve the results you want. At the very end of this article we also talk about the future and what the next steps will be for Netguru as we grow and mature as a company.
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On our quest for more predictability, we were visited by consultants with prior experience gained at leading software corporations. They were supposed to share their tools and processes and help us identify what we could improve in ours. In reality, they couldn’t help us. Our predictability was higher than theirs, and they saw no need to improve it any further.
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Developing a software product is a risk. Ask all the failed tech startups. According to this report by Small Business Trends, more than 50% of small businesses fail in their first 4 years. The leading reason? Incompetence, which basically means failure at applying good internal processes in business. So, what can you do to turn the odds in your favour?
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Since time immemorial, travel addicts have faced the problem of either having the money or lots of free time. It’s hard to have both. I didn’t want to compromise, and, luckily, I got a job that allowed me to keep my travelling bug alive without giving up on my professional career.
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Before hiring somebody for an engineering position or building an in-house dev team, you need to double-check a number of things. The following checklist is based on our 8 years of expertise in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding software developers. These are the best market practices and battle-tested solutions, which will help you build a successful development team.
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Many of us looking for a new job need something more from an employer than a paycheck and a comfortable desk. We’re looking for meaning and a chance to do something challenging and to show what we’ve got. For a chance to learn and grow. And rightly so, because if we don’t take care of ourselves and our careers, no one else will. In this interview with Marek Talarczyk, Head of Delivery at Netguru, we’ll learn what it means to start your career with a bang, what to look for in the perfect employer and how important it is to invest in your project management team and give each individual room to grow professionally.
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The first edition of Netguru College turned out to be a great success. About 6,600 people were interested in the event. We received 121 applications and, finally, we chose 20 eager developers to take part in the 2-week workshop. We hired four participants, who now put their skills into practice in projects for Netguru clients.
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