North East product design and software engineering agency, KOMODO, has announced four new recruits have joined the business, to create further robustness in the team across the core disciplines of Laravel, React and React Native, and strengthen the position KOMODO as a key technology partner for growth-focused clients.
The four new hires are Kyle Heron, who joins as Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer following a role at Accenture, along with Sarah Heanan and Hugo Duarte as Software Engineers in the platform team, and Rebecca McLaughlin as a Software Engineer in the agency’s mobile team, who has relocated from Grimsby after leading a team of engineers at a boutique agency.
Armin Talić, Commercial Director at KOMODO spoke of the recent hires, saying: “Our expectations and process often mean we take longer to find exceptional candidates, but we know that the balance, capabilities and motivations of our team are the reasons we attract clients and retain them.
“I’m delighted with the calibre of people we’ve introduced to the team – even welcoming and onboarding two members during this phase of lockdown – and have found each to be already imparting a wide range of skills and experiences that are enriching our teams and their overall approach to project delivery.”
As a result of this latest recruitment drive, the QA team now has 3 specialists and the agency’s software development capabilities are bolstered further by key skills in Laravel, Vue and React Native. KOMODO is still on the lookout for additional talent to fill senior and mid-level software engineering roles.
KOMODO’s Managing Director Andy Greener, who founded the agency back in 2003, said: “Starting a new role in the midst of a pandemic must be daunting, but our recent hires have
settled into the agency well and are making an impact in their respective roles on the work they’re involved with.
“The agency went fully-remote around 7 weeks ago and services have adapted accordingly so there has been no client downtime, and from a People perspective, we’ve been keeping in touch with team members weekly to communicate the business outlook during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as keeping team members engaged with Friday night quizzes and Google Meets to keep up face-time.
“I’m looking forward to coming together as a team to celebrate our new hires and other recent successes when it’s safe to do so”, he continued.
It was recently announced that KOMODO will be the technology partner of Myndr, helping them to build a mental health resource in an AI-assisted app, following a successful round of funding. AI capabilities will be facilitated by the Innovations team at Teesside University, with KOMODO providing the overall digital product.