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Both experience and culture matter

Customers hire Grid Dynamics for highly complex and innovative projects for two reasons: experienced and super-smart engineers backed by industry-specific blueprints; and a collaborative engineering culture where all team members speak the same language, share the same values, and solve problems together.

Grid Dynamics engineers measure their success in terms of their number of successful application launches, how rapidly they roll out new features, and the availability of their systems during peak loads. We know what it takes to produce high-quality software effectively and reliably, and how to work closely with the customer to establish the right processes, measure the right KPIs, and utilize the right tools.

Pillars of application delivery

Grid Dynamics engineers believe that developers are responsible for shipping applications and features that are designed in accordance with proven blueprints and supportable within required SLAs; the code is well-written, covered by automated tests and reviewed by peers; and the changes have been thoroughly  tested on production-like configurations and can be automatically deployed with zero downtime.

Experience

This is not our first rodeo. Your Grid Dynamics team has  built production implementations of similar design, scale, and complexity in the past.

Collaboration

Collaboration across  project teams to deliver projects from conception to production is a cornerstone of modern software engineering as practiced at Grid Dynamics.

Automation

We automate everything: environment provisioning, test execution, production upgrades, and configuration management.

Specialization

Our technical staff spends years mastering specific technology stacks, developing blueprints, and engaging the community.

Agility

We bring robust agile processes, CICD pipelines, QA automation, and dynamic dev/test environments to every project.

Quality

Software quality and reliability cannot be an afterthought. One-third of our engineers are quality assurance experts, with a focus on automation.

Specialized technology expertise

Grid Dynamics maintains deep specialization in several technical disciplines and strives to attract from the market, as well as develop internally, world-class talent in each of these disciplines. In some cases, Grid Dynamics engineers are not just experts in certain technologies but also active members of the broader communities and are even committers to high-profile open source projects such as Hadoop, Solr, and OpenStack. While we constantly evolve our core disciplines to stay with or ahead of the market, the company's technical leadership in these core disciplines is constantly on-boarding new tools and frameworks, running certification training, and formalizing new technical blueprints. As a result, we can bring a deep "bench" of specialists to every project. Below, you will find short descriptions  of our core technical disciplines and their current areas of focus.

Big Data Engineering Services

Grid Dynamics offers a spectrum of Big Data services including consulting, design, implementation, and operational support of In-Stream and batch processing pipelines. We are especially strong with noSQL technologies, which we've been using in large-scale production deployments for the last ten years. Our engineers maintain an extensive catalog of proven design patterns and blueprints that  allow them to be flexible in the selection of the latest frameworks that are best suited to address your specific use cases.

Key use cases

E-commerce and retail:

  • In-Stream Processing for user profile updates and discount/promotion selection
  • Integration of Hadoop with data warehouse and business intelligence systems

Internet advertising:

  • Reporting, aggregation, analysis and performance improvement of advertising campaigns
  • In-Stream data ingestion and aggregation of Internet adtracking events
  • In-Stream fraudulent bot detection

Telecommunications:

  • Report aggregation and business intelligence for IP-telephony on top of Hadoop

All industries:

  • Deployment, monitoring, and 24x7 support of Hadoop/HBase clusters
  • Configuration of Kerberos authentication and data encryption for Hadoop clusters
  • Implementation of data encryption for Hive
  • Cloud migration and enablement

Key technologies

  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Storm
  • Cassandra
  • MongoDB
  • Kafka
  • Riak
  • Reddis
  • HBase
  • Pig
  • Hive
  • Impala
  • Mahout
  • H2O
  • Drill

QA Automation Services

QA automation has been a primary discipline at Grid Dynamics since the very beginning. Deep expertise in test automation is the reason we are able to deliver highly complex and innovative projects, on time, with excellent quality. The goal isn't just to achieve code coverage, but rather to establish a sustainable QA automation process that leads to continuous delivery and zero downtime. We have expertise in QA automation for a wide range of testing domains, some of which are detailed below.

Testing services

  • UI testing
  • API testing
  • Mobile testing
  • Performance testing
  • Batch processing testing
  • Technical computing testing
  • Regression testing
  • Continuous testing
  • Integration testing
  • Test data management
  • Test environment management
  • Quality KPI definition and tracking
  • Test automation framework development
  • Best practices and toolset workshops

Key tools and libraries

  • JBehave
  • JUnit
  • Fitnesse
  • SoapUI
  • Cucumber
  • Calabash
  • Protractor
  • TestNG
  • Spock
  • Selenium
  • Appium
  • Gatling
  • Jagger

Cloud Engineering

We’ve spent many years  delivering reliable, scalable cloud solutions for some of the world’s most innovative and demanding customers.   Whether you need to figure out how to get to the cloud, want to  optimize your existing cloud infrastructure or are deciding how to best adopt containers and other cloud technologies, Grid Dynamics can help.

Key use cases

  • Environment-as-a-Service (EaaS)
  • Elastic production
  • Cloud enablement
  • Cloud optimization
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CICD)
  • Automated test environments
  • Automated deployment
  • Developer self-service
  • Configuration management
  • 24x7 management of dev/test infrastructure

Key technologies

  • Docker
  • Mesos
  • Kubernetes
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud
  • Azure
  • OpenStack
  • vCenter
  • Zabbix
  • ELK
  • Splunk
  • Puppet
  • Chef
  • Ansible
  • MySQL-as-a-Service
  • Solr-as-a-Service
  • Tonomi (Grid Dynamics' proprietary self-service and orchestration platform)

UI/Full Stack Engineering

JavaScript has emerged as a leading language of web development, supported by a vibrant ecosystem of tools and frameworks and a large, active development community. Grid Dynamics has substantial and rapidly-growing expertise in this technical discipline, which represents one of the most-requested and fastest-growing areas of our business. As with all of our technical disciplines, we focus on creating high-performance UIs in addition to quality, testability, and continuous delivery.

Languages and frameworks

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • ES6, ES7 & ES2015
  • Backbone.js
  • Angular.js
  • Angular 2
  • Ember.js
  • Node.js
  • React & Redux

Visualization tools

  • D3
  • Pixi.js
  • Paper.js
  • Raphael
  • Fabric.js
  • KineticJS
  • Processing.js
  • WebGL & Three.js

Build and test tools

  • Npm
  • Gulp
  • Grunt
  • Babel
  • Broccoli
  • Webpack
  • Sass, Less, Stylus and PostCSS
  • Protractor
  • Jasmine
  • Mocha & Chai

Release Engineering / DevOps

Grid Dynamics is one of the oldest DevOps consultancies in the industry. We have been using environment automation, CI and CICD since the company's inception 10 years ago. Since then, we have designed and built automated release pipelines for some of the largest names in the e-commerce, financial services, and high tech industries. Today, DevOps services represent roughly 30% of our business.

Key use cases

  • Developer self-service
  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Provisioning and deployment automation
  • Test automation enablement
  • Schema management
  • Code branch management
  • Code reviews
  • Application configuration management
  • Site reliability engineering
  • L1/L2 support for dev/test environments

Key technologies

  • Jenkins/Bamboo
  • Git/Github/GitLab/Gerrit
  • Chef/Puppet/Ansible
  • Ant/Maven/Gradle/npm
  • Mesos/Marathon/Chronos
  • Docker
  • AWS/Google Cloud/Azure/GoGrid
  • OpenStack/vCenter
  • Liquibase/Flyway
  • Zabbix
  • ELK
  • Splunk
  • Tonomi (Grid Dynamics' proprietary self-service and orchestration platform)

Search Engine Development

Grid Dynamics has the experience needed to help retailers develop powerful, modern search engines built with Solr/Lucene that are highly optimized for e-commerce. We take out-of-the-box Solr, or the Solr embedded inside platforms such as Hybris or WebSphere Commerce, and extend those capabilities. There are four areas where Solr needs modification to provide retailers the tools for the best customer experience: Catalog, Customer, Merchandiser, and Stability/Elasticity.

Key use cases

Merchandising rules:

  • Boost/Bury
  • Custom relevance and results ordering
  • Banner display
  • Alternative/comparable brands
  • Facet/filter management

Omnichannel and personalized search:

  • Channel-dependent results (mobile/tablet/desktop)
  • Country or location/region-specific filtering
  • Filtering based upon nearby store product availability
  • Filtering and ordering products based upon available shipping options such as ‘Buy Online Pickup in Store,’ ‘Ship from Store,’ or ‘Same Day Delivery’
  • Filtering, sorting, and presenting products/promotions based upon a customer’s purchase history

Key technologies

  • Open source search technologies: Lucene, Solr and ElasticSearch
  • Proprietary search platforms based on Solr: Websphere Commerce, Hybris
  • Other proprietary search systems: Endeca, Mercado

Mobile application development

We offer full lifecycle support for mobile application development.  We can take either an advisory or a direct role in development, testing, and support.

Our experienced mobile team launched in 2013 with the acquisition of Sealpoint, a leading mobile development company.  Our specific areas of expertise include omni-channel commerce, mobile test automation, and mobile CI (Continuous Integration).

Key services

  • Mobile architecture design
  • UI/UX design and implementation
  • Development
  • Manual testing
  • Test automation framework development
  • Continuous Integration for Mobile platforms
  • Publishing
  • App monitoring

Key technologies

  • Android SDK
  • iOS SDK
  • Swift
  • RxJava
  • XCTest
  • Roboelectric, JUnit
  • Espresso
  • UI Automator
  • Appium
  • Calabash

Product management and project delivery

As a global engineering company with offices in the USA and throughout Eastern Europe, and customers all over the world, Grid Dynamics is structured to support many flexible delivery models that can adapt to customer needs while maintaining speed and agility. We can deliver projects onshore, offshore or in a hybrid configuration to optimize cost, productivity, and collaboration. We can either bring our own program managers, project managers, and business analysts to create complete, self-sufficient teams or work as part of an integrated team with our customers’ personnel.

Self-sufficient agile teams of specialists include:
  • Program managers
  • Architects and technical leads
  • Business analysts
  • Developers
  • QA automation engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Experts in business application domains
Agile methodologies, practices and tools include:
  • Requirements backlog management
  • Sprint planning
  • Daily stand-ups
  • Sprint-based iterations
  • Regular demos to stakeholders
  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous testing
  • Continuous delivery
Global delivery teams optimized for productivity and collaboration:
  • Cross-functional, co-located onsite teams under one roof
  • Remote offshore development teams 
  • Hybrid onshore/offshore multi-site teams 
  • Collaboration, communication, and performance management tools suitable for specific  types of project delivery, customized to meet  a specific client's needs.
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