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24 June 2014

Just Eat builds in-house IT workforce in Ukraine

Online takeaway service Just Eat has built a team of software development and project managers in the Ukranian capital Kiev through an agreement with IT staffing service provider Ciklum. The company realised it could not recruit staff quickly enough to meet the demands of its expending business, which is built on e-commerce platforms. Just Eat has around 120 IT staff and operates in 13 countries, but is expanding fast. IT staff are based in London and three other sites. In December 2012 the company found its way to Ukraine-based IT staff provider Ciklum. Ciklum helps businesses find and recruit IT staff in Ukraine, which has a large software engineering skills set, and then provides the office space for its customers at its operations in Ukraine and Belarus. The company has about 2,500 software engineers working for different corporate global customers. Jim Beattie, director of international engineering at Just Eat, said the company needed to build its software team quickly and wanted the right mix of engineering skills, culture...

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