Fintech firm AccessPay has partnered up with software development company Godel as it looks to tap into its tech talent in Minsk due to a skills shortage in Manchester.
City Tower-based AccessPay, a specialist in cloud-based payments technology, said while it had a team of analytical coders in Manchester, due to huge demands for its products, getting skilled workers was a challenge.
The company has chosen Manchester tech firm Godel, which employs nearly 700 software and coding specialists at its development centre in Belarus.
The partnership will see AccessPay tap into the talent there to cope with rising demand.
James Higgins, product director at AccessPay, said: “Our needs are two-fold – although we recruit our own in-house team, there are projects that require an injection of skills almost overnight to cope with demands and this is where Godel can help us.
“Finding people with the full spectrum of skills across software development is also a challenge for us, so we can tap into the knowledge that Godel’s nearshored team provides.
“Godel allows us to concentrate on our business knowing that we can fulfil the projects that help us meet our customers’ demands – ultimately allowing them to make smarter, more insightful business decisions.”
Godel will work with AccessPay on a combined infrastructure project with an element of software re-architecture of certain applications as microservices.
“It’s the best of both worlds – we have a skilled Godel development team which is nearshored who we will speak to via videoconference daily, but we can also speak directly with our account team at Godel’s HQ in Manchester if we need to,” explains James Higgins.
Paul Green, chief commercial officer at Godel said: “It’s always great to work with other Manchester-based businesses – of which there are a growing number of tech start-ups attracted to the area to find talent.
“However, the speed with which many tech start-ups grow means that ramping-up skills of software development talent to cope with projects on top of business-as-usual is difficult to find on tight time-scales, and this is where Godel can help deliver the breadth of skills as well as the sheer numbers.”