Departments of Our Company
The Structure of the Company
Our company structure is flat without any hint of bureaucracy. Everyone works together on any project, from the CEO to the junior developer. All communication takes place without intermediaries: you can communicate with top management, ask questions, rely on their help, etc. Everyone’s role is huge, and at the same time, everyone can be assigned to solve problems and mistakes. We encourage people to collaborate, brainstorm, and express themselves; it improves our work lives and our results.
Our team is professionals in their field who are devoted to the company and do everything for comfortable cooperation and adaptation of new employees in their departments:
Top Management:responsible for the activities of the entire organization. The main functions of a top manager are implementation of the strategy of the organization, management of the company’s activities, implementation of corporate culture, and work on achieving set goals.
Project Management:a key position in working with a product. It depends on them whether the work group will finish the project on time or not, whether the cost of the project is correctly calculated, whether the team is not working at a loss, etc. They organize the work of the entire team and make it coherent. They also act as an intermediary between the client and the developers, telling the programmers exactly what needs to be done.
Quality Assurance Engineers:during the development process, QA Engineers interact with many people who work on the project and on the software being developed. First, they learn all the necessary requirements for a software product or application from the customer. QA creates test documentation and test cases for the upcoming sprint. As soon as the developer completes work on each feature and changes the status to “ready for testing”, QA specialists come into play. They start testing the feature according to the documentation they wrote earlier. If errors are found, QA creates bugs with steps to reproduce and assigns a developer to fix them. There are Manual QA Engineers and Automation QA Engineers. Manual QAs test the system in the role of ordinary users — going through all the functions and performing both positive and negative tests. Automation QAs are needed to support the Manual colleagues. As the system grows, the time for testing it when every new feature is released inexorably increases. Therefore, Automation QAs write scripts that perform testing automatically which means it saves a ton of time for manual QAs.
Back-End Developers:these are specialists who are responsible for the development of functionality during the creation of a product. In other words, for the “inside” of the program, application, or site, for those things that are mostly invisible to customers during use.
Front-End Developers:they are designers and programmers in one person, heroes of style and code that create the user interface. The main task of the front-end developer is to translate the design layout into code that is easy to read and expand, and to make everything on the website or web application work quickly and conveniently for the user.
Mobile Developers:the first task of mobile developers is to understand what the client wants to achieve with the application. The mobile application developers then consider the technical feasibility and adherence to the recommendations of the app store operators. They consult with designers and other programmers. In addition, mobile developers monitor the correct operation of the functional and technical side of the program.
Design Team:the goal of UI/UX Designers is to get the user to some logical point in the interface. UX is a User Experience Designer, whose main task is to actualize what experience/impression the user gets from working with your interface. UI is a User Interface Designer; the work of this specialist is about what the interface looks like and what physical characteristics it acquires.
Recruitment and HR Department:a Recruiter is a specialist who looks for people for open positions, and introduces new employees to the company. The HR Manager works with the company’s team, develops corporate culture, and helps new colleagues adapt.
Hardware Developers:the strength of this department in our company is the assembly of IoT devices. We provide custom IoT development services that enable businesses to manage their operational efficiency, set up processes, and provide visibility over departments by integrating IoT apps, mobile devices, cloud services, and physical objects into a hyper-connected ecosystem built around end users. BeKey partners with IoT providers and enterprise adopters in different areas. We build reliable software solutions that discover hidden patterns and forecast events to make your data work for you.
Finance and Legal Department:one of the main functions of the financial department is finance controlling, which consists of the formation of plans and control over their execution. The performance of this function is associated not only with accounting and analysis but also with monitoring the execution of business processes of the enterprise. Also, financiers take on the management of the company’s cash, the formation of a payment calendar, control over the state of mutual settlements, organization and maintenance of accounting and tax records. Lawyers are engaged in the observance of the legality of paperwork, the settlement of economic relations, the conclusion of contracts, the presentation of claims, and the preparation of legal documents.
DevOps Engineers:a DevOps Engineer introduces processes, tools, and methodologies to balance needs throughout the software development life cycle, from coding and deployment to maintenance and updates. Specifically, this specialist focuses on automation and maintenance in the live environment. For example, a DevOps Engineer would perform on-call service for the system availability; develop or source application and system management tools that mitigate manual effort; implement automated management features, such as performance monitoring, diagnostics, failover, and availability capabilities; evaluate risks for all changes while maintaining high availability within the environment.
Marketing Team:develops and implements strategies to increase brand awareness and increase sales of the organization’s products or services. A marketing team includes strategists and advertising consultants who can set up PPC/PPV campaigns. They work together to achieve common marketing goals.
SEO Department:at first glance, the job description of this department may not differ much from the job description of a marketing manager. Both have the same goals, which is to increase awareness and sales. However, a SEO manager has a more technical role, making it a much more specialized job. General tasks of an SEO manager include site, content optimization, online community building and development, backlink discussion, campaign organization and planning, site monitoring and user analysis, keyword research, and market analysis.
Communication Between Departments
Effective communication between different departments creates trust within the organization. When departments trust each other to provide accurate information, it eliminates additional fact-checking that can slow down productivity. Departments communicate very closely with each other. Recruiting and HR Department, for example, clearly selects candidates at the request of department leads and communicates constantly. Working on a given task, designers constantly coordinate it with Front-End Developers. QAs work closely with Project Managers since managers need to provide the severity and priority of each found bug so as to decide what to fix first. Mobile Developers communicate on a regular basis with Back-End Developers since they provide the communication of the app with the server, etc.
How many departments are in a software company?
Typically, a software company will include these departments:
- Back-End Development
- Mobile Development
- Front-End Development
- QA & PM
Not to mention the standard departments that all companies have, such as HR, Finance and Legal, and Administration.
What is the most important department in a software company?
Development is the core business, especially for a software development company. But if there are no projects/products at all, will they be still the most important? Sales development is bringing business, especially when a company is client based. Graphic designers have their own importance: developers’ work will not be worthy unless they provide good, user-friendly designs. Development work is buggy without feedback from Quality Assurance and Testing Specialists, so buggy software will always be blamed on development. If System Engineers don’t deploy properly and provide a good architecture the development will be of no use.
HR has its own importance: until they bring in the right talent, all departments will not work as per expectations. Marketing/content writers/ SEOs and many other departments do their own roles. So we think they are units/bricks, and each has its own role in making a strong building.
What are the types of software development departments?
There are three main types of software development departments.
- A team of universals:
It is an approach that brings together professionals with a very diverse skill set. Their duties are not limited to one specific area. For example, a Front-End Developer may be familiar with Back-End Java or have some background in UI Design.
- A team of specialists:
Such a team involves specialists who have extensive experience in a particular programming language, framework, or technology. Each team member is responsible for their team role and works towards their specific task.
- A hybrid team:
The hybrid software development department combines the two previous approaches. There are people who understand the task as a whole, and those who can narrow its focus. The combination of deep experience and the ability to integrate the system overcomes most of the weaknesses of the teams mentioned above.
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