A predominant need for businesses globally is to leverage the latest technologies to stay competitive and uplift customer satisfaction. Kodez, from its earliest days, has been helping businesses across the world embrace innovation. Founded in 2017, with its first offices in Australia, it began its journey as a team of development consultants that helped create the most effective transition plans for the next phase of an organization’s growth. Over time Kodez expanded its teams and product portfolio, enabling the company to diversify its service offerings.
As a business, the Australian-based team grew to 30 consultants, ensuring that product road mapping and DevOps were coordinated. On the other hand, in 2020, Kodez initiated its support team based in Sri Lanka and has grown to a technically sound, adaptive, and rapid response unit consisting of 22 developers able to support the evolving needs of its customers. While operating internationally, Kodez has built a culture of learning across its teams that unites a diverse collective of consultants from all walks of life to grow as individuals and succeed as a team.
The Kodez Brand of Innovation & Excellence
Since its founding, Kodez has helped organizations of all sizes successfully embark on innovative ventures. A notable success story that showcased its capabilities was its engagement with the rising Australian property tech startup, 1060. The real estate company sought to provide agents and buyers with an immersive mobile app by using the power of short-form video and social networks – much like TikTok for real estate.
To turn this ambitious idea into a reality, the DevOps engineers of Kodez provided a strategy and implementation guidance to 1060 to build and release the application. With a keen understanding of cloud computing, the strategy ensured the app could seamlessly deliver video to anyone, anywhere, and on any device. Seeing the platform take off after its launch was the most exciting part for Kodez. Real estate industry heavyweights have signed up for the app, including Sotheby’s, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and Douglas Elliman. Naturally, it has seen 1060 gain significant global attention as well.
In the words of the Founder of 1060, Matthew Snowden, “Kodez has excelled at being a solid partner. When it comes to DevOps-as-a-Service, they help us rapidly scale our global engineering team with reliability and world-class engineer experience.” Of course, he’s not alone with such sentiments. Another success story of the company was with SeekBusiness, a leading Australian B2B marketplace. Working alongside the Kodez team, SeekHere modernized its application and transitioned to the cloud. It remains a shining example of the company’s ability to help organizations embrace innovation.
These are but just a few success stories of Kodez. Other notable organizations it has worked with include the likes of Kmart, WebJet, JBhifi, and PEXA, to name a few. The common thread between them all is that irrespective of the size or the complexity of their operations, Kodez has allowed them to move to the cloud and embrace innovative new technologies for their continued growth and business success.
A keen focus on culture, diversity, and learning
For its many success stories, Kodez credits these wins to the dynamism, technical expertise, and chemistry between its diverse team of consultants. Its learning culture ensures that no matter the client’s requirement, they can remain adaptable and learn new tools & technologies as needed or hire as needed to ensure that client servicing never lags. Working closely together and alongside the teams of its client organizations, the company has built a strong reputation of trust.
“We enable our culture of learning by employing people who embody the culture. We ensure that we are asking the right technical and behavioral questions to select people who would be a great fit for us. Additionally, we are developing a professional development program to help our consultants upskill on a project-by-project basis through our partnerships with AWS and Microsoft as well, ” elaborated People & Culture Manager at Kodez, Karen Villanueva.
Initiatives around this philosophy range from sponsoring technical certifications to knowledge-sharing sessions and tech talks amongst the team where individual members share their knowledge. Thus, everyone from a developer to a DevOps engineer understands each other’s respective domains. The active learning culture means knowledge isn’t in silos but spread out to ensure the constant development of its consultants. Further, it gives all of its consultants opportunities to explore new technologies they’re passionate about. The collective result of these initiatives is a wealth of expertise within Kodez, which enables it to stay on the frontiers of innovation and enable the digital transformation of organizations of all sizes across industries.
But the culture of learning isn’t limited to within Kodez. The company is also committed to nurturing future technology talent with growth opportunities. Another key strength of Kodez is the diversity within its ranks. In both of its offices in Australia and Sri Lanka, the company has a team of experienced professionals with a wealth of experience from all walks of life. A firm believer in remote working, the culture within the company sees everyone at all levels included in all activities, despite timezone differences.
Boldly stepping into what lies ahead
A key goal for Kodez over the next 3-5 years is to ensure that they are doubling down on their strengths as consultants and developers for larger projects and a wider range of clients. As a business, Kodez is looking to increase its presence while expanding its main delivery center in Sri Lanka. The culture within the company has been a crucial part of its journey thus far. Hence, as it grows, Kodez is committed to preserving its culture.
“Development consulting is our main bread and butter. However, we are looking to focus on DevOps, DevSecOps, Data Analytics, and Identity and Access Management. As we expand our teams, our goal is to ensure that customer and team satisfaction remains high with a clear priority in ensuring that diversity, flexibility, and upskilling are part and parcel of the Kodez experience in-house.” expanded Principal Consultant at Kodez, Shiran Ginige.
Over time the environment of what businesses and employees need has changed dramatically. Kodez is the epitome of a new business normal that embraces exceptional customer service and a balanced and well-rounded employee experience. With the widening of their business offerings and strengthening of employee development, Kodez is poised to grow bigger and stronger in the years to come.