WE BUILD SOFTWARE FOR COMPANIES ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Founded in Porto Alegre in 2015, Poatek is a software engineering boutique that hires the top 1% to build software solutions for our clients

WE BUILD SOFTWARE FOR COMPANIES ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Founded in Porto Alegre in 2015, Poatek is a software engineering boutique that hires the top 1% to build software solutions for our clients

WHAT DOES IT MEAN
TO BE A BOUTIQUE?

As the name implies, in a boutique everything is made to fit. That translates into how we treat our clients (as long-term partners as opposed to task givers) and how we treat our employees (as collaborators, with a say in what projects we take on). And that is true – we only take on projects that our employees think are interesting challenges.

THAT’S HOW PICKY THE TOP 1% ARE.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BOUTIQUE?

As the name implies, in a boutique everything is made to fit. That translates into how we treat ourclients (as long-term partners as opposed to task givers) and how we treat our employees (as collaborators, with a say in what projects we take on). And that is true – we only take on projects that our employees think are interesting challenges.

THAT’S HOW PICKY THE TOP 1% ARE.

WHAT IS OUR
TARGET MARKET?

Our target market are SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) that are either a software company themselves or alternatively understand deeply the transformational power of software.

Over these past 5 years, we have been able to validate this model and now count with dozens of clients in our portfolio who have relied on Poatek to build their software and become their de facto long-term engineering arm.

DO WE ONLY DO HARD
CORE ENGINEERING?

THE ANSWER IS YES!

We love solving complex software technical challenges. But we don’t hire only engineers. We understand that a well-balanced team that can deliver a well-rounded solution also needs the top 1% in UX/UI designers and technical project managers.

WHY DID WE FOUND
POATEK IN BRAZIL
AND FOR THE TOP 1%?

Our founder Cristiano Franco and his partner Lando Kravetz both faced a similar problem when they graduated in Computer Science in Brazil a few years ago.

They were hardcore engineers looking for challenging projects to work on but could not find anything super interesting in Brazil. Cristiano “solved” this problem by first pursuing a Master’s abroad and then by having an international career in IT while living in Brazil; and Lando left Brazil in 2000 and has since lived in the US.

The idea behind Poatek is so that the top 1% can stay in Brazil and work on super challenging projects for clients from all over the world. Everyone here is fluent in English, most of us have MSc or PhD degrees, a good portion have worked/lived abroad, and all of us are thirsty for a challenge.

WHAT KIND OF WORK
ENVIRONMENT AND
OPPORTUNITIES CAN A
TOP 1% PROFESSIONAL
HAVE AT POATEK?

Here you don’t need to become a manager, director, or VP in order to advance in your career. In fact, we believe in a totally flat organization in which everyone is responsible for their own actions.

You will be speaking directly with a client on your first week after you’re hired. It doesn’t matter to us whether you have experience in that particular business area – because you are a top 1%, our model has shown us that you can pick up quickly and bring your strong engineering skills to bear. The sky is the limit with us – for as long as you keep showing competency and are hungry to grow, we will propel you forward.

WHAT IS OUR TARGET MARKET?

Our target market are SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) that are either a software company themselves or alternatively understand deeply the transformational power of software.

Over these past 5 years, we have been able to validate this model and now count with dozens of clients in our portfolio who have relied on Poatek to build their software and become their de facto long-term engineering arm.

DO WE ONLY DO HARD CORE ENGINEERING?

THE ANSWER IS YES!

We love solving complex software technical challenges. But we don’t hire only engineers. We understand that a well-balanced team that can deliver a well-rounded solution also needs the top 1% in UX/UI designers and technical project managers.

WHY DID WE FOUND POATEK IN BRAZIL AND FOR THE TOP 1%?

Our founder Cristiano Franco and his partner Lando Kravetz both faced a similar problem when they graduated in Computer Science in Brazil a few years ago.

They were hardcore engineers looking for challenging projects to work on but could not find anything super interesting in Brazil. Cristiano “solved” this problem by first pursuing a Master’s abroad and then by having an international career in IT while living in Brazil; and Lando left Brazil in 2000 and has since lived in the US.

The idea behind Poatek is so that the top 1% can stay in Brazil and work on super challenging projects for clients from all over the world. Everyone here is fluent in English, most of us have MSc or PhD degrees, a good portion have worked/lived abroad, and all of us are thirsty for a challenge.

WHAT KIND OF WORK ENVIRONMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES CAN A TOP 1% PROFESSIONAL HAVE AT POATEK?

Here you don’t need to become a manager, director, or VP in order to advance in your career. In fact, we believe in a totally flat organization in which everyone is responsible for their own actions.

You will be speaking directly with a client on your first week after you’re hired. It doesn’t matter to us whether you have experience in that particular business area – because you are a top 1%, our model has shown us that you can pick up quickly and bring your strong engineering skills to bear. The sky is the limit with us – for as long as you keep showing competency and are hungry to grow, we will propel you forward.

WHY DO WE HAVE
OFFICES IN MIAMI
AND LISBON?



For two main reasons. First, because if our engineers would like to spend time abroad, we would like to offer them the opportunity to do that with us. Second, because we also recruit the top 1% outside of Brazil.

WHY DO WE HAVE OFFICES IN MIAMI AND LISBON?


For two main reasons. First, because if our engineers would like to spend time abroad, we would like to offer them the opportunity to do that with us. Second, because we also recruit the top 1% outside of Brazil.