About Us

CHI Software is a team of like-minded professionals who put quality first on their priority list. We help businesses expand and make a positive change in people’s lives by building progressive solutions for web and mobile.

Our History

City Hall Illustrations.
First steps and further success

It all began with a small web studio named City Hall Illustrations (CHI), a team of ten enthusiasts, and a desire to create something exciting. The company started off as a digital agency providing UI/UX design and frontend development services for the local market.

In two years, we expanded our tech stack and expertise areas – the company started to grow. Soon after that, City Hall Illustrations turned into CHI Software Development Center.

Rapid progress.
Backend era

Three years after the start, we became competent in Ruby, Python, Java, .NET, C++, and JavaScript – this is what we call our backend era. Strictly speaking, it has never ended since then because now we have dedicated departments for each of these programming languages.

During the same period, we started to explore new markets and, as a result, cooperate with clients from neighboring countries. It allowed us to grow our team from 10 to 30 people and strengthen our technical prowess.

New ground.
Mobile & embedded era

The time came to push our boundaries and go beyond web development. We enriched our expertise with mobile and embedded app development services. Our team continued to grow and now counted 50+ experts.

 At this stage, we decided to share our experience and help young talents and beginners in the sphere. CHI launched its first corporate internship program with in-house mentors for students and postgraduates. This initiative aimed to build up and educate our team and enlarge the local IT community.

Discovering new markets: the US, Israel, and Western Europe countries

Our team was reinforced with more technical and non-technical specialists: QA engineers, business analysts, BI developers, along with managers in various spheres (HR, sales, project management, and account management). 

It allowed the company to explore new foreign markets: in the US, Europe, and Israel. Consequently, we opened our first foreign representative centers there and started to strengthen our international partnerships. At this point, CHI Software counted 200 experts.

Providing new services and keeping up with tech trends

Our new offerings to clients included full-stack development and quality DevOps services. We continued to aim high, and for this reason, we started to look into innovative technologies, such as big data, computer vision, and machine learning.

The expanded range of services required more development workforce, so in 2017, our team had 350+ experts on board.

Growing our clients network: entering Asian and Scandinavian markets

Two years later, CHI Software had three development centers in Ukrainian cities and continued to establish new international cooperations with clients in the Nordic countries. It is worth noting that our team first entered the Asian market by partnering with Japanese businesses.

Meanwhile, we strengthened our skills and knowledge in cloud computing. Several of our developers received AWS and Microsoft certifications, while the company became a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Growth through challenges: The Covid pandemic

The pandemic was a total shock for everyone in the world, including the CHI Software team. And just like the global business community, we had to be flexible and adapt our processes. We developed approved remote work guidelines and transformed our traditional working policy. 

At the same time, we continued to follow through on our goals and shifted our focus from outstaffing to outsourcing projects. Also, CHI Software opened a new development center in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, to expand our market presence in Eastern Europe.

Quality in the limelight: ISO certifications

We mean it when we say that quality is our number one priority. CHI Software received ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications to prove that we follow the highest quality standards and care about every project, regardless of its budget and duration. 

At the same time, our team was mentioned in several Clutch ratings among the leading IT service providers, including the AI and ML branches. It was a great present for our 15th birthday and a sign that we’re moving in the right direction.

Coping with war-related business risks

In February 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine, and most of our development centers appeared in critical danger. The company helped employees with relocation and organized a shelter in the new office located in Lviv, a city in the Western part of Ukraine. Not only did we get back to the pre-war working pace, but we also provided all possible assistance to Ukrainian defenders, volunteers, and victims of the war.

Later that year, CHI Software, like all other businesses, had to deal with regular blackouts caused by massive missile attacks. We equipped our offices with generators, charging stations, and Starlink internet.

Along with all challenges we had to face in Ukraine, CHI Software didn’t stop growing. We opened new offices in Japan, Spain, and Poland and expanded our recruiting geography.

Company Today

16 years have passed, and the company has grown from 10 to 600+ specialists. CHI Software is open to the world: we have representative offices in Ukraine, Japan, Poland, Spain, the US and Republic of Cyprus.

At this point, we can cope with a multitude of development challenges, as our team has specialists of any level and specialization. With 16 engineering and 5 product support teams, we cover the entire development cycle and or of its stages separately.

Our core offering now is building complex software for various industries, including but not limited to retail, fintech, insurtech, travel, and logistics. We realize that such sophisticated solutions must be supported by the highest quality standards, so we keep perfecting our expertise.

Thus, at the end of 2021, CHI Software became an ISO-certified company (ISO 27001 and ISO 9001) to ensure the quality level of our services meets the latest industry requirements and our clients’ expectations on a global level.

Tempered by the war, relocation, and emotional stress, we are sure that nothing can stop us from working harder, improving our expertise every day, and providing the best service on the market.

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Leadership

Volodymyr Dumyak Founder, Managing Partner

Being the company’s founder and creative mind of the brand, Volodymyr is the key strategic decision maker. He has ruled the company for more than 15 years, wisely foreseeing upcoming trends, adapting to industry shifts, and discovering promising markets.

Being the company’s founder and creative mind of the brand, Volodymyr is the key strategic decision maker. He has ruled the company for more than 15 years, wisely foreseeing upcoming trends, adapting to industry shifts, and discovering promising markets.

Bogdan Steblyanko Chief Executive Officer

Having strong analytical and communication skills, Bogdan is a passionate result-oriented leader. He has proven expertise in managing several departments at our company. Experienced and motivated, Bogdan is now responsible for the company’s operational activities.

Having strong analytical and communication skills, Bogdan is a passionate result-oriented leader. He has proven expertise in managing several departments at our company. Experienced and motivated, Bogdan is now responsible for the company’s operational activities.

Andriy Kobka Chief Technology Officer

Andriy focuses on scientific and technological advances and challenges within the company. Having 15+ years of expertise in software development, he has a strong technical background to cope with projects of any complexity.

Andriy focuses on scientific and technological advances and challenges within the company. Having 15+ years of expertise in software development, he has a strong technical background to cope with projects of any complexity.

Oleg Chernyak Chief Business Development Officer

Under Oleg’s guidance, CHI Software has made credible efforts toward establishing its market presence all over the globe. His progressive views and over 10 years of experience in finance and management play an essential role in the company's evolution.

Under Oleg’s guidance, CHI Software has made credible efforts toward establishing its market presence all over the globe. His progressive views and over 10 years of experience in finance and management play an essential role in the company's evolution.

Katerina Bugakova Chief Sales Officer

With a proven record of successful negotiations for complex contracts, Kate is now responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships for the company. Thanks to her brilliant communication skills, she helps build efficient and reliable working relations with the company’s clients and partners worldwide.

With a proven record of successful negotiations for complex contracts, Kate is now responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships for the company. Thanks to her brilliant communication skills, she helps build efficient and reliable working relations with the company’s clients and partners worldwide.

Inna Bovduy Chief Operating Officer

When it comes to daily operations and ongoing improvements, there’s no one better than Inna. She is an inspirational leader in our team, promoting a human-centered approach in every aspect of work. Inna can find a common language with everyone and polish any type of workflow.

When it comes to daily operations and ongoing improvements, there’s no one better than Inna. She is an inspirational leader in our team, promoting a human-centered approach in every aspect of work. Inna can find a common language with everyone and polish any type of workflow.

Yana Ni Chief Engineering Officer

Yana has been leading several departments at CHI Software, continuously developing relations between ideas and technologies. She analyzes business issues, proposes smart solutions, and defines strategies to reach the company’s goals.

Yana has been leading several departments at CHI Software, continuously developing relations between ideas and technologies. She analyzes business issues, proposes smart solutions, and defines strategies to reach the company’s goals.

Alina Smirnova Chief Marketing Officer

Being an out-of-the-box thinker, Alina is always ahead with innovative concepts and approaches. She establishes and helps implement marketing strategies for client and labor markets, managing the work of 10+ specialists. Also, Alina has created an environment where our Sales, Recruitment, HR, and Marketing Departments work in synergy.

Being an out-of-the-box thinker, Alina is always ahead with innovative concepts and approaches. She establishes and helps implement marketing strategies for client and labor markets, managing the work of 10+ specialists. Also, Alina has created an environment where our Sales, Recruitment, HR, and Marketing Departments work in synergy.

Olena Morozova Chief Project Officer

There’s no one better at risk management and problem solving than Olena. With 10+ years in management, she has become a motivating mentor for our Project Management Department and a skilled expert in successful project delivery.

There’s no one better at risk management and problem solving than Olena. With 10+ years in management, she has become a motivating mentor for our Project Management Department and a skilled expert in successful project delivery.

Tetiana Korbaniuk Chief Recruiting Officer

Tetiana is adept at everything related to people management: from defining recruitment strategy to improving team motivation. With nearly 10 years of experience, she gives unique treatment to each recruiting operation and helps us build a powerful corporate community.

Tetiana is adept at everything related to people management: from defining recruitment strategy to improving team motivation. With nearly 10 years of experience, she gives unique treatment to each recruiting operation and helps us build a powerful corporate community.

Our customer stories

An Interactive Educational App For Children

Making an early learning app for children is a true art. Together with the CHI Software team, we developed iOS and Android apps. What's important for us is when we work with developers, we have good communication, and our clients enjoy the app stability.

Daniel Matzke

CTO @ Wonderz

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IT Staff Augmentation For Logistics Project

We are impressed by the ability of the CHI Software team to resolve any problems quickly. If we need to find another engineer of the same specialization or another expert, CHI managers are always quick to respond and present new candidates for vacant roles.

Sergey Olvovsky

Head of product and cooperations @ ViSoft

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An AI-powered Workforce Platform

SKAEL bridges the gaps using intelligent, AI-enabled app-to-app automation and document processing. We worked with the CHI Software team to implement new features and transform processes, and want to empathize the fast and well-coordinated work of the development team.

Mike

Engineering manager @ Skael

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A Unique Online Insurance Portal

CHI Software and Shid-Zahid insurance company collaborated to create a web portal that covers all processes of a wide range of insurance deals. The developed insurance web portal helps to manage B2B and B2C processes within the company.

Elena Nosova

Manager @ Shid – Zahid insurance company

Our Values

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Quality-oriented approach

No matter what type of solutions we build, quality is a fundamental factor that helps our clients and their products keep up with the market competition. Quality in everything we do is our number one priority that motivates and inspires each of our departments.

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Openness to innovation

We’ve never been afraid of changing industry trends and yet unknown but ambitious innovative tools and technologies. On the contrary, they drive our company’s accomplishments and shape the focus
of our activities and business strategy.

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Honest and transparent communication

Long-term success goes hand in hand with open business communication. It refers to both our internal and external workflows: by speaking directly to one another, we provide openness to our clients and partners.

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