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what we do

modern users: seriously high-maintenance.

Today’s users are a demanding bunch. They expect software experiences that they can access anytime, anywhere, with full and seamless integrations across their tools and apps, with data-rich information that is to-the-minute fresh. Oh, and it’s all got to be 24/7 reliable and easy to use. 

It’s a big ask. But at Lineate, we know exactly how to answer it.

 

here's how:

We combine world-class engineering talent with nuanced business acumen, to envision and execute your most complex data-centric challenges. Or to put it another way, we help you solve all your Rubik’s cubes at once.

Lineate’s Software-Designed Advantage™ bridges the gaps between your business needs and great software that truly sets you apart. It’s based on three things:

  • Lockstep™

    Let’s get into it. This is where we expose and immerse ourselves in your business logic as early as possible so we can experiment and iterate together to craft a solution that dovetails with your business goals.

 

  • The Lineate Code™

    Our people make us look good. We employ world-class engineering talent and give them permission to fail, experiment and iterate. We foster a set of soft skills, business acumen, accountability and commitment to the latest platforms, frameworks and languages without an obsession for any. 

 

  • Quick & Clean™ Method

    Your future selves have a lot going on—so be kind to them. We design future-proof systems so that work doesn't have to be redone as markets evolve. And we avoid  "build it quick and dirty" approaches to avoid inevitable future problems.

our non-negotiables

to create flexibility, you need to be a little stubborn.

That’s why there are four design principles we won’t compromise on:

  • We design for the cloud (to avoid unexpected failures and outages) and real-time data intensity. Every test is like full-contact training for your data.

  • We build ultra-reliable systems to help you cope with and bounce back from inevitable system failures and faults. Because it’s not how hard you fall—it’s how fast you can get up without your users noticing.

  • We keep up-to-date on the newest, most useful tech—but we’re not distracted by the shininess of new things. We’re focused on identifying and implementing the best tools for the job.

  • All this adds up to flexible, scalable systems that help you smash your targets—now and in the future.

first steps

“could you explain that in jargon, please?”

Product vision is critical. But you can't build software until you can express the vision in nerd language engineering terms. A few sessions with your product owners and technical leadership will set us up to capture all the architecture and usability requirements we need to execute against.


data orchestration wisdom

We once saw “You’ve really got to orchestrate data—especially when you’re tackling a hard problem.” scrawled on a bathroom wall. And we’ve lived by those words ever since. We use data lakes and NoSQL databases for huge operational workloads, pre-aggregation for analytical workloads, and Spark and Kafka for real-time event processing.


therapy for your tech stack

If you want to find the solution, you need to find all the problems first. That’s why we dig into the technical and practical details, before sharing our discoveries with you. That way, we can tackle each issue together, and prepare your solution for a successful take-off.


an innovative way to innovate

Lean innovation might sound like a business buzz phrase—and it is. But it’s also something we live by. First, we set out a clear roadmap. Then we deliver early and often—following a path of feature MVPs and iterative improvements. Identifying these MVPs up front gets value in the hands of users, and sets up a virtuous cycle of learning.

along the way

the data doesn’t lie

We’re pretty hard on ourselves—and we want you to be too. That’s why we evaluate ourselves with rigorous metrics that we share with you for complete transparency. These include both development metrics that measure engineering productivity and quality (velocity, bug leakage rate) and tailored business metrics that show the impact on your bottom line.


full speed ahead

You wouldn’t put an airline pilot in charge of a boat. So we’re careful to give control to the right people at the right stage of every project. Solution architects lead during discovery phases, and continue in a more limited role during implementation. Development leads then take over day-to-day technical leadership, supported by a blended team of programmers, QA engineers, scrum masters, devops specialists, and other specialists if required.


in systems and in health

Weddings are cool—if you’re into that sort of thing—but we much prefer agile ceremonies. We believe they build strong engineering culture, keep teams on the same page, and add clarity for decision-makers. Our dev leads regularly check in with stakeholders to ensure the technical roadmap matches up with the needs of the business. Sometimes they even bring cake.


dev lead from the front

Our dev leads are busier than most. They conduct regular code reviews to make sure all work is consistent with Lineate’s technical vision. And they ensure that everything is monitored, measured, and available to be deployed at the click of a button.


ahead of the game

You’ll usually find our in-house experts staring out the window, reminiscing about tomorrow. They lead the way within their technical domains—investigating what's new, what's coming and defining the practice for all our teams to follow. And they often join project teams to establish new norms, train-in-action, and practice what they preach.


serious support

Our 24/7 support team puts the ability in availability. Once the application is live, they’ll ensure that it’s online, performing as expected, and has disaster recovery plans in place. As a rigorous group of dedicated problem-solvers, they hold themselves to super high standards.


In Short

with Lineate’s software, you get Advantage Built In™

 

  • Go Faster:

    You innovate faster and transform more effectively.
  • Reduce Risk:

    You manage risk better by ensuring your software doesn’t become yet more expensive technical debt dragging the company down. 
  • Future proof:

    We keep projects on track, even when the track changes.
  • Best talent:

    You mitigate the talent shortage in the most advanced engineering areas.
  • Soft skills best practice:

    Relationships work best with best-in-class soft skills. Most outsourcing relationships fail because of communications and culture issues. Ours don’t.