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Dedicated team of developers for e-mobility startup

Used technologies

Date

September 2018 - October 2020

Industry

IT, e-mobility

Country

Germany

About the project

The dedicated team supporting the company’s rapid expansion in the e-mobility sector. Sales platform development, third-party integration, charging, and electrical network maintenance. New business requirements and infrastructure improvements with Java and Spring Boot, following agile and lean product development methodologies for an efficient work environment.

Challenges

Our partner was looking for highly-skilled developers that could nourish the existing team and support further large-scale development in the e-mobility market. They were looking for an associate who would effectively help them maintain and develop, among others, the backend platform responsible for Charge Point Operator's business process modeling.

Initially, the integration was based on custom-made APIs exposed specifically to the partners they were integrating with. Linking with a new partner was time-consuming, taking several months to connect. In the long run, this was inefficient and unmaintainable.

Discovery workshops

Scrum methodology

Code review

Pair programming

CI/CD

Introducing knowledge-sharing space

Scope & highlights

Java & Spring Boot

Java & Spring Boot

Integration system with the British electricity market

Integration system with the British electricity market

Backend API for web portal

Backend API for web portal

Open Standards implementation

Open Standards implementation

Team members

Team members

Workshops

Workshops

Our approach

As a team partner, to gain a full picture of the processes taking a place in the e-mobility market we conducted two workshops. One took place at the partner’s headquarters, the other one was conducted at our office. Based on the given insightful findings, we started planning the workflow. The beginning of this partnership was launched with two developers involved in the project expansion.

In a search for the most efficient solution, we decided to implement Open Standards. To confirm our predictions on how beneficial Open Standards could be and how to deal with potential obstacles, we began with a simple use-case.

Having proved that the standard matched our partner needs successively the API was enriched and exposed to new functionalities. The final stage of this long process was full e-roaming functionality, which significantly boosted the integration process. The integration with a new partner at the moment takes a few days.

We were also responsible for establishing a charge point management platform, a system integrating with the British electricity market, development and maintenance of custom APIs, as well as an API for a functioning portal.

As this ambitious partnership was growing, we nourished the team, at key moments of progress, with 7 extra developers. Two of them were assigned to build a dedicated 2-month lasting project. Eventually, this 2-year partnership was crowned with a knowledge-sharing space for future development, valuable experience, and excellent performance.

Outcomes

The open, secure, and accessible charging network

95%

faster integration with new partners

2

Open Standards implemented

1

place to monitor, maintain and secure the system

The team has high-level communication skills. They were able to discuss all the details and provide all answers in a timely manner. They provided all the information we needed and maintained full transparency throughout. We used software tools to manage the project.

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