Case Study: Supplying Large Systems Integrator with Hard-to-Source Tech Personnel

Case Study: Supplying Large Systems Integrator with Hard-to-Source Tech Personnel

The Client:

A large U.S. systems integrator (SI) had an engagement with a partner based in Washington, D.C. On short notice, the project requirements changed and our SI partner needed to find specialized software engineers to fill new mission-critical roles – as quickly as possible.


The Challenge:

Hard-To-Find Skills and Certification

Sudden changes to the project put our SI partner in a tough spot as they required high-demand, difficult-to-source software engineers with the following tech skills and certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (Level 3)
  • Terraform Associate
  • Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platinum App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer 1

Adding to the complexity was the software engineers must satisfy citizenship requirements, pass comprehensive background checks, and be local to the D.C. metro area.


The Solution:

Creating Critical Tech Personnel with Smoothstack

We designed a custom immersive training curriculum that mirrored the partner’s distinctive tech stack, then sourced, screened, and hired the appropriate resources.

After completing their 12-week training, the software engineers emerged with high levels of proficiency to meet the specific project requirements and were equipped with the leadership and soft skills necessary to seamlessly transitio into the project.


The Result:

Urgent Project Needs Fully Met

The Smoothstack program successfully delivered 42 high-quality, custom-trained, niche resources that aligned with the partner’s project needs across three different tech stacks.

  • Java engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Salesforce custom engineers

The partner described Smoothstack resources as “extremely sharp” and an “excellent fit” who “arrived fully equipped.”


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