IT Companies in my town (Nis, Serbia, Eastern Europe)

September 25th, 2011
Nis, Serbia

Nis, Serbia

The town of Nis (Niš, pronounced Niche) with its population of over 300,000 people is the University center of the South Serbia. South Serbia is the region with the lowest average salaries, broken industry (including EI Nis electronics which was the symbol of my town 20 years ago), it is often forgotten by government centered around Belgrade, etc. etc (there are numerous places in Serbian language containing more detailed ramblings (complaints mostly) on the current state in the region).

Being an optimist I tend to think that this hard economical situation has positively influenced the development of IT sector. There are numerous IT companies in Nis which are outsourcing partners of US and European companies (for example Accordia, Seavus, Youngculture). There are also companies that have their own products such as MotionDSP’s video enhancment products or Atomia’s server and hosting automation platform (they were also one of the Gold Sponsors of 2011 HostingCon). Please note that the above mentioned companies do not necessarily originate nor are completely located in Nis but have significant development resources located there. Also there are many freelancers including Genius-Tech, Disample, or individuals like me :)who work from home. I’ve noticed that on elance.com freelancers from Nis are the majority of Serbian freelancers. For a more thorough list of IT companies in Nis take a look at the table below. The given list is unofficial and probably incomplete but helps in getting the overall picture. I’ll update the list with new info from time to time.

 

Unofficial list of Nis IT Companies
Id Link ~No of Emp Technologies, Comments
1 http://www.horisen.com 8 PHP, Java, Mobile Services
2 http://www.youngculture.com 20 Java EE, Spring, Hibernate (Have developers in Belgrade as well)
3 http://www.smdesign.rs 5 PHP, Design, custom CMS
4 http://www.seavus.com 25 .Net, Java, C++
5 http://www.ilumnis.com 5 Java EE, C#
6 http://www.irvas.rs 5 Java EE, C#, Elearning
7 http://www.morenaict.com 5 C#, .Net
8 http://www.troxo.com 30 PHP, C#, .Net, iPhone Apps, Automation software (Comment:Atomia and DFANY are sister companies of Troxo each having their own website)
9 http://www.logik.rs 5 PHP, custom CMS
10 http://www.lmb.de/ 5* .Net, Hardware (*No of employees in software department)
11 Cim group** 10 .Net (** it is recognized among developers as the worst IT company in the region)
12 http://www.uni4gold.com 10 .Net, Oracle
13 Ing software 5 .Net, ASP, web development
14 http://www.genius-tech.com 3+ .Net, Web development, PHP, Zend
15 www.digit.rs 15 Java, Oracle
16 Eurogenyx 3 Electronics, .Net
17 Simplicity 5 Web development, PHP
18 Alfatec 15 R&D, Python, .Net, Electronics
19 Pakom Development Center ~10 ASP, .Net
20 Ates Nearsourcing 15 Php, Zend, Web design and development
21 Niri ~7 R & D center, Intelligent information management
22 http://www.autview.com 10 Java EE, Spring, Hibernate
23 Accordia Group LLC 50 .Net, Java, Delphi, Data mining, SVG, Flex
24 http://www.powersoft.co.rs n.a. Information systems
25 http://www.mihajlovicsoft.rs n.a. Information systems
26 http://www.motiondsp.com 15 C++, .Net, Video enhancement tools
27 Disample DCC n.a. Web design
28 Adriatiko (Inter Casa Ambienta doo) 5 PHP, Web design and development
29 http://www.fazi.rs ~7 C, C++, Electronics (Casino games, Led displays)
30 Younify ~3 Magento, PHP
31 MobileWasp ~3 Android, iPhone
32 http://www.codespeed.rs 3 Php, Zend, Web development
33 http://www.webelinx.com 5 iPhone, Web design
34 Smart net 4 .Net
35 Dualsoft n.a. Information systems for betting support

Please note that this table should be observed from a developers point of view -> potential employment opportunities. Therefore the employee numbers given represent the number of developers that work in Nis even though company could be located elsewhere. It is the same for technology column.

Update: I have updated employee numbers for Seavus, Horisen, Youngculture, SmartNet (Thanks for the corrections)

Update 2: Added dualsoft and corrected info about youngculture having office in Novi Sad

The information about salaries is not given for obvious reasons, but for Nis they are within range 300e - 1500e net (for gross value add 40% to that number). Approximately 90% of developers have less than 1000e.

For more details about any of the above mentioned company you can check with provided links or you can contact me (email: sfsgagi attt gmail dottt com or on twitter @draganstankovic) and I would be very glad to help in making contact for you or to direct you in the proper way.

It’s good to be a developer in Nis

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