What Sets Vative Apart: Our Medical Device Experience

 

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to Vative…Thank you for visiting our site and taking an interest in our blog. This month we are focusing on Vative’s medical device experience.  This is the second of our three-part series of articles that highlights What Sets Vative Apart.  Next month we will conclude the series by focusing on our Quality Management Process.  

 

Unlike many other software development firms that are an inch deep and a mile wide, at Vative we pride ourselves in our laser like focus.  For the past decade we have been working exclusively on life-business critical software in the medical device industry.  The common threads with all of our medical device projects are: complex engineering, life-business critical software, and FDA regulations. 

 

Not only are these projects highly challenging, but they are also very rewarding.  Our team members sincerely enjoy developing software that really makes a difference in the world.  They also take a great deal of pride in the fact that the level of quality has to be top-notch.  If we make a mistake, the patient or medical device operator could be subject to a very serious hazard, including improper diagnosis or death.

 

It is our belief and experience that there is a steep learning curve when it comes to developing software for medical devices.  This is especially the case with software that is approved and regulated by the FDA.  We have been doing nothing but medical device software for the past decade, and we are still learning new things every day.       

 

At Vative, we prefer to be a master at our craft, versus a jack of all trades.  We feel that our customers greatly benefit from our laser-like focus on life-business critical software. 

 

About Vative

 

Vative is a professional services firm that specializes in custom software development. Our most important ingredient is our people, the “Navy SEALs” of software engineering.  We have an extremely rigorous screening process and only hire the upper echelon of software professionals.  We then take our elite people and build project teams ranging in size from five to nine people.  Our project teams use an iterative development methodology called SCRUM.  Depending upon our client’s project needs, we deploy one of more of our SCRUM teams to accomplish the mission.

What Sets Vative Apart: Our High Standards

navy seals of software

Hello and welcome to Vative…Thank you for visiting our site and taking an interest in our blog. This first series of articles focuses on the topic of “What Sets Vative Apart” from other software engineering firms.  The series will highlight: Our High Standards, Our Domain Experience, and finally Our Process.  

The secret sauce of Vative is definitely our people, the “Navy SEALs” of software.  Our team is composed of only the upper echelon of software professionals, all of whom must undergo a rigorous screening process before joining our elite team.  The first step in our screening process is the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test.  This is a test that is designed to demonstrate how fast one’s processor (brain) functions.  In our world of highly complex software projects, we need to ensure that our people are not only smart, but are able to pick up new technologies at a rapid pace.  Over the years, we have found a very strong correlation to how high a candidate scores on the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test, and how well they perform in our “fast paced” environment.

If the candidate makes it through the Wonderlic Test, then they move on to tackle a “hands on” coding project.  Assuming the candidate is still in consideration after the coding test, they then undergo thorough cultural fit and technical team interviews.  At the end of the screening process the candidate is usually exhausted.  In our business we can’t afford a dissatisfied client, and hiring mistakes can be very costly.  Additionally, the number one reason our client’s hire us and our people love working at Vative is the caliber of our people.  Smart people like working with other smart people.  It’s really that simple.   

About Vative

Vative is a professional services firm that specializes in custom software development. Our most important ingredient is our people, the “Navy SEALs” of software engineering.  We have an extremely rigorous screening process and only hire the upper echelon of software professionals.  We then take our elite people and build project teams ranging in size from five to nine people.  Our project teams use an iterative development methodology called SCRUM.  Depending upon our client’s project needs, we deploy one of more of our SCRUM teams to accomplish the mission.

 

 

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