Software Power House

As a software house, we deliver business growth to our clients by providing highly skilled, communicative IT professionals to build their customized products. We do this by investing in the professional and personal growth of our software developers. We deliver a premium service – housing, flight, language courses, VISA, training, health insurance & guidance – for them so that they can do the same for our clients.

Our story

In 2016, the company I was leading needed a larger software development-team to grow. However, we encountered a shortage of highly skilled developers in the Dutch market and had a problem… the output of the company was affected by this.
An acquaintance of me was leading a team of Portuguese developers in Lisbon. He was very happy with their skills, experience and positive work-attitude.
My company started hiring the first two developers in Portugal as a try. Within one year we were able to build up a complete team. The quality of the code, documentation and speed of the developments made the company ready to expend and flourish in the market.
Penguin Formula derived from this experience. Knowing the Dutch IT-market, another investor and I made the plan to become a leading player at the European continent. It was set up with the ambition to grow big and maintain the reason of existence: quality.

The Portuguese market is relatively small to obtain these company goals and provide for the needs of the Northern European market. We therefore expended the recruitment and hiring to Brazil and other South American countries. We were very happy to see that the Brazilian software developers are as skilled and communicative as their Portuguese colleagues. Which is, in the vision of Penguin Formula, a must for high quality software delivery.
As a result, both our clients and developers can focus on what they do best; their core business.

Rudolf Vriens – CEO Penguin Formula

In 2016, the company I was leading needed a larger software development-team to grow. However, we encountered a shortage of highly skilled developers in the Dutch market and had a problem… the output of the company was affected by this.
An acquaintance of me was leading a team of Portuguese developers in Lisbon. He was very happy with their skills, experience and positive work-attitude.
My company started hiring the first two developers in Portugal as a try. Within one year we were able to build up a complete team. The quality of the code, documentation and speed of the developments made the company ready to expend and flourish in the market.
Penguin Formula derived from this experience. Knowing the Dutch IT-market, another investor and I made the plan to become a leading player at the European continent. It was set up with the ambition to grow big and maintain the reason of existence: quality.

The Portuguese market is relatively small to obtain these company goals and provide for the needs of the Northern European market. We therefore expended the recruitment and hiring to Brazil and other South American countries. We were very happy to see that the Brazilian software developers are as skilled and communicative as their Portuguese colleagues. Which is, in the vision of Penguin Formula, a must for high quality software delivery.
As a result, both our clients and developers can focus on what they do best; their core business.

Rudolf Vriens – CEO Penguin Formula

Penguins DNA

MISSION

Our mission is to deliver highly skilled IT professionals to build and maintain Quality IT solutions. We do this by investing in the professional and personal growth of our developers.

OUR VISION

Be the number one software house, providing nearshore teams. On site and remote.

OUR VALUES

Growth: Ambitious, international and sustainable-growth.
Care: Personal, supportive and premium service.
Dynamic: Fast, flexible and driven.
Companionship: Team and unity.

Organization

You can focus on what you do best, because we do what we do best.

These people deliver a premium service for our developers,
so they can do the same for our clients.

Headquarters

  • Rudolf Vriens
    Rudolf Vriens CEO
  • Dário Gaspar
    Dário Gaspar CFO
  • Sara Carvalheiro
    Sara Carvalheiro HR manager
  • Fábio Calhau
    Fábio Calhau Technical Manager
  • Cheila Duarte
    Cheila Duarte Legal Advisor
  • Ana Simões
    Ana Simões Office & Housing
  • Daniela Martins
    Daniela Martins Talent Acquisition
  • Joana Cruz
    Joana Cruz Talent Acquisition
  • Luis Fernandes
    Luis Fernandes Help Desk Technician
  • Fábio Bento
    Fábio Bento Finance Specialist
  • Maria Moreira
    Maria Moreira Housing Services

Brazil

  • Raphael Begeer
    Raphael Begeer Talent Acquisition
  • Tadeu Almeida
    Tadeu Almeida Office Manager

Business development

  • Markus Tautz
    Markus Tautz Sales representative - DACH Region
  • Gerold Kiefer
    Gerold Kiefer Sales representative - DACH Region
  • Ronald Van Der Stroom
    Ronald Van Der Stroom Sales representative - BeNeLux Region