International Software Techniques S.A. (doing business as IST) is a private company of Greek interests.
Being in the forefront of the Greek software industry since 1991, IST has established itself as a technology and client-driven company, bringing tangible value to its client-base through a sophisticated portfolio of software services and solutions.
IST currently functions both as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and as a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for third-party software products and services, constituting what has been lately coined as "boutique software development company".
The company is headquartered in Marousi, Athens, Greece. The management team owns 100% of the share capital, allowing the company to pursue a coherent growth strategy.
IST dedicates itself to delivering sophisticated services and solutions for specific, high growth and demanding industries, such as telecommunications, banking & finance and pharma.
We primarily address the needs of large-sized and Enterprise-level organizations (either private, publicly-traded or multinational), while we also offer our services to major international software vendors (acting as their designated outsourcing partners).
The company is also actively pursuing grants through Greek and European funded research projects.
At IST, we are a strong advocate of the "Think Big, Act Small" management approach: think big, authentic ideas about solving customers’ problems, making better products, providing valuable services, exploring innovative solutions and creating value. But, at the same time never stop acting like a start-up; staying humble, treating every employee like the owner, and having everyone in the frontline.
We make a conscious and continuous effort to combine the strengths of a big organization with the hunger of a start-up. We build excellent relationships with our clients, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders; we groom future leaders at all levels, and we balance their short-term goals with their long-term visions.
We are always interested in hiring the best available talent.
If you are passionate about software development, and want to join a highly efficient, highly-skilled, tech-savvy team, we would be thrilled to receive your CV.
The Benefits of Working With Us
Excellent career development.
Attractive remuneration packages.
Continuous external and internal trainings.
Participation in large-scale, fascinating and challenging projects.
Involvement with enterprise-level clients.
Focus on new technologies, new frameworks and new platforms.
A friendly / casual workplace, consisting of young top talent.
An open door policy.
A flat hierarchical organization structure.
Centrally located and easy to access (with either public or private transport).
IST is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by national or international law.
Successfully Serving A Demanding Client Base
Our clients are coming from demanding, fast-moving and high-growth vertical markets and are predominantly large-sized and Enterprise-level organizations (either private or publicly-traded) with broad stakeholder involvement.
The majority of these organizations have strict operating, security and environmental standards and many of them are either local branches of multinational corporations or multinationals in themselves.
These types of clients demand the very best from their designated partners.
At IST we combine flexibility and personal interest, with professionalism and knowledge of the subject matter.
A Strong Performance That Leads Into Long-Term Business Relationships
The vast majority of our clients are doing business with us for many years.
Repeat business is for the people of IST the most sincere form of compliment.
We always aim to form strong business ties with our clients and we take pride that more than 70% of our yearly revenue is realized by a recurring client base.
Focus on High-Growth Industries
We focus on a number of carefully selected, high-growth and demanding markets and industries, which we competently serve for more than 20 years.
We are well-positioned in markets and industries that demand innovative software solutions, coupled with a personalized and sophisticated level of service.
Markets we currently focus upon:
Banking & finance
Our field of expertise extends in the following:
Data Warehouse - Mining
Mobile App Development
Reporting & Dashboards
Robotic Process Automation
As a knowledge-intensive organization, operating in a highly-competitive environment, IST places a strong emphasis on the qualities, skills, personality characteristics and potential of its people.
We have adopted an open-door policy, a balanced matrix organization structure, while we incorporate knowledge-management and ideation-management practices, in order to enhance our Research & Development process as well as our innovation capabilities.
Moreover, IST is characterized by a friendly, casual culture, which places an emphasis on collaboration, team-building, knowledge dissemination as well as efficiency and effectiveness.
Average age of our employees (as at 31 December 2019): 34 years
We invest heavily in the frequent and on-going training of all our people, through participation in seminars, forums, crash-courses, subscriptions to specialty journals, as well as memberships in special interest groups and associations.
We strive to offer our people a strong set of tools for career development, so as to help them realize their potential.
We currently employ a significant number of full-time individuals, each with significant experience in his / her field of expertise.
All of our people have graduated from recognized academic institutions and have multi-year hands-on field experience.
All of our people can communicate fluently in at least one foreign language.
We have adopted a matrix management structure, which allows team members to share information more readily across task boundaries, while bolstering an agile and flexible operating model.
The matrix structure allows for specialization that can increase depth of knowledge and allows for professional development and career progression to be managed.
We are strategic partners of leading software & hardware vendors:
IBM Silver Business Partner
Oracle Gold Partner
Red Hat Ready ISV Partner
Kentico Bronze Partner
Cloudera Connect Partner
Dell Authorized Partner
As part of our continued effort to enhance our service offerings, we have been certified for the following ISO standards:
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System
ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System
ISO 20000:2011 IT Service Management System
We offer our clients a diverse portfolio of sophisticated services and solutions, tailored to their specific needs.
Our software services are addressed to end clients (such as large-sized and Enterprise-level organizations), while we also act as preferred outsourcing partners for a number of major international software vendors.
Current portfolio of services:
Bespoke Software Development (for high growth industries, such as telecommunications, banking & finance, pharma)
Proprietary Software Solutions (for Communications Service Providers / "Telcos")
Time & Material Services
Staff Augmentation / Staffing Services
Value-Added Reselling / Value Added Services (for third-party software solutions)