Kafka Consulting Development Services
Outsource senior, on-shore Kafka developers
Flexible, outsourced Kafka consulting services for building real-time, data-intensive applications using Apache Kafka. Up-level your team’s capabilities swiftly by hiring reliable, on-shore Kafka consultants and developers, each with over 5+ years of experience in building robust data pipelines and streaming applications.
Kafka Consulting You Can Count On
We’re engineers (not recruiters) with the in-depth knowledge required to assemble the right team for your Apache Kafka project. We’ve worked on countless Kafka engagements and understand the intricacies involved in designing, developing, and deploying real-time, data-intensive applications. We’ll connect you with our network of developers who have robust technical experience beyond working with distributed systems and Kafka-based applications
Other reasons to partner with ProDev include:
All our outsourced Kafka developers are on-shore, based out of the U.S. and Canada, making geographical and time-zone differences a non-issue.
Get the right type of staffing you need at each phase of your project. Finished with pipeline development? Swap for a stream processing developer instead.
If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your resources in the first 40 hours, you’re free to let them go, and we won’t charge you.
We provide a holistic solution to your development needs: DevOps, Data Engineering, QA, Project Management, & UI/UX Design roles.
We offer bi-weekly invoicing and postpaid billing for most clients, ensuring pay-as-you-go flexibility. Plus, we include detailed timesheet reports.
We match your pace, but you drive the engagement with the control to order a zero-notice stand-down or termination.
Our Kafka Development Services
Our developers have led numerous Apache Kafka projects, so we’re confident they can jump right into your project, regardless of its phase, and start contributing right away. They have extensive experience building robust data pipelines, crafting complex stream processing applications using Kafka’s Streams API, managing Kafka clusters for high availability, and implementing real-time data feeds.
Our Kafka development services also include, but are not limited to:
Distributed Applications with Kafka
We have deep experience using Kafka as a central hub that enables seamless and reliable communication between different components of a distributed system. Using the various event distribution options available with Kafka, a wide variety of application architectures can be built.
Real-Time Streaming Application Development
Our developers are skilled in creating both simple and complex streaming applications using Kafka and Kafka Streams API, allowing for efficient data processing and transformation in real-time. Kafka streams are an excellent choice for real-time analytics and alerting.
Real-Time Data Feed Implementation
With Kafka, our team can implement real-time data feeds, integrated with databases like PostgreSQL or MongoDB, providing a seamless flow of data in your applications. This is particularly useful for applications that require instant data updates, like live dashboards or real-time analytics platforms.
Kafka Cluster Management
Managing Kafka clusters for high availability and fault tolerance is crucial in production environments. Our developers are experienced in setting up and managing Kafka clusters in cloud environments like AWS, Azure, or GCP, ensuring reliable and continuous operation during peak usage times.
Outsourced Kafka Consulting
Services in 3 Ways
Whether you’re looking to construct a robust data pipeline from scratch, require assistance with stream processing logic, or are ready to scale your applications, we’re here to provide support. It doesn’t matter if you need a single Kafka consultant or a full team of developers for a complex data transformation or migration project, we offer three flexible engagement models.
Kafka Staff Augmentation Services
Best when managing the project in-house and combining our resources with internal staff
Whether you’re looking to strictly hire developers and/or need pre/post-dev support, our staff augmentation services are designed to help you temporarily expand your team quickly and reliably. We’ll work with your project managers to get you Kafka support plus any QA, DevOps, or other talent needed to take your project to the finish line.
Kafka Software Development Outsourcing
Best if you need project management support in addition to staff augmentation services
You may have limited or potentially no internal resources to assist with your software development project. When you partner with us for outsourced Kafka consulting services, not only do you get access to a full-stack development team, we’ll manage the entire project from start to finish.
Project Ideation and Product Design
Best if you’re not ready for development yet and need some help getting your project started
If you have an idea for a Kafka-based pipeline or streaming application but need guidance getting it off the ground, let us support you with architecture planning and design services. Once complete, you can take your project blueprint and get development elsewhere, or you can get started right away with our team that’s already familiar with your project.
Our 5-Step Process
Regardless of the engagement model you’re interested in, every ProDev partnership follows a 5-Step Process
Request a discovery call and we’ll schedule time to talk through your project, your goals, and your staff augmentation needs.
The Master Services Agreement lays a foundation for the relationship and enables the candidate-screening process – it in no way obligates you to continue nor is there any payment due at this stage.
We will match candidates to your needs and present them to you – or if you like we can just make what we think is the best assignment and proceed.
Once the team is defined, one resource or several, we capture the team details and effort scope in an SOW. This simple and short document attaches to the MSA and we can add SOW’s downstream as needed.
Next up is a kickoff call and then the magic starts to happen. We absolutely do not simply throw bodies over the wall – we stay engaged closely with you as the work proceeds through regular communication and reporting. You get to see and test deliverables as they evolve.
Common Questions About Kafka Development Services
For clients looking to build their Kafka skillset over time, we are open to conversion conversations after a resource has been engaged for at least one year.
Good developers are busy developers, so it might take us up to 1-2 weeks to present candidates; that said, we work in a dynamic landscape and sometimes we can deploy within a few days.
Our developers remotely telecommute, but typically they are willing to meet in person to launch an engagement and to participate in periodic on-site reviews.
Yes, our Kafka consultants and developers will adopt a schedule friendly to your teams and offices.
In addition to other types of Software Development Services, we can staff UI/UX, Project Management, DevOps, and QA positions.