Our story

Spartez was founded in 2007 by a group of teammates who dreamt about a place where the passion of people matters, where people care and where customers are in the center. We dreamt about a place where strong values are actually followed by people instead of just being talked about. We believed that a group of engaged people in such a place can make a difference and deliver something valuable together.

Our values

  • Don’t fuck the customer

    Always be honest with customers, they fund you and are your greatest treasure. Care for them, respond promptly and keep them in the loop. They are people just like you.

  • Be the change you seek

    Don't complain. If you don't like something - change it. Implement the change by yourself, drive it or just flag it, propose a better solution and help us improve. Don't ask for permission. Use your common sense and act. Respect and help challengers, be constructive and selfless when opposing a change.

  • Open company, no bullshit

    Assume that everything you do and say is public. Our pay bands, current sales figures, strategies, challenges, everything is available to everyone within the company. All your decisions related to products are public by default, unless they contain customer sensitive data. Whenever you present your point of view - use concrete facts, reports and statistics. All of us at Spartez don’t like to use words like “some”, “most of”, “many”, etc

  • Great place to work

    Be a part of and create an awesome working environment that people truly enjoy working in. Learn from your smart and motivated colleagues and take care of them like you would of family. Focus on delivering customer delight by avoiding or cutting through corporate bullshit, politics and where possible, meetings.

  • Simplicity

    As few rules as possible. Simple is better, though harder to achieve. When faced with a choice, avoid complexity at all costs. When in doubt, KISS!

  • Our core values define our identity. These five principles are at the very foundation of who we are and what we do. Follow us on our social media and see how we live by qualities each day.

  1. 2005

    The original founders met while working on the same team in a large international corporation.

  2. 2006

    They then started brainstorming about co-founding a great company.

  3. 2007

    Spartez was born!. The original founders were:

    Janusz Gorycki
    Janusz Gorycki
    Marek Went
    Marek Went
    Sławomir Ginter
    Sławomir Ginter
    Wojciech Seliga
    Wojciech Seliga
    Jacek Jaroczyński
    Jacek Jaroczyński
    Łukasz  Gumiński
    Łukasz Gumiński
    Piotr Maruszak
    Piotr Maruszak
    Paweł Niewiadomski
    Paweł Niewiadomski

    After over a decade, many of the founders are still involved in the day-to-day operations.

  4. 2008

    Spartez partners with Atlassian! We were already profitable within a year of starting operations.

  5. 2009

    Our first commercial product - Agile Cards for Jira - is launched. We become one of the leading vendors in Atlassian ecosystem.

  6. 2009

    We’re entering the Atlassian Marketplace.

  7. 2012

    Spartez outgrows its “garage” office. We were 20 Spartans strong and growing rapidly.

  8. 2013

    This was a landmark year. We now had over 1000 customers and the first million dollars in revenue from our own products!

    Our successful partnership with Atlassian continued and we added more successful products to our product portfolio.

    We now had 70 Spartans on board.

  9. 2014

    Spartez works with Atlassian to create guidelines for its Jira Cloud apps on the Atlassian marketplace.

    We are one of the first vendors of Jira Cloud apps in the marketplace with Agile Cards .

  10. 2015

    We launched TFS4Jira app for Jira Cloud. Along with Agile Cards , it is one of the bestselling apps on the marketplace.

  11. May 2016

    We launched Agile Poker for Jira Cloud.

    Spartez enters Microsoft VSTS Marketplace as one of the first two vendors.

  12. 2017

    Spartez turns 10! We were 130 Spartans from 13 countries speaking 12 languages!

  13. 2018

    We are now an Atlassian Gold Solutions Partner and Gold Top Vendor!

  14. 2019

    Scale calls for change! Spartez evolves into two independent entities. The newly emerged Spartez Software strengthens focus on apps for Jira and the Atlassian Marketplace, while the Spartez mothership continues to develop its partnership with Atlassian.

  15. 2020

    We are expanding our office.
    After all 200+ Spartans need more room to play!

Atlassian has acquired Spartez R&D Sp. z o.o. (formerly Spartez sp. z o.o. sp. k.), the company that has been primarily providing software research & development services for Atlassian since its inception.

If you are interested in a job at Atlassian, please visit the Careers page. The Spartez R&D Sp. z o.o. website will no longer be maintained separately. Please refer to atlassian.com or reach out through Contact Page for any questions.

Spartez Software, the company that is focused on the products business, will continue to develop its products and is not affected by the acquisition. If you are interested in these products, Spartez Software, or need support, please visit spartez-software.com.

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