We are Rapid River Software
We Get Things Done
Tell Me More

Services

Rapid River provides smart, cost-effective engineers who are driven by a passion for solving hard problems well.

Team Augmentation

Our mid-level to principal-level engineers can snap into your project and be effectively immediately - for the short or long term, depending on your needs.

System Engineering

We have decades of experience designing, upgrading, and migrating complex systems in environments ranging from startups to pharma to government.

Product Development

We can turn your idea into a live app built on modern software frameworks and development workflows.

Expertise

Rapid River developers have substantial experience with the building blocks of today's Internet, including:

Ruby
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Perl
Linux
Amazon Web Services
HTML5
CSS3
jQuery
AngularJS
EmberJS
ReactJS
MySQL
PostgreSQL
Oracle
Redis
ElasticSearch
Chef

Clients

Internet Brands
GovWizely
Essayjack
Dasheroo
VerticalResponse
Get Satisfaction

About

How Rapid River came to be.

  • 2010-2011

    Rapid River's founders, Nick and Calum, work together as expatriate software developers at the Malaysian back office of an international financial derivatives trading firm. Both move on to different companies, but remain friends.

  • 2013

    Rapid River Software, Inc.

    After a couple of years back in the USA as part of the San Francisco startup scene, Nick hangs out a shingle as a DevOps consultant. Nick names his company after a beautiful whitewater river in Maine where he learned to kayak when he was a teenager.

  • October 2014

    One Becomes Two

    Apparently people need good software developers. (Who knew?!) Thanks to GitHub, PivotalTracker, and Slack - tools that allow developers to collaborate seamlessly around the globe - Calum is able to quit his day job and work full-time with Nick for Rapid River's US-based clientele.

  • May 2015

    Rapid River Software Sdn Bhd

    Now with four full-time remote developers, Nick and Calum are still unable to keep up with the demand for Rapid River's services. They decide to incorporate in Malaysia as an MSC status company in order to tap into the enormous pool of Malaysian and expatriate developers around Kuala Lupmur.

  • 2016

    A Real (Full) Office

    With five developers in Kuala Lumpur and nine others worldwide, Rapid River opens its Kuala Lumpur headquarters on the 25th floor of a shiny new grade A office building in Bangsar South. We remain true to our roots as a developer-centric company whose motto is: "We get things done."

Our Team

Meet the people who make Rapid River tick.

Nick Marden

Founder & CEO

Calum Halcrow

Founder & CTO

Yury Stepanov

Software Engineer

Martha Thompson

Software Engineer

Nathan Smith

Lead Software Engineer

Lim Victor

Software Engineer

Ivan Yeoh

Software Engineer

Jimmy Ngu

Engineering Team Lead

Anton Lvov

Senior Software Developer

Karuna Krishnasamy

Software Engineer

Contact Us

Want to work with us? Want us to work for you? Have a question? Get in touch.