Why choose Software Sauna?

We merge Nordic business culture with top-notch Mediterranean engineers.

Guided by principles of innovation, openness, and impact as we strive to achieve our vision and mission. Established in 2018, we’re dedicated to transforming industries, fostering growth, and creating enduring success. Discover our core values that drive success, and peek at where it all began.

Our values

Mario - Software Sauna

Be transparent

Transparency towards clients and our people is vital to our success. We rely on proactive, direct, and honest communication to help us collaborate efficiently and solve problems. Trust is formed at the beginning and strengthened along the journey. That way, we’re building a solid culture of integrity.


Take responsibility

A flat hierarchy reflects proactivity and responsibility. We are open 24/7 for everyone to share company-wide development ideas and suggest fixes for any issues of our own or clients. Every individual is committed to boosting their ideas and making them happen!


Never stop learning

Personal growth builds the foundation to serve our clients better. We are not afraid to be curious and experiment! If something needs to be fixed, we are not afraid to pivot and find a way that does.


Commitment to excellence

For us, technical excellence is not just another goal; it’s integrated into Sauna philosophy. We breathe it, we think it, we live it. Our technical experts enable this through an uncompromising commitment to top-notch development practices and the highest code quality possible.


Put people first

Respect for people is non-negotiable for us. We acknowledge and react to everyone’s opinions and needs. Collaboration and sharing knowledge are the backbone of our work. That way, we can encourage and help each other flourish – the only road we want to take!

Our vision

To be the No. 1 nearshore partner for Nordic companies by being the most developer-centric software development agency in the SEE * region.

* Southeastern Europe

Our mission

Connecting forward-thinking organizations to nearshore talent markets in the SEE region and creating value for all parties.

Where did it all begin?

Software Sauna was founded by two Finnish friends who wanted to create a service to meet the needs of modern software development. We merge Nordic business culture with top-notch Mediterranean engineers whose skills are forged on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

We work side by side with our clients on the frontier of digitalization and challenge each other to succeed every single day. As people and technology are close to our hearts, we say:

“Happy Programmer – Happy Client.”

Ilkka-Cristian Niemi – CEO of Software Sauna

Where are we now?

We are 35 software development professionals serving you in Zagreb, Helsinki, and Skopje, and we just turned five!

Software Sauna team 2023

“Happy Programmer – Happy Client.”

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