How to Hiring & Create a Great Software Project Development Team?

Are you considering hiring a remote dedicated team for your next software development project? It may seem like a simple process, but in reality, it is not. Never count on hiring a whole team of software developers until they are on board. Two things are very important here.

Number one is to set the criteria with a crystal clear understanding of the software solution you want to develop. The second is to identify the appropriate offshore development company (ODC) to join and hire the remote development team. Refer to my last blog to read more about how you can find the right ODC.

The next thing you need to keep in mind is to understand the basics and what to look for when choosing the right developers. Your project must create that complete cluster in advance, whether it’s a website development or a mobile application development project.

The most common stages of the onboarding process are:

  • Send a request to Odyssey
  • Give the finishing touches to the engagement plan
  • Plan screening tests
  • Conduct interviews
  • Onboard selection process

Things to look for when hiring software developers

Hiring a complete software developer is always difficult. And when you do screening tests and interviews through online video calls, it becomes more of a fisherman. It is up to the ODCs to determine and forward suitable candidates for screening and interview.

But at the end of the day, you have to choose the right crop of software developers to avoid failures along the way. This is why the selection process is so important.

Here are some things to keep in mind when making your choice.

Communication with Tech Expertise

Communication is key, especially in offshore outsourcing or remotely hiring a dedicated team. Not every software developer is good at writing quality code but not good at communication. Web or mobile developers who excel in communication easily connect with your onsite team with their experience. The success of your development project also largely depends on the close collaboration between the two parties and the collaboration is efficient if smooth, transparent communication exists.

So, look for candidates who are better with technology skills, experience and communication skills.

Check the proactivity

If the team of software developers agrees with everything you say about the development solution, it is not a priority. They are experts, they are supposed to develop, but it is not you who will develop. There is a high probability that the web or mobile application you want to develop that meets your custom requirements may not be possible for a particular technology. Small or big changes are always used in software development projects.

Find developers who ask questions based on the scenarios you pitch. Developers should explore challenges and that is their motivation. They will put their opinions and opinions before you for organizing sprints, test cases etc. Evaluate and verify whether candidates are active.

Discipline and Responsibility Check

These are indicators that cannot be identified or accepted from the candidates’ resumes. You have to figure it out on your own. Ask openly about their work management skills, how they plan tasks for the day, prioritize them, create reports and submit them to project management tools like JIRA, Basecamp, Trello, Slack, GitHub, etc. Also, ask about their experience and periodicals. Client communication through the video calls and platforms used for it.

Technology is evolving and therefore developers should also get self-education. Trust me on this, it is not good if a software developer stays in her comfort zone for a long time. Identify the enthusiasm you have for learning new tools and technologies in the team you want to select for your software application development project.

Provide an environment where one software developer can temporarily take responsibility for another developer and check readiness. Listen to what they have to say whether they just can’t take responsibility for someone else or are overly concerned about their own tasks or reluctant to move beyond working hours.

This also helps in contingency planning if a developer is unavailable so that work does not get stuck. Because of the unavailability of other ongoing projects or resources, replacement onboarding may take longer than usual.

Why should you hire software developers from Spyhunter IT Solution?

Successfully help global startups and businesses to hire developers dedicated to all web and mobile app development technologies. Build a great software development team through a simple onboarding process and unlock access to hiring software developers with an average of 4+ years of experience in various technology domains.

Following are a few advantages when you hire dedicated developers from Spyhunter IT Solutions:

  • 100% project control
  • Direct communication
  • Zero upfront investment
  • Flexibility in scale-up/scale-down team
  • 100% transparency, access and honesty
  • Choose your own team from a hand-selected developer based on your project requirements

Interested in a quick call to learn more about engagement and quotes? Contact our expert team now!

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