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Biruk A.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Laravel
  • Django
  • Angular
  • React
  • Android
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • DevOps
  • GitHub
  • ExpressJS
  • Socket.io
  • Graphic Design
  • Automated Deployment Pipeline

I am an experienced Full Stack Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. I am skilled in JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, and C (Programming Language). Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Addis Ababa University. I am very passionate and hardworking, with a penchant for meeting deadlines and solving problems. I believe in frequent communication with clients and stakeholders.

Mark S.
$150/hr
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  • Computer Vision
  • OpenCV
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Geospatial Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Algorithm Development
  • Image Processing
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Tesseract OCR
  • Pattern Recognition

Algorithm developer, research scientist, and technical leader with experience in image and signal processing, data analysis, optimization, pattern recognition, and machine learning for startup companies in a variety of applications and industries. Most development performed in Python with Numpy, Scipy, OpenCV, and sklearn libraries. Generally work with early stage prototype algorithm development (getting it working, not optimizing for execution speed).

Georgi G.
$50/hr
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  • Python
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analysis
  • Trading Automation
  • FinTech Consulting
  • PostgreSQL
  • Cryptocurrency
  • pandas
  • Bitcoin
  • AWS Lambda
  • Matplotlib
  • Quantitative Finance
  • API Development

I am a software developer specializing in the field of Data Science. Some of the projects I have worked on include: algorithmic and quantitative crypto trading strategies, statistical analysis, data mining, machine learning, data visualization. Writing code to analyze data is what I am passionate about and Python is my tool of choice.

Anastasiia P.
$28/hr
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  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Yii2
  • Laravel
  • API Development
  • API Integration
  • Vue.js

Skilled and effective PHP backend developer. Capable of solving non-standard problems, fast learner and relatively nice person. Advanced English writing and speaking. PHP: - Laravel - Yii2 - Codeception - PHPUnit - REST API development JS: - JQuery / Vanilla - Vue 2/3 - AlpineJS - NodeJS + Express - Apify + Puppeteer

Royce E.
$175/hr
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  • Python
  • VBA
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Project Risk Management
  • Algorithms
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Algorithm Development
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Coding Art
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Research
  • Forex Trading
  • Investment Research

Hi! Upwork uses my first name, Royce, but I go by Aaron (my middle name). I am a quantitative /systematic trader that also helps others with all things related to running algorithmic trading systems. This includes tasks such as system modeling/backtesting, data collection/storing, signal processing based on technical indicators, portfolio and position risk management, etc. My past and current clients include investment/financial advisors, portfolio managers, CTAs, and professional traders. I also work with individuals that are just getting started in trading. Check out the testimonal below to see what an active client who manages around...

Thomas K.
$63/hr
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  • Webflow
  • Web Application
  • Landing Page
  • Heroku
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Facebook
  • Responsive Design
  • React
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Node.js
  • Shopify
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • Python
  • CSS

My peers frequently say that I am an efficient and diligent Full Stack Developer. After beginning my career informally through thirteen years of independent learning, I have completed the Software Engineering Certificate program from Flatiron School and a minor in Software Engineering from Harvard University Extension School. I am highly skilled in: Javascript, Python, and Ruby. I am familiar with: WebFlow, Shopify, Polaris, Wix, Squarespace, WordPress (Themes: Divi, Avada, WPbakery). I most enjoy working with: Ruby on Rails, React.js, Angular.js, Vue,js, Flask, and JAMstack. I specialize in designing and building optimized...

M Bilal A.
$30/hr
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  • Git
  • HTML
  • Magento 2
  • Magento
  • CSS
  • Bug Fix
  • PHP

I have 9 years of experience in Magento development that includes 6 years of experience magento 2. I have worked on many successful projects in Magento with different clients all around the world. I have experience with many third parties integration in Magento that also include microsoft dynamics nav integration.

Daniel H.
$60/hr
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  • WordPress
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP

I am a web developer with a particular focus on Wordpress sites that are mobile friendly and fully responsive. I am experienced in Wordpress development, the bootstrap framework, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, CSS3, and HTML5. I have a keen eye for design aesthetic and like to build websites that perfectly align with the clients brand. I am a strong communicator, and I like to clearly understand the goals and requirements of the client before beginning any project. I look forward to hearing from you.

Daniel P. R.
$65/hr
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  • API
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • GoDaddy
  • ASP.NET
  • HTML5
  • C#
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS 3
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

As you will see in my profile have over 22 years developing websites. My extensive knowledge of everything from server setup, load balancing, back-end programming, API's/REST, tSQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SEO, SEM, Analytics, to security has given me the knowledge to deliver state-of-the-art, easy to use, user-friendly websites and applications. I am a quick learner, detailed orientated, problem solving person who has a passion for everything web. I am confident that I can do any job that I submit a proposal for. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Neil W.
$30/hr
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  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • TypeScript
  • Web Development
  • React
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Java
  • Adobe Flash
  • ASP.NET
  • RESTful API
  • API Development

Independent and dedicated computer programmer and systems analyst.

Valentyn M.
$60/hr
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  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Symfony
  • AngularJS
  • MySQL Programming
  • MongoDB
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Telegram API
  • API
  • TypeScript
  • API Development
  • API Integration
  • AWS Amplify

Hey! I am an experienced Symfony/Angular developer with over 10 years of experience in PHP/JavaScript programming. Worked as a full-stack and backend developer. I mostly use Symfony Framework for backend and Angular for frontend but also have experience of using PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, jQuery, Python, AWS I have a lot of experience with MySQL and optimizations of SQL queries. I can: - design and develop difficult web-services from scratch (frontend+backend) - design architecture of database - debug code to find bugs - profile code to find parts with low performance - integrate API Familiar with these technologies: - AWS - Angular...

Jorge G.
$100/hr
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  • Android
  • Kotlin
  • Java
  • Mobile
  • Testing
  • Bluetooth
  • In-App Purchases
  • Firebase
  • Core Bluetooth

I'm a native Android developer with six years of experience working on a wide range of Android projects with multiple clients. 2019 Google Play Award nominee for best app in the "Standout Well-Being App" category. I'm currently a Software Engineer at Google. I do freelance Android apps for small and medium-sized businesses looking to enter the mobile market looking to make their new product or service a reality. I've worked with startups, freelancers, and more prominent companies developing high-quality, thoroughly tested applications that perform fast and smooth across a wide range of Android phones and tablets. Skills and technologies...

Petr B.
$55/hr
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  • Python
  • Django
  • Amazon Web Services
  • SQL
  • API Development
  • CentOS
  • Unix
  • C
  • AJAX

I have a strong background in UNIX/Linux software development, Master's Degree in Computer Science (Data Analysis and Interpretation). I worked on Enterprise high-load distributed hosting automation systems as a Team Leader (3.5 years in SWsoft, Inc., now called Parallels). For the past 10 years I'm running my own small software development business with primary focus on Python/Django apps. Often it is not pure Web but projects that involve integration with hardware (Proximity Card Readers, Sensor Screens) or external systems like Payment Processing or SMS Gateways, Airline Reservation Systems (e.g., GABRIEL), etc. On Upwork I'm looking for...

Yevhenii P.
$19/hr
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  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • Golang
  • Laminas
  • Symfony
  • Redis
  • RabbitMQ
  • ClickHouse
  • Vue.js
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • HTML

Programming languages: PHP, Golang Frontend: HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript ( jQuery, Vue.js ) Frameworks: Laravel, Zend, CodeIgniter Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, MongoDB, SQlite, ClickHouse Also: Redis, RabbitMQ

John S.
$75/hr
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  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL Programming
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • Website Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing Strategy

I know you'll probably get a bunch of low-ball bids, but do you really want to risk this project on somebody because they are the lowest bidder? Probably not. You can avoid pitfalls and save yourself time, energy and hassle if you choose a quality developer. You want peace of mind, knowing that the job will be done right the first time. But if anything does go wrong, you want to know that your developer will stand by his/her work and complete the project with integrity. I have over 5 years of website development experience. My strengths are in building and maintaining websites, but I have additional experience in search engine...

Larry G.
$25/hr
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  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Website Wireframing
  • CSS 3

I'm skilled, knowledgeable and qualified software engineer with extensive background in computer programming,project management Web Development and database development using PHP Myadmin, Wordpress, PHP, HTML, CSS. I also have work experience in Web Design, Graphic Design and Sql databases. I am responsible for full life-cycle development of next-generation software, from initial requirement gathering to design, coding, testing, documentation and implementation. I am highly capable of testing a variety of internet applications and finding solutions to clients needs and problems.

Dmitriy B.
$45/hr
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  • Android
  • Android App Development
  • Java
  • Core Java
  • Mobile App Development
  • Mobile Programming
  • Firebase
  • Camera
  • Social Media Account Integration
  • In-App Purchases

I'm an experienced and professional mobile and software developer doing freelance, working remotely (telecommute) and looking for great projects to work on. I love to make your ideas alive. I care about every single line of my code. Summary of Qualifications • Expert understanding of core mobile technologies standards • Development of software, mobile web apps • Solid understanding of how the android OS works for the best performance • Passionate about all aspects of development • Modern tooling and workflow • Ability to write high-performance, maintainable and reusable code • Appreciation for quality, usability, user experience (UX),...

Jacob G.
$28/hr
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  • Python
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL Programming
  • Test-Driven Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bash Programming
  • Agile Project Management
  • XML
  • Scrapy

I'm a Python & Django developer with a B. Sc (Honors) in Computer Science. I've worked on multiple aspects of web development, including designing relational models for the back end of Django applications, building front end components using ReactJS and extending and refactoring existing systems based on good software design principles. I am a team player and value clear communication and consistent improvement.

Michelle F.
$60/hr
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  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5
  • Delphi
  • SQL
  • Website Development
  • Web Development
  • Database Design
  • MySQL

I am a freelance web and Windows application developer with over 20 years of experience and a strong background in UI/UX, client server, and object oriented design and development. I specialize in web site development using PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3 and MySQL, and Windows software development using Delphi and C++.

Herman M.
$50/hr
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  • Infographic
  • Mapbox
  • Data Analysis
  • three.js
  • Blender
  • React
  • Web Application
  • GraphQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Python Pandas
  • User Authentication
  • Cartography & Maps

These are the core skillsets that I employ in my daily practice: - Interactive web maps, data visualisation and dashboard development (React, Mapbox GL JS, D3.js, turf.js) - Data analysis (Postgres, python, pandas), GIS analysis (QGIS, GDAL, geopandas) - Backend setup (AWS, Azure, GCP, Ubuntu, Docker, Postgres, Node.js, Python, GraphQL, REST, Auth, S3) - Web 3d graphics, 3d modelling, animation (THREE.js, WebGL, Blender, Sverchok, Tissue, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3d's Max). I also have a background in Urban Studies and Design, and currently do a PhD in Urban Studies at Tampere University, Finland.

Richard H.
$80/hr
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  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum Network
  • React
  • web3.js
  • WordPress
  • Python
  • AngularJS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • DApps
  • Electron
  • Node.js
  • Flask
  • Solidity

I am a developer with over 10 years of experience building custom websites, web applications and mobile applications. Front-end development: HTML5 / CSS / SCSS JavaScript - ReactJS / Node / JavaScript ES5/6 / jQuery / Angular Mobile Applications: React Native - iOS / Android Back-end development: Node / Express Python / Flask / Django PHP / WordPress / Symfony Database systems: MySQL / PostgreSQL Rest API / Microservices Architecture Blockchain development: Solidity / HardHat / Truffle Web3 / Ethers / BitcoinJS-lib Ethereum / Polygon / BSC / etc Hardware programming: Embedded Python / MicroPython Embedded C If you are interested in...

Anthony G.
$326/hr
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  • WordPress Plugin
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • WooCommerce
  • Node.js
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • AWS Lambda
  • Microsoft Excel

"Anthony is an extremely skillful freelancer who communicates very effectively and understands all requirements." "Extremely capable and a very good communicator." "Anthony is a superb freelancer. He has accomplished every request I have made no matter how difficult." "Anthony was the best freelancer I ever worked with." "Anthony gets my highest recommendation for anyone who wants a project to go smoothly and end successfully." "Blown away! Anthony went above and beyond for our project." "Anthony did exactly what he said and was just what I needed." "Anthony is absolutely brilliant to work with. Smart, skilled and a great communicator."...

Anton O.
$45/hr
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  • HTML5
  • Yii
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Vue.js
  • Bootstrap
  • Magento

I provide high quality web development services for 10+ years and have over 15 years of experience in software development. No project failed, no client disappointed. Just getting things done by any means necessary. Clean structured code, high attention to details, streamlined user-friendly interfaces, creative ideas to make every project a perfection. All my clients benefit from free lifetime support and I am happy to share references for my previous projects with you.

Sameh S.
$40/hr
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  • Moodle
  • Data Backup
  • Salesforce
  • Learning Management System
  • MySQL Programming
  • MySQL
  • CSS
  • Amazon ECS
  • Elearning
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Plugin Customization
  • Linux System Administration
  • Joomla

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Professional Moodle Developer, Manager. I've been developing web apps for more than 15 years; I have turned to Moodle development in the last ten years. Very experienced with Moodle development and customization, I've created many. - course formats. - question types. - reports. - plugins. linked Moodle to different 3rd party API - Sugar CRM - Joomla - WP - PrestaShop - even custom-made apps. my most vital skill is problem-solving, so if you have an issue with your Moodle, I'll fix it :) I stick to web standards with cross-browser and platform testing. I enjoy meeting new people forming solid relationships while working together...

Gleb S.
$35/hr
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  • Python
  • PHP
  • C

PHP/Laravel Python/Django/Flask Linux Javascript/React/Typescript Web app development, web scraping, back-end dev, chat bot dev Deployment (Nginx, AWS, Google cloud platform) DB systems: SQLite, MySql, NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB)

Anthony B.
$50/hr
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  • SQL
  • Web Design
  • Business with 1000+ Employees
  • Scripting
  • WordPress
  • Hybrid App Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Flutter
  • Python Script
  • API Integration
  • Apple Xcode
  • Android
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

I am a software developer who has served individuals and companies across the United States. For the past six years I have been designing responsive and innovative applications, websites, and scripts for clients in a diverse array of industries. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. My software developing skills are varied across disciplines and I specialize in web and mobile application development.

Jeffrey M.
$100/hr
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  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Gatsby.js
  • Shopify
  • Contentful
  • React
  • API Development
  • Node.js
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • PHP
  • UX & UI
  • MySQL

I am a senior web and full stack developer with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in responsive web and application development for startups and small to medium size businesses. My skill set includes wide-ranging expertise in WordPress, Drupal, Javascript frameworks such as React.js and Gatsby.js for headless CMS implementations, Node, Angular, Bootstrap, Shopify, RoR, Ruby, Django/Python and other platforms. Extensive expertise in UI/UX, digital marketing, google analytics, adwords and SEM, makes me a virtual one-stop shop -- throw in impeccable attention to detail and very conscientious communication, and you get unusually fast...

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How to Hire a Software Developer

With more and more businesses becoming digital, the demand for developers has only increased over the last few years. And with the recent impacts of Covid-19, more companies need developers who can help develop and build their online businesses. However, hiring the right developer can be confusing and complicated. With the proper process and understanding of your company's needs, finding the right developer for the job can be easy. So, today we’ll discuss how to find and hire the right developer for your business.

6 Steps on how to hire a software developer

An important aspect before hiring a skilled developer is to understand what your job entails. There are many developers with varying skill sets—some are coders, and others are engineers. Finding a good developer will require you to understand the differences between developers to understand their skill sets better. Luckily, there are independent professionals available, so it isn’t too difficult to locate a qualified developer for your project.

1. Identify what tasks you need from a developer

The most crucial step is to figure out what tasks require a developer. These tasks can range from basic design tasks to more complex solutions such as web code or security. Below are some common tasks that require a developer.

  • Basic to intricate web design
  • Develop and maintaining WordPress websites
  • Application creation and maintenance
  • Develop applications to analyze large sets of data
  • Backend security and system checks
  • Setting up and integrating new technology
  • Database creation and maintenance

2. Understand what type of developer you need

Understanding the type of developer you need is the second crucial step. Developers are different and their skill sets reflect that. Below are common types of developers and the problems they can help you fix.

Front-End Developers

A front-end developer specializes in programming visual user interfaces, including aesthetics and layouts of a program or browser. This developer requires a high-level understanding of design principles more than computer science. They spend much of their time tweaking visual presentations of user interfaces and dealing with browser compatibility issues. A front-end developer helps determine how a website looks to the user and resolves common problems like the browser not loading correctly, incorrect font resolution, cache load, and incorrect stack ordering.

Back-End Developers

A backend developer specializes in the implementation of functional core logic alongside the performance and scalability of software for the end user. This developer utilizes Python, C++, Scala, Ruby, Perl, etc. to create web applications that integrate a wide array of services such as database creation, database storage, caching systems, logging information, and email systems. Ultimately, a back-end developer ensures that a website works correctly. Common issues that a back-end developer will resolve include fixing a site or browser if any aspect of it breaks or stops working.

Full-Stack Developers

A full-stack developer is a hybrid of a back-end and front-end developer. This developer is proficient in handling databases, building user-facing websites, and can work with clients through any planning phase of a project. A full-stack developer is the jack-of-all-trades developer—able to fulfill tasks and solve problems on the front-end and back-end of a website or application.

Web Developers

A web developer is a software engineer who specializes in creating websites. This developer has a varying level of skill with front-end and back-end development. A web developer’s primary role is to develop and produce websites. These developers usually have limited HTML and CSS skills, but they’re not as specialized as back-end or front-end developers. 

WordPress Developer

A WordPress developer is a subtype of a web developer that works exclusively in WordPress. WordPress is an online content management system, and WordPress developers utilize the site’s plugins and interface to design and create web applications. These developers are different from traditional web developers who create a website from scratch utilizing WordPress’s themes and scripts to produce content.

Mobile Developers

A mobile developer writes code for applications that run on consumer mobile devices and tablets. This developer works exclusively with mobile systems and is proficient with framework software such as Java, Swift, and Objective-C. A mobile developer can assist with launching and maintaining a mobile application.

Graphic Developers

A graphic developer specializes in writing software for rendering, lighting, shadowing, shading, and managing scenes. These developers are critical for integrating technologies in gaming and video production. A graphic developer requires advanced knowledge in math and computer science, along with knowledge of framework systems.

Data Scientist Developers

A data scientist developer writes software programs that help analyze data sets to assist organizations. These programs comb through analytics and statistics to provide comparison and predictive modeling for the future. In essence, a data scientist uses data and statistics to visualize growth, assist with machine learning, or predict trends.

DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer is an IT professional that oversees code releases. DevOps is a software development strategy that bridges the gap between developers and IT staff. The purpose is to release small features very quickly and incorporate feedback as soon as it is received. A DevOps engineer has a fundamental understanding of this system and works with other developers to build, integrate, and administer back-end software and distributed systems.

CRM and MarTech Developers

A CRM developer specializes in systems that collect user and consumer data. These developers are tasked with improving customer satisfaction and sales through representatives, account managers, and sales representatives. The purpose of Customer Relations Management is to use data to improve the customer experience. CRM developers are a great resource for small businesses to be able to adapt quickly and learn to implement changes to satisfy their customers.

Security Developers

A security developer specializes in creating systems to test the security of software systems to discover exploits and fix security flaws. This developer generally functions as an ethical hacker of sorts to penetrate systems to identify vulnerabilities. Security developers use scripting languages like Python and Ruby and must be well-versed in C and C++ code. Security developers are crucial to any company with sensitive data in their hands as they protect a company and its customers from harm.

Quality Assurance (QA Engineer)

A QA engineer is an engineer or developer specializing in determining if a product function or not. QA engineers require a basic understanding of computer code such as C, C++, and other scripting languages are equally beneficial. For development purposes, websites and code always contain bugs or flaws. If left unresolved, these flaws can cause more significant problems down the road, so a QA engineer tests the website or software to see what the issues are so that the developers can fix them.

3) Where to find a developer

Today, there are a large number of resources available to find the right developer for you. This ranges from job hiring sites to in-demand talent platforms such as Upwork to old-fashioned word of mouth/recommendation. Whether you want to hire a developer for short- or long-term projects, there are plenty of resources, both offline and online, that can aid you in your search.

In-demand talent platforms

Talent platforms are self-service applications that allow job seekers and employers to find each other. Sites like Upwork allow independent talent and companies to quickly locate one another for both short- and long-term projects. The advantage of talent platforms is that it improves national and local searches for talent, streamlining this process.

Job hiring sites

Job hiring sites are websites that function as a job posting board. An employer posts a job on the website, and independent talent reviews the job and submits their application. The advantage of a hiring site is accessibility and ease of use for both the employer and talent looking for work. 

Word of mouth

Outside of technology, word of mouth is still quite impactful. Sometimes just spreading the word about a job or position can yield excellent results from personal recommendations and references. Recommendations and referrals are still an essential part of any business and maintaining these relationships help foster goodwill in any industry.

4) Interview your developer

When looking for a developer, it’s best to understand your immediate needs. As an employer, you want to follow a developer’s skill set and their ability to communicate. An ideal developer should be transparent in their work and have the skill set for your current job with the flexibility for other work.

  • Skill set: Understanding a developer’s skill set, is crucial. By asking questions about their field, you can better understand their abilities and limitations. And if they have limits on their skills, perhaps you can assist or train them. This should be your primary concern—whether they can do the job required or not.
  • Communication: Clear communication is a must in an industry. Asking questions that gauge a professional’s ability to communicate is vital for your company’s growth.
  • Transparency: Asking questions that help understand an independent professional’s transparency and their ability to communicate is a great start. All workers need to be transparent to create a healthy work environment.
  • Ask for references: As stated previously, recommendations and references drive any industry. Speaking to an independent talent’s references allows you to better understand that person from different perspectives. A company may speak highly of their ability or point out problematic behavior. When interviewing talent, references are a great asset to see if they’re the right fit for you.
  • Ask for previous jobs: Previous job experience is another great tool to draw from. Understanding an independent’s previous job experience allows you to make an informed decision of their capabilities. Any talent can talk about their accomplishments and abilities, but job titles and references provide hard evidence of their actual abilities and skills.

Examples Interview Questions to ask before hiring:

  • What kind of developments are you currently working on?
  • Describe any problems on your last project and how your developer skills solved it.
  • Have you worked on projects that are similar to this?
  • Web development can be technical; how do you communicate with non-technical co-workers on your projects?
  • Tell me about a time you’ve had negative feedback and how you handled it.
  • What do you believe are the greatest challenges to working on the front-/back-end?
  • Can you find the error in this code?
  • How technical is my project and what timeline do you believe would be accurate?

5) Choosing your developer

After your interview, you should have a better picture of your potential hire. Before hiring this individual, you should consider carefully how they fit into your company. To do this, you need to balance their skill set and expertise against your budget, and the time constraints of the job they are expected to complete.

  • Skill set: Does their expertise fit your job or company? There’s a wide range of developers available and it’s important to understand your immediate needs. While it may seem attractive to hire an overqualified developer, it’s best to hire the skill set and expertise you require.
  • Interview: The interview should provide insight into the independent professional’s abilities. How well did they do in their interview? Do you see yourself working with this individual moving forward? These are the questions that the interview should provide a clearer answer to.
  • Budget: How well does this individual fit into your budget? Before hiring any individual, see if they’ll work within your budget moving forward.
  • Time to complete: As stated previously, understanding limitations is important. Many projects have strict time constraints and additional help is required to complete a project on time. Your independent talent needs to be able to assist with this in a timely manner.

6) Onboarding your developer

Now that your developer has been hired, you need to train them in their daily tasks and introduce them to the team members they’ll be working with. This process is commonly referred to as “onboarding” and it helps new hires integrate into their environment at a comfortable pace.

Intro to the business and the company culture

Every company operates in a unique way, so introducing a new hire to the company and culture is crucial for making them feel included and comfortable. The team is one of the most important aspects of a company. Introducing an independent professional to the team is critical for making them feel comfortable. A healthy team creates a positive work environment for all individuals and can help to achieve difficult goals as well.

Processes

Part of the onboarding process is understanding the processes of the company. Every company operates differently and so an independent professional must become accustomed to your processes and overall flow.

Goals

Goals serve an important function in keeping independent talent motivated. Understanding their goals can be beneficial for you and your team so you can better understand their motivations and sometimes even assist with them. This only strengthens your relationship between your talent and your company.

Timelines

Timelines are a great way to track progress and provide a visual end goal. As stated previously, transparency is critical for success and having timelines allow all team members to be transparent about their work. Timelines also create realistic expectations about what work needs to be completed and what work has already been achieved.

Developers are a valuable asset to any company but hiring the right one can be difficult. You must understand your needs as a company and understand which developer is the right fit for you. Explore Upwork’s remote talent platform for instant access to the top developers from a truly global talent pool.

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