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Artem Z.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • PHP
  • Symfony
  • Laravel
  • AngularJS
  • jQuery
  • React
  • Docker
  • Linux System Administration
  • HTML
  • SQL
  • Database Design
  • HTML5

✅ Top Rated ✅ Full Stack ✅ Fluent English ✅ 10+ years of experience in web development I’m independent full-stack developer and I'm passionate about building complex web platforms and SaaS for my clients. I have good attention to details and provide help during all steps of development. Benefits of working with me: - Clean code according to modern language standards - Good devops skills. I can maintain your cloud infrastructure and make it secure for production use - Clean communication and long-term relationships. I don't drop projects in the middle - Experience on performance optimization and scalability if your project growth List...

Jesse R.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Bash
  • NGINX
  • Deployment Automation
  • System Administration
  • Microsoft Azure
  • DNS
  • Automation
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Linux
  • React
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • WordPress
  • Google Cloud Platform

My name is Jesse and I'm a passionate consultant who can fill a variety of roles in the tech industry. I started as a sys admin and developer but have also worked in customer success, business operations, and project management. Regardless of the department or role, I love to solve business problems with technology. My passion is automation, and I find streamlining processes to be very engaging.

Anthony B.
$50/hr
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  • SQL
  • Web Design
  • Business with 1000+ Employees
  • Scripting
  • WordPress
  • Hybrid App Development
  • Cloud Database
  • 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.

Andreu B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Python
  • C
  • C++
  • SciPy
  • Python Numpy
  • Linux System Administration
  • Qt
  • Django
  • DevOps
  • JavaScript

Data analysis and algorithm development in: Python, C, C++ and Linux systems. Specializing in developing algorithms from the ground up as well as improving existent code-bases for optimal performance and memory usage. Database optimization, both in SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (DynamoDB, MongoDB). AWS architecture design and setup: EC2, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, Kinesis, ECS, CodePipeline. Basic frontend knowledge: Javascript, Typescript, React, d3.js In the data visualization and analysis fields I use Python with pandas and numpy, as well as R and the library d3.js for complex interactive visualizations.

Jeffrey M.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • 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...

Thomas W.
$78/hr
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  • HTML5
  • PSD to HTML
  • CSS 3
  • PHP
  • Web Hosting
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Shopify

• E-Commerce website developer • Digital marketing strategies and project/campaign management • Shopify Certified Partner/Developer • Bronto email marketing development • Responsive Design & Mobile Web Device Strategies • ADA Accessibility Audits • Integration of third party web services • E-Commerce strategies and metrics • Strong development background • SEO optimization and keyword targeting “Thomas is a team player--assisting with all aspects of managing an online eCommerce business, including web development, web strategy, site analytics, page optimization and email coding.” ~Casey D. I am a US based, English as a first language,...

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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  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Shopify
  • WordPress
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Landing Page
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Webflow
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Responsive Design
  • Node.js
  • Heroku
  • Web Application

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...

Andy J.
$125/hr
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  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • Content Management
  • Website Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • PHP
  • Responsive Web Design
  • jQuery

Top rated Upwork contractor. I specialize in responsive, mobile friendly WordPress websites, creating custom themes as well as modifying existing themes, plugins, and writing custom code needed to achieve my client's goals. I also have extensive experience integrating the WooCommerce shopping cart system for e-commerce websites, as well as working with the WordPress REST API. Over the past 12 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML5/CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript, including sites for startup companies, small businesses and individuals. I enjoy developing, coding and maintaining clean, professional, easy to navigate...

Raj T.
$75/hr
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  • WordPress
  • Google Analytics
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • MySQL Programming
  • Search Engine Optimization

Melbourne based Expert WordPress Developer I'm a professional freelancer with 10 years of experience in various technology. I have experience in WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ajax, REST and SOAP services. I believe in a long-term relationship and client satisfaction. I go above and beyond to get the results that satisfy me. My client reviews show more about my work.

Prakash B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Clojure
  • Grails
  • Apache Groovy
  • React
  • Java
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • ClojureScript
  • Git
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apache Groovy
  • Agile Project Management

Hi, I am a full stack developer with close to 8 years of experience. I have worked with Groovy/Grails, Clojure , JavaScript along with some other languages/frameworks for building api backends, web based apps and mobile apps. I have worked on ecommerce apps, social media apps and content publishing platforms. I have considerable experience in using AWS and other clouds. I believe in doing test driven development

Fauzan T.
$20/hr
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  • Python
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Flask
  • React
  • CSS
  • Docker
  • JavaScript
  • Analytics
  • RESTful API
  • PostgreSQL
  • Website Development
  • Statistics
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Web Application

I believe my strength is analytic and problem-solving. I am a hard-working person, passionate, and can work under pressure. I was software engineer and now Machine Learning Engineer, so I have mixed skill between Machine Learning and DevOps. that's why now I'm Machine Learning Engineer, working like DevOps for ML model, implementing MLOps. I Have been studied programming since 2016 and have been working since 2018. In my job as ML Engineer, I build infrastructure for Machine Learning Operation in Microservices Environment, I practicing MLOps. so I can buld model, deploy model, monitor model, and retrained model. shortly maintaing the...

Douglas E.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Python
  • Django
  • Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
  • JavaScript
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Amazon S3
  • Bootstrap
  • RESTful API
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Hello, I'm Python/Django Web developer. I have more than eight years of experience developing and managing web applications using AWS infrastructure and Django as the main web framework. I can create a product from the beginning and deploy it following the best practices. My professional skills: * Python, Django, Django Rest Framework, Scrapy * JavaScript, jQuery * HTML5, CSS3, Sass * Linux, Docker, Nginx * MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS Aurora, DynamoDB * AWS EC2 and Elastic beanstalk, Digital ocean, Linode * AWS services, S3, SQS/SQN, ElastiCache, Aurora, ElasticSearch ... * Pytest, TDD * Team leading, Project Management I have a history of...

Rail A.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Magento
  • Magento 2
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Linux System Administration

Magento developer with over 7 years of experience development and support Magento 1.х/2.x projects and a lot of happy customers. Open to any work, but at the moment prefer long-term hourly cooperation. Service I provide: - Magento 1.x / Magento 2.x (installation & configuration, extensions, themes, api integrations, speed optimization, bugfixing) - Frontend: JavaScript (jQuery, Prototype, KnockoutJS), HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS, converting PSD to Magento theme, responsive design - Backend: LAMP/LEMP installation & configuration, Redis, Varnish, Sphinx You get: - Clean, well commented code following the best development practices - Support and...

Reetu K.
$15/hr
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  • PHP
  • CakePHP
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • Yii
  • PayPal
  • Authorize.Net

I have been working in Open source technology for almost 4 years and have rich experience which includes Database Architecture and IT skills. Also, have vast experience in health care / medical application. - PHP/MySQL - HTML/CSS/SASS - Codeigniter -Javascript -React -Jquery - Laravel -Node (able to find my way around) - Git

M Bilal A.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Magento
  • Magento 2
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS

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.

John S.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • 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, which includes: building and maintaining websites, search engine optimization, developing marketing strategies,...

Gleb S.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • 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)

Omar K.
$50/hr
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  • WordPress Plugin
  • API Development
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • Google Maps API
  • AJAX
  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Plugin Development
  • Plugins for Wordpress

What i do in WordPress: - WordPress Plugin Development (From scratch or Customize any plugin). - WordPress Theme Development (From scratch or with ANY framework). - API Integration (Integrate any API to WordPress). - WP Rest API (adding or editing endpoints, authentication with CRUD for any post type). One of my plugins in WordPress Repository bit.ly/omar-wpp Also in the Woocommerce marketplace bit.ly/omar-woop This is exactly what you are going to get from me. (Client Review) "Omar completed every task to a high standard and before deadlines. Omar was able to look at the scope of work and offer further advice which made the...

Andrew B.
$120/hr
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  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Mobile Programming
  • Web Design
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Web Development
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript

Hi, my name is Andrew and I began using Wordpress when it first began. I've spent most of my waking hours for the last ten years designing, programming and operating Wordpress sites. One of my specialties is taking an idea from scratch and creating a full-fledged platform. I go beyond to produce sites with a unique, outstanding, contemporary look-and-feel. With extensive knowledge of web mechanics, I'm able to optimize complex integrations to require little-to-no maintenance while running on their own for years. I am a PHP programmer at heart and create features that are best suited for the job at hand, as opposed to trying to fit a job...

Jonathon K.
$65/hr
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  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MySQL

I'm a tech-enthusiast with both front- and back-end experience using a variety of technologies. I have experience designing, developing, and maintaining small and enterprise level applications using various development tools and languages to meet the unique project requirements. I also maintain several linux servers and am well versed with AWS cloud infrastructure.

SOURAV S.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Python
  • Django
  • Algorithms
  • Backend Rest API
  • Docker
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Security Operation Center
  • API
  • Information Security
  • RESTful API

Hi! I am Sourav - A seasoned backend software engineer with demonstrated experience in building cybersecurity SaaS products; having a post-graduate degree in Mathematics and Computing from a Tier-1 institution - Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University(IIT-BHU), Varanasi. Currently, I work with QueryAI, where I own the product side of developing new integrations of third party vendors with Query.AI and simultaneously building the backend infrastructure to support newer integrations everyday. Previously, I have worked for FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) and Siemplify(Now part of Google Cloud) as a software developer and python...

Oluwatosin A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Android App Development
  • Java
  • Vue.js
  • Dagger 2
  • RxJava
  • Android Room Persistence
  • Geolocation
  • Kotlin
  • Laravel
  • JUnit

Incisive software engineer with a demonstrated pedigree at developing bespoke web and mobile applications that drive business efficiencies. Main focus with Java and Kotlin with experience in backend, android and front-end engineering. I have a big focus on functionality, clean code, testability and efficiency at every level of my development cycle. Also interested in architecture patterns, mathematics and algorithms. My Core Skills Include: Kotlin, Java, Android SDK, SpringBoot, Spring Cloud, Spring MVC, Ktor Server, MVP, MVVM and Clean Architecture Patterns, Dagger, Koin, and Guice, RxJava, Coroutines, Espresso, Mockito, JUnit, Exposed,...

Mykola C.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Sass
  • jQuery
  • Git
  • Web Design
  • Ecommerce Website
  • HTML
  • API
  • Adobe XD
  • JavaScript
  • Ubercart

Full cycle web development. From Business card website to eCommerce and custom projects. Make high quality web sites. Individual design template. Convert it to drupal responsive theme. Set up the necessary functionality (make custom module if need). Experience: - since 2011 in drupal development (D6, D7, D8, D9) - working with contrib modules and creating exclusive modules - web design experience (psd templates and drupal themes) Technology: - Drupal - PHP - MySql, Oracle, MariaDB - CSS3, SCSS, Compass, Breakpoints, Gulp - HTML5 - Javascript, Ajax, jQuery - Git (Git Flow) - Linux (SSH, FTP, Apache, Nginx, MySql, Php, OpCache, Memcache,...

Dhanraj M.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • Database Architecture
  • Python
  • Firebase
  • React Native
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Node.js
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Neo4j
  • MongoDB
  • Kubernetes
  • C
  • HTML5
  • Redis

- 14 years of experience as software developer. - Handled the end to end responsibilities of requirement collection, designing, coding, testing, integration testing and releases. - Worked in verticals – Routing protocols, Embedded systems, Web Development, Machine learning and Data science - Start-up experience as Co-Founder and CTO I am well versed in : - Object Oriented Design and Programming, Application, Embedded and Network Software Programming. - JavaScript, Python and C programming languages. - Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j and Elastic Search Databases. - Nodejs and Reactjs and similar JS frameworks

Dmitriy B.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Software Development
  • 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.

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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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