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Nowadays, with businesses transforming digitally, our best remote developers for hire can assist you to increase productivity, automation, & profit with modern techs.

We made it easy to hire remote developers best for your niche projects in the shortest time with our flexible hiring models. And work with your schedule to serve your business needs irrespective of the size, domain, & location to maximize your ROI & brand image.

Hire remote software developers to begin your technical journey with our pre-vetted, agile tech experts in multiple industries as your in-house team. And design, develop, & scale innovative solutions swiftly to enhance your business functions & generate more growth opportunities.

Our remote developers are known for fast adaption to business processes, affordability, & retention as the core features that they use to deliver feature-rich, sturdy, & high-quality work. So, reliably outsource your complex needs to project-specific domain experts that continuously evolve with your needs.

Tap into tried & tested abilities of our best remote developers or augment easy-to-manage remote development teams for full-scale software, mobile, & web apps to MVPs & customized futuristic solutions to surge innovation.

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Hire Remote Developers for High Productivity Services and Quality Automation

Our self-driven remote developers for hire proactively take responsibility for project development services for on-demand Product Design, Business Analysis to Strategic Product Launches. Their client-centric approach, in-depth knowledge & hands-on experience can handle every essential part of the technical process for high performance, speed, advanced Security, & scalability.  Hire remote software developers to consistently produce the targeted results. And integrate your potent idea with tailor-fit SDLC setups, dedicated ideal resources, UI/UX strategies, QA methods & exhaustive consulting at each stage for end-to-end remote development.

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Hire remote developers India with vast experience in building the dynamic, real-time, SEO-friendly web and mobile apps of your dreams. Leveraging modern, popular & reliable techs like Python, PHP, Node, Laravel, React Native, Android, Kotlin, etc. they offer bespoke front-end and back-end development with functionalities for user retention. Hire dedicated remote team to collaborate, ideate, create, & ship native mobile apps and custom web applications for your unique business.

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Every company has different needs. So why rely on generic software? Get your customized enterprise software as your hire remote software engineers adroitly handling research to developing and launching with due updates to enhance your enterprise activities smoothly. Their strategic hi-tech customized solutions cater to your business’s specific needs while keeping your budget under control.

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Put your operational data to the best use with our remote analysts and data wizards working to get the best, comprehensive business analysis for your niche. Additionally, our provided remote developers for hire create in-depth reporting and analytical solutions with achievable reports for your business goals that help you lead the industry.

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Hire remote software developers for maximized efficiency, organization, & automated business operations by unifying your resources – People, Tech, & Processes with our remarkable DevOps services. Significantly, their DevOps expertise in Apache Ant, Xcode, Puppet, Maven, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, etc. with CI/CD, helps you take your operations to Cloud, ML, IoT, & more.  Enabling easy access, agility, & innovation for value-based products.

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  • Why you Should Hire Remote Development team?

    As you hire remote developer, provides you many benefits & services to companies that work with them. Certainly, they reduce expenses on full-time hires while retaining complete control over your project.

    While you hire remote software developers, you can directly resolve your workforce crisis with the right kind of skills & automate your business processes with ease of operation.

    Available offshore or onshore in your time zones, find remote developers from reliable companies to hire dedicated developers that can rapidly take care of a complete project or a particular phase of a project with minimal hassles.

    However, recent studies show that as you the advantages of hiring remote developers go beyond being cost-effective and rapid development. So. if you are hesitant to hire such developers, here are some reasons why you should hire them.

    Leverage all these benefits and a lot more to boost the growth of your business as you hire remote developers in India with eSparkBiz.

    1. Increased Productivity

      As you hire remote developers from a well-established company like eSparkBiz, they work dedicatedly within their state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities without distractions that accelerate your developmental processes. Thus, working under the best working circumstances, these remote developers for hire ensures high-quality and first-time-right feature development in this productive work environment. Moreover, as they work from their favorite spots, it enhances their throughput.

    2. Cost-efficiency

      While you hire remote developers India, you are spared from extra expenses of recruiting, overhead, & administration with incredible cost benefits. Due to lesser living expenses in many developing countries like India, the cost of hiring remote experts reduces considerably. So, whatever your IT project needs are, you can save up to 50% on your overall development cost when you work remotely. Thus, hire remote team of developers for extremely cost-efficient development for small-scale businesses & Startups.

    3. Access to Global Talent

      With the increasing demand for skilled developers, hiring experts remotely will get you worldwide access to affordable top talents. Unlike your full-time employees, where you are restricted with people & skills from the same region, you can easily hire remote programmers from anywhere that matches your requirements and budgets. So you get the right kind of multiple talented developers for your needs that affect your overall project outcome.

    4. Get the Perfect Match

      Getting the perfect developer with the best-fit skillsets is difficult. But it is made possible while you explore beyond your region and hire remote programmer. Hiring from offshore development companies provides you an option to choose from a wide range of developers suited for your project needs. Thus, increasing your chances of getting the perfect match naturally. And you can even upscale your team with a mix of talent at your bidding.

    5. Low Infrastructure Expense

      Working with on-site developers requires you to have office space, furniture, IT accessories, and many other things. Compared to that, as you hire remote programmer, you’ll eliminate all the extra infrastructure, recruiting, and miscellaneous expenses, saving you nearly 50% of your money. To work with a remote developer, you’ll just need to outsource your requirements to them or their company and they will take care of all the remaining material.

    6. Short-time Delivery

      Remote developers are more passionate about their work, and engage dedicatedly, thus more available than traditional developers. This allows them to get the job done on time. While you hire remote developer from eSparkBiz, the provided infrastructure and the expertise of the programmers enable them to deliver the project in the shortest time possible.

    7. Flexible Working Hours

      As remote developers for hire are generally located in a different region or zone working from distance, they follow flexible working hours to provide the best of their services to their clients. Also, as they do not have to travel, it saves a lot of time and money which they can utilize on bettering their work. Notably, hire remote developer at eSparkBiz who has been working in 10+ time zones with official hours aligned to their client’s requirements, ensuring consistent communication and collaboration for project development.

    8. Easy Employee Rotation

      Hiring remote developers gives you the freedom of exploring more variety of talents after the completion of a project or even add to it during the process. Once the project is done, you can always look for different expertise, skillsets, and budget needs and keep rotating your remote developer as n employee. This flexibility might not be possible with your in-house teams due to the company rules.

    9. Communication and Collaboration

      As you hire remote developers, you also get to experience their vast industry experience and views that they can use to better develop your project. Moreover, working remotely requires clear communication and coordination which they have mastered by now. Hence, most remote developers are excellent communicators and collaborators. To be precise, they are at par with on-site workers or even better. No matter where they work from, even a remote development team will mix up with your team quickly and collaborate timely to get the work done without any communication gaps.

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Hire remote software engineers for their expertise in emerging technologies, cloud-based IDE, ability to learn from seniors, & project-specific skills, making them strong support to build dynamic future-ready solutions.

Moreover, hire dedicated remote development team well-known for industry-best practices, boasting low attrition rates, zero overhead investment, & 50% cost reduction for all types of businesses.

As a supportive technical partner, eSparkBiz empowers you with hiring, resource management, infra-facilities, & complete authorization support so you can focus on your main business.

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Touchstones to Hire Remote Developers

The pandemic has done many dreadful things, but on the other side, it has opened a whole new world of opportunities for many people. Many workers were bored of working full-time from the same place for years, and as the world shifted to remote working, they found the perfect thing.

Remote developers are in plenty today, but that was not the case a few years back. Even before the pandemic began, people were working from their desks every day, but the comfort they’ve realized during the pandemic has made them shift to remote work. Today there are many companies that have capitalized on this and provide services to hire remote developers from India. If you are a business runner looking to expand teams without needing a bigger office, remote developers and this post are all you need.

Going forward, we will cover everything from what remote developers are, why you need them, how to hire them, etc. This will be a long and knowledgeable post, so get your reading spectacles ready, and let’s begin with knowing remote developers.

Who are remote developers?

As you might have understood from the word, remote developers are the type of developers that work remotely. They don’t work from your office, and they are neither dependent on your office infrastructure to get the work done. Usually, remote developers reside in different countries, and businesses hire them to expand teams that cover alternate shifts.

With remote developers, businesses can keep their development up and running round the clock. Moreover, they provide better rates and high-quality work for their time with your business.

In the simplest form, remote developers are your employees away from your office who work closely with your in-house teams and assist you in achieving your objectives.

Having known about remote developers, you should know why you should work remotely to understand them and their mindset better.

Why should you choose to work remotely?

  • Better Work-Life Balance

Who doesn’t love an incredible work-life balance? If you are someone who admires keeping different personal and professional times, you are going to love remote working.

Since the pandemic forced people to work remotely, most of them have discovered a perfect work-life balance. Moreover, now it seems that they don’t want to leave that balance; hence they prefer remote work and jobs that provide permanent work from home.

Having a better work-life balance provides time to disconnect, spend quality time away from work, and then come back stronger than before. Companies have seen tremendous increases in productivity because of the better work-life balance from working remotely. Hence they are also pushing towards remote working.

  • Lesser Commute

Commuting to work is never stress-free. If you travel through public transport, you’ll have difficulty reaching the stops, catching the bus/taxi/cab, and then walking to the office if needed. The previous steps are repeated when you travel back to home after completing work. The US census shows that the average single-side commute to work is 27.6 minutes long. This means that every day you’ll spend a minimum of one hour traveling to and fro between your home and office.

If you work remotely, all this commute gets off your brain, and you can work freely from your comfort zone. By reducing commute time, you can utilize that time to work on something you like, learn a new technical skill, or spend some quality time with your family. Whatever you choose, it will surely help you and make you happy when you are saving precious time.

By cutting down the commute completely, you also save a considerable sum of money that goes into tickets, passes, and fares for the commute.

  • Freedom of Stay

This is the biggest reason to work remotely for individual remote developers. Having a remote job provides you the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere. You can travel the entire globe while you work with international clients, but be sure that you take your job seriously.

Many people live a digital nomad life and keep traveling to countries to have a change. You can choose to stay at the best locations without worrying about your vacation days. What else can provide you the benefit of regularly getting a salary while traveling the world.

  • Better Diversity & Inclusion

Remote jobs provide better diversity and inclusion. It’s suitable for companies as well as workers too. There might be discrimination in some places, but if you choose to work remotely, there is no issue of inclusion.

Remote teams don’t have cultural biases and are better at welcoming people from different ethnicities, casts, and countries.

Building remote teams is a great way to have a diverse workforce. A diverse and distributed workforce protects businesses from regional issues that can disrupt working conditions and allows the company to be available to clients 24 by 7.

  • Considerable Savings

Working remotely provides considerable savings. Whether you are a techpreneur or a remote worker, everyone will experience cost savings in a remote working environment.

When you hire remote developers from India, you get the best rates which can be as much as an 80% discount from your on-site teams. This will help you get the project developed at considerably lower amounts and better quality.

If you are a remote developer, you can save money by living in developing countries that have lesser taxes. Such countries are easy to live in, and you can save money on all things right from rent to utilities and other things.

  • Increased Productivity

You can compare the financials of any good company before pandemic and after the pandemic, and you’ll see there is a significant rise in profits and a decrease in operational expenses. All this happened because of increased productivity. Working remotely provides one of the highest productivity levels, which has been proven during pandemic times.

As a business, you should start allowing remote work to your team or hire a remote developer to get the most productive code written for your business.

  • Personalization & Customization

When you work remotely, you have the option to personalize and customize the working space as you like. You can customize it with different sorts of paintings, lighting, and desk items to give a lively and fresh look.

A fresh-looking and customized desk will make you stay longer at the desk without feeling bored, and eventually, you’ll get more work done. Customized working space will also help you bond with the room, and you’ll love working from there no matter the work time or kind.

After understanding why you should work remotely, here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction. Let’s explore why you should hire remote developers from India for your business projects.

Why should you hire remote developers?

  • Highly Productive

Remote developers work from their preferred spaces. Whether it is a coffee shop, co-working space, or their bedroom, remote developers have the flexibility to work from anywhere, and this boosts their productivity significantly.

Developing applications is not easy, and it is certainly not productive when it is done sitting in cubicles. While writing code, developers often have to think a lot, and looking at a favorite place that is interesting quickly brings out the best solutions.

Moreover, remote developers have the flexibility to work at their own times and schedules, and this adds productivity. Flexible working hours and time offs have also proven their worth in office-going people. Giving such benefits always results in higher productivity and more output with the best quality.

  • Easy To Find

Today, it’s easier to hire remote developers than ever before. With the advancement and research in technologies and internet connectivity throughout the world, global talent is easily accessible.

With global job boards like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Upwork, and freelancer, remote developers have found a way to sell their skills, which indeed makes it easy for companies to source developers.

The pandemic has made people realize they can work remotely without affecting their work or salary. Moreover, they can maintain a better work-life balance and spend quality time with their families. This made many people quit their full-time jobs and move towards remote working positions.

This large influx of talent in the remote market has made it a lot easier to find developers. Moreover, you can hire remote developers who are highly experienced and work in niche categories.

  • Reduced Infrastructure Spending

When you hire remote developers, your spending on infrastructure becomes almost zero.

Most IT companies need to build and maintain massive offices to keep their employees engaged and happy in the office while showing off to their competitors that they are better. This all takes significant capital investments that take away working capital from many companies.

If you hire remote developers from any country, you free yourself from the need to build infrastructure. Then you can redirect that saved money to provide better annual raises and fuel innovations in the company that grows the company.

Remote developers won’t visit your offices; hence you only need to take care of setting up a home office for them so that they can carry out their work without any issues. One-time expenses in setting up remote offices for your developers are much less, and you don’t have to maintain the items.

While providing developers much-needed flexibility, you save lots of capital and operational expenditures that can be diverted to better causes.

  • Competitive Rates

Remote developers have competitive rates. As the market demand for such developers has increased rapidly since the start of the pandemic, most senior remote developers are enjoying the benefits.

While the prices have increased more than in the past, they are still quite competitive and exciting when compared with full-time developers.

If you hire remote developers from countries like India, Thailand, and Some parts of Europe, you can save almost 80% on yearly salaries. Suppose you pay $100,000 for junior developers in the USA; you can get the same developer for $10,000 or $15,000. This is the perfect example of competitive rates in remote development, and you can get this benefit every time you hire one.

  • Experienced Resources

One of the substantial reasons to hire a remote developer is the experience level. If you are looking to build some innovative application with a niche technology, there are chances that you might not find the best developer in your region.

That is why you need to go remote, as many developers are available in other regions. Remote development demands much more experience as the person needs to solve his problems independently. The developer gets more experience and develops better skills and knowledge by doing it for a long time.

  • Less Impacted By Sudden Shifts

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world economy in early April 2020, many companies were shattered and entirely closed because of their rigid working policies and inability to adopt remote working.

If you already have some team members working remotely, you won’t face any such issues. No matter how suddenly the working styles shift, if you’ve operated and managed in that setting, you can quickly adapt and survive the shifts without impact.

A business that is flexible and adapts to changing conditions quickly grows faster than its competitors and does well in all aspects.

  • Highly Available

Remote developers are highly available. Being flexible, they are highly motivated to work at any time. If there are time zone differences, it is remote developers that can accommodate well.

You can hire remote developers in another country and ask them to work with you at your preferred times, and they’ll indeed cooperate.

Moreover, support and maintenance services are provided round the clock from such remote developers, and they are available at any time to fix a production issue.

Understanding why you should hire remote developers from India, you’d be confused between choosing an in-house team or a remote team, so let’s answer that by comparing the hiring of remote teams of developers and in-house teams.

Difference between hiring an in-house team vs. a remote team

  • Culture

Culture is one of the most significant differences you will encounter while hiring remote developers. Usually, remote developers work from smaller and developing countries where the cost of living is less. In such situations, they adopt that culture and cross-cultural communications will be an issue.

In opposition to this, the in-house development team is comprised of people of the same region or from nearby areas that share the same culture. Having the same culture across the team, it is easy to collaborate, and no special training is required.

While you work with freelance remote developers, you might need to understand their culture, and they’ll need to work around your culture to open seamless communication and collaboration doors. As a business owner, the culture might not be an issue if you are looking to work on long-term projects, as you’ll gradually settle with the team. But if you are looking for short works and on and off works that require high collaboration among the team, you are better off with an in-house team.

Cultural differences are common, and the simplest of them can be something that is acceptable in your region, which is totally unfair in the developer’s region. In such cases, there can be misunderstandings and disagreements during the work.

  • Availability

Availability is another point of difference when it comes to hiring remote developers and in-house developers. They are flexible in adopting different time zones and can work on your preferred time zone whenever needed. A remote developer may not always be available, but he will be available when you need him the most.

Moreover, they are available anytime of the clock for any kind of assistance to your on-site team or your customers too. Remote developers are customer-oriented and can work overtime to rectify any production level issues that disrupt your services.

This kind of dedication and availability is hard to find in your in-house teams. As they are paid a fixed salary, they don’t bother going the extra mile. They’ll log off just when their time ends, and it’s hard to convince them to work overtime to rectify any issues too.

  • Costs

The costs between the best remote developers and in-house developers are very different. What you get in the in-house development model can be achieved at ⅛ price when you hire dedicated remote developers.

A business can see a significant difference in cost from day one itself. Even the best remote developers won’t charge as much as your in-house team, and you can always have more money to invest in your business and hire dedicated remote developers to scale the team.

One major reason why hiring remote developers is the least expensive is because of the location they work from. Developing countries have ample software development talent, and the living expenses are pretty less there. As the expenses decrease, the development charges will also decrease.

  • Engagement Models

Remote developers provide you with multiple engagement models, while in-house development teams have one or two engagement models on offer. This clearly shows that you can hire dedicated remote developers and enjoy greater flexibility and control.

You can hire remote software engineers under the time and materials model, fixed cost model, hourly subscriptions, etc. All these models have their own benefits and provide you with more flexibility to execute the project. As a business owner, you’ll be looking to maximize your return on investment, and it can be achieved best with remote developers.

On the other hand, in-house development teams can either be full-time or part-time, and they have no third option.

  • Experience

There’s a difference between the experience of remote developers and in-house developers. Most full-stack developers who work in in-house teams are beginner full-stack developers who pick up their skills during their work tenure.

On the other side, you can hire dedicated remote development team with high experience. They are the true full-stack developers, and they are far more experienced than in-house developers. Most people try to go remote when they have enough confidence in their skills and when they believe in working on end-to-end projects on their own. This confidence comes after a lot of hustle and experience.

  • Value for Money

Value for money is one of the most important things for every business. A business always looks for a return on investment and value for money on tech investments. Most times, the results of investing in technology are not direct, they power other departments in the business, and their returns are often hidden.

An in-house development team can provide value for money, but not as much when you hire dedicated remote development team. Remote developers cost less, do more, are more efficient, and are experienced in working alone, and all these reasons combine to provide excellent value for money for all your endeavors.

  • Delivery Timelines

Delivery timelines are another point of difference between remote developers and in-house developers. Even if remote developers are highly productive and experienced, they are known for missing delivery timelines. Though only a few remote developers miss deliveries, it has become a black spot in the community’s resume. Most remote developers are passionate about their work and never miss critical delivery timelines.

But, if you are looking for on-time deliveries every time and planned execution of project activities, do look for in-house developers that can work from your office.

As you know, the difference between hiring a remote team and an in-house development team, it is the right time to explore what services can be accomplished by hiring remote developers. So, let’s find out what remote developers have in their bags for you.

What services can be accomplished by hiring remote developers?

  • Web App Development

Web app development is the most common service that companies approach with offshore service providers and remote developers.

Today online presence is very important. It helps you develop your brand and boosts your marketing efforts. If a potential customer cannot find you on the internet, he’ll surely think that your business is not good and you are outdated. As more people think this, you lose significant users in a short span of time.

To save yourself from such miseries, it is good to hire remote developers for web app development.

Remote developers can work on applications with ReactJS, NodeJS, PHP, Laravel, Angular, WordPress, Django, Flask, and a lot more. It is just about figuring out the tech you want to use, and you’ll quickly find a remote developer for hire for the project.

  • Mobile App Development

As eCommerce and customer interactions move towards being personal, mobile applications are gaining a lot of traction. While a web app is good for primary interactions, it is at the mobile app where complex and business-worthy interactions take place. Mobile applications have become a norm and an easy way to be connected to your customers.

You can hire remote developers that work on your mobile application from scratch. Having expert developers by your side means that your idea will be refined and tested thoroughly at every stage, and this is good for the final outcome. Projects that go through such processes during development emerge as the leaders in their segment, raking in significant money for the business and the developers.

Today there are many technologies to use in mobile apps. You can create cross-platform and native-feeling apps using Flutter and React Native. Moreover, scalable backends for such apps can be powered using NodeJS, Kotlin, Java, Dart, Objective-C, etc.

If you are looking to build platform-specific applications, you can use flutter, dart, kotlin, and Java to build Android mobile applications. On the other side, using swift-UI, Xcode, and Objective-C, iOS apps can be created.

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics

Today, data is everywhere, each business action generates a significant amount of data, and if harnessed correctly, it can change your future.

Many companies like to call themselves data-driven, and to be data-driven means they heavily utilize business intelligence and analytics services.

Such services help you better understand your business data and provide you with information in an easy-to-digest way. Business intelligence services relate to report building, dashboarding, and presenting crucial information to stakeholders in an easy way.

Analytics services include building models, churning large datasets to draw insights from patterns, and creating self-explanatory visualizations. There is a high supply of data analysts and BI engineers in the remote job market; you just have to filter out the right candidate.

  • Cyber Security

As the number of attackers grows, the number of defenders by your side should also increase, right? Cyber security is a niche area of technology that cannot be mastered by everyone. There are people who have been in the cyber security industry for a long time, and they now provide their services in the form of remote developers for hire.

You should surely hire such engineers to avail services like penetration testing, network security, infrastructure setup, systems analytics, etc.

  • Consultation

No idea is perfect from the first time, and that’s where consultation is needed. There are tons of highly experienced solution architects and project managers in the world that provide such consultation services.

With their high experience in building scalable software products, they analyze your project plans and provide you with the proper guidance. If you follow their advice well, you’ll indeed have a fantastic product at the end that all your users will love to use.

You can hire remote development team for a consultation at every stage of your product building, and following their path will lead you to success in no time. Your investments in availing of this service will start from the first day the app goes live.

  • UI/UX Design

UI/UX design is another common service offered under the remote developers for hire model. Creative people do wonders when they are left alone, and in the open; that’s why it makes sense to hire remote developers and designers.

Such professionals work from their comfort areas and are always available so they can quickly sketch out an idea as soon as they come across it.

Many companies leverage this service to create a bespoke user interface for your web applications, mobile applications, desktop applications, or any other thing. Moreover, user experience researchers are also available that research and come up with solutions that make the user experience of your application easy and seamless.

Data Engineering & Data Warehousing
Today, a large amount of business data is stored in unstructured formats like user reviews, comments, offline papers, documents, etc. Moreover, there are multiple sources of data, and without a single point of truth, you cannot make better decisions.

Companies hire remote developers for data engineering and warehousing tasks to tackle this problem. Such services enable companies with rich data in a structured format that can be in turn used by their analysts and business intelligence service providers to create meaningful visualizations.

Data engineering and warehousing is the stepping stone to becoming a data-driven company, and these services are quite in demand nowadays.

  • Chatbot Development

Customer service is increasingly important to grow the business, and most companies have understood this. Today, they are leveraging chatbot development services from remote developers for hire and building intelligent chatbots that solve user queries quickly.

Experienced chatbot developers are hard to find, and that’s why remote developers are a good choice here. They can help you build AI-based and NLP-infused chatbots that don’t just work on rules set by you and instead learn and improve the customer experience after each interaction.

Chatbot development has saved companies millions of dollars that went on keeping call centers, customer service representatives, and other such things. If you are looking for chatbot development for your business, you can easily find competent developers at an excellent offshore development agency.

  • Testing & QA

No application goes to production servers without testing and QA services. It is one of the most important things that you need to do during your application development stages.

There are plenty of experienced QA engineers that provide remote services, and you can hire them for your projects. It is easy to avail of such services, and the cost benefits are immense too.

It’s a pretty common service, and you can find it at offshore service-providing companies of all sizes.

Multiple services can be accomplished by hiring remote developers, and by now, you might have decided the service you’ll need. So, let’s find out what benefits you’ll enjoy once you hire remote software developers from India.

Benefits of hiring remote developers

  • Productivity

One of the most enormous benefits of hiring remote developers is their high productivity. Remote developers work with unmatched productivity, and they tend to be quicker at performing their duties.

After the lockdown, most people and companies have seen a rise in productivity because of remote working. Remote working allows developers to work from the environment they love and at their preferred times. Due to this, the mind stays calm and sharp, which directly translates into better code in the project.

Many developers love to work at the night, and when they are forced to work during office hours, their productivity is hindered. Remote working has helped them to harness this power and work according to their productive times.

Remote developers have contagious productivity, and a few of them are enough to recharge your teams with full power. Many businesses have realized this; hence they always have a few high-performing remote team members that lead by example.

  • Low Infrastructure Expenses

Every business loves to save money. Each dollar you save from unnecessary expenses can be reinvested in the business to grow the business and get even better returns. As it is said, a dollar retained is a dollar earned; in business, every penny is crucial.

When you hire remote developer, you can save large sums of money on infrastructure expenses. Remote developers don’t work from your office. Hence you can expand your team infinitely without thinking of moving to a bigger office space. You can have your core team and senior management work from one office and then hire dedicated remote development teams to get the work done. This model has proved quite effective for many businesses.

Setting up remote development spaces is not an issue when you hire dedicated remote development team from an offshore service provider. They have their own offices that you can use as your base for the area, and this allows you to save significant money that goes into building and maintaining office premises. Low infrastructure expenses boost your profits and provide you with better corporate balance sheets that can be leveraged to raise money as and when required.

  • Easy to find

With websites like glassdoor, LinkedIn, freelancer, Upwork, and many others, finding remote developers is truly easy today. Some years back, it was hard because the supply of remote developers was really less, and the ones that worked remotely had lesser experience too.

Today the market has changed completely. You can find tons of developers on a single job posting, and you’ll have to spend time filtering out the best ones. With experienced recruiters and the right methods, hiring remote developers is not a problem. Instead, it has become effortless if you know what to do and when to do it.

Since the end of the pandemic and great resignation, many people have started working remotely; hence there are thousands of people that you can hire.

  • Experienced Resources

Almost 85% of developers who work remotely have significant experience. Working remotely without any experience is pretty hard, and getting a remote job as a fresher is even harder. As a business owner, you’ll have the benefit of getting experienced resources for your project.

Experienced resources can work independently, and you don’t have to hold their hands at every step. They can even analyze your business problems better and provide you with the point solutions that are scalable and high performing.

Round-the-clock Availability
Remote developers are known for their round-the-clock availability. They are flexible in working with shifts, and they are better at collaborating with other teams. If you run mission-critical applications, you can hire dedicated remote team to keep the applications up and running round the clock. They can do all the surveillance and maintenance activities at every time, and thus they prove to be a better choice.

  • Decreased Workloads

When you hire remote developer, you can quickly decrease workloads. Moreover, there is no end to the number of remote developers you can hire for your project. No matter how complex the situation gets, you can always hire remote software developers from India and scale efficiently.

By hiring more developers, you can distribute your work among all the team members. With this, you can provide them with a seamless work experience and an even better work-life balance. When the work-life balance is good, very few developers quit, and you can save time in hiring new developers by just decreasing the workloads.

  • Less Costly

A common and one of the most realized benefits of hiring a remote developer is that it saves costs. It is fractional in cost when it comes to hire a remote developer than a traditional full-time and in-office developer.

Remote developers cost less; hence you can have massive savings when it comes to working with them.

Looking at all the different benefits that remote developers provide, you might be excited to hire them for your upcoming projects. Before you begin, you should understand the methods of hiring remote developers to have a better chance at hiring.

Methods to hire remote developers

  • Advertising

One of the most straightforward ways to hire a remote developer is by advertising. Advertising is a hiring method where you post a job on any platform and invite applications. While you invite applications, you also run a marketing campaign targeted at job seekers to highlight your business. Doing such campaigns will help you attract employees, and you can make sure that you’ll have plenty of resumes to sift through with this method of hiring.

  • Referrals

Referrals are a good source for hiring high-quality employees. With a referral from any current employee, you can ensure that only high-quality applications reach out to you, and you don’t have to filter out thousands of applications.

Many companies have become referral-only and hire only candidates that current employees have referred. This can be an excellent method to hire a remote developer, as here you get trusted resources with a background check already completed by your employees.

If you are building something secretly and want trustworthy people on your team, it is better to go on and look for candidates who are referred to you.

  • Rehiring

This is the most common method of hiring developers. Most companies are open to rehiring their past employees, given they have worked well in their previous stint at the company.

The candidate pool is significant, and going through each of them is hard. Even if you adopt that method and hire remote software developers from India, you might have to give them a little training and grooming. Rehiring saves you from the training periods, and you can directly deploy the new employees on projects as they already know the internal processes.

  • Employment Exchanges

Visiting employment exchanges and recruitment agencies is quite common to hire remote programmers. As a business owner, you might not know the best developer in the area. In such a case, it is ideal to visit the region’s recruitment agency and employment exchange office.

Such offices have the data of all the remote developers with their backgrounds; hence you can sift through numerous candidates at once. If you like any of those candidates, you can set up an interview and finalize hiring them if they meet all your requirements. Once you’ve finalized, the recruitment agency or employment exchange office will demand a fee as they facilitated the research and other services.

  • Offering Internships

You can offer internships to excellent remote developers and get your work done at a fractional rate while building better developers for the future. College grads and university students in their final year are often looking to apply their learnings to solve real-world problems with the help of internships, and if you can do that, it will be awesome.

After knowing the different methods of hiring, this is the correct time to discuss the skills an ideal remote developer should have. You’ll get many candidates to choose from, and you can use the below-listed abilities to create a minimum requirements specification for your remote developers.

Skills to look for in remote developers

  • Clear Communication

Excellent communication skills go a long way. When working remotely, you have to rely on communication and language skills to get the work done. If your communication skills are good, it’s pretty easy to work with the team, and if they are not good, working with the team can be a cumbersome experience.

When you hire dedicated remote development team, do look out for excellent communicators. It is the single thing that decides your project experience. Suppose you end up with a developer with mediocre communication skills and who cannot understand even the basics. In that case, you’ll regret hiring them and have to find remote developers again.

To filter out the best communicators, ask scenario-based questions like if there has been a production issue with the latest release, how would you explain it to a non-tech business leader from the client side. Another way to filter out excellent communicators is by having group discussions and talking with them over video calls.

  • Technical Skills

Technical skills are the most essential and desirable skills to look for when you find remote developers for your projects. Without technical skills, a developer is nothing, and he cannot work with the team in a good way.

Technical skills are of different types and based on the language. To test these skills, you need to be language-specific and choose questions based on the developer’s experience level. You cannot ask java questions to a developer who is interviewing for a python developer position.

Similarly, asking extremely hard and deep questions to a fresher developer won’t make any sense too. To take the interview correctly, it is important that you understand the developer’s resume and compare it with your needs. It will help you to test the developer accurately.

  • System Design

System design is a good skill for junior developers and a must-have for senior developers. A senior developer is responsible for setting up the correct system so that your application performs seamlessly in every situation.

System design skills should be tested and looked for when you hire remote software engineers and technical leads. It is not mandatory to test junior developers through this parameter, but if you include this skill in the list, you’ll surely get the best developers for your project.

A developer who can design a high-performance and scalable system can implement it and write efficient code. So do consider this an important skill when you find remote developers. System design questions are available in plenty on the internet, and if you want to test them on something unique, you can just give them your requirements and ask them to come up with a design.

  • Analytical Skill

Analytical skills are essential to guide your project to completion. Without analytical skills, a developer may have a hard time understanding your requirements or even analyzing your project.

Analytical skills are pretty essential, and these skills help you correct and polish your project plan. Analytical skills can help developers look at your plan from varied angles and then come up with suggestions that make the plan more robust. If a developer lacks this skill, your project might not be the best, and you’ll have to hold their hands at each step. Without analyzing correctly, they may end up approving to work, and the problems will start once you hire remote developer.

  • Design Thinking

Design thinking is a new way of thinking and designing products. It emphasizes on the user experience and tries to create better designs based on the user. The user is at the core of every activity in this project. Thus, projects developed by leveraging this skillset are impeccable.

People with design thinking skills are hard to find, but they are not impossible. Hire dedicated remote development teams with designers who master design thinking. In this way, you can have a unique user-centric design for your product, and it will provide the best experience to users.

Design thinking skills are hard to measure, but there are enough ways on the internet to assist you in this. Moreover, there are design thinking certifications from leading associations, and you can use them as a benchmark to validate design thinking skills.

  • Flexibility

Flexibility is the most important skill to look for when you hire remote software engineers. Flexibility in terms of timings, tech stack, and prices are common. You need this skill to get the work done on your own terms while the remote developers comply gracefully.

Most remote developers are flexible in timings and can work with any timezone. On the other side, being quick learners and experienced problem solvers, they can pick up new skills and tech stack in no time and start working on your projects. Look for this skill if you are choosing a completely new technology to implement in your project.

  • Eagerness to Learning

Every developer should have an eagerness to learn. While this cannot be considered a skill, it is equally important. Willingness to learn shows the developer’s interest in his job. If a developer is not eager to learn new things, he cannot work effectively on your project. If you are looking to hire dedicated remote development team to work on newer technology, then do look for learning eagerness.

Sometimes it is hard to find remote developers for some technology. In such cases, you can consider the developer’s eagerness to learn as a skill. You can assess them on this parameter and decide whether they are capable of working on your futuristic project.

  • Time Management

Time management is a crucial life skill that everyone should have. When you hire dedicated remote development team, it becomes even more important to look at this skill. Without this skill, the developer might miss deliveries and even delay your project for long durations.

Time management comes after experience, and remote developers have enough experience, so every one of them should have time management. While you interview developers, ask them questions about their past projects and did they deliver on time. You should even consider a developer’s customer satisfaction rate because when it is terrible, the developer is undoubtedly suffering from time management.

  • Work Experience

Every developer you hire must have an excellent track record in building and delivering enterprise-grade applications. If you are looking to hire remote software engineers for your project, work experience is quite important. Without proper work experience, building your applications will be a big challenge. Hence, you should always look for people that possess high work experience in multiple engagement models.

There are significantly fewer developers who work remotely from the beginning. Thus, if you are looking to hire remote software engineers with only remote working experience, it won’t be easy. To tackle this situation, you should consider developers with on-shore and offshore work experiences.

All the skills listed above are hard to acquire. Even after a degree in computer science, many people cannot become successful developers, let alone the thought of becoming the best remote developer. In such cases, a scarcity of remote developers arises, and it makes it hard for companies to source the right candidates. Here are a few pointers that show why remote developers are hard to find.

Why are remote developers so hard to find

  • Gap In Demand & Supply

A big reason why good developers are hard to find is the gap in demand and supply. The distribution of tech talent across the globe is uneven. Developing countries have tons of technological talent and experienced software developers, and some parts of the globe have very few developers.

Moreover, there are even countries where the demand is too high compared to the supply of developers. This unevenness has made developers hard to find and hire. If you are from a place where there is high demand but a very limited supply of developers, it is natural that you might have to compromise. In such cases, if you want the same or better work to be done, you’ll have to switch to hiring remote developers.

On the other side, where the demand is low and supply is more, there is tight competition for work, and the quality might be compromised if you go for cheaper rates.

  • Tough Education

Engineering is complex, and there’s no point in denying it. Having an engineering degree in itself is a huge task. When it comes to software engineering, laymen think it’s just writing code, but many things must be learned to get the degree.

Becoming a developer through formal education such as a bachelor’s or master’s degree is the most straightforward way to become a software engineer, but education is a big hurdle. It is a hurdle that not everyone can clear effectively.

Given the challenging education and even stricter entrance requirements for these degrees, it is natural that fewer people pursue this, and it results in a lower supply of developers. The decreased supply directly affects your efforts to find remote developers.

Tough To Develop Logical Thinking
Developing logical thinking is hard. A developer has to work on complex problems on a regular basis and to solve them efficiently, he needs to have logical thinking skills.

There can be unimaginable approaches to solve a problem, but logical and analytical skills are required to choose the best ways.

Logical thinking is gifted to some people, and some develop it gradually. It is as important as knowing how to code. Today our attention spans have decreased largely, and it’s becoming hard to develop logical and analytical thinking skills. Due to this, it is becoming hard to find remote developers with excellent logical skills.

  • Many Languages To Learn

A decade back, learning to code, and software engineering, in general, was relatively easy because of the limited options to choose from, but that has completely changed. Today, there are infinite technologies to learn. Today, whatever you want to do, there are more than 5 or 10 options to choose from.

With all these options, companies are constantly exploring new things, and there can be a technology that is not mainstream, and the number of developers for it are pretty less.

Moreover, given all these choices, developers are confused about which tech to learn and which to drop. In this confusion, they often end up choosing some obsolete tech and suddenly become hard to work with. This is another reason that makes hiring remote developers harder.

  • Long-working Hours

While most people say that working as a software engineer is easy and there’s a good work-life balance, it is quite different.

Most remote developers have an excellent work-life balance, but they have long working hours too. While working on complex projects, it’s easy to run into a bug that makes work hard. Most bugs take significant time to solve and can easily make developers work overtime.

Moreover, solving bugs requires patience and undistracted work times. Due to this, it’s pretty easy to lose track of time and have long working hours.

  • Underpaid

Software engineers are well paid, but it’s in some countries only. Most developing countries have a large talent pool of developers, and thus, they are underpaid.

Being underpaid and standard long working hours quickly make new developers uninterested, decreasing the supply of competent remote developers in the market. As the supply decreases, it becomes hard to find remote developers.

Even if the developer matches your needs, it is time that you take a pause and consider some things before you finalize. Hiring remote developers is not easy, and here are a few things to consider before looking to hire remote software developer from India.

Things to consider before looking to hire a remote development team

  • Past Experience

The developer’s past experience plays a significant role in the future of your project. If you are in the market to hire remote developers in India or any other country, you should surely give ample consideration to past experience.

A developer may have pet projects in a specific technology and claim to have excellent tech stack knowledge, but always check past project experience. You should give preference to developers with experience on real-world projects using your tech stack.

Moreover, when you hire remote developer, you should understand his past experience with technologies. You should not bet on a PHP developer to build production-ready ML models even though he has some side projects on it. Always find developers with relevant work experience, which will allow you to have a seamless experience working with remote teams.

  • Affiliations With Companies

Remote developers are of two major types: those that work through a company and the independent ones. Independent remote developers operate quite similarly to freelancers, often providing the same services as a freelancer but charging more.

On the other side, there are developers who work for an offshore software development company that provides developers for hire to other businesses. If you come across the two options, always choose the developers from offshore companies. They’ll surely provide you with a stress-free and seamless project development experience.

Independent remote developers are hard to manage even though they are your employees. They charge more, and keeping a track of their contributions is harder. Moreover, they are less flexible sometimes. All these things allow you to shift towards remote developers from offshore development companies.

When you hire remote developers in India that work for offshore companies, you get complete control over them, and if you don’t like to manage them, the offshore company can do it for you. Such developers are highly productive and have more real-world software development experience. Moreover, you can hire in large quantities and even add or drop developers as the project progresses. As these companies provide the flexibility, you’ll have significant cost savings too when you hire in bulk.

  • Technical Skills

Without technical skills, a developer is nothing. Technical skills are one of the most critical skills for a developer, and it is something that can make or break the deal.

When you hire remote team of developers, you should consider technical skills like software engineering, language skills, and data structures and algorithms essential to selecting the developer.

You can test the developer based on their skills, and only after that, you should make any decision of hiring.

  • Communication Skills

Communication skills are quite necessary while working remotely. As there is no in-person connection, everything will happen over the internet in the form of video calls, conferences, and other meetings. Thus, the developer should have excellent communication skills to communicate and collaborate with the team effectively.

Even you should have the best communication skills. Otherwise, you might not be able to explain the needs and get a good developer. If communication skills are suffering at any one side, the project will indeed have some hiccups during its timelines.

As a business owner, before you hire remote team of developers, you should consider your team’s communication skills, and if there are any gaps, try filling them first. Once your team has become an excellent communicator, it is time to set the benchmark and look for remote developers that match the levels.

  • Budget

As a business, you’ll never have unlimited money to spend on tech projects. Even if you have such a hack, you’ll resist investing so much in technology as the benefits might not flow directly.

Before you begin your pursuit to find the best development team for your project, you should set your budget.

While creating a budget for your hiring feat, you should consider many different things. The technology you choose plays a major role in the cost. It can single-handedly move the costs on both sides of the scale. If you choose a niche technology with significantly less supply of remote developers, be ready to have a massive budget for the project. In the same way, if the technology is quite prevalent and there’s a considerable supply of developers, you can complete the task even under budget.

Another determinant that should be kept in mind while budgeting is the number of developers you require. If you need a large team, hiring remotely might be a bigger task, and it can even become impossible if all the developers are individual remote developers. A smaller group will have fewer people, and thus the costs will be lesser.

Keep these two main things in mind while creating a budget so that you don’t overrun your budget drastically once you start hiring remote developers.

  • Location

The location should be kept in mind while you hire remote team of developers for your project.

Being too far away from the remote developer will provide you with new challenges, and being too close won’t be any better. As a business owner, you should strategically choose a location on the globe that provides you with better cost benefits and even provides you the time to collaborate with the developer.

Always try to minimize the time zone difference while having the maximum cost benefits.

  • Requirements

Unclear requirements are the number one reason projects are delayed and left unfinished. If you don’t want to end your project in such a fate, try to get the requirements clear before you even search for developers.

This small thing will help you have structured project development and stress-free execution.

You need to have a strategy to find and hire the best developers. Without the right plans and actions, you cannot find developers that can build ever-scaling products. Hence, here is a step-by-step guide on hiring remote developers. Even if you are hiring for the first time, follow this process, and you’ll have the best developers to work with.

How to hire remote developers? Step-by-step process

  • Setting Clear Objectives

The first thing you should do while you are thinking to hire remote developers is to set clear objectives. When the objectives are clear, you know what to look for and where to look for it. In the same way, the remote developers also understand your requirements, and they can quickly provide you with an answer to whether they’ll work with you or not.

Once you get the idea to hire remote developers for your project, sit down, understand your needs, create a plan, and set objectives for the plan. These can be in the form of outcomes that you expect from the engagement. Having set them previously, you’ll find it easy to measure the results and even measure each team member’s performance and return on investment.

Researching At The Right Place
Once you’ve set clear objectives for your projects, now it is time to look and research at the right place. Each engagement model has a different job board today, and while it is easy for developers, it is somewhat hard for the business owner.

As an owner, you’ll have to make your way through all the different job posting websites, analyze their benefits to your situation, and then choose the correct one. While all this might take some time, it is better to do it as it propels you in the right direction.

Most business owners end up looking at the wrong place and then complain that there aren’t enough remote developers for hire in the market. Some places where you can look to hire remote developers are LinkedIn, Offshore development companies, Freelancing websites, and references. If you are unaware of the place to research for developers and companies that provide remote developers for hire, you may wander in the market aimlessly, and all your hiring efforts will go into the drain.

  • Shortlisting & Screening

If you research at the right place, you’ll indeed find some outstanding developers to work with. But before you do anything, you should do shortlisting and screening. This will help you find the most qualified developers from your candidates and save lots of time.

While shortlisting and screening developers, you should find the ones with good academic background and even better work experience. The developers who have been excelling will surely excel in completing your project.

When you start hiring for your project, you should have a job description and mandatory skills. Without this, it will be hard for you to select the right team members. As you know the skills you need, you can quickly scan the resume and decide whether the person is worth hiring or not.

The better your shortlisting and screening process, the better developers you will come across. So spend significant efforts in designing this phase.

  • Aptitude Interview

Once some developers have caught your interest, and you feel to proceed to hire them, it is time to set up aptitude tests. An aptitude test consists of quantitative questions, logical reasoning, data interpretation, and other such things.

While you hire remote developers, you need the best problem solvers, and that’s why an aptitude round is essential. Aptitude tests help you to find out good developers early on. The ones that have a good understanding of the topics in aptitude tests are better at solving challenges and reasoning.

An aptitude test’s quantitative section may include questions on topics like time and work, profit and loss, number system, etc. At the same time, logical reasoning may consist of the next shape in a series type of questions, puzzles, etc. The data interpretation section usually comes with bar charts, tables, and other visually represented data. The candidate has to come up with answers by looking at the visuals and graphs provided.

  • Technical Interview

Technical interviews are the next step in your hiring process, and they should be open to people who perform well in the aptitude test. As the name suggests, a technical interview should focus on assessing the candidate’s technical skills.

Technical skills like programming language, system design, data structures & algorithms will be tested in this round. When you are looking for a python developer, the technical interview should only focus on python. In this interview, you should focus on the basics of python language, coding applications in python, and even data structures and algorithms in python only.

The efficiency of a technical interview is based on the interviewer. If the interviewer is lenient, he’ll ask easy questions allowing everyone to pass through and burdening the further rounds. On the other hand, if the interviewer asks very tough questions, no one will pass the level, and your hiring process will elongate more. Thus an excellent technical interview should be conducted keeping in mind the project’s needs and the experience level of the employees.

Technical interviews are one of the leading measures of the developers, and these interviews should hold high weightage in the interview process.

  • Senior Level / Team Interview

This interview should not be conducted for every candidate. Instead, certain high-impact positions only require this. As a business owner, you should identify the positions that require high collaboration and trust between the team members, and based on that, this interview round should be scheduled. Your senior management will not be available to interview each and every candidate that passes the technical interviews. Still, if you do so, your core business operations will be affected significantly.

Senior-level interviews should only be taken for individuals who are joining the team as managers and such important positions. This helps you to understand the candidate’s collaboration skills and management skills. If done right, this step of remote developers for hire will help you get the best managers for your projects, and such managers will surely increase the project’s efficiency.

  • HR & Culture Fit Interview

HR & culture fit interviews are quite important when working with remote developers. You can hire remote development team with all the required skills, but if there’s a cultural gap, the project will suffer miserably.

You are ought to hire remote development team from progressing countries with lesser rates, and due to this, it is common to have cultural differences. But the differences should not be so much that your deliverables get affected. That’s why it is important to host an HR & cultural fit interview to have a comprehensive look at the remote developers for hire.

This interview should consist of group discussions, behavioral questions, analytical questions, and future-based and guesstimate questions. During this interview round, you should ask the developer/company for the desired compensation and starting dates. Asking these questions can help you filter out the best candidates, select the ones that fit your budget, and start at the earliest dates.

  • Offer Letter & Beyond

Once you’ve completed all the interview rounds, you should finally create the offer letter for the candidates. During this step, the candidate should have a clear understanding of the job role before he accepts the offer. Moreover, to be on the safe side when you hire remote developers, you should create agreements too.

Such agreements will protect you and even make the project and your engagements official and government recognized. Once the developer signs the offer letter and agrees to work with you, you should start arranging for resources to enable a smooth work experience for the new joiners.

  • Measuring Success

As the developers start working on the project, you must measure their success and appraise them regularly. Whether you hire remote developers or on-site developers, every person demands a salary restructuring every year, and you should do this to have a great experience.

To give them their desired appraisals every year, you need to measure their success. There are multiple ways to measure the success of developers, and you can infuse them into your projects to motivate developers.

Before you ask candidates for an interview, you need to screen them from the numerous applications you receive. The better your screening process, the easier and faster your hiring process will be. Hence, here are some tips on screening the best remote development candidate from the massive list of applications.

How to screen the best remote candidate?

  • Understand Your Ideal Candidate

Before you step into the market to hire dedicated remote developers, you should have a thorough understanding of your requirements.

At this time, you should have a deep understanding of what your ideal candidate will look like. Find the desired experience, skillset, costing, and other things, and only then can you screen good candidates.

  • Identify Core Skills

To make the screening process easy, you should identify the core skills you need and what is present in the resumes.

If you want to build web applications, your core skills will be HTML, CSS, JavaScript, some frontend frameworks, etc. Moreover, the core skills here will also include deployment proficiency and where the developers can deploy the product.

Identifying the core skills is vital to making the hiring process easier. If you have identified the core skills, you can scan resumes effortlessly and stop at those which have your desired skills.

  • Understand The Resume

Another way to hire remote developer by screening is to understand the resume. If you are a big and famous business, you will have a lot of candidates every day, and understanding each resume might not be possible. In such cases, you can have an ATS bot filter out the best resumes from the talent pool. The ATS bot will work well if you have already identified the core skills.

If the amount of applications are less, you can go through each resume and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. You can even compare multiple resumes side by side and then find out the ideal candidates.

  • Set Up Technical Round

Once some candidates are identified, setting up the technical round is really important. It is the technical round that shows the actual experience and knowledge of each freelance remote developer.

The technical round should consist of algorithmic challenges, tests on language proficiency, etc., to know the technical skills better.

  • Organize HR Interview

HR interviews are essential to screen candidates that fit your company’s culture. Every company has a different culture, and someone coming from a different culture might have a hard time aligning with your culture, or they may not even feel comfortable in your company’s culture.

Whether someone matches your culture or not is an important aspect of screening and building an excellent team. There should be compatibility between team members that allows them to grow together and build the best products.

Moreover, HR interviews are even essential to make candidates aware of their job roles, responsibilities, and remunerations. If the person does not understand any of these things, you can filter him out.

  • Indulge In Friendly Discussions

Friendly discussions and informal talks bring the real person out. When a candidate is expecting interview questions and technical questions, surprise him by indulging in friendly decisions.

Being unprepared for such discussions, the candidate will talk in his true ways, and you can screen whether he is a good fit or not.

There are many factors that determine the cost of hiring remote development teams. It is pretty bad if you just go on assumptions, and you can quickly overrun your budget without even realizing it. Let’s understand the factors that affect your remote developer’s costs to stop that from happening.

How much does it cost to hire a remote development team?

  • Experience Level

A considerable portion of your hiring remote developer’s cost is determined by the experience level of employees.

Most times, experienced developers in your home country will be pretty costly. In such cases, you can hire dedicated remote developer at significantly fewer costs.

Experience level is the industry experience of any developer, and it is always valuable. A junior developer usually has experience between 0 to 2 years, and senior developers can have experience anywhere between 6 to 10 years. The more experience a remote developer has, the more his hourly rates will be.

  • Tech Stack

Tech stack is another item that determines your cost of hiring remote developers. If the tech is easy and there are tons of developers who can work on it, the rates for such technology will be lower. Moreover, developing and maintaining projects with such technologies will be pretty straightforward, which will reflect in your costs too.

On the other hand, if a tech stack is new, powerful, and hard to master, the remote development teams might ask for high prices. Tech stacks like IoT, Data Science, Analytics, and Machine Learning have a limited supply of remote expert developers, which will also increase costs.

The more technologies you add in the product, the more specialists you need to hire, and the more complex the project gets. All these things add to the project’s costs.

  • Country Of Residence

Country of residence is another factor determining costs. Hire remote software developers living in Indonesia, Thailand, or India as they will have lesser living expenses; hence their charges will be low.

On the other side, a team of developers from the USA or Europe will charge higher rates for their service. Their charges will be high because the cost of living in their area is high, and experienced resources are scarce.

  • Demand & Supply

Demand & Supply is a deciding factor for the costs of everything on the globe. The more scarce a product or service is, the more its price will be. This principle applies when you hire dedicated remote developers too.

When the demand for developers in an area is relatively high but the Supply is meager, the prices will undoubtedly be high. However, there are many developers in the region who cannot meet the requirements of all companies, and this gives the developers an option to charge more because of less competition. An example of such an area is the USA.

Most developing countries are facing this problem. They have immense talent pools of experienced best remote developers. Still, the demand in the home country is less, and there’s high competition, making people work at significantly fewer margins. In contrast, when the demand for developers is less or moderate, but the Supply is excess, the prices will be lesser.

When you hire remote developer, the demand and Supply will play a vital role in determining the cost of your software development project.

  • Communication Skills

Communication skills also play a role in determining developer rates. Developers that are experienced and possess world-class communication skills will always charge more for their services.

Similarly, developers with mediocre and amateur communication skills might be available to work for lesser rates.

  • Technical Skills

The developer’s technical skills are one of the most important things determining your project’s cost. Some developers work at $20 per hour, and there are developers that work at a $50 per hour rate. Though they both have the same experience, it is the technical skills that make the difference.

Developers with excellent technical skills are hard to find, but once you have them, you’ll love working with them every single day. Completing projects will be a breeze with such developers, and you’ll be happy to pay a premium rate for their services.

  • Project Size

Project size also affects your costs. As the project becomes more extensive and complex, it demands the best remote developers, more project managers, and full-time testers to complete the project seamlessly.

When projects are smaller, you can complete them with fewer team members, and there will be no delays.

If you are new to hiring remote developers, here is a comprehensive list of places where you can find and hire remote developers. As you saw, there are multiple factors affecting the costs. Another one of them can be the place from where you hire remote programmers.

From where to hire remote developers?

  • LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the best site to find remote development teams. With a personalized section for jobs and multiple filters, it offers everything that assists you to hire remote software developers.

LinkedIn is a professional social network where people from all industries set up their profiles and connect with like-minded users. It has powerful search functionality that can provide you with everything you need, given the search keywords are excellent. It allows users to post, like, comment, and share images, videos, and text content. You can use these features to attract like-minded remote developers.

On LinkedIn, there are companies that provide offshore development services, and you can contact them too to check out the remote developers for hire. They can provide you facilities like consultation, hiring of developers, managing them, and working on your project all under one roof.

If you are looking to hire remote software developers that are trustworthy in their skills, look for the ones that have passed the LinkedIn skills assessment. It is a short assessment that LinkedIn conducts to verify the skills of individuals. Most times, the developers who have passed this assessment are pretty good and experienced in working with the technology.

  • Freelancer

As the name suggests, freelancer is a freelancing website from where you can hire remote software developers. Freelancer is primarily a freelancing website where individuals sell their skills while working remotely, but many development teams are also available.

The best thing about this site is that the resources here are very cheap, and there is a large number of freelance remote developers registered. Due to the tight competition, you will always get the best price, but you have to do the remote developer’s quality checks and background verification on your own.

You can search for developers that provide remote development services for the tech stack you want to use, and you’ll get plenty of results. Out of this talent pool, you can choose to contact the developers that seem most competent for the projects.

Another way to hire remote software developers on this website is to post for a requirement, and the developers will apply if they like to work on the project. This is the simplest way, and most business owners do this to get the work done quickly. You can accept applications for 2-3 days, and after that, do a shortlisting of resumes and proceed with interviews. This method saves a lot of time; you just have to do a background check on users who pass through your interview rounds.

  • Offshore Companies

Another place where you can find high-quality and trusted remote developers for hire is offshore companies. Such companies provide remote development teams for cheap rates, but they are backed by the company’s trust. As the name suggests, offshore companies work from different countries and have their own team of developers that you can hire.

If you want to work with a reputable company but enjoy the benefits of remote developers, you should look for offshore companies. You can find remote development teams in almost all tech stacks at an excellent offshore company. Whether it is modern AI/ML, or mainframe technologies, such companies will always have developers to work on your projects.

Moreover, offshore development companies have their own offices and other hardware/software resources that are required to work on any software project. So, if you choose them, you save such side expenses too.

The delivery timelines set by such companies are concrete, and they’ll do everything in their control to keep your deliveries aligned with the commitments. Apart from timely deliveries, the projects they deliver are of high quality, so you don’t run into bugs and support services again and again.

  • Upwork

Just like freelancers, Upwork is another online website to hire remote software developers. This platform acts as a bridge between workers and companies. While it charges some fees from both the sides, it is known for providing high-quality people who love to work remotely.

As a business owner, you can post a project requirement on the platform, and interested people will start applying to the post. You can then shortlist the remote development team that looks credible and proceed for further interviews. If you hire from this website, you are assured of getting high-quality engineers for your project.

  • Developer Forums

Developer forums are one of the best places to hire remote software developers. Such places are filled with regular visitors who collaborate with developers around the world. Most developers come to seek answers to their errors, but the ones who give answers are the real deal.

Business owners should always be looking at the top developers that answer questions on the forum. In this way, you can understand the developer’s learning and grip with the technology. Moreover, you can also find remote developers of the highest quality.

Hiring such developers for your projects will be extremely helpful, and your teams will love to work with such high-impact developers. But beware of hiring from such places; you should always do a background check and test the developer through multiple interview rounds so that you know the person proves his knowledge and you don’t end up hiring a false developer.

  • Professional Associations

Another place to hire remote software developers is through professional associations. While there are lesser professional associations for software developers, you can look for things like coding clubs, open-source contributions, and even word-of-mouth.

You should try looking for remote developers for hire among your professional connections. This way, you can get the best developers that have been tested recently on a business use case.

Coding clubs and open-source communities can be considered as an excellent source to hire remote software developers that are self-motivated and who love to work on exciting problems. Most coding clubs are under the colleges, and as a business, you should hire from coding clubs to get junior developers at lesser rates, plus you get fresh motivation in the team and out-of-the-box thinking too.

  • Hackathons

Hackathons and conferences are other places to hire dedicated remote developers. If you are looking for creative and complex problem solvers for your software project, you will indeed find them here. It is just a matter of fact that you’ll have to observe each developer closely before you think of hiring them.

A good developer at the hackathon can be identified by his communication skills, technical solutions, and the feasibility of the solution created. Any developer who tops all three lists should be good to go for your project needs.

Most developers that participate in hackathons are passionate about working on unique problems and building products, so if you have something similar to offer, they’ll indeed work with you.

Even if you hire remote programmers from the above-stated places, you’ll undoubtedly face some challenges. As a business owner, you must overcome those challenges and acquire the best developers for your business. Here are some common challenges of hiring that every business faces.

Challenges of hiring

  • Large Volume Of Applications

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular since the pandemic. As people have understood that they can work from any place, they have loved it.

Many people were underpaid, and this made them switch jobs after the pandemic. As the location is not a constraint, people apply to almost every job they come across. Due to this, business owners have a large volume of applications to process.

As the volume of applications increases, it becomes harder to skim through and find the best developers. If you are a big business, you may have an ATS to help you find the best remote developers, but if you are a small enterprise that wants to explore remote freelance remote developers and their services, you may be bombarded with resumes.

  • Difference In Timezone

Another big challenge with hiring remote developers is the timezone difference. It is natural that you’ll hire remote software developers from a country that provides cheaper rates, and more affordable rates are often found in Asian countries. Being anywhere in the world, you’ll have some timezone challenges when you hire from Asian countries.

The timezone difference can affect your meetings and schedules, which can result in both parties becoming uninterested and leaving the job position open. The difference in timezone just does not affect while hiring, it also affects when you work together. If the developers are not flexible, it becomes hard to collaborate, and you’ll have to wake up and take meetings at odd timings to work closely.

  • Cultural Bias

Cultural bias is a challenge that even the best people face too. As a business owner from another part of the world looking to hire remote developer, you’ll undoubtedly face cultural biases. Your responsibility is to rise above those biases and find remote developers that suit your ambitions.

While hiring, you may have cultural bias and tend to look at developers who are near your location or belong to the same community or race. It is common, but you’ll have to go ahead of what is deep-rooted in you to have the ideal developer for your needs.

  • Technical Evaluations

Technical evaluations are complicated. You cannot measure technical skills accurately by just looking at the assignment a remote developer shares with you. Moreover, they might say they know a technology when they just know the basics, and in such cases, you may end up hiring the wrong developer.

Today technical evaluations for large businesses are accessible. These features can help you find the most competent developers. There are enough paid services that can imitate face-to-face coding rounds but are costly. If you are running a little tighter on budget, you’ll have to go through the same virtual interview method or rely on a timed assignment. This can be hard as the developer might copy and do the task; in such cases, you cannot measure their skills accurately.

  • Facilitating Post-interview Process

The post-interview process can be pretty challenging even if you have successfully interviewed and hired a freelance remote developer for your project before. You have to send out an offer letter, make some agreements, do legal paperwork, send out goodies, and even provide some necessary items to begin working with the team.

All these things are hard to facilitate, and legal and paperwork are the hardest. It is understood that a remote developer will live in some other country or region, and he cannot come over to your place to sign some agreements and paperwork. Moreover, even if he comes to sign the paperwork, the jurisdiction can be another challenge when it comes to raising a dispute.

If you skip the paperwork, and onboard the developer, you’ll have to provide a welcome kit and necessary items like laptops. Delivering them over the air parcels is quite costly, and if you traditionally deliver them, there is a chance of damaging the products, or deliveries can be missed too.

  • Salary Transfer

If you win over all the above-listed challenges, the salary transfer is another thing that will haunt you. It is a recurring scare that will come to you every month. International money transfers are slow, and you need to be very careful. One wrong digit and your money is gone to another country to a total stranger.

International money transfers are costly, and the exchange rates keep on fluctuating. A big challenge is to time the salaries ideally so that it reaches the remote developer’s account on the salary day.

  • Lack Of Experience

Hiring remote developers is utterly different than hiring your on-site developers. To hire on-site developers, you have to hold in-person meetings and take the interviews face to face. Even if you don’t take the interview face to face, you’ll work with them in the office very soon, and you can also validate their skills.

The situation with freelance remote developers is completely different. You only have the interviews to test them thoroughly and find the best developer for your project. If you miss those chances, you may end up hiring a less competent developer. To avoid such experiences, you need to have experience in remote hiring. As a business owner hiring remote developers directly, a lack of expertise will end you with less competent developers.

Interviews are challenging, both for the recruiter and the candidates. But it can be a little less daunting if you have some questions ready to ask. You may be experienced in hiring an in-house team, but remote developers are different, and you need a different set of questions to rank them. Let’s make the process easy by discussing some interview questions that you should ask when you hire remote programmers.

Interview questions and answers to ask while hiring remote developers

  • Do you have experience working remotely?

Experience is really crucial when it comes to working remotely. Developers who possess remote working experience find it easy to communicate, collaborate, and build products without having in-person interactions.

Moreover, they also possess a high level of skills and motivation to get the work done.

When you hire remote developers in India, you should look for at least one to two years of remote or offshore work experience and only go for inexperienced developers when you cannot find any experienced remote developers for your project.

  • Do you need constant nudging, or are you a self-starter?

This is the best question to uncover the candidate’s working style and professionalism. A self-starter is much needed in remote development teams. People who are self-starters are highly motivated, and they can work without constant supervision. You’ll need this type of developer when you hire remote developers in India because of the time zone differences and unavailability.

If a developer needs constant nudging to get the work done, he might not be the best choice. Such developers might wait for your instructions every day, and the project does not progress much if you miss a day.

  • What tech stacks are you experienced with?

Tech stack should be known before you hire them. Every developer has a set of technologies and tech stacks with which they are comfortable. Moreover, developers always prefer to work on those tech stacks and usually gain experience in that only.

As a way to filter out the suitable candidates, you should ask this question in the elementary screening call. You can proceed with other interview rounds if you get the expected answer. Otherwise, you can just specify that you are looking for experienced candidates in different technologies and close the application.

  • What is your preferred time of work?

Preferred working time should be asked in the closing interviews. It is vital that you ask this question before you hire remote team of developers. There should be an overlap of some working hours where both the on-site and remote developers work together. This will facilitate better collaboration, communication, and ease in working on the project.

If a developer gives an entirely different working time, accept it and try to convince them to work with the team for some hours daily. Otherwise, you can ask them to be available for calls from the on-shore team at any time and try to attend them.

  • Where do you work most of the time?

An informal question worth asking during the interview is where the developer works from. You can use the answer to get an idea about his productivity and uninterrupted work sessions.

If the developer answers that he has dedicated working space at his home where he can work without distractions, he is the one. In the same way, if you hire remote development team from an offshoring company, the answer should be that they have a restricted-entry offshore development center where the team sits and works on single client projects only.

If the candidate answers that he works from a coworking space or anywhere in his home, he might be a good developer, but the odds are very less. Without a dedicated working space, productivity drops significantly, and you should indeed consider this.

  • Do you hold any certifications?

Certifications are good validation of skills, and you should ask this question during the interview. Even though the developer has listed certificates in his resume, you should take up this to know more about the certification and how he achieved it.

Once he has shown his certifications, divert the interview towards questions from the certification technology, why he chose that certification, and other details. Getting deeper into this question will help you uncover whether the developer has gained anything from the certification or is it just a piece of paper.

  • What do you love about working remotely?

Every candidate will answer this question differently. There is no fixed question to this answer, but the answers which are explained well can be considered. When you hire remote team of developers, they may say that they love working remotely because they don’t like constant supervision, and it is true for many people. Continuous supervision and micromanagement break down your productivity.

What the developer likes about working remotely is a reflection of his personality. Some may say that they enjoy higher salaries while being at home, and some might even say that they love working from their comfort zone. You can note down the answers for later review and understand the candidate’s personality.

  • What is your expected remuneration for the job if selected?

When you hire remote team of developers, this should be the first question. It can be a helpful question to filter out developers that fit the budget from a large number of applications. Moreover, it can even be used as a determinant when you are confused between two or more developers that have the same competencies.

Asking this question during the interview is quite important. It will help you understand whether the developer is under your budget or not. If the developer is out of your budget, you can even find out the value for money and decide whether the extra money is worth it or not.

  • Do you plan the project activities using a project management tool?

Project management tools and products play an important role in the completion of projects on time. They provide a much-needed reminder to the person who is assigned the task to complete it on time. Working without project management tools is quite hard, and it becomes even more challenging when you hire remote team of developers.

Today there are free as well as paid project management tools in the market. Asana, Todoist, Trello, and Jira are some of the most famous project management tools. If a developer uses project management tools, he is a good planner and executor and loves to complete his work under timelines.

You should definitely ask this question when you hire remote developer who works on your project single-handedly. If the developer does not use such tools, provide him a license from your project management tools, and include him in your project management workflows. This will help you keep an eye on everything that happens during the project, and you can even track that the money is not wasted by the developer sitting idle.

  • Are you a good communicator?

Good communication skills are utterly essential. You’ll have many communication methods, but what if the developer cannot communicate well? You should ask this question straight to the developer and understand what he says.

If the developer says he is a good communicator, you’ll understand it from his flow during the interview, and if he is not, you’ll also realize it by the end of the interview.

  • Which software methodology are you most comfortable with?

Every developer in the industry has a favorite methodology. No one likes the old waterfall model, and many developers don’t like the agile method too. It is best to put a question about their favorite methodology. This will help you understand their work styles.

If the developer’s favorite method is waterfall, he can be considered a process-oriented and perfectionist who progresses only after one thing is finalized. If his favorite method is agile or any other new software development methodology, he likes to work under pressure and do things faster.

While you ask this question, you should also compare the answer with the method you use. If there are drastic differences between the methods you use and the methods used by the developers, there is no benefit to hire remote team of developers.

  • What do you do when you get stuck while developing features for your application?

What the developer does when he is stuck can be a suitable identifier of his skills. Everyone refers to online platforms for solutions, and it is not bad, but it becomes a problem when the developer just copies and pastes solutions to get things done.

You can hire remote developer with excellent skills by knowing what they do when they feel stuck. A good developer will use his debugging and googling skills to find the root cause of any issue and then plan a proper solution to the case. Moreover, taking time off and changing sitting places to think about a complex problem are other everyday things you might get in answer.

  • What is the hardest thing while working remotely?

Working remotely is fun only when there is superb compatibility across the teams. Otherwise, there are tons of problems that come together working remotely. You should ask this when you hire a remote developer.

Some of the common answers you may get in return are collaboration, understanding complex requirements, solving problems alone, etc.
Many people consider remote developers the same as freelancers, but the two have significant differences. Let’s understand the difference between these so you can make an informed decision.

Freelancers vs. remote developers Costs

The cost of hiring freelancers is less, and remote developers are more, but both these rates are pretty distant from your in-house developers. A freelancer can cost anywhere between $12 to $45 for development tasks, and they charge this rate hourly. So, if they work 8 hours a day and you’ve decided to pay $20 for every hour, you’ll have to pay them $160 at the end of the day.

On the other hand, remote developers can be employed as salaried employees of your organization who work from a distant location. Due to this unique hiring type, remote developers hit the sweet spot between freelancers and in-house developers. Hire remote developers in India at competitive salaries for your next project, and reduce your development costs. With lesser living expenses and a better talent pool, developing countries will always provide you with a better choice in terms of prices when it comes to remote development.

  • Skill Set

There is a difference between the skill set of remote developers and freelancers. Freelancers are one-person armies who work on projects individually without collaboration. They prefer to work alone on projects, so their skills are pretty sharp in their domains. Freelance developers can never be a significant extension or addition to your in-house team.

Remote development teams can support your on-site teams and provide the best technical expertise to work with. On the other hand, you can hire dedicated remote development team for your projects, and they’ll have the right skills to work on the project. Such teams collectively have better collaboration and tech skills and are looking to collaborate with your on-site teams.

Moreover, both these engagement models provide ample of skills to choose from but working closely with a team; remote developers can work on all types of complex projects.

  • Quality

There is a considerable difference between the quality of software developed between remote developers and freelance developers.

Freelance developers have their own ways of working and stick to them no matter what the client requires. Moreover, no freelancer works on one single project at a time. They are constantly juggling between clients, projects, and technologies, and this also affects the quality of code they write. For freelancers, money is paramount, and the more work they can complete in a shorter time, the more they can work and earn.

On the other side, remote developers work alongside your in-house teams. Hence they are bound to follow all the quality parameters your company sets. They will follow the coding standards and even comment their code correctly so that other developers can easily understand their code. Remote developers will also test the code they write in your development and production servers to find out any logical errors. If any of them are found, they’ll surely rework and improve the code.

In the end, the code developed by remote developers is of high quality, and you can rely on such code for highly-available and critical production systems.

  • Security

Choosing remote developers often provide better security than freelancers. Remote developers are your employees at different locations. Hence they will follow all the security procedures that your company sets. Moreover, they work only on your projects, so there is no issue of code being used elsewhere.

Freelance developers don’t work for one client at a time, and there is a chance that they may reuse your code in another project. Even though they have signed a non-disclosure agreement, it is hard to stick to it because they work from different places where other people might eavesdrop on the calls.

If you hire dedicated remote development team, you don’t need to provide exceptions in your corporate network; you can just provide your remote developer with a corporate system with all the required configurations. With all the restrictions and antivirus software, the files shared by them wouldn’t be malicious, and your security perimeter will always stand firm. In contrast to this, freelance developers work from their personal systems, and to allow them to upload their code files to your network; you need to provide exceptions in the network. Moreover, your whole corporate network infrastructure can be compromised if they don’t use an antivirus.

  • Availability

Remote developers have better availability than freelancers, which has been proven every time. Freelancers work in their timezones and don’t like to take many instructions. Moreover, if there are timezone differences, collaborating with them is pretty hard.

Alternatively, you can ask remote developers to align with your on-site team to have a seamless development experience. Remote developers are highly available; you can count on them to build and support business-critical applications.

  • Development Methods

Hire remote developers in India to have a complete say in the development methods to be used. Indian remote developers are well-versed with all the major project management and SDLC techniques. They’ll be a better choice when you are working on a large project and need to proceed in a planned way.

Remote developers can work with waterfall, spiral, agile, scrum, and any other development and project management method of your choice. On the other hand, freelance developers don’t have defined development methods. They analyze your requirements, plan them and start working on the components one by one in the waterfall way. If you use agile in your company, collaborating with freelance developers who use waterfall for software development will be quite hard.

Moreover, freelance developers often prefer to work with their own methods, and they justify it by saying that it works for every client and it will work for you too.

  • Control & Authority

Freelancers don’t come under anyone’s pressure, and they are individual contributors. While working with freelancers, you’ll get almost no control and authority over them. Your project’s timeline will be based on their availability and other parameters, and there’s no fixed outcome. You cannot force freelancers to work on something as you say, as you hardly have any authority over them.

When you hire remote software engineers, things change completely, and you get the best level of control and authority. As remote developers are your employees, they’ll listen and follow every instruction you have on offer. Working with remote developers becomes seamless because they are under your control, and you can manage them properly to get the desired outcomes.

No matter what you hire, without efficient management techniques, the project is doomed. While you work with remote developers, there are already many challenges that you have to tackle, and don’t make management another challenge. Here is how to manage remote developers effectively.

How to manage remote developers

  • Sign NDAs

As remote developers work from different locations, it is very much essential to make them sign NDAs. A non-disclosure agreement is a judicial agreement between two parties where the contract signer cannot disclose any information for the items covered in the agreement.

This document is generally provided by all companies that provide remote developers for hire services. If any company does not offer such a service, you must get this done. Moreover, if you are building something unique, it will defend the idea while it is being developed, and once it is ready, you can copyright it and do other things. This will protect your critical information from leaking and going into unsafe hands.

NDAs will provide peace of mind when the developer works from another location. They cannot leak anything, and if they do so, they are liable to pay significant fines to you, and you can predefine those fines in the agreement itself. All this ultimately means that it will become effortless for you to manage the employees.

  • Provide Flexibility

Remote developers work remotely because of the flexibility they have. They enjoy the flexibility, and if you don’t give them that, you’ll have a hard time retaining the team. As a business leader, your main aim is to get work done, so while the work is performed and delivered on time, you should not be strict.

Being stern with your remote developers will make your project suffer, as they might abandon working with you. When you hire remote developers for your project, give them enough flexibility to work on their own time and provide them with leaves and other things that make working remotely accessible and much better.

When you provide enough flexibility, the team will be much easier to manage, and the collective output will be significantly higher than when you are stern with the team.

  • Communicate Often

Communication is the key to having an awesome time with the team. As someone who’s looking to manage the remote developers for hire team effectively, you should communicate clearly and often. If you don’t communicate with the team, there will always be misunderstandings and guesstimates, and this will make some situations hard.

Host meetings, virtual parties, get-togethers, cool-down sessions, etc., to have a better bond with the team. Moreover, clearly communicate your requirements and objective every time, as this will keep everyone aligned. A team that is connected and aligned to a common goal is relatively easy to manage, so give communication significant priorities.

Incorporate Continuous Feedback
Another way to manage a team of remote developers is to have continuous feedback. Feedback is not just for the on-site employees or your own; it should be for everyone that works with you or under you.

Moreover, even if you have set feedback processes, and the feedback is given once in a while, change it to continuous feedback. Continuous feedback helps developers learn from their shortfalls when they occur, making them understand well and change the route.

If you feel that a certain thing should not be done in this way, you shouldn’t wait for your turn to give feedback. Just speak up and have an environment of positive continuous feedback when you hire remote development team. It will help you manage the team better, and the team will also align well with your company and objectives.

  • Pay Well

The simplest way to manage remote developers for hire is to pay well. While you are having immense cost benefits, it is better to go lenient for a while and pay your remote developers well. With a reasonable remuneration, every team member will be cooperative and will do anything you want. Moreover, better salaries make employees happy and productive at work which is justified in many different studies. If you keep your employees happy, managing them will become relatively easy, and they’ll stay with your company for a more extended period.

  • Provide Extra Benefits

Even if you hire remote development team, you should not stay away from making them feel special. Treat them as your own employees, and working will be effortless. Provide your remote developers with all the tools they need to work on your projects effectively, and you’ll see a massive boost in the team’s productivity.

Extra benefits like annual trips to the company offices, get-togethers, insurance, travel allowance, etc., make employees stay loyal to your projects, and loyal employees are pretty easy to manage.

You can manage well only if you hire well. Many first-time recruiters make mistakes that cost them with failed projects and huge budgets going down the drain. If you are looking to reap the most out of this collaboration, here are fundamental do’s and don’ts that you should strictly abide by while you hire remote software developers from India.

Fundamental Do's and Don'ts of Hiring remote developers

Do’s

  • Conduct Skill-based Interviews

Every developer position you hire is different, and for that, you need to conduct skill-based interviews. Such interviews are essential when you are looking to hire remote software engineers who come in the top 1%.

If you are hiring for a particular technology, your interviews should revolve around that tech only. Going away from the tech will mostly disappoint you as the candidates might not have the required knowledge.

Skill-based interviews can consist of theoretical questions from the technology, coding questions, and even design questions if you are hiring for a backend technology. Opting for skill-based interviews will provide you with the best evaluation of each candidate, and you can make better decisions.

  • Background Check

While you are in the market to hire remote software engineers, don’t underestimate the importance of background checks. Doing a background check is quite important to realize the facts behind each developer. Individual remote developers may craft fake experiences and emerge as the best developers on paper, and if you hire such developers, you might make a big mistake.

A quick background check will help you determine whether the skills and experience the developer claims are true or not. If they are correct, there’s no issue, but if they are not, you might save yourself from hiring the wrong developer.

  • Create Agreements

When you hire dedicated remote team, it is crucial to create agreements and legal papers. It is a thing that should not be missed in any case. Agreements and legal contracts are your lines of defense in case anything goes wrong.

While creating agreements, you should try to include everything that was discussed to be done during the project. You should include the hiring terms, contract period, area of jurisdiction, payment terms, and all policies that can be added to have a smooth work experience.

Sometimes remote developers can drift away from their promises and even abandon the projects in the middle. During such conditions, if you don’t have contracts or legal agreements, you have nothing to do except request and ask the developers to comply. But if you have legal contracts in place and they are under your jurisdiction, you can enforce the agreements anytime there is an issue, and you can get quick solutions to the problem.

Don’ts

  • Trust Easily

Trusting easily is a mistake that most business owners make. While it is good to have trust in the team, you should not trust them instantly. You should wait for some time before you hire remote software engineers and then only trust them.

Not all remote developers are good, and not all are bad too. But you shouldn’t be under the impression that everyone is as good as you. You should do a background check and understand whether the person is worth trusting or not.

If you trust everyone in the first meeting, you are going to encounter lots of people that aren’t worth trusting. So don’t trust easily when you are looking to hire remote developer for your project.

  • Paying Less

Paying less is a big don’t do when you hire dedicated remote team. As they work on your project dedicatedly, you should pay them a reasonable price for their work. If you pay less, the quality will deteriorate as the developers lose interest in your project. They will also start leaving your project if you don’t change the prices.

Once a remote team member leaves for better projects, the whole team will follow like dominoes. Thus it is vital that you pay your remote developers well. By paying well, you can keep them motivated and connected to your project, and they won’t look for other projects too.

Following the do’s and don’ts will help you a long way, but some tips will be even more valuable. We have created a rundown of the best tips to hire remote developers, these tips are provided by people who have hired and worked with remote developers on long-running enterprise projects. You should surely follow the below information to have a frictionless experience.

Tips to hire remote developers

  • Adopt Correct Methods

The methods you use to hire a remote developer relate strongly to the type of developers you get. Without understanding your needs and personalizing your recruitment strategy, you’ll only have a handful of mediocre developers who need to be trained and upskilled. Though upskilling is good, it cuts precious time from your project development timelines, and it also means cost. Whatever your needs are, you should adopt the methods that go well with your needs.

Adopting personalized recruitment methods will help you find the most suitable developers at the right time and right place.

  • Reflect On Your Needs

You hire remote developer for what you need, not for what you might need. So it is best to understand and reflect on your need to hire dedicated remote team for your business.

You may plan to build the best mobile application, but at the moment, you need someone to maintain your website and increase your customer base. In such situations, there’s no meaning in hiring mobile app developers, but you should hire a remote developer that can grow your web business.

Many businesses make the mistake of hiring on probable decisions without reflecting on their present needs, and this makes situations worse. So a tip for hiring better remote programmers is to remember your current needs and make a decision without being overwhelmed by future conditions. Keep in mind that you can consistently hire better and more developers when the need arises. Hence it’s better to look at the first step rather than the whole staircase.

Provide Awesome Recruitment Experience
Every developer you interview will remember your recruitment process, whether it is good or bad. You are in charge of making a good impression on candidates and providing them with a fantastic recruitment experience.

If you always follow lousy methods, you’ll begin to lose out on quality applications from the best remote developers. This will also impact your team’s quotient as time progresses.

As a business owner, you should focus on explaining everything about the interview process early on and keep the candidates updated. At every round, you should provide the candidate with a review of his performance in the round, no matter if he is selected or not.

Don’t abandon the candidates if they are not selected; give them feedback on their performance, and help them understand their shortcomings. This will make a fantastic experience for the candidate, and he’ll surely return to your company with more preparation and knowledge.

  • Conduct Quality Interviews

High-quality interviews should be conducted for every position that you open. Hire remote developer only after you’ve conducted an in-depth and relevant interview.

Interviews can be broken down into different segments to test the developer from multiple aspects, and you should definitely do it. Take position-specific interviews that relate well to the candidate’s experience levels. Having experience in recruiting and interviewing remote developers plays a significant role here.

If you don’t have experience in recruiting remote developers, you might not be able to conduct high-quality interviews. Hence, if that’s the situation, you better outsource this task to someone better.

  • Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is important to keep providing better interviews to every candidate.

It is an important tip that you should take. Every business with a great team and excellent hiring methods reached there by improving its practices continuously. You cannot have the best strategies from the start, and that’s where taking feedback and implementing it is important.

Getting feedback from the candidates and employees who have joined recently will give you deeper insights than any other way. If you genuinely care to have better developers on the team, just implement this tip, and you’ll see the difference shortly.

  • Hire & Train

Almost all companies want to hire dedicated remote team that is the best in the market, but very few companies want to make an incredible team. Your dream of building an awesome team does not end with hiring better employees; it goes way further than this.

If you want your company to be the leader in technological usage, you’ll need to train your employees frequently and upskill them. When you hire, you get a sharp employee to work with, but after being caught in daily duties for some time, employees tend to lose that sharpness, and that’s where training will help you.

Even if you hire remote developer who is a fresher, you should train them before starting work. It will make your life easier, and you’ll have a better chance of retaining employees for the long term.

Remote developers are often misunderstood, and people have formed many opinions and myths about them. You might have heard many tales about them, but it is vital to do a fact check of those before you hire. So, let’s bust some myths related to remote developers.

Myths about remote team development

  • Myth 1: Best Developers Are Near You

One of the most widespread myths that people have while hiring developers is that the best developers are near them. While this might be the case a few times, most times, it is wrong.

A region may have limited developers, and you restrict yourself if you choose developers from that smaller talent pool. As a business owner, you should look away from your connections and region to find the best developer.

Ideally, remote developers won’t be available in your region, and they’ll be working from some developing country. If you want to hire remote developers that are excellent at what they do, you’ll have to look beyond geographical restrictions.

  • Myth 2: Remote Workers Are Not Productive

Not being productive is another central myth that keeps companies away from remote development teams. Most remote developers are highly productive and have experience working alone or with remote teams; hence their output is always good.

While some people feel that working together from the same place is the only way to do productive work, it is different for remote developers. They can work from any place at any hour. With this flexibility, remote developers work when they are comfortable, increasing their productivity even if they work for some time.

Remote workers are passionate and highly productive when they are doing what they love. So if you hire remote developers for python or java, utilize them in those language projects only as it will bring out the best in them.

  • Myth 3: Remote Workers Are Less Experienced

This is another myth that everyone believes in. When you hire remote developers from good offshore development companies, you’ll be provided with all the documents that justify a developer’s experience.

Remote developers are experienced and choose to work remotely because they have high confidence in their skills. Most times, remote developers have to solve their problems alone, and there are no coworkers to help them. In such times, they search the documentation and online resources for help, and eventually, their grip on the technology strengthens as they keep exploring multiple things.

This way, they gain more experience working with technologies, which will help a lot in completing your project faster.

  • Myth 4: Remote Workers Provide Less Value For Money

Remote developers are one of the best investments in software development. No other engagement model can match the value for money they provide. It is a myth that they don’t provide value for money.

Instead, they give the best rates, have significant experience in working with the technology, and are highly productive. A good mix of all three things provides companies with the best value for money. Whether you hire remote developer who is a junior or a consultant, the output will be pretty high compared to full-time employees, and you’ll always have a good experience working with them.

  • Myth 5: Remote Workers Can’t Communicate Better

Remote developers are expert communicators. As they have to rely on communication to get their work done and meet all the objectives set by the clients, they are usually fluent in multiple languages and can communicate clearly.

If you believe that remote workers can’t communicate better, you are under the wrong impression. Get in touch with any company that provides remote developers for hire, and take some interviews of their developers. You’ll clearly see that the developers are fantastic communicators. No matter how complex the tasks are, most remote developers have enough fluency to communicate the complex terms better so that everyone can understand.

Whether you are using emails, instant messages, or calls, remote developers for hire can indeed communicate well.

  • Myth 6: Remote Developers Are Hard To Work With

By now, you might have understood that this is just a myth. Remote developers are not hard to work with. There might be timezone differences and cultural biases, but good remote development teams overcome these effects and provide a seamless experience.

Being the best in experience and skills, remote developers are easy to work with. They are highly productive and better communicators, and that’s all you need while working with anyone. If they can communicate with you, understand your requirements, and come up with the exact solutions that your business needs, you’re set.

Sometimes you may not have enough technical expertise, and you’ll hire remote software developers for the work. They will help you build the products while simultaneously explaining complex things to you so that you know your product in and out.

Remote developers are highly collaborative, and you can count on them to work closely with your onsite team without any issues. All these things collectively point out that the remote developers are pretty easy to work with, and people saying that they are hard to work with just haven’t found the best developers.

  • Myth 7: Finding Remote Developers Is Hard

With the launch of multiple remote-first job portals, and filters for remote developers in leading job portals, finding remote developers has become relatively easy.

There was a period when you had to search through many websites and portals to find high-quality remote development teams, but today it has changed. Everyone who says that finding remote developers for hire is hard had hired these developers at least 7 to 8 years back when the domain was just starting.

If you ask any business owner who has recently started working with remote developers, he’ll say that it’s easy to find them. The new portals and offshore development companies have made it easy to work with such developers, and the large number of developers working remotely has become easy to find with the help of research.

Whether it is your first time hiring remote developers, you are prone to making some mistakes. Even if you understand that most myths are wrong, you might make some mistakes. Here are some common mistakes that companies make while hiring remote developers and how you should avoid them.

Mistakes to avoid while hiring remote developers

  • Not Researching Enough

One big mistake that is stopping you from accessing the best remote developers is not researching enough. You might be in a hurry to start the project, but never be in such a hurry that you leave better options untouched.

Today, it’s easy to find remote developers, you just have to search the correct keywords, and you’ll have thousands of excellent developers on your screen. By not researching enough, you miss out on hiring remote developers that are better than everyone else.

If you’ve made this mistake once, you should never repeat it and learn your lesson to take the research process slowly. The market is filled with excellent developers looking to work on exciting business projects and make an impact. If your idea seems to solve a considerable problem in the industry, research extensively to find the best remote developers before you start the project.

Unpolished and Unclear Interview Process
The unclear interview process is another mistake every business makes while hiring remote developers. A good interview process should consist of everything that tests the developer for their skills and experience.

When you are in the market to hire dedicated remote developers, your interview process should be well-structured, and the recruiter should be dedicated too. Without a structured interview process, hiring the best remote developers for your project will be hard.

An interview for an experienced candidate should be completely different from the one for freshers. If you keep the same interview process for both, you’ll set the bar too high for freshers and too low for experienced professionals. Both these conditions will make hiring harder, and your projects will lack quality resources.

  • Unidentified Objectives

Unidentified objectives are a business owner’s biggest mistake when hiring remote developers. If you don’t know understand you are looking to get out of this collaboration, how can you understand which developer is suitable for your project and which is not good?

A business has multiple objectives when it starts to find remote developers. Some common goals are to increase sales, retain customers, digital transformation of business, shift to newer technologies, better customer experience, etc. You can have multiple business objectives and having objectives defined before you start to make hiring easier.

Moreover, when the objectives are unidentified, you cannot measure a developer’s effectiveness, and you also cannot provide them with a proper plan for the growth and progress of the project.

  • Not Communicating Well

Another mistake that happens at every stage of the hiring process is unclear communication. Sometimes the recruiter and candidates lack communication skills, while other times, the company is laid back in communication.

In both situations, you are making a mistake, and it will deteriorate your experience to hire remote software developers. Whatever you feel after every interview or interaction should be clearly communicated to the candidates. It hardly takes 5 minutes to do this, but such clear communications will earn your company a good reputation and trust among job seekers.

Not Looking In The Right Direction
While hiring remote developers, it is vital to look in the right direction. The right direction here refers to the places where you should look for developers. Most traditional recruiters tend to look for remote developers on full-time job portals, but this is not their place.

A remote developer is associated with offshore development companies or applying directly from specialized websites like freelancer, Upwork, LinkedIn jobs, etc. If you just look for remote developers at traditional websites, you will feel like waiting at the airport for a train, and there will be no significant return on your efforts.

Thus, to find remote developers that can cater to your comprehensive needs, you should search for them in the right places.

  • Unclear Contracts

Working with remote developers is fun, but it can quickly turn into the most significant mistake if you are not cautious. You may find remote developers with the best reviews on websites but always proceed with caution.

While hiring remote developers, most people start to trust them quickly, which is a mistake. Not all developers are bad, but there’s a 2% to 3% population that’s bad. No one wants to work with such people, and if you encounter them and start working with them anyhow, a good contract is your only weapon.

In a hurry to start getting on the project, business owners often overlook the importance of a good contract when hiring remote developers, which sometimes makes them pay the price.

Never start the project with an unclear contract. A good agreement will cover all liabilities, whether it is breaking of NDA, leaking code files, unauthorized distribution, retention of project files after completion, or any other thing. No matter how much time goes into defining the contract, bear the delay as it will help you under all circumstances.

  • Not Accepting Candidate Feedback

You need to accept candidate feedback if you want to improve your hiring processes and get the best developers every time. No other person can provide you with more insights than someone who has experienced the interview from another side. Whether the team hires the candidate or not, always ask for feedback at the end of the interview.

Companies that don’t accept candidate feedback keep following the same hiring process; if the process is ineffective, they spend a lot of time observing it before the realization. During such time, they might miss out on hiring freelance remote developers that might be highly proficient in their skills.

Once you’ve avoided the mistakes and found the best developers to work with, measuring success is essential. Without measuring developers’ success, you cannot understand whether they are better than your in-house team or not and whether they provide better value for money. You might not be aware of the methods to measure the success of remote developers, but we are here to help. Let’s find out some industry-standard ways of measuring a developer’s success and productivity.

How to measure the success of remote developers

  • Deployment Frequency

While building products, deployment frequency is an excellent measure to identify remote developer success. It measures how often your remote development team deploys successfully and releases new features to the users.

Deployment frequency also takes into account the number of successful deployments in a time period. A simple time period to track this metric is the number of deployments per day and how many of them were successful.

  • Lead time

Lead time is one of the best measures to track success when you hire remote software engineers. It is a metric that gives you an idea of how many days or months have passed from the beginning of the project till its completion.

Lead time can be used to measure the total number of days or months a project needs to be developed completely. While calculating lead time, you should base it on the initial requirements, and once those requirements are completed, you should stop the lead time calculation. If you follow agile, calculating lead time might be difficult, but it’s not impossible.

In the most straightforward way, you can calculate the lead time by subtracting the project start date from the end date and also removing all the holidays in the period.

  • Cycle time

Cycle time is a developer success metric that was coined by Roy Osherove. It helps teams track how much time each project cycle takes. In modern times, cycle time can be calculated for each feature request. The cycle time begins from the date of receiving the feature request and ends when the feature is deployed and handed over.

When you hire remote software engineers for maintenance or the addition of new features, cycle time is the metric you need to track. It will provide you with an accurate metric.

  • Customer Satisfaction Score

Every product or project you build has a defined customer set or user group that will use it. In the end, each product is customer-focused, and a customer satisfaction score is essential to make it better. It can help you measure the success of remote developers pretty quickly.

Customer satisfaction scores can be obtained by rolling out surveys to customers and people who use the feature daily. The survey can contain open-ended questions and MCQ-based questions that the customers should answer. Once the survey responses are received, you have to do a deep analysis of the answers received and come up with some metrics from the answers.

  • Number of Commits

Suppose you are not familiar with version control systems. In that case, a commit is an operation that allows the developer to store his code in the centralized version control repository from where other developers can work on it. When you hire remote software engineers, the number of commits is another measure of success. It can be kept as a benchmark to evaluate the performance and availability of each developer in the team.

The more commits mean, the more the developer is active. Though it is not precisely accurate every time, there’s another measure you can do after this to get high-quality insights. As a business leader, you can utilize this metric to track developers’ activity and add a few more things to this to get a perfect success metric.

  • Average Commit Size

Average commit size shows you the count of changes in each commit the developer makes. A developer may make one hundred commits with two line changes in each commit. In such a situation, if you just use the number of commits as a metric, you might think that the developer is highly active and works really hard. But the reality will be different.

To tackle such cases, the average commit size should be calculated. If the average commit size is very small, the developer is not doing significant changes, and if it is too large, he needs to commit the code frequently. When you hire remote developers in India, just add all the commit changes done by each developer, and divide them by the number of commits they have made.

Average commit size can give you a good idea of how much the developer works between each commit he makes, and from that, you can even calculate his productivity levels.

  • Number of Code Reviews

Senior developers do code reviews for the code that junior developers commit. Most version control systems today have an option to raise pull requests on the platform when the code is committed. A pull request is only approved by authorized people of the repository, and only after their approval, the code goes into production.

Code review is an iterative process; you can use it to track the developer’s skills and contribution to the project. Senior developers do code reviews to find issues in the code that is committed. A senior developer can reject the commit even if the coding standards are not followed or when the code is not optimized to run in production.

The number of code reviews a senior developer does is his measure of productivity. While the number of times the code was rejected and recommitted with suggested changes is the junior developer’s measure of success. You can calculate the success rate of the developer’s code by looking at the number of revisions they need before getting the code approved.

When you work with remote developers, it is crucial that you hire them from a reputed offshore service provider. eSparkBiz is an offshore development company with more than a decade of experience in providing developers for hire and working with multiple technologies. It has worked with some of the best brands in the world and continues to do so. Here is why eSparkBiz can be the perfect choice for the development of your projects in a remote setting.

Why is eSparkBiz your perfect development partner?

  • Competitive Prices

eSparkBiz is a leading software development company where you can hire remote development team at the best rates. Our extensive talent pool and deep-rooted industry experience allow us to serve clients of all sizes. With all the resources that go on into building the best software, we are able to help our customers with the most competitive rates.

  • Experienced Resources

With a unique hiring process, and scouts looking for the best developers, we have one of the most experienced teams in software development.

In the past decade, our experienced developers, solutions architects, and project managers have worked with numerous fortune 500 clients to come up with the best solutions.

We have intensive training programs and host internal competitions and hackathons, which keep our developers ready to take on all challenges. Whether you are looking to work with old technologies or cutting-edge new technologies that hardly have any developers, we have all kinds of developers.

Our experienced developers are here to solve all your problems with their industry experience and zeal to solve complex business issues.

  • Multiple Engagement Models

There’s no one-size-fits-all in software development. Every business has different needs; thus, they all need personalized engagement models. At eSparkBiz, you can hire remote developers in multiple engagement models that fit your budget, project requirements, and all other parameters.

We offer engagement models like time & material, fixed cost, part-time, full-time, onsite developers, and many others too. If any of these still doesn’t fit your requirements, we are happy to give you a customized engagement model that covers all your needs.

At eSparkBiz, you can hire remote development team with fewer people in the beginning, and as your application grows, you can add more developers to work on the project. Once development is complete, you can also hire our teams for support and maintenance tasks for the project.

  • Timely Deliveries

eSparkBiz is a professional software development company with a history of serving time-critical clients and projects. Each project in our development center is important for us, and whether you hire remote development team or just one developer, we will give equal importance to your projects.

We commit timelines only after analyzing all the situations, and we also add some buffer in the timeline to keep it away from sudden storms that might take the project off track. Our project managers and consultants are experts in planning and execution. So, if they have committed you to a timeline for your project, you will surely get it on that date and time. Every client loves our on-time deliveries, and many of them have appreciated us for the same.

  • Post-deployment Support

Our work does not complete after getting a signoff. As we deploy the products on your preferred infrastructure, we must keep them running for a long time. Due to this, we provide post-deployment support that helps businesses decrease maintenance costs and enjoy their new applications to the max.

If you signup for our development services, we will provide you with post-deployment support for up to six months free of cost. During this period, our experienced cloud developers and site reliability engineers will look after your applications and troubleshoot all issues that arise.

We also offer extensive support and maintenance services at marginal costs to our existing clients to nurture business relations and help companies realize the maximum benefits from their investments.

  • Latest Technologies

eSparkBiz is a place where you can experience all the latest technologies in action. Whether it’s IoT, AI, ML, RPA, or anything else, our developers have worked with everything, and now it is time to use that in your project.

We use the latest technologies in web development, mobile app development, Cloud computing, and many other domains. The apps we develop with the latest technologies are future-proof, highly scalable, and require almost zero maintenance.

Transparent Development Process
eSparkBiz is committed to providing the best remote developers to its clients. We don’t believe in keeping clients in the dark; thus, our development processes are transparent and easy to understand.

Whether you are a techie or just a business owner looking to include technology in business to make it easy, we will always explain everything to you. Our developers are collaborative and available round the clock, so if you ever need something, they are just a message away.

Moreover, we also provide regular updates on the project’s status through mail, documentation, and conference calls. We don’t like spinning things around, and that’s why we will communicate clearly whatever happens in your project.

Hire dedicated remote developers from eSparkBiz and have a transparent development experience.

  • Risk-free Trial Periods

Very few companies provide risk-free trial periods, and eSparkBiz is one from the pack.

We trust our services and developers, and once you start working with us, you’ll never have second thoughts. But if you ever have a second thought, you are protected with a risk-free trial period.

Based on the projects, we provide risk-free trial periods free of charge, and that gives you with the option to withdraw your project in the first 15 days if you don’t like the services.

Conclusion

Hiring remote developers is not easy, but it can be much better if you follow the step-by-step process discussed here and avoid the common mistakes. You should always have an ideal candidate image prepared in mind and a minimum skill requirements specification to find the best developers.

Look at the right place and at the right time to find the developer that suits each of your requirements. If you want to hire fast and effectively, a better screening process will help you immensely. Always follow the tips for hiring remote developers discussed here, and you’ll find it easy to get remote developers.

Select a company that provides you with a remarkable combination of choices, experience level, and pricing to realize the full benefits of remote development. Once you start hiring remote developers, you’ll find significant benefits, and you’ll love working with them forever.

In Depth Guide_ How to Hire Remote Developers

Frequently Asked Questions

How to hire remote developers with eSparkBiz?

You can conveniently hire remote developer with eSparkBiz through our well-thought engagement models in 4-easy steps. Being best for any kind of short-term or long-term project, they are highly adaptive, and seamlessly gel in your environment while working in your preferred time zones. Once you’ve selected the developers, it’s time for contractual formalities, after which they will start working on your projects in the next 48 hours.

Hire a remote developer as a valuable asset through the following easy steps:

Step 1 – Discuss the project & requirements for hiring experts

Step 2 – Based on the discussion, we list the best-fit talent for your project

Step 3 – Review & interview the candidates to select ones with desired skills

Step 4 – Hassle-free onboarding to kick-start your development process

What is the cost to hire a remote Developer?

The average cost of hiring remote developers ranges from $10 to $95/hour depending on the location. However, India offers one of the most affordable remote developers for hire due to its huge supply and cheaper rates. With companies like eSparkBiz, you can hire remote programmers for as low as $15/hour. Offering pre-vetted, experienced developers from $1920 – $2800/month, they can easily fit into your project budget and requirements.

Get in touch with our team to know the tailor-made costing structure for your business based on your requirements.

Why should I hire remote software developers from India?

Hire remote developers India who becomes your ultimate digital support for your business productivity, automation, & growth. Besides offering cost-efficient services, they are a valuable addition to your developmental strength by providing a variety of innovative, quickest time-to-market stable solutions. Along with that, you also get the benefits like

  • Pre-vetted, experienced remote developers
  • Hassle-free hiring of talented resources & technical expertise
  • Nearly 50% Cost-efficient development
  • Hire remote programmers with time zone flexibility in outsourcing
  • Provides a range of solutions to your all digital needs
  • Scale your team with complete control
  • Hire remote developer from a proficient company as eSparkBiz gets you dedicated, trustworthy, remote developers and many related benefits for tangible growth

What should I keep in mind while hiring remote developers?

While you are hiring remote developers, begin by clearly listing all your project requirements. Based on them, start searching for developers with the related specific qualities that would cater to your project demands. Some of the things that you can keep in mind during the process are:

  • See if you need a Senior or a Junior level remote developer.
  • Go for verified genuine developers or approach a reliable development company like eSparkBiz for hiring remote developers.
  • Technical expertise that aligns with your project needs.
  • Check their experience, portfolio, & domain expertise keeping your budget in focus.
  • Discuss the project scope and other benefits.
  • Check the credibility of the company offering your desired quality developers.
  • Support and maintenance services after launch.

How are remote developers different from freelancers?

Before you hire dedicated remote developers, you need to understand the basic difference between remote developers and freelancers. Remote developers and freelancers are two distinct roles and work very differently. The major differences between the two are:

  • Freelancers are individuals who aren’t associated with any companies and work independently. However, the remote developers are employees of an offshore development agency appointed through the company to work distantly on the project.
  • As freelancers are not full-time employees but function as simple freelance remote developers, they work flexibly which might delay deliveries. On the other hand, remote developers can be treated as your employees once you’ve hired them.

Is it possible to hire remote programmer from eSparkBiz for mobile app development projects?

Yes, eSparkBiz has a large team of developers who are experts in different mobile app technologies. So they can efficiently build Android, iOS, Native, or Hybrid mobile apps functioning seamlessly on all desired devices. Hence, hire remote developer with us to build your next trending mobile application today.

How do you hire remote developers in your company?

Consistently, delivering excellent, profitable digital solutions to businesses for 12+ years is made possible only with our smart developers selected through a rigorous process. As a leading Software Company in India, we offer ISO-certified professional in-house 250+ remote developers for hire. For that, we have a thorough recruitment process to check engineers’ backgrounds, tech skills, English level, and soft skills. This helps us hire remote developers capable of working on any kind of project and niche.

What is the average experience level of your remote developer?

The average experience of our Junior remote developer falls in 1 – 3 years. While our Senior remote developers have an average experience of 4+ years now leading teams of potent young developers delivering disruptive digital solutions. So, as you hire dedicated remote developers with us, you are getting only the best.

How much time goes into hiring remote developers?

With an established company like us, it takes max. 48hrs to hire remote developer and onboard the project. As hiring remote developers that best fit your project requirements is a time-consuming process. However, we make it easy for you by taking care of all the preliminary processes allowing you to select the right one from the bests directly.

Can your remote developers work along with my on-site teams?

Our remote developers can easily gel in and collaborate effectively with your on-site and in-house teams. Being highly adaptive with distant coordination, time zone alignments, and a result-oriented approach, they can collude with your on-site teams as desired.

Is it beneficial to hire remote developers to build AI applications?

It is indeed highly beneficial to hire remote developer experienced in AI tech to work on your projects in terms of time, money, & skills. Today, remote developers are hired to work on a variety of projects for their expertise and talent. Most of them are well-versed with the latest technologies including AI, ML, AR, VR, IoT, Cloud, etc. which makes them an efficient alternative to in-house developers for your dynamic AI-based apps.

What determines the pricing of remote developers?

As you are looking to hire a remote developer, the cost of it varies significantly. Notably, the pricing of remote developers is determined by their location, work experience, tech stack, and other things like features to be included, project complexity, and availability.

Is it hard to find remote developers?

It is not much difficult to find remote developers anymore. With the increasing talent pool and the world becoming more connected through the internet, it has become very easy to hire remote developers from any part of the world as required. So, you can find remote developers quickly if you know where to look. Many offshore development companies offer remote developers for hire, besides online platforms.

How can your remote developers provide world-class support and maintenance services?

As you hire dedicated remote developers, they are highly skilled, trained, and can efficiently handle end-to-end product development services along with the best-in-class support and maintenance services. Dedicatedly working 24/7 to keep your project functional, our freelance remote developers also ensure that it remains bug-free, updates, and does not face any downtime issues at any stage.

Do remote developers sign NDAs?

Signing NDAs with the remote developers is a mandatory step during onboarding. And yes, most of the remote developers and the services providing companies like us sign NDAs to enforce all agreements that you want for security. At eSparkBiz, even though you don’t sign NDAs, all our remote developers have signed NDAs with us. So all your projects and their information are always safe as you hire remote team of developers.

Is it possible to hire remote project managers and what do they cost?

It is possible to hire remote Project Managers as well, however, this might be a little unconventional. Although with us, you can hire remote developers as well as Project Managers. Also, we provide dedicated Project Managers to all the outsourced projects with us for efficient completion of the process. They work as a SPOC and ensure that your projects get completed on time while working remotely.

Which countries are famous for remote developers for hire?

Developing companies like India, China, Poland, Indonesia, Ukraine, Germany, The Philippines, and many more are famous for remote developers. If you want the finest rates and highest quality of work, hire remote programmers from India.

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