A 3-Step-Guide on How to Hire a Software Developer

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Osiris Villa
Talent Specialist and Senior QA Engineer
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Originally published on Jun 23, 2021Last updated on Jan 4, 2024

Key Takeaways

How do I find a software developer to hire?

Set yourself up for success by writing a solid job description that defines key requirements and attracts suitable candidates. A good hiring strategy consists of a thorough vetting process that tests both soft and technical skills. Choose whether it makes sense for you to hire a company to carry out your vetting process for you or invest the time to do it right yourself.

Is it hard to hire software developers?

Hiring developers is fraught with challenges so building a team can be difficult for hiring managers. Finding people who fit your team well and have the right qualities and qualifications will require a complete and thorough candidate assessment process. Quality developers share specific characteristics. Knowing what these are and how to identify them will improve your chances of hiring the right people. 

How much does it cost to hire a software designer?

The cost of hiring a freelance developer will ultimately depend on the skill set of the role you’re looking to fill and the country you hire from. The average hourly rate for software developers from Latin America is $53.00. With thriving startup ecosystems, governments investing in education and tech, and growing talent pools, the region is rich with technological progress and and is an excellent source for hiring.