How To Verify Tech Skills When Hiring Offshore Software Engineer

Key hiring differences between outsourcing and offshoring

  • Outsourcing is where you work with an external vendor, often known as a software house and is ideal for short-term projects and to temporarily solve a pipeline bulge or sudden capacity decrease. These engineers do not work for you alone. Their focus is split between multiple projects for various clients.
  • Offshoring is where you build a dedicated team of engineers that are integrated into your wider engineering setup. Essentially, you work with them in the same way you do with your developers locally, and they’re full-time colleagues fully invested into your business’ mission and values.

How to verify tech skills of new engineers

  • Programming languages
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Data and algorithms
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Databases
  • Source control

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