How to get the right Android Developer?
The search for a competent Android developer is a long and a winded one. Looking for talent requires patience and a wee bit of luck. So let us find out how we can achieve this:
1. In house talent
This is the first place you need to find out. Your own company can be filled with competent Android developers who probably have been working as freelancers all this while. Float an IJP i.e. an Internal Job Posting and check the number of applications that you have received. Now start filtering them.
2. Hire Android App Developers
You are not happy with what you received within your organization. That is the reason why you have now gone to the open market. You want to Hire Android App Developers for your upcoming projects. You look out for freelancers for they are comparatively affordable than development companies, who will charge a fortune.
Advertise this need of yours in the job market through freelance websites, your company website and social media pages.
3. Budget it
Plan your hiring budget and make it look realistic. You will find plenty of very competent freelancers but that would not mean they are ready to work for a pittance. Yes, of course freelancers charge less than App development companies, but it still does not mean, you will be paying them dirt.
4. Study their materials
Now that you have selected a few of them and asked them to send in their work, start studying them. Look for differences in the quality of their work. Ask your quality guy to test it to the point of breakage. Each and every nook and corner of the samples needs to be looked into. Remember whoever wins your trust will be given expensive responsibilities. So you better be thorough with your research. Filter out more. Narrow your search to a couple of them now.
5. The Interview
Schedule interviews. It is now high time you meet your developer for a face to face direct conversation. Make the interview more conversational instead of the usual officious types. Freelancers loathe anything formal. They embrace informality. By this way you can also get the best out of your potential new hire. Understand the individuals limitations and wants. Negotiating the price is also important.
6. Budget and Timeline
Make it very clear upfront what your budget is, your expectations, the new hires deliverable and the timeline he/she will be working within. These are very important information which needs to be provided to the new hire before any responsibility is provided.
Looking for a good Android App developer does require a bit of patience, but with numerous freelance websites and the spread of social media has made this task easier. However, the above steps will still need to be undertaken to find the best fit.