Hiring software developers isn’t necessarily a difficult task. Hiring a good software engineer, though, can be a challenge because you must search through multiple candidates to find the right professional, one who balances expertise, seniority, and soft skills such as problem-solving and communication.
Though there isn’t a flawless recipe to find that perfect candidate, there are certain things you can do to ensure your chances of getting them are highly increased. Those things include the following:
- Have a detailed understanding of your project (scope, estimated timeline, available resources, necessary technologies).
- Create a clear and straightforward job posting and spread it through multiple channels.
- Define a strict interview process that contemplates tough questions and innovative talent challenges. Go beyond the typical resumé-based interview.
- Explore their past work but don’t settle for the examples the candidates provide you.