Software development is a cool, well-regarded, and rewarding profession. Being a developer grants the individual a certain status. A modicum of dignity, if you will. As the world becomes more and more connected, software development skills are in constant demand.
Now, these professionals can be found worldwide, of course, but there are countries that have become associated with software development excellence over the last few years. In this article, we'll discuss which country tends to produce the best software development personnel, and why, putting particular emphasis on Eastern Europe as the number one offshore development destination for many clients from the US and Western European countries.
Before discussing which country yields the best developers, we need to understand what makes a good software developer.
There isn't any one trait that will turn a professional into a valuable developer. No one is going to become good at software development just by learning skill x or language y. All knowledge will help, of course, but what makes a good software developer is a combination of personal traits, skills, and experience. Some of this stems from academic learning, for sure, but when it comes to software development, hands-on experience, and on-the-job learning are invaluable assets.
Searching for 'what makes a good software developer, or 'top 3 qualities of a software developer' will throw an array of results. They are all valid on their own merits, but paint too broad a picture, so let's try to distill this stream of information into a bite-sized chunk.
A good software developer is:
Where are the Best
According to Clutch, there are more than 2,700 offshore software development companies in this region as of March 2022. Almost 950 companies provide services in Poland, following by Ukraine with 861 firms, Romania has 345 companies, Czech Republic and Hungary around 100 each. Let’s dive deep in why Ukraine and Poland are the best choices for offshore development.
Another valuable metric is the number of available software developers on the market. Poland tops the list with 430,000 developers, followed by Ukraine with 290,000. Other countries in the Eastern European offshore development arena don’t even come close to these numbers.
Finding the right talent starts with a solid plan. Follow these steps to hire the best developer talent within the CEE Region
1 - Define your requirements from the start, and ensure that you budget accordingly.
2 - Perform deep market research of the local market. This will help you understand whether or not the local market can fulfill your requirements.
3 - Create a professional presentation about your company. Present your offering, history, and achievements. This will be particularly effective in a new market where your company might not have a presence yet.
4 - Understand who will be managing new offshore staff, and how will this management be handled. Focus on team structure, impact, and targets.
5 - Create an onboarding plan for new offshore employees.
6 - Choose a reliable service provider such as AllSTARSIT.
AllSTARSIT is an international Software R&D, Technical Support, and Talent Acquisition service provider established in 2004. We specialize in software development services for clients across industries as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, Fintech, telecommunications, media, and more.
We use our deep expertise in recruitment and talent scouting to find the best software developers and build the best teams of developers in the CEE Region. Our driving principles are growth, integrity, and synergy.
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