This blog post will reveal all matters of concern about building a development team abroad and explain it’s a competitive advantage over traditional software development outsourcing. Let’s roll!
True story. Collaborating for a great while with tech-oriented companies and start-ups from all around the world, we keep receiving the same questions regarding IT outsourcing concerns and the ins and outs of opening own development office offshore.
Rapid technology changes and shortage of locally available tech workforce mainly in the USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Australia, and other countries, bring C-suite executives to search for new development and business solutions
Whenever you hear about software development outsourcing, you know exactly how it works and what are the real pros and cons. But, people do have a blind spot when it comes to this alternative business model – an offshore development center or extended software engineering team. So let’s shed some light on this matter.
As a rough guide, R&D (research and development) office abroad is an extension of your company, a “super-duper cool” engineering office with your IT guys – a dedicated development team who really cares about the products they build for you, support your company values, culture and act as a united part of your head office.
Development force in a foreign country is not just about saving money it is also about the ability to design and develop product specific to the fast-growing IT market and tech trends such as AI, Machine Learning, RPA, IoT or VR.
So basically, it is your own extended development site and IT team in a country with a wide talent pool and high tech expertise ( in our case Ukraine).
New digs day!
Given Ukraine’s pool of talents and proficiency in both digital and mechanical technologies, over 150 companies have already established own r&d center here. We want to show 5 bright examples.
Any that you require!
Ukrainian IT ecosystem along with and over 200K of graduated tech specialists keep attracting global players in various industries. Moreover, in 2019 we see that UA developers are most willing to work full-time at international companies with subsidiaries or R&D centers in Ukraine. They use rare programming languages, have experience in top technologies and focused on digital trends. Check this abridged review from our recruitment team.
Python is the 2-d most demanded language that employers look for.
Hopefully, Python is also one of the most popular languages within a community of software engineers in Ukraine. They’re good at key areas such as data analytics, machine learning, big data, cybersecurity, GUI, where Python is one of the required skills.
Average Python developer salary by countries
The USA – $7000 per month
Israel – $5100 per month
Ukraine – $3700 per month
Frameworks used among Ukrainian Python developers: Django, Flask, NumPy, SciPy, etc
One of the most established languages that can be used for different purposes: Android apps, web applications, games, server apps, software tools, Big Data technologies, etc.
Java is so popular and widespread that there’s no shortage of ways to find skilled and worldly-wise developers in Ukraine.
Average Java developer salary by countries
The USA $5400 per month
Israel – $4500 per month
Ukraine – $3200 per month
Frameworks: JSF, Struts, Hibernate, Spring is still widely used, GWT from Google, Spark for web applications and others.
Front-end frameworks used by Ukrainian developers include React, React Native, Angular, Vue, and Ember.js. Back-end frameworks:Node.js, Meteor.js, Express, jQuery, Next.js.
The USA – $8000 per month
Israel – $4700 per month
Ukraine – $2500 per month
Microsoft framework is used by developers to create various types of applications, from ordinary desktop apps and websites to mobile platform solutions and even computer games.
.Net Software Engineers in Ukraine have proficient understanding, knowledge, and experience with the following programming languages: C#, Visual Basic .NET, F#, C++ .NET
Average .Net developer salary by countries
The USA – $7000 per month
Israel – $5000 per month
Ukraine – $2500 per month
It’s just a short overview, the Ukrainian IT market is full of specialists working with various programming languages and tech stacks: C+, Linux, Ruby, Angular.js, PHP, etc.
The pricing models in IT outsourcing that you’re familiar with, differ from a dedicated development team model. For instance, at Newxel we collaborate with our partners based on Cost Plus – the most transparent pricing model, which doesn’t include any hidden fees. Moreover, our clients know exactly how much each developer is paid and what back-office services they are obtained with.
While working with a dedicated team, Newxel’s clients manage the development process by themselves, assigning tasks, and changing priorities. They don’t worry about recruitment, HR, legal or administrative issues, inasmuch as, this is our area of responsibility. So, let’s consider a pricing structure of hiring dedicated developers in Ukraine.
Yes! Included. It stands to mention, our recruitment department is responsible for searching, interviewing, and testing required candidates with appropriate skills and level of expertise. We have access to the wide pool of available IT workforce or candidates who are looking for new opportunities.
Usually, we need a few weeks to hire and build the development team from scratch under your unique specifications and project goals. So, everything that you should do when hiring software engineers offshore is to leave it to our professional HR team.
The same answer – almost all companies enable to set up R&D subsidiaries offshore. Not far to seek, we hire development teams, help to open and run offices for companies from a variety of industries, including Telecom, Software, Gaming, Tourism, E-commerce, Fintech, Internet, and others.
Well, yeah! More than you would expect! There is a growing trend among successful startups, and that’s the use of distributed teams that complete work remotely. Not as freelancers or part-time developers, rather opposite – as your full-time employees operating in your development office abroad and work for the mutual goal.
It is not just a way of saving money! Having a distributed team will help to implement and leverage new tech solutions, be one step ahead of competitors on the way to innovations.
Briefly, in the same way as your in-house team but using some additional advice. Read our article regarding this question and explore more useful tips and tricks – “How to manage an offshore development team?”