How to Hire Golang Developers. Your Full Guide for 2021
The software market is growing at a blistering pace while simultaneously changing and challenging the business world. More and more business workflows and processes are automated and/or handled by custom software solutions.
Taking into account the rising need for powerful and custom software solutions, you may have a project in mind that involves hiring Go developers. Recently, we’ve got a new client that has been looking for Golang developers and into building an offshore development team. Being experienced due to previous clients, the project with this new client was a success.
While building a professional team for our client, we found out a lot about Golang developers, talent pools in Ukraine and the US, etc. In this blog post, we’ve collected the best tips, ideas, and valuable insights about hiring Golang developers.
What is Golang?
Golang or just “Go” is a programming language tracing back to 2009. However, it’s only within the last few years that Golang started gaining popularity and has quickly shifted gears from being ranked the #65 programming language to becoming a top-tiered language.
Go is an open-source language, or as one may say, Go is Google’s alternative to C. It’s a mix of Python speed and C++ security. Go has the same performance as C, it’s easier to maintain than Java, and it doesn’t need a virtual machine or JAR.
|Go was designed to be easy to code and tailor-made for large programming systems in any business sphere.|
Golang is really a flexible language and can be used for a wide range of apps and software solutions. There are no particular requirements that suggest what companies can use Golang. Golang is used for various Google internal and external projects, including Google Chrome, YouTube, and the Google App Engine.
Google isn’t the only company that uses Golang. Uber, PayPal, Sixt, SoundCloud, Twitter, Alibaba, SendGrid, and Dropbox used Golang to scale their systems and improve their app performance. More and more companies are choosing Golang for their development needs thanks to its simplicity and security.
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Reasons why business owners hire Golang developers
- Code simplicity
There’s no need for many lines of code when developing apps with Golang. It means that developers can save some time on more important things than just reading the code.
- Designed for complex software solutions
Simple apps can be created with any existing language, but only a few can be used for complex and large software systems. Golang is one of them.
- Easy to start with
It doesn’t usually take too long for a software engineer to learn the basics of Golang, thanks to its simplicity. To add to this, there are tons of free tutorials, as well as documentation that can be found all over the Internet.
If there is a problem, Golang has a few solutions (and preferably only one). Unlike other programming languages that have more solutions than developers, Golang shares a “one problem-one solution” philosophy.
- Easy to maintain
Thanks to its unique nature, lots of code maintenance issues can be automated, including code importing and formatting, refactoring, searching for definitions, etc.
Most programming languages nowadays were created long before the Internet revolution, except for Golang. It features unmatched network support and allows for creating state-of-the-art web solutions without the integration of third-party services.
- Open-source programming language
Golang is an open-source language that utilizes a large community of developers, and everyone can get information about new solutions, as well as get support through free tutorials, learning materials, and forums.
What does being a professional Golang developer mean?
Let’s assume that you have already decided you specifically need Goland developers. Before hiring Go developers, you have to find out who they are and how to choose the best ones for your company. Check our list of desired technical skills before getting off and searching for Golang developers.
- Know Go and other appropriate languages
Knowledge of the Golang programming language is vital for developers, but a good command of other programming languages will be a win-win for both developers and your business. The choice of extra languages depends on the needs of your projects. Even junior Golang developers should know Python, C++, and/or Java.
- Have a massive list of libraries, tools, and frameworks
The full list of desired libraries, tools, and frameworks depends on your specific needs. For example, while developing a web app, your Golang developers should have some experience with the Revel or Gorilla frameworks.
- Stay in tune with current technologies
When we’re speaking about Golang developers, they need to have a good understanding of database-related tech, including SQL/ NoSQL, Azure, and/or AWS.
- Write easy-readable code and be a Git-friendly developer
Code maintenance in Git isn’t any less essential than writing clean code. Git eases the onboarding process for new developers. It’s of great importance for companies that are going to grow big and hire extra Golang developers in the near future.
That’s only some of the technical sides required from Go developers. Since developers work in a team, they also need to be nice. Here’s a shortlist, of soft skills to check while hiring a Go developer.
- Great time management
- Passion for knowledge
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Challenges of hiring a Golang developer for your project
The number of software developers is constantly growing. According to Statista, the projected number of IT engineers will reach 28.7 million in 2024. But will it be enough to satisfy an ever-rising demand?
Taking into account the fact that Go is a relatively young programming language, there is a limited pool of Golang software developers worldwide. When it comes to hiring senior Golang developers, the HR battle becomes even more fierce. If you’re planning to innovate your software product with the power of Go, hiring a Golang developer may be a real challenge, but not for Newxel however.
Another crucial factor to consider while hiring Go developers is the recruitment cost. According to recent research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the costs required to hire a company of up to 400 people can be more than $7,645 per single hire. But when it comes to hiring rare specialists, the costs will be doubled if not tripled.
Job seekers are looking for more than just a competitive salary and they can always get a better offer due to tight competition in the IT market. According to the 2018 Recruiter Nation Survey, 75% of recruiters received refusals from candidates due to better offers. It means that recruiters spend lots of time and resources negotiating with employees-to-be, all for nothing.
Worried about all these challenges, how to overcome them and hire Golang developers? Take advantage of Newxel’s hiring powers. We can hire developers and set up a development team perfectly suited for your business needs because we know everything about the IT sector and how to hire senior Golang developers for your project.
Golang developers: Ukraine vs. the US
When it comes to hiring Golang developers in Ukraine, there are a number of advantages. According to LinkedIn, there are more than 10K Golang developers in Ukraine. With nearly 8k of middle Golang developers, the Ukrainian talent pool can satisfy practically all HR needs. The following number suggests that you’ll have a pretty broad choice of developers. Additionally, salaries are significantly lower when compared to the US or UK markets.
According to our research, an average Golang developer salary is about $41,400 a year in Ukraine. That’s two times cheaper than hiring a Go developer in the US. The lowest salary of a Go software developer starts at $72,510 a year, and the highest Golang developer salary is $160k+ annually in the US.
Though the US market may offer a larger pool of candidates than Ukraine, it does not offer better cost-efficiency. As it’s vital for a software project to be both cost-efficient and high-quality, there are also other benefits to hiring a Golang developer in Ukraine, including:
- Experienced developers
Thanks to a great number of IT outsourcing and outstaffing companies and tech startups, Ukrainian developers have versatile experience in lots of business spheres. According to PWC reports, Ukrainian developers are among some of the top specialists from all over the world.
- Good command of English
DOU (a Ukrainian news platform for IT experts) says that most Ukrainian software developers can communicate with clients using English. This means that all communication will be smooth and clear.
- Timezone and location
A convenient location in Eastern Europe and a time zone of UTC +2 (+3) make it easy to communicate and handle business meetings both offline and online.
The Newxel case
Recently, we faced a real challenge to find and hire more developers for a cloud data warehousing platform. A company failed to hire local software engineers in Israel, and so they came to Newxel to hire developers that fully meet their specific requirements.
Since the startup was scaling really fast, we had to hire fast and hire quite a lot of developers for the project. We proposed that the company set up an offshore development team in Ukraine for a number of reasons, including a large pool of skilled developers and lower costs when compared to Israel.
It took our specialists two weeks to hire 3 initially requested talented engineers and form an offshore development team. Nowadays, their Ukrainian development team consists of 20+ high-class specialists, including full-stack, front-end, back-end developers, UI/ UX designers, QAs, and DevOps.
Services we provided:
- Setting up an office
- Legal and finance support
- Relocation and travel assistance
- HR and accounting for the team
Why should you hire Golang developers with Newxel?
We’ve been helping businesses strengthen their teams with Golang developers since 2016. Before starting the recruitment process, we’ll carefully study your needs and requirements to find developers that perfectly fit into your existing business workflows.
While you stay focused on your business Newxel will do anything and everything else for you. Contact us to find the best Golang developers for your project.