Decide whether you want to hire front-end coders that work remotely or in your office
Keep in mind that both types can be a part of your in-house team and the only difference is online or face-to-face contact.
Corona crisis made many business owners feel blessed by the fact that they can keep functioning due to the early adoption of the remote work model and mastering it. Others should adapt to it quickly but are already experiencing the value of this kind of digital transformation. Remote work is not the only necessity now; it is a ‘new normal’ of the post-pandemic world. All knowledge and tools of effective communication and management of remote developers are here for you for nearly ten years now, and most of them you use in the office. The last possible barrier that can keep you from hiring remote developers is the purely mental one.
Why hire remote front-end developers?
The answer is simple and obvious: hiring remote developers, you have a much wider choice of talents and a possibility to get lower rates for the same skill set and quality.
Medium front-end developer’s rate in the US is $57 per hour, according to salary.com.
The medium hourly rate for the UK is $47; for Poland, it can be $37 and for Ukrainian developers is $28.
You may also want to consider hiring a remote specialist if you are going to find a senior front-end developer because they are mostly already hired by local leading tech companies. There are few leading tech businesses in Ukraine, most of all tech companies there belong to IT outsourcing service sector, so senior front-end developers from this country are well-trained on various projects and still available for hiring.
Decide how many resources you’re willing to dedicate for hiring
There’re many options to search for front-end developers: you can delegate this task to costly HR agencies, surf through websites for freelance developers or much time spent on headhunting on LinkedIn. You may also choose to work with IT outsourcing company that can offer outstaff a team of front-end developers for you. The nearly unlimited variety of options results in the need to dedicate more time and money resources for processing them. First, you will need to research and pick some channels where you can find perfect candidates, then hours will be lost on reviewing developers’ profiles, then go testing and interviews that are no less time-consuming.
Remotal was established to simplify this process for you. Tell us who you are looking for in detail. We will source this developer for you, pre-tested, interviewed, and ready to work as soon as you are.
Prepare and specify your requirements
Pre-estimate the complexity of your project to predict possible challenges your front-end developer may face and problems he or she should be able to solve on his/her own. This understanding will help you not only to form your requirements but also to ask the most practical questions on the interview.
Here are some questions that will help you form your own requirements or job description for the front-end developer position.
What programming languages should be on his or her skill list?
What CMS should he or she be familiar with?
What frameworks should he or she be familiar with?
What graphic design applications he or she should use?
What libraries he or she will need to use?
What are her or his code versioning best practices?
What are his or her testing/debugging best practices?
What should be his or her experience with APIs?
What soft skills do you expect from your candidate so he or she could match your team perfectly?
Are you interested in an agile developer?
Working with us, you can just tell us about your project, and we will help you to form these requirements and source you with a front-end developer that fits in.
The interview gives a possibility to see candidates’ problem-solving skills and their level of automation. Here’re some question examples that may help you to do so:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of CSS preprocessors?
Explain load balancing techniques.
How to prevent SQL injection?
How to avoid callback hells?
When do you apply ‘resetting’ CSS?
What do you do to improve UI performance?
Explain KISS principle :)
And add some 2020 classical questions to see if your candidate keeps up with updates:
What are new functions in HTML5/CSS3/React etc?
In Remotal technical interviews are conducted by Mickaël Cassy, former CTO of Effilab. You can also have your own interview with each candidate we offer, but if they passed Mickaël’s test, they are ready for everything.