How much does it cost to hire front-end developers?
If you choose front-end developers for hire, you should first decide on your business needs, technology requirements, and project budget. Other cost-affecting factors are the area of expertise, tech stack usage, demand, length of the project, and seniority level.
The average front-end engineer hourly rate is $25-$42 for a junior position, $41-60 for a middle, and $61-80 for a senior.
We provide two collaboration models (full-time dedicated team and IT staffing), so you can choose the most suitable to your project needs. In addition, we take care of all operational aspects, team recruitment, onboarding, and support throughout the project so you can focus on your strategic business goals. If you need professional front-end developers, get in touch with us!
How long does it take for front-end developers to start working on my project?
Cooperation with Northell gives you direct access to a pool of highly-skilled front-end developers and other specialists you may need for your project. For each customer, we ensure fast team adjustments on demand. If we don’t have available staff ready to start the development process instantly, it can take 1-2 weeks to find the right-fit front-end developer for hire. As a result, you get all the necessary resources and a fully staffed development team or several specialists to launch the project’s work.
What tools do front-end developers use?
Front-end developers use many tools and programs to create pixel-perfect designs. The choice of tech stack depends on the product’s needs, technical requirements, and developers’ skills. At Northell, front-end developers should be familiar with the following:
Mobile development frameworks:
- React Native
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud
While many tools are available on the market, the choice of the tech stack is essential to suit your project needs best. If you don’t have a technical background, consult with experts!
What are the main tasks and responsibilities of front-end developers?
Before you hire front-end developers, it’s essential to consider the main tasks and responsibilities of front-end developers, especially if you don’t have a technical background. Simply put, a front-end designer is both a professional designer and a programmer. The primary front-end developers’ tasks and responsibilities are:
- Creating a layout of an app using HTML and CSS
- Building the client side of the product (user interactions, animations, responses to a server
- Writing clear and high-quality code that can be usable in the future
- Optimizing applications to deliver the best performance and scalability
Collaborating in a team
What risks can I face when hiring front-end developers?
You must be familiar with numerous self-help websites for hiring front-end developers if you don’t have a vast professional network to ask for recommendations for a particular specialist or vendor. However, there are many potential struggles you can run into in the process. For example,
- Hiring a front-end developer without specifying needs and goals which can result in further overhead
- Finding an incompetent developer via widely spread marketplace promotion and lack of tech expertise to check the candidate’s skills
- Hiring front-end developers without viewing portfolios and work reviews
- Hiring front-end developers without considering suitable job conditions
- Hiring too expensive or too cheap developers due to a lack of familiarity with the hiring market resulted in an improper quality of work and potential budget overruns
If one of the above points concerns you, it is better to delegate this task to professionals and plan the hiring process well to hire the best technical pool for your project.
What is the best collaboration option?
Choosing the best-suited collaboration option depends on your unique project size, the scope of work, and the available budget. At Northell, we offer our customers flexible cooperation models to fit various needs. Whether you have short-term staffing needs or want to maximize the efficiency of your in-house team, you can choose full-cycle product development outsourcing or team augmentation.
For product development outsourcing, you can place primary responsibility on your outsourcing provider, who will be responsible for product development and management from initial ideation to final product launch.
For team augmentation, you can hire front-end developers to complete specific scope of tasks or bridge other staff gaps in your project.
In any case, the choice is closely dependent on your requirements, so you can consult with us or choose a specific model that will work best to achieve your business goals and products.
What are the hiring steps in your front-end developer recruitment process?
Our professional recruitment team sticks to a 6-step front-end developer hiring process. This approach allows us to hire the best talents on board.
So, we start the process with careful CV scanning to check the candidate’s experience level, background, soft and hard skills, and possible references from previous employers. Next, we select a pool of best-fit specialists and set up an interview with an HR specialist. During this process, we check the front-end developer’s soft skills to understand how well this candidate will collaborate in a team and resolve possible disputes. Then, we organize a meeting with PM or Team Lead and send a test task to check hard skills.
If a particular candidate successfully completes all steps, we send a job offer and sign a non-disclosure agreement.
How do you ensure the front-end code quality?
We also split the code into short and focused units to verify the code behavior during unit testing. Our professionals also perform regular code-quality peer reviews to eliminate inconsistencies and ensure compliance with code quality metrics (e.g., maintainability index, cyclomatic complexity, class coupling, and depth of inheritance).