If you are looking to hire AngularJS developers, it’s important to understand what you are getting into before committing to anything. With the right planning and execution, hiring AngularJS developers can be the first step in creating a successful product or service, but if you don’t do your homework, you could get yourself into trouble quickly. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when looking to hire AngularJS developers.
1) Understanding What Makes an Excellent Angular Developer
2) Searching for the Right Candidates
One of our clients once told us, it’s not what you know; it’s who you know. Finding good developers is no different. Word-of-mouth recommendations are a great place to start your search. But do your homework before hiring a referral; look up their LinkedIn profile and reviews on sites like Upwork or Freelancer before committing to them as a hire. Once you find several candidates with relevant experience, invite them in for an interview.
3) Preparing your Offer Package
It’s never too early to prepare an offer package that you can send to potential hires when a job becomes available. Your offer will have more weight and be more credible if it already contains some information about your organization, what makes it unique and why a potential hire would want to work there. Potential employees will also be more likely to respond favorably if they feel like you are sincerely interested in them as a candidate and not just another resume.
4) Negotiating the Contract
If you’re working with a third-party agency or independent developer, you’ll need to determine how you want to handle ownership of your code. Open-source licenses can make it difficult to tie intellectual property back to its originators, but even in proprietary development agreements, there are clauses that require developers to provide code upon request—usually after a delay of several months. In either case, make sure you have a clear agreement on what happens if someone leaves your company and can’t finish off their portion of an ongoing project. Also be aware that a much bigger issue will come up down the road: deciding whether to rework portions of an application built by different teams using different approaches at different times. Any good software development contract should tackle these issues clearly and directly ahead of time.
5) Making The Final Decision
One of your top priorities should be finding a developer who can hit the ground running. When looking at candidates, take time to evaluate their skills and experience. Take note of their existing portfolio—do they have an extensive track record of successful projects? If you have any doubts about a developer’s skills, it may be best to look elsewhere rather than risk throwing away time and money on a project that isn’t going to work out.