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Daniel

Daniel

JavaScript Developer

Experience7 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Daniel has 7+ years of experience in software development with excellent working knowledge of hardware, software, and programming languages.

Expert in
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Python
Also worked with
  • React Native
  • Node.js
  • MySQL
  • Flask
  • Vue.js
Rafael

Rafael

Java Developer

Experience6 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Rafael is a senior software engineer having 6+ years of experience. He is highly proficient in CI/CD Java, React.js, Spring, and JavaScript.

Expert in
  • Java
  • CI/CD
  • Agile
  • OOP
  • Java 8
Also worked with
  • JUnit
  • Mockito
  • Unit Testing
  • Maven
Jamie

Jamie

Data Scientist

Experience5 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Jamie has 5 years of experience as data scientist and software engineer. He has extensive knowledge of technologies such as JavaScript ES6, Hadoop, Tableau, SQL, Git, etc.

Expert in
  • JavaScript ES6
  • Hadoop
  • Tableau
  • SQL
  • Git
Also worked with
  • DevOps
  • Node.js
  • Java
Ganna

Ganna

SQL Developer

Experience10 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Ganna is a Software developer with 10+ years of experience. She is highly skilled in technologies such as Java, SQL, Git, Shell Scripting, Spring, etc.

Expert in
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Shell Scripting
  • Spring
Also worked with
  • Spring Boot
  • Python
  • Angular
Shailesh

Shailesh

Software QA Engineer

Experience14 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Shailesh has 14+ years of experience in Test Strategy, Planning and Management, Automation, Release Management, CI, Functional QA, GIT, as well as hiring and mentoring Quality Assurance Engineers.

Expert in
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Java
  • SaaS
  • Software Testing
  • Oracle
Also worked with
  • Jira
  • HTTP
  • Selenium
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How to hire the best freelance programmer?

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How to hire a freelance programmer? Skills to look for, interview questions, and more.

Hiring a freelance programmer is an excellent great way to save money and get the job done, without having to commit to a full-time employee. But it can be tricky as you don't know where to start, and how to make sure you're hiring the right candidate. The freelance programming world offers a vast pool of skilled professionals who can meet the demand of your project demands. However, navigating this vast ocean of talented programmers can be a daunting task, leaving many wondering how to hire a freelance programmer effectively. To make your job easier, we have crafted a hiring guide for you. This will cover the skills, interview questions, and tips to help you find the best talent regardless of location or language barriers.

Skills to look for in a freelance programmer

Competent freelance programmers are often more challenging to find than full-time employees. You don’t want just to hire the first developer who responds to your job posting. Instead, you want to find a developer with the skills and experience to help your business grow. The best way to do that is by asking questions and understanding their skill set. Here is a list of skills that the right freelance candidate must possess:

1. Data structures and algorithms

The data structure is a crucial aspect of software development that allows logical structuring of data elements. Whereas, algorithms are well-defined instructions to solve a particular problem. Regardless of the programming language or domain, a strong foundation in these fundamentals is invaluable for any programmer. In-depth knowledge of data structure and algorithms empowers programmers to tackle complex problems, create scalable solutions, and write high-performance code. Therefore, you should hire freelance programmers with excellent knowledge of data structure and algorithms.

2. Programming languages

Knowledge of a programming language is essential for a programmer because it allows them to write programs that solve business problems and automate various tasks. A programmer must master at least one programming language completely. Proficiency in programming languages is not only essential for creating software but it also helps in maintaining and upgrading an existing software application. Therefore, hire a freelance programmer who has in-depth knowledge and working experience in the languages required for your project.

3. Databases

A database is an organized collection of crucial information that guarantees successful software development. Building any application is impossible without databases, as they facilitate the communication of critical business information to and from the users and the application.

Databases store critical information, and software developers must take care of security issues while ensuring proper backup in case of any damage. When looking to hire freelance programmers, ensure that the candidates have experience working with databases.

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4. Networking

Networking enables centralized data sharing and communication between two and more entities over a network. These days, most applications work on client-server architecture wherein clients POST requests to a server through a network (internet) from any part of the world. If the candidate lacks networking basics, it might lead to poor client-server architecture and, ultimately, HTTP request issues over the network.

5. SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)

Software development follows a seven-step systematic methodology to create highly-performant software solutions. These 7 steps include planning, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance. A strong grasp of SDLC enables developers to analyze requirements and assess the overall costs. That’s why, when hiring, look for freelance programmers who can follow the proper flow of SDLC and create robust and efficient applications.

6. Source control/Version control

Source control refers to the practice of tracking changes in the codebase. It maintains a single source of truth and eliminates unintended human error and consequences. In case of any error, programmers can roll back to the last stable version of the source code.

On one hand, source control is particular to source codes, whereas version control includes large binary files and digital assets as well. Some source and version control tools are Git, CVS, Mercurial, SVN, etc.

Some benefits of these include:

  • Effective collaboration on the same codebase
  • Elimination of conflicts with commit and code merge
  • Easy code sharing without overwriting other’s work

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Hiring freelance programmers would prove to be significantly efficient and streamlined to recruit using a hiring funnel if you're entrusted to hire freelance programmers. It will help tremendously to ascertain experience and skill level and identify professionals best suited to your company’s requirements.

What Turing does for you

Candidates screening
Candidates screening

We will help you select the best talents and spot a freelance programmer developer who will fit in your company culturally.

Test task
Test task

We verify if the candidate really wants to work at your company and is able to spend 5+ hours to prove it by rigorous tests. It helps us to see a developer's caliber.

Technical test
Technical test

Programmers are asked software development related questions and made to solve tricky problems. We use open questions. The goal is not only to test programmers’ knowledge – we also want to find out their way of thinking.

Giving specific feedback
Giving specific feedback

We provide explicit feedback on both the test task and the technical test after we have checked the developer's expertise.

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You can interview the shortlisted developers to check if the candidate matches your requirements and is a good fit for your company.

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Questions you must ask when hiring a freelance programmer

It is crucial to onboard the right people for the project to significantly dismantle potential bottlenecks or hiccups. Right hiring increases the chances of garnering a positive response exponentially, making it important that correct individuals are shortlisted and selected. The below-mentioned interview questions will assist you in streamlining and pinpointing the most valuable freelance programmers for your project.

This question will give you an insight into the candidate’s contribution to a particular project. With the right answer, you can understand their positions, the implemented changes, and the goals they achieved.

The answer to this question will help you understand the candidate’s commitment to a project and their time management skills. Both are crucial to the success of a project and timely delivery.

A program should be not only secure but also offer fast execution. One simple word answer to this question is “testing.” Check how the candidates prioritize both aspects and seamlessly integrate them into their software development process.

This determines if the freelance programmer’s skills align with the job requirements. When looking for freelance programmers for hire, assess their experience with the programming language they know and determine their willingness to learn new languages if required.

The candidate’s answer should include the following size estimation techniques:

  • Number of lines of code
  • Functional point counts
  • Number of entities in an ER diagram
  • Number of processes

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Here are some more freelance programmer interview questions you can ask to assess the candidate's caliber.

  • What do you know about feasibility study?
  • Name some of the software analysis & design tools that you use.
  • What is your process of prioritizing requirements?
  • Differentiate stack and queue.

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