How to Hire a Software Developer

These days, software is part of almost everything we do. Demand for talented programmers with experience in software development and website development has never been greater. Here are some considerations every employer needs to make when searching for the ideal IT staff.

While using software is a common occurrence, the skills required to develop, design and engineer that software are quite specific, which increases the demand for software experts with particular skill sets. Most software requires knowledge of a specific coding language or frameworks, for example.

Because of the precise knowledge that a software expert possesses, hiring the wrong software expert can be costly. CRI evaluates highly qualified software developers so you can choose the right person for your job.

How much does it cost to hire a developer?

The cost of a freelance developer can range from $15 to $150 per hour, depending on the developer’s experience and location. In the US, full-time developers earn an average of about $60,000 a year.

What else should be considered when hiring a developer?

First, determine the scope and details of your project:

  • Are the applicant’s education and skill set a match?
  • Do they have solid references and experience?
  • Can they think creatively and solve problems?
  • How well do they communicate and fit in with the current team?

Want to hire the best software developer? 

  1. A representative at CRI is ready to work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
  2. CRI will introduce hand-selected candidates or evaluate your own pool of applicants.
  3. Assess and compare experts across a range of software development languages and technologies. 

CRI has developed a pre-employment assessment which is targeted at software engineers and developers. The Guardian is for skilled, technical, administrative and a variety of other jobs where it is important that the individual hired for the job has the aptitudes, behavioral traits, low risk factor and math skills required for the successful performance of the job. 

The Guardian provides the following features and benefits to make hiring your next software engineer quick and straightforward:

  • Asks questions regarding job-related risk factors for the individual
  • Measures an individual’s mathematical aptitude, mental acuity, and numerical perception
  • Measure ten behavioral criteria which correlate strongly with job performance

The Guardian assessment report includes:

  • A narrative segment, which briefly explains the individual’s aptitude and personality dimensions compared to the job requirements.
  • A pictorial analysis comparing the individual’s actual scores to established job benchmarks.*
  • Interview questions an employer can use to probe areas of interest for more information during an interview.

* Benchmarks are the aptitudes, traits and their levels required by a job. These benchmarks may be derived for an individual company based on their own successful people in the job, derived based on the job description, or the person can be assessed against CRI’s database of people who are successful in those jobs.


Ensure that you’re hiring the right developers, engineers, programmers, coders, and consultants. For years, industry leaders have trusted CRI for their most mission-critical hires. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to schedule a demo today.

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