What is a software developer?
A software developer is a professional who specialises in developing, testing and maintaining software applications for businesses. They have expertise in various programming languages and work closely with project managers, software engineers and quality assurance professionals to ensure that the software product meets the user’s needs and requirements.
Software developer tasks are particularly well-suited to being outsourced as they consist largely of repetitive, rules-based work. Sending these transactional development tasks to an offshore software developer will free up your local teams' time to perform more value-adding, long-term revenue-generation work such as improving user experience.
What makes a great outsourced software developer?
An offshore software developer should have in-depth knowledge of programming languages and technologies relevant to the project they are working on. They should be familiar with the software development life cycle and have experience in using various development tools and methodologies. A bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or a related field is typically required, along with relevant certifications and training programs in programming languages and development tools. The ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly is also highly desirable in an offshore software developer.