Is it possible for my nearshore team to come to the United States?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

Absolutely! Our clients often bring the one or more of their new team members to the United States for a week or two at the beginning of the software development project. Following the initial project kick-off meeting, many clients like to bring their consultants up for visits periodically. Having the nearshore software development team work alongside their U.S. teammates really enhances the team dynamic. We also encourage you to bring your software development team to our nearshore software development location in Costa Rica!

How long does it take to recruit, hire and onboard a nearshore consultant?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

With our huge talent pool and our team of experienced recruiters, rapidly finding individuals with difficult-to-source skill sets is one of the things we do best. Oftentimes, we can start sending developer profiles on the very same day we're contacted. Hiring can take between zero and thirty days depending on the individual and the niche we're trying to fill, but it's almost always less than two weeks for common skill sets. We make onboarding extremely simple and provide an engagement manager that does the heavy lifting at no additional charge to you. Our goal is to have your consultants working tickets on their first day! Contact us today to begin the search for your number8.

What do you use for ticketing, source control, and communication?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

Good communication, ticketing, and source control are at the heart of what makes our nearshore software development outsourcing services so successful. We are very oriented towards agile programming and scrum, so we are big fans of using Jira to manage work assignments, follow team progress, organize issues and plan projects. We have experience using Trello, Rally, and VersionOne, but these days Jira seems to be everyone’s favorite project management tracking software. For source control, we typically use TFS (Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server) or Git.

What types of software developers does number8 have?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

The better question is...what type of software developers does your organization need? Our limitless talent pool paired with our team of experienced recruiters means we can find highly-skilled individuals with difficult-to-source skill sets fast. We've been in the custom software development business for 22 years, and have worked with software developers with experience in just about any modern tool or technology. At present, many of our software developers are using Microsoft .NET or .NET Core. We also have software development teams working in JavaScript/TypeScript (including Angular, React, Vue, Node and Ember), Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, and many others. Learn more about number8's services and technologies.

What software development methodology do you prefer on projects?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

We are very agile-oriented and have been since we opened our first nearshore software development office in San José, Costa Rica, in 2008. In fact, the scrum framework is really what got us into nearshore software development in the first place. We help organizations across the United States adopt these practices, so don't worry if you're not quite there yet. Learn more about our focus on the agile methodology for custom software development.

Can I expect high employee retention from number8?

June 25, 2020 / by Number8

Our employee retention is significantly above industry average, over 70% of our consultants have been with number8 for a year or more. We're able to accomplish this by training our recruiters to only attract highly-skilled software developers who enjoy stretching themselves technically. Given our focus on agile software development and scrum, we realize how important it is to employ software developers that are excellent communicators and enjoy being a part of a team. You can expect a number8 to be excited about using new technologies and working on cutting-edge products. They are great collaborators and are highly motivated to do things right the first time around.

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number8’s onshore office is located in Louisville, Kentucky where our Account and Relationship Managers work hard to provide all of our clients with exceptional customer service. We also have consultant offices located in Escazú, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras that give us a strong local presence allowing for top-level recruitment, technical training and low employee turnover.

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