How to Hire Expert Python Developers

January 13, 2022

6 min read

Why Python?

Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It has a clean, simple syntax and is incredibly versatile. It powers applications like Google’s search engine, Dropbox, Instagram; it is the language of choice for scientists and engineers; it helps create games like EVE Online and can even be used to create robots that draw on electrical grids. Python is updated and enhanced on a regular basis, ensuring that all of the latest features, extensions and tools are included.

The main benefits of Python include:

  • Easy to understand
  • A wide variety of open-source libraries
  • Simple and highly productive
  • Flexibility and portability
  • Interpreted language

In short, this language is always the one that delivers the best performance in all aspects. According to GitHub’s annual rating, Python is ranked 2nd popular programming language in 2021.

What exactly does a Python developer do?

Python developers can be classified into these categories:

  1. Web development. Web app developers build web applications that use the client-server architecture. They can also be in charge of developing RESTful APIs.
  2. Data science. A data scientist uses scientific approaches, processes, and algorithms to extract information and produce insights from structured and unstructured data.
  3. Machine learning (ML). Python’s libraries and frameworks and the language’s overall syntax clarity are utilized by ML engineers to run quick testing of machine learning models and complex algorithms.
  4. Software engineering. A Python software engineer manages programming, designing, deploying, and debugging development projects on the server (or back) end.

Python is a fantastic language for data science and backend work. In recent years, it has been a popular choice among beginning computer science courses on many college campuses. This implies that Python may be used by people of all skill levels.

Because of its duality, it’s critical to understand how to screen developers and make sure you’ll get the best ones out there. We’ll be happy to assist you with that. Our recruiters close more than 100 Python developer vacancies each year. We would love to share our knowledge and have our recruiters find top-tier Python specialists for your projects. Contact us to get started right away!

Local developer or Eastern European developer?

What is better, hiring a local developer or one from Eastern Europe? To start with, it depends on your project requirements. There are a few factors you need to consider: 

  • Availability of a specialist in your city or country. Finding a suitable local specialist that fits all requirements is harder than hiring one offshore.
  • Project budget constraints. Local developers always have a higher price than their Eastern European counterparts due to their location.
  • Market knowledge. Local developers may take your project to the next level, as they know exactly what is happening in the local market. This could result in higher product quality and complete customer satisfaction. 
  • Language. A local developer might be able to communicate more efficiently in your language, so there won’t be any misunderstandings about the project specifications. However, if your team communicates in English, many Eastern European developers have a high level of speaking and writing skills in this language as well.

StaffingPartner has experience working with both local and Eastern European Python developers.  Our recruiters can help you find an ideal candidate regardless of where he or she came from. If you’re not sure whether a candidate from Eastern Europe or a local one is better for your project, feel free to get in touch with our team. We’ll narrow down the search and find you a great match.

How to hire top-tier Python developers

Employer competition is pretty high when it comes to attracting the best Python programmers. Here’re some tips from our recruiters on how to get these experts on board.

Make a flawless job offer

The best way to secure your vacancy is by writing a great copy. Programmers value their time and dislike wasting it on jobs that are not appropriate for them. How to get attention? Make a strong first impression by focusing on specifics, such as what might pique the interest of a Python developer, like:

  • Size and seniority of the team
  • Salary info
  • Tech stack
  • Project for which you’re looking for a candidate
  • Information about flexible hours or remote work options (if available)
  • Cooperation form
  • Requirements

Offer a good salary

Low salaries are one of the most prevalent reasons for changing jobs. Keep an eye on salary surveys and job advertisements from competing firms to ensure you’re offering a competitive wage to potential recruits. 

Show that you know and understand their needs

Creating a vacancy that incorporates the ideas in point one indicates that you have a good understanding of and respect for your target candidate’s demands. We strongly advise making sure that your recruiters are wholly competent and familiar with the responsibilities of the job they’re looking to fill. It’s a good idea to get familiar with the fundamentals of Python, related libraries, frameworks, and tools. Your potential worker will want to know if you’re working with professionals who are competent in their field.

Write about your project in detail

Python developers, are often passionate about what they do. In addition to their income, they’re concerned about their job’s contentment, so projects are crucial to them.

If your firm is developing a breakthrough application, for example, tell about it! You might include information like this in a job offer or on your company’s website. Try to persuade them to work on this project by demonstrating why it is vital and how a new employee can contribute. It is essential that Python developers who may be part of a team working on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies are aware of what they’ll be working on.

Partner with a recruiting agency

The process of finding a suitable Python programmer for your project can be tricky if one doesn’t know how to look for them or how to get their attention. We at StaffingPartner can help you with just that! Our skilled recruiters have years of experience in recruitment outsourcing services as well as global recruitment, having helped dozens of clients, including worldwide IT enterprises like Ciklum, Eleks, Playtika, Sigma Software, N-iX, and others. We can quickly provide you with a list of quality candidates that will be a good match for your project within three business days. Contact us for more information.

Read also: How to Hire a Java Developer; JavaScript Developer: Common Interview Questions; How to Hire Expert DevOps Engineers?

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