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How to Hire the Top .NET Programmers in 2022 [Complete-Guide]

Why are .net programmers in high demand?

Are you also riddled with the same question? Let’s break the ice.

About 2,75,908 companies worldwide are using Microsoft. NET.
Of all the customers that are using Microsoft.NET, a majority (74%) are small (<$50M), 6% are large (>$1000M) and 14% are medium-sized.

 -According to enlyft.

With those numbers to advocate for the robustness, reliability, and scalability that Microsoft.NET brings to businesses of all shapes and sizes, what remains to be the reason to not choose .NET for your next project’s technology stack?

Also, if your current IT ecosystem is Microsoft or your software is/are built using the DotNet framework, you will need expert .Net programmers to make progressive changes at some point.

Let’s understand the nitty-gritty of how you can find and hire the best .net programmers for your project.

Let’s begin!

How to hire .net programmers with the right skills?

Hiring .net programmers is not a walk in the park. There are multifarious perspectives to consider when you are building a strong core team of .net developers.

Let’s devise the approach in steps to make it easy and digestible.

Let’s begin!

Step 1: Understand the expertise that you are going to need for your project

It is of great advantage to understand the project requirements precisely before you start looking out for the talent to be roped in. It’s a job of ease if you have the details of technical expertise you need and break down the positions to be filled, considering the requirements of the project.

Here’s a set of questions that may help to strategize the expertise required:

    • What does the technology stack look like?
    • What team size can be ideal for your project?
    • What skill diversity you want your project team to have?
    • How many full-stack, front-end, and back-end developers you need on your team?
    • Do you have any in-house talent on board who can contribute? If yes, then what talent do you need/lack to form a complete team?

Having all the above questions answered, now you have a clear perspective on your hiring needs.

Step 2: Balance the Hiring Requirement

Besides the clarity on the requirements, you also have got a set budget constraint to abide by.

You can’t go for 10 full-stack developers who would eat up all your IT budget while the project has reached just halfway there.

Neither can you go for a bunch of front-end and back-end developers, who might take forever to complete the project!

So, what to do?

You just need to strike the perfect skill balance considering your project requirements and hire the right set of front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers.

Let’s understand the skill difference first

 

Front-end .NET Developer

As the name suggests, front-end developers are responsible for creating compelling user interfaces and elements for applications and websites. Whatever an end user sees, and experiences is designed by front-end developers.

When you are building for your users, to drive revenue, such as a website or an eCommerce portal, it’s of great help to have front-end developers with stellar skillsets on your team.

A front-end .net developer who is well-versed with front-end technologies like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript is a great fit to have on the team. As they work closely with the look and appearance of the web application, it’s a must to have the know-how of tools for creating wireframes and design mock-ups. It adds up to the completeness of a front-end developer.

Knowledge of the BootStrap UI framework is a big plus as it helps in building quick page structures. BootStrap paired with JavaScript’s Angular framework can help in delivering high-performance web applications.

Besides the knowledge of programming languages, it’s of great advantage for front-end developers to know version control tools such as GIT, TFS, or Subversion.  Knowledge of developer tools and automation tools is a must when it comes to optimizing web pages.

Considering the technology stack, front-end developers should possess great knowledge of TypeScript, jQuery, ReactJS, NextJS, Swift, Kotlin, Knockout.js, VanillaJS, VB.Net, ASP.NET Core MVC, Razor Pages, and Blazor Frameworks. Besides the ability to code, exposure to unit testing and functional testing can speed up the development effort.

Back-End .NET Developer

There is not much guesswork to do as the name itself specifies a back-end developer’s role. Back-end developers are responsible for creating the software architecture and databases. To be apt back-end developers are critical thinkers who transform business logic into business solutions.

When the performance and security of the web application are your priority, it’s wise to invest in a set of good back-end .net developers who are well versed with the working of technologies such as OAuth2, OAuth2.0, and OpenID Connect for securing applications.

A skilled back-end developer possesses great knowledge of programming languages such as; C# plus, VB.NET, or F#. They are largely responsible for how the data is stored and secured which makes it vital to have deepened knowledge of databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, and Azure SQL.

Microsoft’s Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform that is gaining popularity rapidly. It is always a plus for a back-end developer to know Azure’s functions and capabilities.

Considering the technology stack, when you are primarily looking for .net programmers, it’s quintessential for the backend developer to know ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, and Entity Frameworks.

For secure data communication and transfer between client and server, a back-end developer needs to have sound knowledge of REST API and SOAP API.

Full-Stack .NET Developer

A full-stack developer is like having a double-edged sword!

They are capable of building both, the front-end and the back-end, single-handedly.

It’s not that they specialize equally as that an individual front-end developer or a back-end developer. But they carry an adequate amount of knowledge of both to build high-performing web applications.

Depending on your project’s requirement you can choose to hire a full-stack .net developer or a set of developers who are rational and can do the justice with your technology stack.

To count a .net programmer as a full-stack developer on your team, it’s mandatory to have exposure to front-end technologies such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, BootStrap, and Angular; and, knowledge of ASP.NET, MVC, C#, VB.NET, XML, Web Services, and SQL Server Databases.

When hiring for a profile of that stature, just having the programming, and database skills are insufficient. A full-stack developer is expected to possess adequate testing skills to perform user acceptance testing to ensure the performance, functionality, and usability of a web application before deploying it to the production environment.

Having worked with debugging tools like Log2Console and testing frameworks like Karma, Jasmine can be of great advantage.

Knowledge of Azure DevOps and the development lifecycle offers an edge for sure and will encourage the clean code approach.

Also, while building cross-platform applications, experience working with Ionic which is a hybrid mobile application framework, and Electron which is Github’s Desktop Application cross-platform development framework can be resourceful.

Now, with that walk-through from the technical skill sets of front-end, back-end, and full-stack .net developers, it’s easier for you to decide on the expertise that you need.

A Quick Example

Let’s assume, you are working on an enterprise-scale project that requires a compelling design, high-performance software architecture, and supreme operational efficiency; you can go with any of the following 3 combinations:

1st – 3 front-end developers, 2 back-end developers, and 2 full-stack developers

2nd – 2 front-end developers, 2 back-end developers, and 3 full-stack developers

3rd – 2 front-end developers and 3 full-stack developers

What we are trying to portray here is, that any combination is great if you are meeting your business requirements and your budget is in good shape.

Pro Tip: Full-Stack developers cost you a bit higher than a front-end or a back-end developer. They specialize in both areas and are capable to move the boat on both ends. It’s better to be wise and thoughtful when you are structuring the team.

Step 3: Look Ahead of Technical Skills – Interpersonal Skills

Soft skills are equally important as those hard skills. It is easy to find a .net developer with great skill but hard to find a .net programmer with great skill and strong character.

Let’s look at some soft skills to vouch for while hiring a .net programmer.

Creativity:

There is one fact about creativity, it has no bounds, and it can never be wrong. A creative developer will always be in the quest for something new, unique, and out of the box. And, when you are willing to go that extra mile, that is where the innovation happens.

Creativity is a great quality to have in a .net programmer.

Communication Skills:

Communication Skill is a life skill that everyone should possess. And, when it comes to .net developers, it’s an indomitable skill to vouch for.

Software development is an iterative process and especially when you follow approaches like agile methodologies, it’s quintessential to be able to communicate with both, the internal team and the customers well.

Clear communication is the basis for building the right business solutions. A .net programmer who can communicate clearly, and can document the requirements is an excellent addition to the team.

Leadership:

A leader sets the roadmap, shows the way, guides, be a mentor, and get things done. It’s not at all easy to be a leader and not everyone has this ability to lead.

Leading a team of .net programmers of different caliber, and different stature is not an easy thing to do. Having the qualities to function in a team and lead the team, are unique traits to have.

This simple three-step framework can put you at ease when you hire asp.net developers for your project.

Why should you hire .NET programmers from Integrative Systems?

Certified Professionals

With over 15+ years in business, Integrative System follows a modular approach for hiring .net programmers.  And, also encourages the workforce to keep current with the latest .net technology trends.

Integrative currently employs over 100+ Microsoft Certified Professionals who are working on various hire projects for a clientele spread across the globe.

Expertise & Experience

Integrative has been prioritizing its customers’ success since inception and that’s the secret of Integrative’s success.

Having achieved success for over 200+ .net projects, Integrative strives to innovate and solve real-time business problems. Each project completion has double-downed the confidence and experience of the IT talent that Integrative has got to offer.

No matter how sizable your project is, Integrative’s IT leaders with over 20+ years of experience paired with Agile Methodologies can cook success for you, every time you believe in them.

Years in Service

In 15+ years of service, serving a globally spread clientele, Integrative has developed a stellar reputation as a .net development service provider.

With that service experience and home-cooked expertise in developing stellar .net business solutions, Integrative is always ready to take up new challenges and deliver with the same potential, every time.

In these years, there has been yet another secret that helped Integrative to keep thriving, its pre and post-maintenance active support. The team is always ready to listen to you, 365 x 24 x 7 and resolve your issue at the earliest hour.

Domain Specific Expertise

Integrative has worked with a variety of business domains and has built solutions for various niche-specific problems, diligently.

Doesn’t matter how big or small your business problem is and which industry you belong to, Team Integrative is always ready to listen to your problem and has a diverse talent pool readily available to be deployed to work on your project.

 

Different engagement models to hire .net developers with Integrative Systems?

Which engagement model should you go for?

Does this put you in a dilemma? Don’t worry.

Integrative Systems is committed to prioritizing its customers’ success and our experts will ensure that you choose the right engagement model based on your project requirements.

Let’s understand different types of Engagement Models:

Dedicated Team Model

When you choose a dedicated development team model, it’s as good as having a full-time in-house team of .net developers working for you. With the dedicated team model, you compensate the number of .net programmers working on your project with a monthly remuneration, till project completion.

If you have a sizable project and you want to save costs in the long term, the dedicated team model is the right choice for you.

Depending on your project size and requirements, a dedicated team model can be customized.

Full-Service Dedicated Team:

With this setup, you hire .net developers to work on your project for a stipulated time. It’s ideal to go with this when you need .net programmers who can work on your project for the maximum man-hours. You would pay a fixed recurring remuneration depending on the contract.

On-Demand Dedicated Team

It is no different from the full-service dedicated team, except for the fixed monthly remuneration. With this setup, you are enabled to utilize the expertise of .net programmers for a specific amount of time and you pay them for the man-hours they have worked on your project. It is ideal to go with this when you need specific expertise. You can scale up and down on the number of .net programmers, as required.

Maintenance Dedicated Team

With this setup, you are enabled to utilize the expertise of .net developers to fix the downtime or add a feature to the existing solution. It’s called a maintenance dedicated team as  its utilized after the initial go-live. This team ensures that your newly developed or updated software works seamlessly.

IT Staff Augmentation/ Off-Shore Dedicated Team Model

IT Staff Augmentation is yet another type of outsourcing model. It enables you to hire an outsourced team of experts who will work as an extension of your in-house team.

IT staff augmentation is highly popular and is adopted by businesses widely. In this type of model, the team of dedicated developers works for the client from an off-shore location, which could be from a different country as well.

There are multiple benefits that this association brings in such as; relatively lower costs, round-the-clock support, and access to a diverse talent pool. And, most importantly it lets your in-house team focus on the core business function while the augmented team works on your project.

On-Site Dedicated Team

With an on-site dedicated team model, the team of .net developers is sent to the client’s location for a project.

This type of association brings in some advantages such as in-person collaboration, faster time to market, and the client having a better hold on the project progression. Besides those benefits, this type of association isn’t much cost efficient for the client.

How to hire a .net developer from Integrative Systems?

Get Started

Before we think of building the business solution, it’s of vital importance to understand the business problem, clearly.

To begin with, a team of business experts makes an effort to listen to the high-level requirements that you have got to share. Our experts help you locate the technological gaps and critical business problems that are holding you back from outperforming your competitors.

Share your requirements

Once we are aligned, we get across the table and sign an NDA with mutual terms of the agreement on the solution to be developed.

Right after this, our team of experts will be all ears to dwell on the requirement specifications of your project. The team would do nothing but listen to you.

When we say listen, we mean it completely, because we know that no one knows your problem better than you. Once you are done speaking your heart out, our experts help you outline your business problems and align them with a rough idea of what and how your potential solution would look like.

And, then we shall begin the matchmaking for the right skill for your project.

Conduct Interviews to hire the right set of.net programmers

We know you want nothing but the best for your project and we make sure you get to choose from the best. We have a talent pool of 100+ certified .net programmers who have worked on a great variety of projects.

You are open to a diverse pool of .net developers. You can interview the candidates until you find the right match to sync with your project requirements and culture.

Select an appropriate Engagement Model

We understand each business has a set of unique requirements and one size doesn’t fit all. To serve you better, Integrative supports flexible engagement models and lets you decide on them.

May it be an individual .net programmer or a set of .net developers, things don’t vary when it comes to the engagement model. Integrative prioritizes its customers’ success always and puts your feasibilities first while deciding on the engagement models.

See your Solution shaping up

With everything set, now it’s time to see your solution brew with the fiery innovation of our top-notch .net programmers. Integrative has delivered over 200+ .net projects with flying colors and is always ready to deliver to new challenges and go that extra mile.

Integrative has a proven track record of working and delivering peak performance with agile project management methodologies. Depending on your project size and engagement model chosen, the project propels and you are kept in the loop with consistent weekly updates.

Deploy & Maintain

There are chances that the code may respond differently to the changing environment, considering the system configuration and infrastructure. To rule out the minute defects, the team performs testing in different environments such as development, quality assurance, user acceptance testing in simulated client environments, and finally in the production/client environment.

Code migration through different code environments is a crucial task, and the team ensures that it’s done with finesse to avoid any repercussions.

With the desired success rate at the user acceptance testing in both vendor and client environments, the team moves ahead with the final code migration to production. Integrative has always believed in its customers’ success first and to keep the promise, the maintenance team will be available 365 x 24 x 7 with active support.

Closing Notes

In the tech-enabled world, .NET programmers are not hard to find. What’s hard is to find the right set of .NET programmers who can understand your business problem, process it, and then build a business solution that solves the purpose.

Integrative Systems, since its inception, has been prime focused on solving real-time business problems with innovation and technology. If you find yourself struggling with one such critical business problem, do not hesitate to bring it to us.

Drop us a line at contact@integrativesystems.com and our team of experts will connect with you within 48 business hours.

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