Hiring Angular developers in Ukraine
According to Clutch, Ukraine has the largest number of Angular development companies in the CEE region. There are 160+ software companies providing Angular development teams in Ukraine.
So how to hire Angular developers?
When hiring a development team for your project, you need to be specific about your requirements. Your software developers have to understand your vision and how the project must look and feel. Ideally, your programmers need to have experience in building similar projects. It is essential to check their portfolio, the delivered projects, references from clients and previous employers.
When it comes to the technical skills set, it depends on the tasks complexity and the desired level of your Angular developers – junior, middle or senior.
Main requirements for Angular developers
- A clear understanding of Core JavaScipt;
- Solid knowledge of the Angular framework;
- Excellent knowledge of web markup, HTML, and CSS;
- Experience in building high-class single page applications and web solutions;
- Experience with RESTful API integration;
- Knowledge of adjacent technologies such as Node, Webpack, Babel (for middle+ engineers);
- At least intermediate English level;
- Attention to detail (for writing a high-quality code and identifying mistakes immediately).
If you want to identify the technical knowledge of your Angular developer, you need to ask a number of questions in different knowledge areas.
What to ask your Angular developers
Grammar and types, control flow and error handling, loops and iteration, functions, OOP, expressions and operators, numbers and dates, indexed collections, working with objects, details of the object model, regular expressions.
Angular, jQuery, jQuery mobile, Ionic, React.js/Vue.js if needed.
- Design (for middle+ engineers)
Design patterns, anti-patterns, MV* patterns, dependency injection, dependency loaders.
XHTML, HTML4, HTML5, HAML, Doctype, block vs inline, mobile web development, HTML5 input types, HTML5 custom data, HTML5 APIs, semantic tags, VCS, web workers, web storage, web optimization.
Responsive layout, CSS grids, CSS selectors, media query, box model, positioning, floating, CSS frameworks, cross-browser bugs and inconsistencies, CSS3 features, OOCSS / BEM / SMACSS (modular coding methodologies).
HTTP methods, Ajax, web services (Rest, Restful), WebSockets, MIME type, CORS.
- Testing (usually for middle+ engineers)
Unit tests, integration tests, UI testing, TDD/BDD, unit testing tools and frameworks (Karma, PhantomJS, Jasmine, Mocha, etc.)
- Infrastracture (for senior engineers)
Automation tools (Grunt/Gulp/Yeoman), version control (Git), package managers (npm, Bower, etc.).
- Code quality (from middle+ engineers)
Refactoring (what/when/why), code review, linters and code quality tools (JSLint, JSHint, etc.).
SCRUM/Agile, XP, pair programming, Kanban, estimation techniques (WBS), SDLC, issue tracking.
Hiring professional Angular developers requires thorough research and preparation – from checking candidates’ CVs and experience to setting proper requirements and asking the right questions at the interview. Moreover, it is crucial that you hire not just highly qualified Angular engineers, but a strong engineering team able to collaborate effectively.