Hire Full-Stack Developers With STARNAVI In Eastern Europe

We’re happy to augment your team with versatile professionals who can deal with the back-end and the front-end application’s layers increasing your projects’ cost-efficiency and velocity. With our extensive database of pre-vetted programmers, we’ll offer you candidates who fit within the shortest deadlines. Benefit from BPO services, legal compliance, and warranties.

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01. Tell us about your requirements

We'll be happy to know about your project and see the list of skills you expect from your developer. Give us a hint – and we'll find a gem for you!

Pick the best devs from the hand-picked ones

02. Pick the best devs from the hand-picked ones

We offer you a list of candidates who meet your requirements. You decide who is worth interviewing. We pre-vet candidates you have your eye on.

Meet the best candidates online, in-person

03. Meet the best candidates online, in-person

Make a complete impression on the candidates by meeting them face to face. Assess their hard and soft skills. Make the final decision.

Hire, onboard and enjoy

04. Hire, onboard and enjoy

We'll assist your company while hiring – all the paperwork, including contracts and NDAss our task. Enjoy the new stage of your product development to the fullest!

Why Hire Full-Stack Developers With STARNAVI in Eastern Europe

A full-stack developer does a comprehensive scope of work as an individual professional or a part of a team. That's why hiring such a versatile professional provides your project with high velocity and cost-efficiency.

You ensure your project with more budget-consciousness by hiring full-stack developers in Eastern Europe. Eastern European programmers' salary expectations are twice as low as those of their American colleagues while the level of expertise is high. With a reliable partner's assistance, you can hire full-stack developers in Ukraine seamlessly and with full legal compliance. With STARNAVI, you're welcome to choose the payment model that is the most suitable for your business. Benefit from our hiring-as-a-service approach covering all your team's needs.

STARNAVI's Strengths

Take advantage of the partnership with a team of professionals who know how to hire developers cost-efficiently, within strict deadlines, and with full compliance.

Relevant candidates

Relevant candidates

Our goal is a match between your requirements and the developer's hard and soft skills.

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Administrative support

We'll manage to sign the contract's and NDAs. Our legal entity in the EU is at your service.

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Long-term warranties

We'll offer you a replacement if our developer doesn’t meet your expectations. You win anyway.

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Meeting tight deadlines

Our pool of pre-vetted developers is big. We're focused. Get ready to onboard your new dev in no time.

Boosting your competitiveness with StarNavi

Boosting your competitiveness

Augment your distributed team by skilled developers and create software products able to win the marker race.

High Cost-Effectiveness with StarNavi

High cost-effectiveness

We do our best to optimize your staffing budget by hiring developers offshore and helping you build a cost-efficient remote team.

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Flexible payment models

Revamp your budget by picking the most convenient model. Pay hourly, bi-weekly or monthly.

High retention level with StarNavi

High retention level

Our goal is to build strong relationships between an employer and a developer. Sustainable results make us happy.

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Remote mode

We'll hire developers remotely for remote work. You'll save tons of time and effort while hiring and coordinating a distributed team.

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Legal status

STARNAVI's legal entity in the EU and our expertise ensure the legal background for your team augmentation. We guarantee compliance.

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Flexible scaling

Vary the number of developers and their contract duration according to your project's needs. Scale up your team comfortably.

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Unambiguous leadership

We're eager to stay on top of the market and build proactive teams. We set the standards and trends, not we follow them.

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Learn More About Full-Stack Development

Skills to Look for in a Full-Stack Developer

The skill set you can expect from a full-stack developer is one of the broadest in the software development industry since full-stack engineers are responsible for building the server-side and the client-side parts of an application. Consequently, a skilled professional should have a strong knowledge of a large number of technologies and tools, including programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools for testing and debugging. A deep understanding of software architecture is highly desired, as well as an ability to integrate third-party services into a software product.

On the other hand, when choosing a full-stack developer for hire, it's reasonable to keep in mind that the number of workable technologies (not to mention all available ones) can't be mastered by one person with equal depth. That's why in practice, most full-stack developers specialize in particular types of software and technologies and tools associated with this software. While searching for full-stack developers for your projects, you can prioritize candidates' skills according to your product peculiarities, such as an application type, an industry for which you're developing an application, and the tech stack underlying your product. In an extensive pool of full-stack developers (you can enlarge it even more by hiring offshore) one can find a dev with a skill set and experience perfectly aligned with the vacancy's requirements.

It's important to keep in mind that the requirements are different for the full-stack devs who are expected to work independently (as one developer in a project) and for those who will work in a team. The skill set of an independent developer is more versatile yet can be insufficient for some tasks, such as the creation of machine learning models, game development, or building a mobile app for a certain operating system. A full-stack developer experienced in working within a team has a less versatile yet more focused skill set. Such a developer can be more productive while providing security features or complex network infrastructure.

The final list of skills you expect to find in your ideal developer is dictated by your projects' peculiarities. The more specific requirements you take into consideration, the more capabilities a full-stack developer can bring to your product.

How To Hire A Full-Stack Developer?

If your goal is to hire remote developers, there are two options. You can search for devs and employ them, using your in-house recruiters' experience and investing their time. The alternative is to delegate the process to a third-party service vendor. When you hire offshore, it's more rational to collaborate with a staffing partner experienced in operating in the market you're interested in. For example, if you're inclined to hire in Latin America, a partnership with a staffing agency from this region would be the most fruitful. In case you're intended to augment your team with full-stack developers from Eastern Europe, consider collaboration with a staffing partner who has a team in the region.

A reliable partner will help you go through all the steps of hiring full-stack developers, optimizing your budget and effort:

  • searching for programmers and contacting the relevant ones with CV screening in between;
  • vetting potential matches;
  • creating an offer and benefits package;
  • negotiating with developers who tend to take an offer;
  • signing contracts and NDAs;
  • organizing accounting;
  • onboarding the new team members.

Hiring offshore follows the same logic, however, you may find the task more challenging compared to hiring onshore. Firstly, you need expertise in the employment legislation and tax regulations of the country you hire from. In addition, one should be knowledgeable about the local market trends to design a benefits package that aligns with developers' expectations. Secondly, communication could not be so easy without the knowledge of cultural nuances. Finally, an employer needs the expertise to vet candidates, including senior full-stack engineers.

A skilled staffing partner who represents the market you're hiring in will overcome the hurdles without difficulties. At STARNAVI, with sufficient experience in hiring software engineers offshore, we use all the approaches and tools to provide the perfect match between clients' requirements and developers' skill sets. We'll gladly offer you assistance in searching, pre-screening, vetting, hiring, and onboarding programmers from Eastern Europe.

With our extended pool of pre-vetted full-stack developers, we're ready to present relevant candidates within the shortest terms. Our legal entity in the E.U. ensures compliance of your procedures and documents with local laws. We'll help with designing the benefits package that reflects the local market trends and meets developers' expectations. It's up to our client to decide which services are needed and to choose the most comfortable pricing model.

Why Are Full-Stack Developers In Such High Demand?

Full-stack developer's expertise covers a broad range of tasks in software development. The versatile skill set of a professional helps reduce the project's cost, speed up development, and manage a project in a more concise way. These are the primary reasons why many companies are in search of full-stack developers for hire.

A full-stack programmer can be considered as an alternative to a dedicated team of developers comprising a web designer, a front-end developer, and a back-end engineer. If the choice of a full-stack engineer is well-founded, you can reduce development costs considerably by collaborating with one programmer instead of a team.

The project management in this case is less cumbersome. Besides, a full-stack developer's expertise in the front end and the back end ensures development consistency and coherence which, in turn, increases the application's performance reducing the number of flaws and glitches at the same time.

On the other hand, hiring full-stack developers as an alternative to a dedicated team is worth detailed consideration in order to take the most advantage of such a collaboration. A versatile skill set of a full-stack engineer is beneficial for small to medium-sized projects of considerably low complexity, such as:

  • a website for a local boutique;
  • a personal website or a blog;
  • an e-commerce platform for a handmade goods shop;
  • a basic CRM tool or an MVP for a startup;
  • a simple landing page.

For medium to large projects, you may consider an option to hire remote full-stack developers as a part of a team. The examples of software products for which specialized expertise is required, combined with a full-stack developer's comprehensive skill set, are as follows:

  • an enterprise application;
  • a complex e-commerce platform;
  • a large-scale mobile application;
  • a multi-platform application.

A full-stack developer as a multifaceted professional can lack expertise in such specific areas as database scaling, payment processing, handling the high volume of traffic, building applications for multiple platforms, and others. However, in collaboration with a team, a full-stack engineer can contribute to the project's cost-efficiency and streamlined development process.

Once having decided to hire a full-stack developer, you may find a task challenging. Despite the abundant pool of full-stack developers worldwide, it's not so easy to find a programmer with a skill set and experience aligning perfectly with a specific project's needs. To find a full-stack developer with the required characteristics, contact STARNAVI. With our extensive pool of pre-vetted candidates, we'll offer you potential fits within days. Our robust vetting procedure ensures the match between candidates' skills and your expectations, which makes developers' integration into your project seamless. We provide BPO services for hiring within a reasonable budget and with a fast turnaround time.

What Does A Full-Stack Developer Do?

A full-stack developer creates software projects - web and mobile applications and websites of different scales and complexity. A programmer's role is either as a major professional who covers a range of tasks for the front end and the back end or as a part of a team. If a full-stack developer collaborates with other devs, an engineer's range of expertise remains the same; however, the tasks are more focused. For example, a UI can be constructed by a web designer and a front-end developer, while the database is designed by a back-end engineer. Then, the full-stack dev's tasks are to connect a UI with a database, write the server side of the code following the application logic, and integrate all parts of the application including APIs. Testing, debugging, and maintenance are also a full-stack developer's responsibility.

Which solution is more rational: to hire a dedicated full-stack developer or a team of devs? It depends on the following factors:

  • project's complexity;
  • a tech stack;
  • the need to scale up a product in the near future;
  • a budget.

It's notable that the mentioned factors are interconnected. More complex applications involve more technologies which imply more generous budgets. The plans for scaling an application up entail higher complexity; consequently, a budget and a timeline increase.

If a company will hire a full-stack developer for independent work or a team of developers with expertise in particular domains, depends on what considerations are in priority. A team's scale defines, in turn, the list of the full-stack developer's responsibilities. They cover the total range of tasks in small to medium-sized projects of relatively low complexity. Examples of such projects are a local coffee shop, a blog, a to-do list for a startup, or a landing page for a small advertising campaign. In contrast, a full-stack developer's expertise is more focused with a narrower bandwidth in complex projects. The relevant examples include an e-commerce platform, an enterprise application, a machine learning and AI application, or a mobile application requiring many integrations with databases and third-party services.

Questions To Ask When Hiring Full-Stack Developers

Due to the wide-ranging full-stack developer's expertise, the list of questions for these professionals' skill sets evaluation is extremely extended. While composing the questions suitable for vetting candidates for a particular position one should give weight to this position's specialization. For example, if you look for a full-stack developer skilled at building mobile applications or a full-stack dev experienced in e-commerce platforms development, you should prepare two different lists of questions. It's vital since the tasks for these two positions overlap yet they are not the same.

Due to the all-encompassing full-stack developers' expertise, the generalized list of questions can be used only as an example; it should be extended and tailored to a particular position. The expected developer's seniority level should be taken into consideration as well.

Here are examples of the questions that can be used as a foothold for vetting full-stack engineers of different senior levels.

The questions for a junior full-stack developer are as follows:

  • What are the core concepts of responsive design? How can it be provided?
  • Which are your favorite front-end and back-end frameworks? Why?
  • What is your experience with building APIs?
  • Which types of classes does dependency injection involve?
  • Why is multithreading important? How is it used?

You can ask the following questions to assess a middle full-stack developer's expertise:

  • What approaches and tools do you use to provide server-side and client-side validation?
  • What is your experience with third-party libraries and other tools integration into a project?
  • Do you have experience in automated test creation?
  • How can you improve application performance?
  • What is the goal of callback in JavaScript?

You can use the following questions to make an impression about the senior full-stack developer's qualifications:

  • If you have an experience in application performance optimization, what did you do to succeed?
  • Please, describe the most complex project you dealt with. What methodologies, technologies, and tools did you use?
  • Can you outline the algorithm for troubleshooting the server-side issues in an application?
  • What source control tools did you use in your practice?
  • Can you describe how you collaborated with designers, front-end, back-end developers, and a project manager while delivering a particular feature in a project?

For a comprehensive skills estimation, interviewing isn't enough. There are methods which help to get a deeper impression of a full-stack developer's qualifications. At STARNAVI, we use code review and a live code session to evaluate not only the knowledge but also the developer's logic of thinking. Our recruiters also assess candidates' soft skills and motivation to provide our clients' teams with programmers who deliver the maximum productivity.

Why Are STARNAVI Full-Stack Developers Different?

STARNAVI's full-stack developers' primary peculiarity is that their expertise can be tailored perfectly to your project's requirements. From the first contact with a client, we focus our attention on meeting the project's needs and the team's expectations regarding developers' skill sets, mindsets, work ethics, and motivation.

We provide the match through all of our policies and procedures:

  • A thorough estimation of a project's talent gap. When we search for top full-stack developers for hire, we bear in mind the key project characteristics, such as scope, complexity, timeline, budget, and the team's peculiarities (size, structure, communication style).
  • Choosing the most talented developers from a large pool of professionals. Our extended developer network allows us to find and present to clients devs who align with the most specific requirements. We stay in touch with pre-vetted candidates to provide teams with the right fits within a limited time frame.
  • Meticulous vetting. STARNAVI's recruiters assess hard and soft skills, English level, candidates' motivation, and attitudes towards remote work.

To ensure easy onboarding and high retention level for our full-stack developers, we offer BPO services, including benefits package composition and accounting assistance. One of STARNAVI's distinctive services is mentorship. We're ready to support our programmers by providing information, sharing our senior developers' experience, and keeping track of our devs' motivation.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Full-Stack Developer?

The average annual salary of a full-stack developer in the U.S. is $102,000. It's close to the front-end developer's salary ($109,091) and the back-end developer's one ($106,017).

Figures vary across industries. According to the U.S. market tendencies, the highest full-stack programmers' salaries are associated with the industries characterized by significant cash flows:

  • Legal – $84,701;
  • Entertainment – $83,151;
  • Finance – $90,660;
  • Computer Software – $98,886;
  • Information Technology – $89,050.

The fluctuations are more noticeable while being investigated across regions. Here are full-stack developers' annual salaries in the countries where these professionals are in demand:

  • Switzerland – $106,000;
  • Australia – $77,000;
  • The U.K. – $76,000;
  • Germany – $70,000;
  • Austria – $63,000;
  • Canada – $60,000;
  • France – $53,000;
  • China – $37,000;
  • Mexico – $14,000;
  • India – $8,000;
  • Indonesia – $5,000.

Traditionally, developers' pay rates are higher in the U.S. and Western Europe, and lower in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Here are statistics of the average software developer's annual salary in Eastern Europe compared to the U.S.:

  • The U.S. – $106,816;
  • Czech Republic – $41,170;
  • Poland – $37,950;
  • Hungary – $31,805;
  • Ukraine – $26,400;
  • Romania – $25,958.

Among the regions in Eastern Europe, Ukraine is considered one of the most attractive destinations for hiring software developers and full-stack engineers in particular. In Ukraine, a junior developer earns about $15,000 annually. The middle-level dev's salary reaches $22,000, while the highest pay rate is associated with a senior engineer ($35,000). All mentioned rates are significantly lower than American ones.

To compose the budget for a particular software development project, one should take into account developers' pay rates, the required tech stack, the project duration, and developers' seniority levels. The pay rates provided by statistics can be used as a starting point while keeping in mind that the final figures depend on market conditions and are the result of negotiations.

With STARNAVI, you can hire Ukrainian full-stack developers within a sensible timeline and with full legal compliance. Our extended pool of pre-vetted programmers allows us to offer candidates within a few days. We'll provide you with full-stack developers who match your project's requirements and are perfectly adjusted to remote work. Contact STARNAVI to benefit from the comprehensive service package, flexible payment models, and warranties.

What Is Full Stack Particularly Good For? When Is Using Full Stack The “Right Choice” For A Project?

A full-stack developer is responsible for building the front-end and the back-end parts of a software development project. Hence, such a development can be categorized as one of the most versatile in the software development industry. The decision to hire a full-stack developer is optimal for small to medium-sized projects, startups, and relatively small MVPs. Such projects benefit from full-stack developers' wide range of skills that entail cost-efficiency and shorter time to market. In contrast, bigger and more complex projects may require deep expertise in particular areas, for example, quality assurance, security, or database management. Consequently, hiring programmers experienced in front-end and back-end development is more reasonable for large-scale projects.

While choosing between hiring a full-stack developer or a team of programmers with deeper expertise in particular areas, stakeholders face several dilemmas, and the final decision is the result of finding a balance between extremums. Some of the conundrums are as follows:

  • Wide expertise vs deep knowledge. A versatile developer's proficiency decreases a budget (a company hires one professional instead of several) and makes a project more manageable; it lets deploy a product faster. However, one professional's expertise can't cover all the technologies and tools, including the most suitable for a particular application.
  • Reasonable budgeting vs complexity. While hiring a one Jack of all trades is budget-friendly, it limits the choice of technologies and tools for product development. The scarcity of expertise can prevent a product from scaling up in the long run.
  • The project's velocity vs the quality of work. The versatility of a full-stack developer's expertise speeds up development and reduces time to market. However, developing at a high velocity requires compromising on the set of application features and can result in less robust quality control.

If the decision to hire a full-stack developer is well-grounded, and all details are taken into account, a project will benefit from fast development and cost-efficiency. Contact STARNAVI to find out if this option is best for your product development and get the budget estimation.


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