Top skills and experience to include in your IT outsourcing developer team

April 21, 2023

Tags: Technologies



Outsourcing a team of developers and IT is one of the most difficult decisions a company can make; this can cause stress for the person in charge since they must select the correct software agency that can offer them the professional workers that can meet the company's technological requirements.


Outsourcing is the process of hiring a development and IT team through a software agency. This is one of the services in which Rootstack specializes, and which we have previously supplied to hundreds of clients in Latin America, the United States, and Canada.


This service is more advantageous for small and medium-sized businesses that may not have a sufficient money to employ a full IT team or servers to host their software and systems, therefore using a development firm, Nearshore or Offshore, is the ideal alternative.


Aspects to consider before outsourcing software development


When looking for the agency that will be in charge of developing, upgrading, and maintaining the company's software and systems, a thorough study and investigation must be conducted first to choose the one that best meets the needs of the firm.


What should be taken into account? We tell you the most important thing:


  • Project needs: If you are thinking of outsourcing a development team, you must first reach an agency with a clear, detailed project, so the agency can offer you the necessary staff without making any kind of mistake, avoiding wasting time and money.
  • Communication skills: from the first contact with the sales department or the person in charge, communication must be clear and precise, without chiaroscuro or leaving any doubt or concern that the client presents in the air. All documents must be submitted in time for reading and understanding.
  • The development agency must demonstrate experience: put at the request of the client or any interested visitor a portfolio where all their projects are registered by service, technology, solutions and others.
  • A multicultural team: A proper software agency must be global, have a team that can adapt to a client coming from anywhere in the world, be able to speak to them in their language or English at any time.
  • Manage various technologies: the market for frameworks and technologies to create software and manage them is very extensive, so when outsourcing a development team, they must be trained in various technologies, which they can use to focus on their project.




Skills and knowledge that the outsourced development team should have


When it comes to putting together an IT outsourcing development team, there are several key skills to look for to ensure the team is capable of delivering quality work. Here are some of the top skills that can be included in an IT outsourcing developer team:


Programming Languages


The team should be well versed in popular programming languages like Java, Python, C++, Ruby and more depending on the project requirements.


Technical Proficiency


Team members must have strong technical skills and knowledge of various software development tools, frameworks, and technologies, including databases, API development, cloud computing, and DevOps practices.




The team must be able to analyze problems and provide effective solutions, as well as be able to troubleshoot and debug code.






The team must have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, either in person or remotely.




The team must be able to adapt to new technologies, frameworks, and development methodologies as needed, and be willing to learn new skills on the job.


Attention to detail


The team must have an eye for detail, ensuring that their work is thoroughly tested and meets the highest standards.


Project Management


The team must be able to manage projects effectively, using Agile or other methodologies to ensure timely delivery of high-quality work.




The team should have a customer-centric mindset, with a strong emphasis on understanding the customer's business requirements and delivering solutions that meet their needs.


By prioritizing these skills in your IT outsourcing development team, you can ensure that you have a well-equipped team to handle any project and deliver high-quality results.




The advantages of Outsourcing software development


Hiring a software agency to lead your company's development team, in addition to being low cost, provides the company with expert staff who will be 100% dedicated to internal systems, avoiding malfunctions and errors that could cost time and money.


Other advantages are:


  • Access to innovation and cutting-edge technologies
  • Better practices
  • Large pool of high-quality talents with multiple characteristics
  • Reduction of operating expenses and costs
  • More effective solutions by involving staff from different backgrounds


Count on Rootstack as an experienced software agency with international clients who can meet the needs of any project that comes your way.


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