Depending on your company and the web development project you’ve got in mind, you may have decided to hire a Django developer as part of your full-time team, or as a freelancer or consultant for a shorter period of time. Whatever the case, developing a web application for your business is a very important undertaking and shouldn’t be entrusted to just anyone.
When you hire a Django developer, you need to make sure they are a good fit for your project. Here are some things you should look for when you hire Django developers.
How to hire a Django developer
If you have no technical expertise to speak of, the first think you may want to do is ask for advice from friends, acquaintances and business contacts who do, or who at least have successfully hired a web developer (Django or otherwise) before.
Some of the most important traits to look for when hiring a Django developer are:
- Past projects that you like: some things in web development are a matter of personal preference, so if you can’t find anything in a Django developer’s portfolio that you like, you may want to move on to the next candidate.
- Ability to commit to your project: this depends somewhat on whether you are hiring a full-time developer or a freelancer, but their availability needs to align with your project’s needs.
- A knack for writing clean, efficient code: sloppy code causes so many problems. It makes it very difficult for people to work with a program in the future, and can even cause your servers to crash. Your Django developer should be able to write code that is organized and easy to go in and modify at a later date.
If you still feel uncertain about a hiring a prospective Django developer, ask a friend or employee with sufficient technical knowledge to sit in on the final round of interviews with your top 2 or 3 choices.