IT Staff Augmentation – The DevEngine Way!

Finding and retaining top-tier engineering talent can be a significant challenge for small and medium-sized tech companies. This is especially true in North America, where the demand for skilled tech professionals often outstrips the available supply.

DevEngine offers a unique solution to this problem through our innovative approach to software team augmentation.

How does it work? Or, let me be more specific: How does it work at DevEngine?

Let’s talk about it. This blog post summarizes everything you can expect from DevEngine.

Simply put, this article is about what we do, how we manage talent from Latin America, and how we ensure that companies in the US and Canada build the best teams.

What’s DevEngine?

DevEngine is a nearshore staffing agency focused on hiring and managing individuals and teams for our clients across Canada and the US. Our core strength lies in building distributed teams of talented IT professionals based in Latin America (LATAM). This region boasts a rapidly growing pool of skilled developers who possess the technical expertise and cultural compatibility desired by North American companies.

We offer our clients the following services:

Staff Augmentation

We help you hire pre-vetted individual software and data engineers or entire teams. It is fully managed by us, with an upfront pricing model for your convenience.

Contract & Permanent Placements

We help our clients onboard qualified remote software engineers for the duration of a specific project, long-term or short-term. DevEngine’s 2-week placement guarantee backs the process.

Fractional Expertise

Not in need of full-time talent? You can consider fractional tech talent! With DevEngine, you can quickly get expertise and advice from senior engineers and architects to tackle sticky technical issues that don’t require full-time attention.

Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT)

If you would like to retain control of your team, we got it. With BOT, we will build and manage the recruitment process and transfer ownership to your organization. Not sure how this mode works? Here’s a detailed overview of the BOT staffing model.

Software Team Augmentation at DevEngine

To ensure that our partnership with our clients—as well as talent—is above the fold, we have implemented robust protocols, especially when it comes to maintaining the quality of our talent pool.

Here’s what sets us apart from the crowd.

We Work with a Limited Client Base

We believe in quality over quantity—we partner up only with a limited number of clients at a time. Working in the recruiting industry, we have learned that teams are not built overnight. So, working with limited clients at a time, we dedicate our resources to truly understanding your unique needs and building teams that perfectly complement your existing culture and workflow. 

The benefit of this personalized approach is a higher success rate and a smoother integration process for your new engineers.

Our Proprietary Referral System

Our paid referral system incentivizes our network to recommend only the best candidates. We vet each referral thoroughly before accepting them, ensuring a high standard of quality and eliminating the risk of receiving unsuitable profiles. Think of it as a trusted network of fellow developers recommending their most talented friends and colleagues.

Double Layer of Screening

But even with paid referrals, we don’t cut corners. We have a double layer of screening in place that guarantees you receive only the most qualified and job-ready candidates.

Each candidate undergoes a rigorous technical pre-screening process, including independent technical assignments and comprehensive assessments by our senior engineers. Candidates are paired with our senior engineers for a 360-degree evaluation and assessment of not only their technical competency but also their cultural potential to fit within your team.

We Pay for Technical Skills Assessment

We believe in putting candidates’ skills to the test before you even invest time in interviewing them. That’s why we pay all candidates to complete technical assignments that require significant time commitment, regardless of their eventual hiring status. This is just to incentivize them to put thought and effort into showcasing their real-world abilities and problem-solving—without any financial risk.

It’s All About Tailored Approach at DevEngine

We ditch generic tests to test a candidate’s competence. Instead, working with you, we build customized assessments that mirror your actual project requirements and workflow. We even encourage one of your current engineers to take the same test, establishing a clear benchmark for the required level of expertise and ensuring you receive candidates who can hit the ground running.

The more we know about your company, your team, and your product, the better we can tailor our recruiting efforts to find professionals who are perfect for you. As discussed above, we actively maintain a network of developers who align with your specific needs—this means there will be a steady stream of qualified candidates as your team grows.

Transparent and Predictable Costs

At DevEngine, we believe in transparency and cost predictability. We eliminate budget surprises with our transparent upfront pricing model. You’ll know exactly how much your engineering team will cost per month and per year, allowing you to confidently plan your financial resources and scale your team with ease.

It’s Not Just Recruitment—It’s More Than That

DevEngine’s commitment extends beyond simply finding and hiring skilled IT professionals. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that takes care of all HR and administrative tasks, including:

  • HR Support—we handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and other HR-related responsibilities, freeing you to focus on your core business.
  • Paperwork Management—we take care of all necessary paperwork, including criminal record checks, time-off requests, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and intellectual property (IP) management.
  • Single Invoice—we provide a single monthly invoice, simplifying your financial management.

We Build Partnerships for Success

Lastly, DevEngine is not just a talent service provider; we are a partner in your success. We invest our time and expertise in understanding the core of your business and helping you achieve your goals. We believe in open communication and a collaborative approach. Working closely with with you and your team, we aim to ensure a seamless integration of our engineers into your existing team—and workflow.

IT Staffing with DevEngine: Concluding Thoughts

DevEngine offers a unique and comprehensive approach to software team augmentation. We access a hidden pool of top-tier talent in Latin America, known for their strong technical skills, cultural compatibility with North American teams, and competitive compensation rates.

To be true to what we do, we have established our physical presence across both Latin and North America. Combining our expertise in LATAM-based talent acquisition with our commitment to quality, transparency, and partnership, we empower you to build a high-performing engineering team that is invested in the success of your product—and company.

That’s how we work—but we have expectations from our clients as well. Here, we talk about some of the things we expect from our clients that we believe are essential to achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.

In need of some excellent tech talent? Schedule a call with us, let us know your needs, and we will turn our network ‘WiFi’ on to find you what you need—IT professionals who would own your product!