It’s a real struggle

to find good software developers.

So you end up relying on junior in-house talent, or untested freelancers.

And finding developers is one thing. Getting them to the point they’re delivering great software for your company is another.

Eventually (after a lot of hard work and a dose of luck), you might get a team that’s delivering results for you.

But then one or more of your developers leaves you for the greener grass at some other company. And so you have to start all over again.

This constant cycle of looking for, hiring and nurturing software developers is expensive and exhausting.

Surely there’s a better way?

Get the developer talent you need, when you need it…

We find and hire the best developers, we mold them into high-performing agile teams, and we manage the whole process. We do all this, so you don’t have to…

No more endlessly searching for the best senior developers
No more trying to turn in-house and freelance talent into a functioning team
And no more micro-managing your developers to make sure you get the result you need.

Leave all that to us. With DevSquad you simply get access to a team of elite, battle-tested software developers ready to get the job done.

This is why you’ll love working with us…

You get talented senior developers – You do not get passed down the food chain at DevSquad, because we only have senior developers. We go to great pains to hire the best, vetting every developer rigorously, and only hiring the top 5%.

You’re always kept in the loop – Expect 100% transparency. You get access to a detailed project dashboard, so you can see exactly what we’re working on. We schedule bi-weekly project updates, and you can chat with your team via your own dedicated Slack Channel.

You get our undivided attention – Many dev shops will take on as many projects as they can win. This puts tremendous pressure on their developers, and usually means they have to hire freelancers to work on your project. Our developers only ever work on 1 or 2 projects at a time. So you get a super focused, super responsive team.

You don’t just get good developers – We don’t just provide you with top tier developers, we give you a top tier software team. This means we always hit the ground running, saving you time, money and stress.

You don’t pay for excess fat – We don’t have unnecessary middlemen picking up a salary that you’re paying for. So instead of sales people, or managers, you will only deal with your senior project lead, or your senior developers directly. We keep our process lean to keep your costs down and to ensure your DevSquad team is focused on results.

Your software is created quickly – We follow the Scrum method of software development. It’s a fast and iterative process. Your software will be created in small teams of 2-4 developers, breaking up your project into development cycles (called “sprints”). Progress is monitored daily and at the end of each sprint you have new workable software.

Why software development as a service?

Instead of working to a fixed project fee, we operate a monthly subscription model. Think of it like software development as a service. We do this because we’ve identified these problems:

It’s hard to find great developers. Period. There are more job openings than talent. Software development as a service allows you to quickly get the senior talent you need.
It takes time to build a high-performing team. It’s why buying the best players doesn’t guarantee a sports team wins the championship. Teams need time to perform. With our model you get a ready-formed, high-performing team working for you.
Most companies need flexibility. Business demand changes. You might be growing fast one year, or tightening belts the next. Our model gives you ultimate flexibility.

And software development as a service is great for your bottom line. Here’s why…

Enjoy a simple and cash-flow-friendly subscription model

You have no big upfront commitment – You don’t have to commit to a gigantic project fee, without knowing what the final product will look like. We give you a project estimate, so you can budget, but you don’t have to sign a commitment to that overall figure.

Your subscription is flexible – Need to speed the project up? You can instantly increase the number of developers working for you. Need to ramp down because customer demand has shrunk? That’s just as easy. With a monthly subscription model, you gain complete control of development costs.

You have no big upfront costs – You don’t know what the future will look like, so our model gives you financial flexibility. You don’t have to pay a deposit on a big project fee. Nor do you have to commit to a salary package the size of Silicon Valley in order to hire in-house talent.

You only pay for what you need – You have money to invest, not money to burn. Hiring developers is a risky and expensive way to scale your capabilities, and it’s hard to match this capacity with ever changing demand. With DevSquad you’re never paying for development time you don’t need.

And here’s why we might not be a good fit (it’s good to be honest upfront, right?)

You want to follow a non-agile process – We build software using a proven agile process (because it’s very effective). So if you’re not comfortable with an agile approach, then you might be better off finding alternative developers (we’re happy to make recommendations).

You want to use certain technologies – The programming languages and frameworks we work with are: PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, Vue.js, Node, Ionic and Electron. We choose these technologies (also used by companies like Facebook, Slack and Walmart) because they’re modern, mature and allow us to quickly build and scale products.

You want to hand us a brief and leave us to it – That’s not how great software is created. We do not take your brief and then disappear for 5 months, coming back with a finished project (tah-dah!). No, we work closely with you in a fast and iterative development process, because collaboration is key to success.

You want a perfect project plan from day one – This is rarely the smartest way to build software. It’s easy to waste months planning, only to learn that plans usually don’t survive contact with the enemy. Sure, planning is important. We create a strong roadmap before writing a line of code. But this is a plan that can easily adapt to (inevitable) change; it’s a plan with room to breathe.

You might be thinking, “Wow, these guys are pretty opinionated…”

Well, we like to be upfront, and make sure our relationship starts off on the right foot. We’re laser focused on the technology and methods we work with, because they get results. As a smart person once said…

“I fear not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

We don’t want to be all things to all people. We want to be the best we can be for you. Like the Navy SEALs, we’re the special forces of software development. We’re experts in what we do, because building awesome software is all we do.