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How to Hire the Best .NET Developers

To hire the best .NET developers for your business, it is necessary for non-technical hiring managers and employers to first gain a basic understanding of the framework and its related technologies. Doing so helps managers make smart hiring decisions and choose the .NET developer that best suits their project’s needs and requirements.

 

In this article, you will find helpful information on the .NET framework as well as some useful guides and tips to effectively screen and interview your candidates.

 

.NET (pronounced as “dot net”) is Microsoft’s software development framework enabling developers to build various types of applications through its multiple programming languages, editors, and libraries. Software developers often referred to it as the most productive platform because it helps them quickly build high-quality applications such as web, mobile, desktop, and gaming apps and more.    

 

.NET main programming languages are C#, F#, or Visual Basic. C# is a simple, modern, and object-oriented programming language. F# is an open-source and cross-platform programming language for .NET which also incorporates object-oriented programming. Lastly, Visual Basic is a language with a simple syntax ideal for building type-safe, object-oriented apps.

 

Here are the principal design features of .NET:

  • Interoperability - With this feature, programs developed with .NET can access functionalities in programs developed outside .NET. The framework also provides a lot of backward support, which means that you can run an application built on an older version of .NET on a higher version.
  • Common Runtime Engine - Also referred to as the Common Language Runtime. This feature does all the memory or work management. With the help of the Garbage Collector, the resources not used by a running program are released accordingly.
  • Language Independence - Exchange of data types between two programs developed in different languages are allowed by the framework’s Common Language Infrastructure specifications (CLI).
  • Base Class Library - A library of code for common functions which is used by programmers to save time and avoid repetitive writing of code.
  • Ease of Deployment - Ease of Deployment tools package applications built on the framework and ensure the ease of installing programs without disturbing previously installed applications.
  • Security - The .NET framework has an inbuilt security mechanism that helps in both validation and verification of applications. With this feature, .NET developers can explicitly define their security mechanism.  

 

Why should you hire a .NET developer?

As previously mentioned, you will be able to build various applications and programs for different purposes. Specifically, these are the benefits and advantages you will enjoy from using .NET and having a skilled .NET developer in your team:

Build high-quality applications faster
Skilled .NET developers can utilise and incorporate the framework’s extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and Visual Studio’s powerful tools to build excellent applications fast.

 

Build secure applications
A great .NET developer can help you build secure applications by leveraging the framework’s security benefits via the managed runtime. As Microsoft takes security very seriously, it offers a wide variety of services that help you prevent critical issues, such as bad pointer manipulation or malicious attempts to alter your compiled code.

 

Build an app for any platform
Developers who are highly proficient and experienced in .NET can help you build an application running on any platform.

 

.NET developers can maximise the framework to accommodate your development needs—whether you need a mobile application on iOS, Android, and Windows, an enterprise server application on Windows Server or Linux, or a high-scale microservice running in the cloud.

 

Find solutions to technical challenges easily
With .NET developers in your team, you are able to enjoy the benefits of .NET’s big community and large support organisation to solve problems that you may encounter throughout the development of your product. A skilled .NET developer knows how to incorporate libraries from the NuGet package manager, .NET’s partner network, as well as the Visual Studio Marketplace to efficiently solve problems and deliver the required results.

What kind of projects can a .NET developer work on?

First released in 2002, .NET is now a widely used framework because of its rich and powerful features, user-friendly user interface, and flexibility. Here are only some of the many applications and programs a .NET developer can help you build.

  • Web applications - Web apps and services for macOS, Windows, Linux, and Docker.
  • Mobile applications - Native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows (which can be built using a single codebase).
  • Desktop applications - Stunning and engaging desktop apps for Windows and macOS.
  • Microservices - Independently deployable microservices that run on Docker containers.
  • Gaming - 2D and 3D games for the most popular desktops, phones, and consoles.
  • Machine Learning - Vision algorithms, speech processing, predictive models, and more that can be added to your apps.
  • Cloud - Consume existing cloud services, or create and deploy your own.
  • Internet of Things - Make IoT apps with native support for the Raspberry Pi and other single-board computers.

What technical skills should you look for when hiring .NET developers?

To find the right .NET developers, one of the most crucial factors that you must consider and look for in your candidates are their technical skills. In saying that, take note that you need more than just a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any related field to know if a certain candidate indeed possesses the skills you need for your project.

 

Productive .NET developers are usually knowledgeable in a lot of libraries and frameworks, such as ASP.NET, MVC, or Entity Framework.

 

In detail, here are some essential skills and experiences that you must look for in your candidates and potential .NET developers:

  • Experience with (at least one) .NET language (C#, F#, VB.NET)
  • Libraries and .NET stack - ASP.NET MVC, for example, is a valuable web application framework for .NET developers as this will help them build fast and secure web applications.
  • Client-side technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) - Knowledge and experience in these technologies help the .NET developer understand both sides of the application, thus making him/her more versatile and flexible.
  • Databases - Another skill that you may look for when screening your candidates is their experience in working with databases. .NET is compatible with many databases, but usually, experiences in working with SQL Server or Oracle will be useful especially in a .NET engineer role.  
  • Knowledge in code structure, architecture, and system design
  • Knowledge in development platforms, frameworks, stacks and tools
  • Knowledge in testing

 

Aside from technical skills, it is also a good practice for you to check if your candidate has the ideal soft skills, traits and work ethics you need for the role. Here are some of the top soft skills traits that great .NET developers commonly possess:  

  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Organisational abilities

What is the usual rate for .NET developers?

The cost of developing your .NET application or program will vary greatly depending on its scope, complexity and the project duration. Nevertheless, you can have an idea of how much your tech talent will cost through readily available estimates online.

 

Below is a table summarising the average annual salaries and hourly rates of .NET developers from four countries. All figures are gathered from Payscale.

 

  Average .NET Developer Annual Salary Average .NET Developer Hourly Rate
United Kingdom GBP 36,715 GBP 25.03
United States USD 76,329 USD 41.84
Canada CAD 61,859 CAD 25.65
Australia AUD 68,904 AUD 34.66


When looking for tech talents, IT outsourcing has become among the leading option for startups, companies, and organisations which need to reduce costs on operations and recruitment.  

 

Cloud Employee, as the UK’s leading IT outsourcing service provider, recognises and understands the need for these firms to hire .NET developers quickly and efficiently to build their products and consequently scale their business. With Cloud Employee as your outsourcing partner, you will be able to find skilled .NET developers offshore at competitive industry rates fast and zero risks.

 

Here’s a helpful guide on IT outsourcing costs and offshore developer rates based on different outsourcing regions.

What interview techniques should you use to hire the best .NET developer?

Before you head into your interview with your potential .NET developer, remember that your goal isn’t merely to ask challenging questions or problems. The ultimate goal is to get to know your interviewee’s background, experience, skills, and personality within a limited time to know whether he/she is a right fit for your business or not.

 

Aside from asking common interview questions to break the ice and know more about your applicant, it is also important that you ask technical questions related to the .NET framework to test your interviewee’s technical skills and knowledge. Here are only some of the many questions you can ask:

Q: What is the difference between the while and for loop? Please provide a .NET syntax for both loops.

A: While and for loops are both used to repeatedly execute a unit of code. The difference is that the while loop is used to repeat something until a given statement is true, while the for loop is used when you know how many times you need to iterate through the code.

 

This is the syntax of the while loop in written in C#:

while (condition [is true])
{
// statements
} 

In VB.NET:

While condition [is True]
 ' statements
End While

On the other hand, this is the syntax of the for loop, written in C#:

for (initializer; condition; iterator)
{
// statements
}

In VB.NET:

For counter [ As datatype ] = start To end [ Step step ]
 ' statements
Next [ counter ]

Q: What is a delegate?

A: Similar to a function pointer in C or C++, a delegate in .NET is a type that is used to reference to methods with a particular parameter list and return type. It is also used to pass methods as arguments to other methods as well as call a referenced method without having to know which method will be invoked at compile time.

 

In addition, a delegate can also be used to create custom event within a class. For example,

public delegate void FooDelegate();
class FooClass
{
   // custom event
   public event FooDelegate FooEvent;
}
FooClass FooObj = new FooClass()
FooObj.FooEvent += new FooDelegate();

Q: What are the different components of CAS? (Code Access Security)

CAS has three main components: Code Group, Evidence, and Permissions.

 

Evidence - For the CAS and the CLR (Common Language Runtime) to decide on what permissions to give, it first reads the specified evidence. Internet and intranet are the two main sources of information for this.

 

As their names suggest, the internet group defines code sourced from the internet while the intranet group defines code sourced from the LAN.

 

Some common evidence include Zone, URL, Site, Hash Value, Publisher, and Application directory.

 

Permissions - These refer to the actions you allow each code group to perform. As the CLR Virtual Execution System (VES) loads and runs programs, it uses assembly metadata to connect modules together. And when the VES loads an assembly, it matches the assembly to one or more code groups and identifies the actions they can do.

 

Some permissions include Full Trust, Everything, Nothing, Execution, Skip Verification, and the Internet.

 

Code Group – Basing on the evidence, codes are put into different and appropriate code groups. These code groups have specific conditions attached to them. With this, any assembly that matches the conditions becomes a member of the group.

 

Code groups are arranged in a hierarchy, and the code group at the root of the hierarchy is referred to as All Code—this contains all other code groups.

How can Cloud Employee help you?

At Cloud Employee, we help you solve your IT outsourcing needs. As a UK-managed IT outsourcing firm, we provide startups and businesses with the best .NET developers in the Philippines. We help you hire offshore .NET developers while saving up to 65% on average.

 

Hiring offshore .NET developers with Cloud Employee is simple. Just send us your requirements such as years of experience needed, tools, tech stack, and so on. Our team will source for your ideal .NET developers and give you a shortlist of candidate CVs. From this shortlist, you select who you want to interview or invite for technical testing. With us, you can hire offshore .NET developers without recruitment fees, guaranteed.

 

After hiring, your offshore .NET developer works exclusively for you on your working hours while using your tools and standards, making them an effective extension of your in-house team.

 

Meanwhile, Cloud Employee ensures to provide a modern office complete with hardware, software, high-speed internet connection and IT support. In addition, we also take care of licensing permits, insurances, payroll, taxes, HR and general admin so you can focus on managing and growing your business.

 

Our expert .NET developers can help you with.NET applications, website and e-commerce development, enterprise application development, database management, maintenance and support services, integration and customization services, and B2B portal development. With Cloud Employee as your IT outsourcing partner, you can hire offshore .NET developers with skills in .NET Framework, C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, IIS, SQL and MS SQL.

What is the dedicated developer model?

Here at Cloud Employee, we employ what we call the dedicated developer model. In this model, we provide our clients with “dedicated” tech talents—which means that they work 100% exclusively for them and their project. Aside from this, we also provide the equipment and resources specifically according to the client’s requirements.

 

The dedicated developers you hire with us will use only your preferred tools, standards, and processes. You directly manage them and communicate with them. On top of this, you only pay a single sum of money, and this already covers the team member’s monthly salary plus the outsourcing provider’s fee and nothing more.

 

With this model, our clients have been able to enjoy the benefits and advantages of having an offshore tech talent who was seamlessly integrated into their team, becoming an effective extension of their in-house team.

 

Advantages

  • Good for short-term projects with defined scope as well as for long-term projects with undefined scope.
  • You gain a predictable budget even without a definite project scope and details.
  • You have direct communication and collaboration with the offshore .NET developer or development team.
  • The model allows you to have full control over the recruitment, selection, and management of your outsourced dedicated team, making quality monitoring easier and more efficient.
  • The offshore developer or development team gains a good understanding of the client’s objectives and expectations, and they have undivided attention as they work on the project.

 

Whether you want your .NET developer to work during Philippine office hours or mirror yours, your dedicated .NET developer works only for you. They directly report to you and follow only your processes and standards, which makes them an efficient addition to your team.

 

After hiring your offshore .NET developer with us, you now gain a dedicated .NET developer who will be able to work at your preferred hours; this kind of setup helps you easily avoid communication issues and inconveniences you will usually face in traditional outsourcing setups

 

Through our broad experience in the IT outsourcing industry coupled with our innovative and customer-oriented dedicated developer model, we are able to make the sourcing and hiring of skilled .NET developers remarkably easier and hassle-free for startups, SMEs, and bluechip companies.  

 

WHY HIRE OFFSHORE .NET DEVELOPERS WITH CLOUD EMPLOYEE

 

Beyond Value

AVG Cost

UK Developer

£40 per hour

AVG Cost

Cloud Employee Developer

£14 per hour

Clients save on average £60,000 per annum

Beyond Simple

Beyond Benefits

Beyond Expectations

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