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Sibulele Saba

South Africa

Develop professional and functional systems.

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Kristina Nguyen

Cupertino, United States

Experienced Python & Django Developer

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Vishal Shah

Bengaluru, India

Passionate Software Engineer for Hire

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Martin Asman


AR/VR Software Engineer with 10 years experience

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Valerii Rumak

Terrassa, Spain

Software Engineer (React Native, React, Node.js)

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Mohanapriya Sivakumar

Bhavani, India

The best way to predict the future is to create it

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Jack Lin

United States

Precision in pixels, excellence in code.

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Dhruv Nenwani

Delhi, India

Full-stack developer,converting ideas into product

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Mariana Fantini


Full-stack Software Engineer

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David Vargas


AI Expert and Senior Creative Full stack developer

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Andrii H


Senior Data Engineer | Database Architect | AI/ML

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United Kingdom

Full Stack Engineer: Custom Software Solutions

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Dharmendra Savsani

Rajkot, India

Master full-stack & Shopify with .NET

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kamel khebir

Virginia, United States

Senior AI | Android | backend developer

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Umed Tolibi

New York, United States

Senior Full-Stack Web Developer

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Gustavo Caetano


Experienced Fullstack: Laravel, React, Go, Python

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Isaiah Hayes

Los Angeles, United States

🌟 QA Engineer for hire ✨

Common projects for Software Engineers

Developing a new software application from scratch.

Updating or improving an existing software application.

Creating a custom software solution to automate a business process.

Developing a mobile application for iOS or Android.

Implementing new features or functionalities into an existing software application.

Identifying and fixing bugs in a software application.

Tips for working with and hiring Software Engineers

Define your project requirements

Before you start looking for a freelance software engineer, have a clear understanding of your project requirements. This should include the specific programming languages and technologies required, as well as any specific functionalities your software needs.

Review their past work

Take the time to review the software engineer's past work to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience. Pay attention to the complexity of the projects they've worked on and the technologies they've used.

Understand their technical skills

Make sure the software engineer is proficient in the programming languages and technologies required for your project. This could include languages like Python, Java, C++, among others, and technologies like Docker, AWS, and more.

Maintain clear communication

Clear and regular communication is crucial when working with a freelance software engineer. Make sure they are responsive and open to feedback. Using Contra's platform for communication can help ensure all project details and updates are well-documented and accessible.

How to hire Software Engineers

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a software engineer. This could include the specific programming languages and technologies required, as well as any specific functionalities your software needs.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your project, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to software development, and how they handle various aspects of the project. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Software Engineers

1. What programming languages are you proficient in, and can you provide examples of projects you've completed using these languages?

2. Can you describe your approach to testing and quality assurance?

3. How do you handle project management and collaboration in a remote work environment?

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Frequently asked

A freelance software engineer is a professional who develops, tests, and maintains software applications. They can work on a variety of projects, from developing new software from scratch, to updating and improving existing software, to fixing bugs and issues.

A freelance software engineer is a professional who develops, tests, and maintains software applications. They can work on a variety of projects, from developing new software from scratch, to updating and improving existing software, to fixing bugs and issues.

Hiring a software engineer on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their past work, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Software engineering is the process of designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software applications. It involves applying engineering principles and methodologies to create software that is reliable, efficient, and meets the specified requirements.

You can post a job with your project requirements on Contra. Software engineers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of software engineers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Software engineering skills are required for projects that involve developing, testing, and maintaining software applications. This includes creating new software from scratch, updating or improving existing software, fixing bugs, and much more.

The cost of hiring a software engineer on Contra ranges from $30 to $50 per hour. However, the final cost can vary based on the complexity of the project, the engineer's experience and skills, and the project duration.

Freelance software engineers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. Software engineers get paid for the work they produce for their clients after their work is approved.

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