It’s not hard to find a Django developer since the framework is quite popular. The catch is finding the ‘qualified candidate’. Millions of freelancers are vying for your attention hiring the right developer will dramatically increase the chances of project success.
In order to find the best resource for your upcoming project, you should know the basic difference each platform has. For instance, Toptal takes care of screening candidates and has a vet process i.e. matching your needs with pre-vetted Django developers.
On the other hand, Upwork is another most visited freelancing platform and they have millions of resources but they don’t do the vetting like Toptal. This means, you will be spending more time choosing the right candidate for you.
In this blog post, we will be listing the popular and not-so-popular freelancing portals where you can screen out the best Django developers. Interview questions, tips and budget to spend will be discussed as well.
Who is a Django developer?
A Django developer is someone who uses the Python programming language and the framework of Django in order to develop web applications / portals.
To make it better understandable, consider a website with all the necessary functions like login-password generation, form filling, social media sharing etc. Developing all common features/ functions takes time. So instead of developing common features every time, Django open source web framework lets you use ready-to-use components.
We can say, Django framework is designed for saving time and money in the context of web development. However, you need an experienced Django developer who has full grip on the framework.
Searching for a Django developer is like a future investment, the more effort you put in selecting the right candidate, the more fruitful results you’ll have.
Where to look for a Django developer?
Reaching to local development companies could be the first option while searching for Django developers but you will be amazed to know that the community of Django developers is growing and you can find them in as many as 160 countries.
Of course there are freelance marketplaces where you can find both freelancers and agencies. The plus side of these platforms is that you can find a vast talented pool.
We did our research and found some really resourceful marketplaces.
A complete list of freelance marketplaces (freelancers and agencies) for finding Django developers
The above shared list may seem daunting and extensive. If you hire resources, depending on your experience level in managing freelancers, choosing a Django developer from such a large pool of candidates could be challenging.
Interview questions and tips
Here is the list of top questions you should be asking the candidate.
Some tips we would like to share here.
1-Prepare your interview questionnaire ahead of time.
2-Interview questions should be balanced.
3-Do not just ask ‘hard questions/technical’ rather do add soft skill questions too.
4-Do ask behaviour based questions.
5-Remember if you want a specific answer, ask a specific question.
6-Look into the previous work. Reach out to clients the resource/ team has worked on.