staff augmentation and nearshore team development, software outsourcing, and tech recruitment

3 Easy Steps for Setting up an Extended Development Team


Setting up an extended development team can be a sure-fire way to overcome the difficulty of hiring software engineers locally. We’ve helped companies in Ireland, the UK and the US among others, build extended development teams in Europe. Here’s how we do it.


Step 1: Getting to Know You and Your Project

The first step is to understand your company and the project needs. We want to know what makes your company one of the best – what’s great about your culture and the technology you’re building. Maybe it’s the fact that you build software that impacts people’s lives or you give your software engineers the time and space to work on special interest projects.

Regarding the project you need help with –  what is the tech stack you’re using and are there gaps in the technical expertise of the team we should address. In addition, we need to understand your goals and expectations. Last, but not least – your team and company culture. All of this will help us tailor the best solution for your needs.


Step 2: Solution Design & Deployment

We design the best solution for you – this includes the technological expertise we’re looking for, team size and structure, team location – office requirements vs a fully distributed team.

When we are both confident that we’re set up for success, we’ll work with you to map out what the process will look like.

We set up a recruitment process customized to your needs – from the technical test to the technical interviews. Our senior engineers and CTO conduct all interviews. You only see the very best candidates who have passed the process and we would recommend hiring. You have the final say on who joins your team.


Step 3: Set up and Ongoing Management

We issue offers and manage contracts of employment. Our job is not done once contracts have been signed and the team is set up. We also look after the office and equipment setup, security, payroll services; making sure that local health and safety legislation is adhered to; even that the coffee machine is working.

We make sure that all the headaches that usually arise from managing a remote office are taken care of. When you think about your extended team, we want you to be able to focus on technical productivity, instead having to pay a fine because there’s no fire extinguisher in the office. We take care of everything and send you a transparent single monthly invoice, so you can focus on what matters – building great software.


Zartis has deep expertise in large-scale software development and IT recruitment projects across different European locations, serving clients in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and Spain. One of our key competencies is helping companies hire entire new teams of engineers, ranging in size from 1 to 20+.

Email us at to find out how we can help you build a development team in Europe.

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