How to Find Programmers in Kansas City
If you own or operate a business in Kansas City, or are planning a new startup based in Kansas City, then you are probably already aware that we have a shortage of IT professionals in the city. The result has created a supply and demand issue that has left many businesses to create different ways to source and build development teams. In fact, it even led to the creation of Full Scale, a company founded by Kansas City Entrepreneurs, Matt DeCoursey and Matt Watson.
Why are Programmers so hard to find in Kansas City?
Both Kansas and Missouri have really low graduation numbers when it comes to Computer Science-related majors. Couple this with the allure of big companies on the East and West coast, then add the presence of Cerner and Garmin on top of it, you get a full-on talent shortage.
What are the most common ways to find programmers?
- Online job ads – There are a whole lot of places that you can place ads for Kansas City programmers. Sites like Indeed and LinkedIn are popular but can be expensive.
- Headhunters – Another popular method for locating talent is local job placement firms. This is even more expensive than online ads but could produce a more refined set of candidates.
- Networking – You can reach out through social media, networking groups, friends and peers to see who is available.
- Offshore contractors – When you can’t find what you need locally, you have to find it somewhere else. This is where Full Scale can help you build a remote development team in the Philippines.
Listen to the Startup Hustle podcast Episode 24 – Offshoring
How does Full Scale help Kansas City businesses?
Full Scale offers turnkey solutions that help businesses of all sizes and stages build remote development teams in our foreign offices. We take care of all of the tasks related to recruiting, assessing and then employing the top programmers we can find. Then our employees join your team!
We recommend that you compliment your local development team with remote developers. Doing so creates an extension to your local development team that is cost-effective and easier to scale.
Is Full Scale located in Kansas City?
Yes, our headquarters are in Leawood, Kansas, but we also have hundreds of employees that are not in Kansas City. We currently have an office in Cebu City, Philippines.
Who owns Full Scale?
Full Scale is owned by Matt DeCoursey and Matt Watson. Both have a long history of building successful businesses and teams. Matt DeCoursey is the Founder and CEO of GigaBook, author of top selling books, Million Dollar Bedroom and Balance Me and also hosts the Startup Hustle Podcast with Matt Watson. As far as Matt Watson’s history, he is known for being the Founder of VinSolutions which was acquired in 2011 for $150,000,000 and is also the Founder and CEO of Stackify, which currently has users in over 60 countries worldwide.
Does Full Scale help build dedicated teams?
Actually, that’s all we do. We call it Guided Development. We help you find the team, then we get out of the way while you guide your development process. Your team members use your input, process and attend your meetings. This approach removes unnecessary layers of management and reduces the overall expense structure.
Does Full Scale offer any hourly or one-off services?
Yes, but only to our clients that have full-time teams. If you have full-time team members, then you also get access to graphic design, writers, SEO, and project managers on an hourly basis.
How do I reach Full Scale?
You can fill out our contact form and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
How much does a full-time programmer from Full Scale usually cost?
Depending on their experience and type of programming skills a full-time developer at Full Scale will cost anywhere from $2000 to $5000. Contact us for more information.
How good are your programmers?
At Full Scale, we only hire people we believe to be in the top 20 percent of their specialty. So the answer to this is variable. We have our own system for assessing this. Our assessment process involves interviews, live code tests, aptitude testing, and peer interviews. If a programmer makes it through all of that, they might get a job offer. So in the end, we think our programmers are pretty darn good!