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IT STAFF AUGMENTATION

Hiring developers can be challenging in a space where the recruitment process is long & tedious, the risk is uncomfortably high, and the costs pile up rapidly. As one of the leading Team Augmentation Companies in USA, SF AppWorks can provide experienced developers for your project. 

SOFTWARE DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS, ON-DEMAND.

We've helped startups and mature companies scale up their development capabilities to pursue new business opportunities, launch new products, or keep pace while hiring in-house developers. Whether you need a complete technical arm to your business or are exploring a hybrid team, we can provide experienced developers and designers for short and long-term engagements. 

3 MODELS TO EXPLORE WORKING WITH AN EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM

TEAM AUGMENTATION Our software developers join your tech team to work under your project management and product direction.

Ideal for when you need help meeting a tight deadline, when you need expertise in a certain area, or when you you need more firepower to pursue your product roadmap.
CO-DEVELOPMENT We assemble a team of developers, designers, quality assurance specialists, technical architects, and project managers to complement and work alongside your team or another vendor's team. 

Ideal for when you have some, but not all of the pieces of a highly productive software development team. 
MANAGED SERVICES Our fully functioning software development team led by our Scrummaster, but following your product direction. 

Ideal for when you have a product roadmap, but need help implementing features or for when you need to improve software development process and productivity. 

TYPES OF TEAMS

SHORT-TERM TEAM

  • Peak Resources. We are able to jump in quickly and help you meet a tight deadline.
  • One-off projects. Our highly qualified software developers, designers, and QA work under your product management for the duration of the project.
  • Speed. Availability within a few days after the discovery call.
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LONG-TERM TEAM

  • Direct control over your hand-picked team.
    Recruiting, office management, legal, and accounting tasks are managed by us.
  • Retention of the talent is on us: team buildings, events, surveys, trainings, burnout management.
  • Swap resources as you need.
  • Scale your team up or down as you need within a few weeks.
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YOUR TEAM COACHED BY US

  • Get help setting up a team augmentation and project outsourcing strategy.
  • Agile expertise and process management.
  • Technical architecture and product roadmap discovery.
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F.A.Q.

What is the difference between Team Augmentation and Outsourcing?

Outsourcing refers to the process of engaging an external development team to deliver a project. An agency reviews the requirements, assembles a team, manages the team, and delivers the work product.

Team Augmentation refers to the process of integrating external developers into your existing development team, which is often in-house. Team augmentation can be short or long-term. You retain full managerial control over a project and its team members. The staff augmentation agency sources candidates according to the skillset you need, then manages the HR processes of those team members. They also provide workspace and equipment, typical employee perks and benefits, and a social environment. 

What is a minimal engagement time for the team augmentation services? While there is no minimum engagement time for team augmentation services, companies will often engage a team augmentation agency on a yearly basis. As in any collaborative environment, trust and cooperation improve over time. However, unlike with direct hires, a team augmentation agency can swap out resources when skillset needs change, or when the fit isn't quite right. In some cases, teams will also engage staff augmentation agencies to fill short-term needs while a company is hiring. We've even helped interview and train direct hires. 
What is your tech stack for team augmentation? Our expertise is in the following technologies:
  • Backend: Node.js, Python,Ruby on Rails, .NET, PHP
  • Front-end: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, NextJS, Angular, Progressive Web App
  • Mobile: React Native, iOS, Android
  • CMS: Drupal, Prismic, Wordpress, SharePoint, Shopify, Hubspot, WebFlow
  • Infrastructure: Heroku, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Netlify, Vercel & Fastly
  • Database: MongoDB, DynamoDB, Postgres, MySQL, MS SQL, Redshift
  • AI: IBM Watson, TensorFlow, Clarifai, Microsoft ML Platforms, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
  • Design

We also work with several specialist agencies. If you require technical knowledge in a field we don't specialize in, chances are we know and have worked with an agency that does. 

Where do you find engineers and designers to augment my team?

We have over 60 full-time engineers and designers working on a diversity of technical projects in a variety of industries. As projects ebb and flow, we typically have various team members coming off of projects each month. With planning and preparation, we can present you with strong candidates to interview and integrate into your team. 

We also have a strong network of partner agencies that we occasionally tap into to augment our own services. These agencies are trusted partners that we have worked with in the past. We also employ our own project managers and tech leads when integrating with outside agencies. It's our reputation on the line, after all. 

Finally, we recruit and train students from 11 universities to join our ranks and work alongside our leaders before joining projects of their own. This provides us with team compositions of energetic producers and seasoned leaders that deliver at a high level for world-class companies.  

What price model do you use for your services?

Well that's a loaded question. We charge Time & Materials (hourly), though often we'll build in Not to Exceed budgets for planning purposes, then work together to prioritize must-haves and nice-to-haves to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. 

Our prices are best thought of in the context of direct hiring. Hiring a full-time developer with mid-level experience will cost you anywhere from 150-250K/year. Seniors regularly earn 400K+ at top startups. The speed with which a developer can implement something grows exponentially with experience. 

Most contract developers range from $50-150/hour, depending on their location. We've priced ourselves to cost about what a mid-level engineer costs, but deliver a senior-level team with supporting Quality Assurance, architecture, and Scrum management. 

How long does it take to augment my team? All engagements begin with an exploratory call to assess your needs and gather information about the skill sets you need and the type of team members you feel will work best in your environment. If we feel we are a strong match, we will present candidates for you to interview. The process moves only as fast as it needs to - typically this means 4-6 weeks from initial conversation to 'first day on the job', though it can take more or less time depending on circumstances. Our record for fastest turnaround is 24 hours from conversation to start. 
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