1. The Challenge
Zebra Technologies works at the forefront of data analytics and software development methodologies. With a very rich portfolio of sensor, communication, and IoT-based solutions deployed in many industries and verticals, Zebra has expanded its scope of services to new data analytic methodologies to develop solutions that provide business-aligned insights and allow their customers to become not only data-driven but also knowledge-driven. Having this in mind, Zebra needed to create a team of at least 10 senior Java developers in 3 months.
Zebra Technologies was not able to build this team in such a short period at their headquarters because it required a lot of investment in recruitment and training; additionally, it was difficult to find the right candidates on-site. That’s why they opted to search for options to grow their development team off-site, through companies in other countries. However, they encountered other difficulties, including timezone, culture, work quality, and candidates’ skill level.