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How Do I Build My Own IT Department?

In the infancy of your business, an IT department could consist of one person — usually known as ‘the computer guy’. But, as your business expands, the need to build and maintain systems that keep your business in front of the competition increases and the day you require a proper IT department arrives.

After placing hundreds of engineers at companies around Atlanta, we can say with confidence, it’s not easy to find good tech talent.

Did you know?

According to Glassdoor, it takes 86 candidates to fill a normal position in a small and mid-sized company. If you’re looking to hire a software developer, that number jumps to 120. 

The same study found the average number of in-house interviews for a programmer is 5.8, compared to 4.7 for other positions. 

And, probably the most frustrating stat of all to hiring managers, is that, after all of that, only 50% of the candidates will accept the job offer.

It’s also important to take into consideration the financial aspect of having an in-house team. According to the Beaurea of Labor Statistics, the average yearly salary for a programmer is just over $100,000. 

Depending on your goals, some other positions that you should consider opening are

  • Application Architect
  • Database Admin
  • QA Engineer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Project Manager

When you’re in a position to build your own engineering team, you open up a world of possibilities for your business. Custom software, in-house database management, and bug fixes, on the spot.

If you’ve found yourself in need of an in-house software team, reach out to SOLTECH with your needs. For years, we’ve helped build IT dream teams from the ground up. Whether it’s just adding a member or starting from scratch, we have the resources to find the perfect fit for your team.

Before you make any hiring decisions, read this free eBook on why hiring a good culture fit is critical to the success of your team.

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