While we were living through the saga of 2020, covid time, and everything shut down, those who could take their work home started working remotely. We have to nod to the fact that the pandemic has taught us what the future of work is going to look like– not to mention other soft skills such as cooking and cleaning.

Remote teams have added a benefit to the team managers to find talent across the world, imagine no boundaries of the immense pool of talent you can attract.

It was a challenge to overcome, as the technical team is always a backbone!

If you’re one of those people who are building something amazing and planning to onboard a remote software development team, read on!

Come with me! Here's the inside scoop for you.

1. Figure out the software team requirement

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To determine the software team requirements, you will need to first identify the goals and objectives of the software project. This will help you determine the specific skills and expertise that will be required to successfully complete the project.

Next, you will need to assess the current skills and experience of your existing team members, and determine any gaps in knowledge or expertise that need to be filled will assist you in this  This will help you identify the specific roles and responsibilities that need to be included in the software team.

Once you have identified the required skills and expertise, you can begin recruiting team members who possess the necessary qualifications. You may also need to provide training or support to existing team members to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to successfully contribute to the project.

It is important to regularly review the team's progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the team has the resources and support they need to complete the project on time and within budget.

2. Architect the skills set as the job description

When designing a job description for a remote software development team, there are several key factors to consider:

  1. The specific goals and objectives of the software project, as well as any specific skills or expertise that are required to complete the project successfully.
  2. The roles and responsibilities of each team member, including their specific areas of expertise and how they will contribute to the project.
  3. The required qualifications and experience of each team member, including any specific education or training that is necessary.
  4. The communication and collaboration tools that will be used by the team, and any specific training or support that will be provided to team members to ensure they are able to use these tools effectively.
  5. The expectations for team members in terms of availability, work schedule, and other key aspects of the job.

It is also important to clearly communicate the benefits of working on a remote software development team, such as the flexibility to work from anywhere, the opportunity to collaborate with other team members from around the world, and the ability to work on exciting and challenging projects. This can help attract top talent and ensure that the team is able to achieve its goals and objectives.

3. Set up an interview process with a remote capacity