Someone once said that a company is only as good as the talent it can hire and keep. If that statement is true, that means that it is now harder than ever to build a really good and scalable tech company as the world is facing the biggest talent shortage it had ever faced.
According to code.org (an initiative backed by famous tech people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg), there are about up to five open job positions for a single developer on the market in the U.S. And the numbers are more or less the same for the European market. This means that developers are becoming more and more a rare resource and good developers even more. And things are not getting better regarding how the demand for high-quality software engineers is growing globally (since every company now is somehow a tech company) and the time it takes to train them. So the question is: how possibly can you run and grow a tech company in such an environment?
Engineering teams can be difficult to manage. It's not a secret for anyone that recruitment is a time-consuming task. When you are recruiting, you have to go through several steps before finding the Perle rare. When you finally manage to find that person, you then have to ensure that he or she fits with your company culture before thinking of onboard him or her. And because of that shortage, we talked about earlier, your job is not done once you have found the best profile that matches your culture, you still have to work daily on your management and your communication to maintain them and keep attracting new talents if you wanna grow your team.
Now imagine like it's the case for software, being able to create a team of talented junior developers from Africa that matches your need and are trained to meet the standard of companies like yours working remotely for you, having them onboard as fast as possible and managed by the best senior developers out there without worrying about visa sponsorship or any work contract in just a few clicks. That's what we called engineering teams as a service. And oh, as for software, it's really easy to scale (up or down) and you pay as you go! Oh, you can even have them distributed geographically so you have people working for you at any hour of the day.