Finding great developers can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. All developers are not made equal and sometimes the best programmer in the world may not be the best programmer for you. It isn’t only about knowing algorithms and codes.
Computer sciences, like all sciences, also require a human element to make it function well. Programmers must be able to not only code, but should possess listening and communication skills that are equal to
or better than that ability to write code. Not many people have the patience and diligence it takes to work in high pressure environments and can keep a positive attitude. Attitude is also important — the development work can sometimes be tedious in nature and changes to code are inevitable and, let’s face it, nobody would want to work with Grover the grouch even if he were the greatest developer.
Here at Upstack, our HR department has designed systems to identify desirable developer traits and screen who becomes a member of our valuable team. Here are the 5 traits we think are most important to identify.
1. Great Communication Skills