High Quality Staff Augmentation for a Large Government Agency

Problem Statement:

Our client, a very large federal government agency involved in media regulations, had an urgent need for a Senior/Lead Mulesoft Developer, as well as needs for engineers with several other software development skills - Full Stack Engineers, etc. The Mulesoft role had been urgently needed for weeks, with no success in finding a proper candidate, and the client’s time was running low as backlog built up.

Solution:

By relying on our deep connectivity to national technology talent networks, social media, relationships built through past engagements, and talent sourcing technologies which we employ, we were able to source, screen, and submit a candidate for the urgent Mulesoft position within 24 hours of being introduced to that need. 24 hours after that, our client had a newly hired, expert Mulesoft Lead who is still engaged there today. We also went on to support this client for a volume of other positions, and continue to do so presently.

Tech Stack: Mulesoft, Java, JavaScript, Angular, ReactJS, Node.JS, more

Datacaliper’s Staff Augmentation Model:

  • Delivering highly qualified Contract, Contract-to-Hire & Permanent-Hire candidates.
  • Offering entry-level to senior-leadership & executive-level resources.
  • Volume discounts available.
  • Heavy reliance on networking for hiring – Large pool of 10K+ resources.
  • Strong experience in resource recruiting for skills in ‘utility’ & Emerging Technologies.
  • Comprehensive 10+ metric selection process, both technical & ‘deliver-ability’ screenings.
  • Strong professional relationships allow us to attract highly experienced, & qualified candidates from other tech organizations, if necessary.
  • Open to collaborate on a customized, client-specific technical & deliver-ability screening processes.
  • Smoothly scalable process – Delivering as many as 20-30+ resources per month per client.

Requirement Gathering & Sourcing

Identify the Need

  • Through DataCaliper’s best practices, we learn what skills our customers are looking for & why
  • Requirement overview: (title, skills, expectations, start date, duration, visa, how long been looking, interview process etc.)
  • Technology verification & coordination oÿ a call between one oÿ our Delivery Managers & client Hiring Manager
  • Must-haves + Nice-to-have’s
  • Formulation og “Pre-Screen” & full tech screen questions

Recruiting

  • Employ a 10-metric approach to quality & approve or reject candidates. Find out what is motivating the candidate to consider this requirement
  • Recruiters identify quality-fit candidates (using prescreen questions)
  • Tech-Lead screens on in-depth technical knowledge
  • Delivery Manager covers & confirms: availability, travel, issues, red flags, etc.
  • Upon submission of resume, a fact-sheet is attached allowing our clients to have all into needed
  • Resumes submitted only after we are convinced candidate is committed & serious

Datacaliper’s Staff-Aug Tech Skill Focus Areas

Custom Programming
  • .Net/Java/J2EE/C/C++
  • RoR/Perl/Python/PHP
  • Spring/Hibernate/Ajax
  • Web 2.0/Rich-client
  • Toolkits/Ajax PB/Delphi/VB
Open Source Systems
  • LAMP/Perl/PHP/Python
  • J2EE/Spring/Hibernate/ Apache/MySQL/RoR/GoG
  • Open source CMSs – Alfresco, Liferay, Drupal
  • Jasper, BIRT, Pentaho, Kettle, etc.
Cloud/SaaS Platforms
  • LAMP/Perl/PHP/Python
  • J2EE/Spring/Hibernate/ Apache/MySQL/RoR/ GoG
  • Open source CMSs – Alfresco, Liferay, Drupal
  • Jasper, BIRT, Pentaho, Kettle, etc.
Java Platform
  • Java/J2EE/Swing
  • JMS/SOA/Web Services
  • Hibernate/Spring/Struts
  • Maven/Continuum
  • CVS, SVN
  • Apache frameworks
Packaged Software
  • EAM - Centerstone, Datastream/Infor, etc.
  • ERP - SAP, Peoplesoft, JDE, etc.
  • CRM - Kana, RightNow, etc.
  • PLM – PTC Windchill, eMatrix
Mobile Technologies
  • Android, iPhone, Symbion, Blackberry, J2ME
  • Cross-platform development, CDMA/GSM developments
  • Testing/QA of hand-held apps, Proprietary app dev frameworks
BI/DW/Databases
  • Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata PLSQL/TSQL
  • SSRS/SSAS/SSIS Informatica, Datastage
  • BO, Hyperion, Microstrategy, Cognos
  • Skytide/Pentaho
Integration/Foundation Software
  • Portal – Interwoven, Sharepoint
  • Content Mgmt – Alfresco, Liferay, Drupal
  • BPM – IBM, Microsoft, Intalio, Progress, Oracle
  • EAI/EDI – WebMethods, Vitria, IBM MQ, MS Biztalk

Datacaliper’s Staff-Aug Niche Skill Focus Areas

Rich Internet Applications/ Web 2.0AngularJS, Bootstrap, ReactJS, Flux, Ruby, Python/dJango, Perl, Ajax, HTML5, GWT, SmartGWT
Big Data/ NoSQL Hadoop, Hbase, Hive, Pig, MongoDB, Cassandra, Solr
ERP Migrate legacy techs to impressive, Oracle EBS, SAP, Hyperion, Business Objects
CMS/Open-source Liferay/Alfresco/Magento, Websphere Commerce
Microsoft .Net, WCF, Interops, MVC 3.0/4.0, MSBI, Sharepoint, TFS, Azure
Core Java Multi-threading, networking, CORBA/EJB, Hibernate (advanced)
Mobile iOS, Android, Objective C, jQuery Mobile, Sencha, Phonegap, Titanium, HTML5, responsive web design
Infrastructure/Systems Admin/DevOps/Cloud OpenStack, Automation, Shell, Puppet, Storage technologies, Force.com
Others QA Automation (Selenium, Watir), EDI analysts, Responsys, Retek, PHP/Python/Drupal/Jenga developers, Embedded/RTOS developers