With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded software development solutions are becoming more invaluable to software and technology companies. Embedded systems enable organisations to migrate to the cloud more efficiently with their data solutions. The technology can be embedded into various devices, including cars, modems, appliances, and cellular phones.
Because these embedded systems have growing applications, there is an increasing need for local talent. Organisations need embedded engineers to design and create their systems. They support their embedded systems by writing code that controls machines and devices. As this need intensifies, so does competition and the rise of a candidate-driven market
So, what is the best way for organisations to recruit more people while scaling?
Align your strategic goals with embedded engineers
Companies can save time and money by outsourcing or offshoring embedded engineers while improving workflow efficiency and flexibility. Outsourcing involves assigning a business's secondary functions or operations to a third party. By outsourcing, a company works with another company to perform a specific task, often focused on leveraging short-term gains in hopes of cost cutting.
However, a key benefit of offshoring is its ability to offer organisations fully-aligned, long-term software development. There is a big difference between this type of offshoring and traditional outsourcing, in which a third-party vendor assigns developers to you without considering the project's cultural fit or long-term success.
Offshoring involves integrating dedicated engineers within your company, but it works over extended periods — delivering a genuine sustainable alternative to local hiring.
By standardising quality assurance objectives, you can align agile development methodologies, and define a globally recognised company culture, to ensure this approach. The distinction between offshore engineers and project-based external support is that offshore engineers are a genuine part of your wider team — full-time colleagues and not outside help
Recruiting embedded engineers through offshoring
The lack of locally skilled engineers specialising in software integration makes it difficult for organisations to locate the right engineers. Currently, there aren't enough educated candidates in the West capable of planning and executing enterprise-scale technology integrations. This makes assembling a team on-site increasingly tricky. Recruiting the right people can be both costly and time– consuming.
This is why organisations should look elsewhere by offshoring their embedded engineering team. The benefits of offshoring embedded teams include access to a larger talent pool without sacrificing control over processes. A good offshore partner can leverage the expertise of embedded engineers with extensive experience with big data. As a result, these professionals can access all enterprise data in one place.