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«We now have a core team of engineers at Relevant who work for us full-time and are supplemented by 4 or 5 engineers with different skillsets when and if required.»

Paul Carse
CTO and Co-founder of Life Moments

“Working with you guys has been fantastic. The level of expertise of your development team is as good as the people that we get in the UK. You’ve got a fantastic talent base of programmers. It’s more challenging to find people of that quality in the UK.”

Cassian Harrison
Co-founder of Splink Industries and My Theory Test App by James May
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Hire Node.js developers in 4 steps

1. Describe your need

Describe what your project is about, how many Node.js developers you want to hire, what is their specification, how experienced they should be, and which workflow suits you best.

2. Review candidates

Our HR team will screen the available candidates and select the best Node.js programmers that will most accurately suit your tasks. We will then send you their CVs and accolades and help you coordinate the final interview.

3. Finalize your choice

After you've approved the applicants, we'll assist them in seamlessly integrating into your project. You have an option in terms of management style and tools.

Begin development

In the end, having additional professionals under your control helps your team. We also manage all of the administration, so you save money compared to if you hired them on your own.

Tools and technologies our Node.js developers use
  • • Programming languages: TypeScript, JavaScript
  • • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Amazon RDS, MariaDB
  • • Architectures: Micro-services, Monolith, Serverless
  • • Client-Server Communications: REST API, WebSockets, GraphQL, gRPC
  • • Message brokers: RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, Redis, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS
  • • Frameworks: ExpressJS, NestJS, NextJS
  • • Clouds: AWS, Google Cloud, Heroku
  • • Testing: Jest, Mocha
  • • Containerization/orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes

How we differ


92% of the company – senior and middle engineers

We hire only strong middle and senior engineers and no juniors.


9/10 client satisfaction score

Our clients highlight our ability to build great personal relationships with them, except for the excellent code quality.


20% employee turnover rate

We are interested in long-term business relationships. Our employees stay with our clients and us for years.


Seamless integration

After you hire Node.js developers from us, we easily integrate them into your ongoing work without interrupting your processes.


Risk management

Identifying errors early results in up to 30% fewer defects across the product lifecycle.



We will adapt to your business processes fast and continue to adapt further as they evolve.

Success cases

Bringing joy to the elderly by the marketplace of experiences
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Visualizing air quality sensor data in a web dashboard
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Reducing paperwork for construction companies
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Developing a SaaS platform that assists UK homebuyers
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Engagement models

Decide which model best suits your project


Why should I hire Ukrainian Node.js developers?

You’ll gain a considerable advantage if you hire Node.js developers from Ukraine. Ukrainian Node.js developers provide a great opportunity to cut the development costs without the quality taking the hit. They are reliable and incredibly hardworking and they are even more attractive to hire compared to developers from other regions due to lower language barriers.

It doesn’t matter if you want to start a new project or just extend Node.js expertise to your current one — Ukrainian developers have got your back. If you choose to go with Relevant, you will get an all-inclusive deal with senior-level Node.js developers that will make the development of your project smooth and on time.

What are the benefits of partnering with an offshore development company?

Hiring an offshore Node.js development team is the best option for companies who want to gain access to a vast talent pool worldwide without spending a fortune on office rent, vacations, insurance, etc. Other benefits of partnering with an offshore development company include:

Higher skills of candidates

To stay competitive on the market, software development vendors invest in the education of their employees. This includes signing them up for various courses and training programs as well as preparing them for certifications.

Better management

When you hire an offshore development team, your project is usually coordinated by the project manager on their side. The person manages your remote team on-site and makes sure the project is being developed efficiently and within the set timeframe. This allows you to delegate micro-management, planning, and setting deadlines so that you can focus on the strategy and business goals.

Better capacity

Do you need to scale the team up during peak periods and then down when the load reverts is back to normal? With offshore development companies, it’s a piece of cake. You can easily build upon your team with additional engineers and say goodbye to them without hard feelings when you don’t need these professionals anymore.

Say, you need an entire team of engineers to develop an app and then just a couple of them for support. What do you do then? You hire a dedicated Node.js team.

How to choose the best Node.js developer for your project?

OK, so you have defined the hiring model, browsed the resources, posted vacancies and now have several candidates lined up for the interview. Let us give you some recommendations on preparing for the interview and interviewing the candidate.

  • Define what kind of software engineer you really need so that this person best matches your goals.
  • Look up the candidate’s GitHub portfolio. It can give you an idea of the developer’s coding style and personal characteristics. If the projects have clear and accurate Readme’s, for example, you will easily understand what your prospective colleague was working on. Ask the developers of your team to review the candidate’s projects and give their opinion.
  • Discuss the candidate with the team lead. The team lead will be the one to work next to the developer and to be responsible for both success and failure. The team lead should give a general approval of the candidate.
  • Evaluate Node.js developer skills. Hold an interview dedicated to the knowledge and proficiency of Node.js asking specific questions that can show how well the person knows their technology. Such interviews are especially effective in hiring remote developers that will be working without supervision.
  • Include a practical test. Ask your candidate to complete a small coding task to see how well they use their knowledge of Node.js to achieve particular results.
  • During the interview, make sure that the candidate understands you, your goals, and your expectations.
  • If that’s not enough for you, check your potential employees for their skills. For this, you might involve them in an ongoing long term project. Alternatively, you can assign a mini-project to the candidates. As a result, you’ll get valuable insights on how they work if they can handle tight deadlines.
  • Let’s say you’re short of time and it’s impossible to test your candidate’s practical skills. In this situation, you can introduce a problem that has been resolved earlier to a Node.js programmer. You’ll find out how the candidate would approach it, which will facilitate the process of making your final decision.
Have you helped to get Node.js developers onboard?

Here are several examples from the Relevant portfolio:

  • Airthings. This IoT web application tracks indoor air quality using the Airthings devices using an interactive map. Node.js powers the back-end of its internal dashboard.
  • Biderator. Biderator is an auction platform for construction work that connects contractors and clients to provide them with a transparent bidding process.
  • FirstHomeCoach. This platform navigates buyers through purchasing a property and connects them with trusted advisors to help them secure a mortgage, get insurance, and handle all the legal paperwork.
What are the ways of hiring Node.js developers?

There is more than one way to hire Node.js developers, and in this respect, start by analyzing your project and its specifics. It can give you some clues as to which model you should apply to efficiently address your business needs and achieve the best results.

Opt for in-house if:

  • You are planning to develop your own product requiring ongoing update and maintenance
  • You are about to start a large and complex project that may need post-launch maintenance and support
  • You are about to launch one or several long term projects
  • You need professional advice on how to begin developing your project (the plan, the technology stack, the integrations)

Some of the best developers prefer freelancing to working in a team. It’s a good idea to hire freelance developers if:

  • You have a particular task to be performed that can be assigned to a freelance developer
  • Your project is not too large and requires little ongoing maintenance
  • You need a software developer with a specific skill that will not be required for any other projects

Hire Node.js developers from a development agency if:

  • You have a small development team or no team at all and need to fill several positions simultaneously
  • You need a coordinated team with its own management
  • You have a relatively large multi-sided project with future support and maintenance

When you’re looking for Node.js developers for hire, consider the cost you’re about to spend. In short, hiring freelancers is going to be the most cost-effective solution, while the in-house developers will be the most expensive. The cooperation with a development agency combines the advantages of both models – their rates are usually lower than the salaries of in-house developers while their availability and professional expertise are the same or higher.

After you have determined the most optimal approach to putting together your team, let’s see where you can find Node.js developers for your project.

In-house developers

If your project requires hiring an in-house team, there are several ways to hire professional Node.js developers. Here is how you can do it:

1. Word of mouth

One of the most straightforward ways to find and hire the best Node.js programmers is to ask your team whether they know somebody with great Node.js skills who may be willing to join your project.

A good practice is to offer referral bonuses to your colleagues for recommending good candidates. This hiring method has advantages both for the company and for the developer. The company can rely on the references by the colleague that can be trusted, and the developer joining your team will know what the company looks like “from the inside.”

Besides, people are generally more comfortable to work together with their friends, therefore, this way of hiring Node.js developers is likely to improve the overall climate of your team.

2. Node.js meetups

These offline gatherings give an excellent opportunity to meet top Node.js developers and talk to them in person. The meetups are designed to bring together people sharing the same interests and skills, thus following Node.js meetups’ announcements in your area and making sure to attend.

If you look for candidates online, you first see their resume or a social network profile, and only after that do you get to meet them in person. At a meetup, you proceed to personal communication immediately and see whether any rapport is established. Besides, meetups are a great place to find Node.js developers willing to join your project for the interesting challenges it offers, even if at a somewhat lower rate.

3. Job postings on local job portals or in social media

Professional developers looking for jobs or new opportunities often monitor dedicated platforms where startups and companies post their vacancies.

If you are looking for a full-time in-house Node.js developer, make sure you state it clearly in your post. This method of hiring, naturally, requires continuous monitoring of your company’s inbox or other communication channels that you mentioned. A good practice is to create an account in a professional network, such as LinkedIn, and actively contact Node.js developers with your offer.

The most effective strategy will be using all methods simultaneously. Listen to what your colleagues say about their friends, attend professional networking events while posting your job openings on job portals and social networks.

Freelance developers

If you have a relatively small project that you are planning to complete within a short time (up to two months), hiring freelance Node.js developers can be a good idea.

Of course, the same techniques that we mentioned while discussing the strategies of hiring in-house developers can also be used to find remote developers and freelancers. In addition, there are multiple platforms where you can post your offers of freelance Node.js jobs as well as browse the profiles of freelance developers offering their services. Let’s have a look at them:

1. Upwork

This is probably the first name that comes to mind when you think of freelance jobs. Upwork is a giant global marketplace where employees meet their employers. On Upwork, the freelancers’ profiles can contain quite extensive information – their skills, portfolios, past projects, customer reviews, test results. The freelancers get their ratings in accordance with their project performance, so it’s simple to spot the top Node.js developers. With a freelancer base of about 12 million, Upwork is a place where you are sure to find the right person for your project. At the same time, you will need to commit some time to careful searching, profile analyzing, and interviewing candidates.

Another method is posting your Node.js developer job on Upwork for the freelancers to bid for it. This way, you may get some truly attractive rates, however, you should try to find the balance between the rate and the skill level so that you don’t sacrifice the development quality for the budget.

On Upwork, you can find both independent freelancers and agencies. The latter may be a good option if you need to find candidates for several positions and not worry about project management.

2. Freelancer

This marketplace works according to the same principles as Upwork – you can either search for freelance developers by setting the criteria, such as the rating, hourly rate, required skills, or post your projects and review the bids. The principles of Freelancer are the same as those of Upwork – you can either search by the freelance developers’ profiles or post your project to see the freelancers’ bids, which are called “Contests” on this platform.

3. Toptal

While Upwork and Freelancer are marketplaces where the matching is done by the developer and the customer with the platform only providing a convenient environment for them to meet and evaluate each other (at a fee, by the way!), Toptal takes an active part in searching and selecting candidates for projects.

The platform proudly states that it works with the top 3% of the freelance community rejecting the rest of the applications. Before a freelancer is accepted, they go through a 5-stage screening where their skills, expertise, and command of English are evaluated, and their performance of a test task is reviewed.

Toptal can select developers that will organically blend with your team and contribute to your project. If you are looking for Node.js developers, Toptal has a separate section where you can browse profiles of the best professionals in this category.

Hiring Node.js Developers Through Ukrainian IT Staff Augmentation companies

Staff augmentation is a common approach when hiring employees in a different country through a mediating company. Unlike outsourcing, with staff augmentation, you do not delegate management and business processes — just recruiting and office expenses. Staff augmentation companies commonly have multiple clients and shuffle workers among them whenever needed.

  • You don’t have to bear additional expenses. Office tools, rent, software licenses, and other expenses are covered by the staff augmentation company.
  • You get experienced managers. Product managers at the staff augmentation companies have worked on multiple projects in the past and often come with their own development teams. This helps them deliver better results and hit deadlines.
  • Your project can handle sick days and leave. Whenever needed, the staff augmentation company can replace the missing workers so that the project keeps pace.

On the downside… actually, there is no downside, as long as the staff augmentation company is up to their job and sets the team up properly. Here’s an example.

Another way of finding Node.js development agencies is searching the dedicated platforms that are, to a certain extent, similar to freelance marketplaces but are focused on B2B cooperation. If you don’t want to dig into a ton of companies and just want a reliable vendor, contacts us now.

1. Clutch

According to their own statement, Clutch helps you get in touch with “firms that deliver.” On this platform, you are sure to find agencies and companies specializing in all sorts of software development tasks, and the “Web Development Companies” category will be the place to look for Node.js professionals. The profiles of the development agencies contain quite extensive information on their expertise – their primary technologies, the industry focus, the applications and frameworks they use. Of course, you will also find verified customer reviews, Clutch ratings, and other useful data that can help you make your choice.

2. GoodFirms

This is another marketplace to find development companies of various sizes and specializations. You can filter the list of companies according to the location and technology and see the company data, hourly rates, and reviews of their previous customers.

3. Wadline

WAD stands for Web and App Development, thus you can guess that this is another place to find Node.js developer companies. Here, you can also look at the companies’ profiles to see their portfolios, the preferred technologies, the customer reviews. The platform immediately provides links to websites and other contact information, so you will waste no time getting in touch with the agency.

4. VenturePact

A platform where you can find pre-vetted development teams and manage the cooperation with them online. It offers a milestone management dashboard, automated code reviews, and even a project governor who will track the progress of the project for you, ensure all deadlines are met, and all disputes are resolved.

5. YouTeam

A YCombinator-backed platform where you can hire remote software developers or entire teams. It’s a perfect choice if you want to assemble a remote team quickly. YouTeam experts vet and interview each developer in their pool. They will also provide you with a personal Talent Manager who will analyze your requirements and help you pre-screen the matching candidates.

7. TopDevelopers

A B2B rating and review platform that helps you hire the best development team according to your criteria. You can either enter your service category and get a list of the most reliable service providers or outline your project requirements and have the platform find you candidates that fit your needs.

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