Hiring for any technical role is challenging and time-consuming but good preparation will help a lot. So let's go through a checklist of soft & hard skills that you need to consider and put in place when you want to hire a Bubble developer. Here are the things that most businesses require and which might be very practical for you as well:
It might seem obvious, but it is vital for any startup or business to find developers who have already worked with Bubble and can show this. You cannot afford the time to learn the Bubble.io platform because it has a learning curve for anyone new to it. For WeLoveNoCode, we have a multi-step process of vetting no-code developers, as well as internal matching and quality systems. That allows us to provide the most skilled Bubble developers who worked on similar projects for clients who need that specific task.You will want to see examples of their work and that they were involved in frontend and backend development, and proof of using the Bubble API landscape showing the integration of many services. In addition, look for evidence of complex backend solutions and creative frontend applications.
- Previous Bubble projects & experience with Bubble templates
It would be best if you had someone passionate about developing with Bubble who believes in making the most of all the available no-code options. Motivated developers will always go the extra mile. They will feel engaged to find intelligent solutions to complex problems while discovering various technical hacks. If your Bubble developer lacks this quality, your project might be stuck. Also, no-code is evolving super fast, so having someone who is truly curious about no-code technology will be a huge advantage for your business. And if you have questions about how no-code can be useful for you & your business, this guide answers the typical no-code questions
- Passion for no-code and Bubble
.Most developers will have some experience in agile working methodologies, but it is necessary to check this is part of your candidate's skills set. Imagine that you have someone who has never worked in Sprints, never used JIRA, or never estimated a product roadmap. This will lead to problems with planning and your Bubble project delivery. You don’t need to look for a Scrum Master but you definitely should ask about the previous workflows which the developer had.
Your app or website is not being built just to be functional, it will need to have a great user experience. So it’s a vital skill of the modern developer that they understand the fundamentals of user experience (and UI) design. If you have UX & UI or Product Design, that’s great. However, having a Bubble developer who understands design patterns, has natural attention to UI details and visual taste, will make your life much easier (and the product much better).
If your developer has some understanding of UX, they can better use available Bubble features to provide better experience. Here is a great example from Vivienne Chen from the Bubble team.