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How to hire Python developers

When scaling your team, finding the right Python developer can be a challenge. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything you need to know about hiring Python developers for your team.

What skills to look for when hiring a Python developer

  • Familiar with the core principles of object-oriented programming languages, which includes Python.
  • Experience with Python frameworks and libraries such as Django, Flask, Pandas and NumPy.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and database management systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB.
  • They have experience with version control systems, such as Git.
  • They understand Agile methodologies.
  • They’re able to design and implement RESTful APIs.
  • They’re familiar with MVC architecture.

Writing a Python developer job description

A well-crafted Python developer job description is a key first step to ensure that the right people are applying for the role. Your job description should include the following information:

  • The position name
  • Your company’s name
  • The roles’ key responsibilities
  • Minimum experience and qualifications for the position, and
  • Key benefits you’re offering as part of your compensation package

Need some support writing one? Here, we unpack the most important job requirements and what you need to include in the job description.

How much does it cost to hire a Python developer?

Python developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for Python developer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industries, and frameworks.

How to interview Python developers

Here are some general Python interview questions you can use to find the perfect technical and cultural fit for your team:

  • What is PEP 8, and why is it important?
  • Can you explain the Global Interpreter Lock (GIL) in Python and its implications for multi-threading?
  • What is the difference between Python 2 and Python 3, and what version should you use for new projects?
  • Explain the differences between lists, tuples, and sets in Python.
  • How does Python’s garbage collection work, and why is it important?
  • Describe decorators in Python and provide an example of their use.
  • Explain the concept of Python virtual environments and why they are useful.
  • How do you handle exceptions and errors in Python, and what is the purpose of the try, except, and finally blocks?
  • Can you explain the difference between “deep copy” and “shallow copy” in Python?
  • What are list comprehensions, and why are they preferred over traditional for-loops in Python?

If you're hiring for a specific level of experience, you'll need to tailor your questions to a developer's seniority. Check out our Python interview questions article.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a Python developer

Since Python is a backend language and an object-oriented programming language, you could look for other backend developers who are eager to learn Python. Other object-oriented backend languages include Java, C# and PHP.

Hiring Python developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring Python developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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