In the United States the demand for high-quality software engineers drives up salaries and associated employment costs. At the same time, companies want to keep up with the pace of technology; they expect software solutions to take less time to build and project costs to go down.
With high demand for engineers who can complete projects quickly, the market for engineering education has also expanded. Becoming a software developer has never been easier. Instead of spending years at colleges and universities, there are now multiple channels where one can learn software development. From coding bootcamps and Internet sites devoted to explaining code, there are multiple low-cost options for learning the latest languages.
However, while learning to write code might be easy, becoming a successful software engineer goes beyond writing code that compiles. Great software engineers are efficient, creative problem solvers who can abstract code to reduce software complexity. Software engineers in high demand are often experienced professionals with a history of strong mentorship. Because many have bought into the myth that “writing code is easy,” the market is flooded with inexperienced software developers, especially developers working offshore. As a result, US companies are less likely to partner with offshore development companies due to those reputations.
If a company does engage with offshore developers, these projects typically fail because there is poor communication and a lack of trust between the two organizations. Demand for high-quality engineers coupled with negative offshore experiences leaves most US companies with the impression they must either pay a high price for quality or sacrifice quality to save costs.
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