Not everyone can become a famous software developer or computer programmer like Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, or Ada Lovelace. Fortunately, even software professionals who do not become famous can enjoy a rewarding and challenging career and get hired at jobs abroad.
VanHack gives tech professionals like you a convenient and effective way to work with some of the world’s leading companies, which helps these companies to innovate and grow. VanHack can give you access to hundreds of rewarding and high-paying jobs throughout North America and Europe, and you can apply quickly and easily from the comfort of your own home.
Simply sign up and create your profile, take the English proficiency test, and you can start applying for your dream jobs abroad!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a charge to be a member of VanHack?
Our service is free for tech job applicants. If you are hired by a company that uses our program, we receive a fee from them, not from you. This means you can start applying for remote jobs or jobs abroad right away!
Why is it important to understand the interview process, especially when applying for jobs abroad?
No matter how well-qualified you may be from a technological point of view, it is equally important to know how to present yourself to prospective employers. Let’s face it, it’s a competitive market, and employers need to make tough hiring decisions. Being confident that you are ready to ace the interview process will increase your chances of finding your dream job, and our comprehensive interview tips and training will help you earn the confidence you need.
Do I have to have perfect English? Or is conversational English good enough?
Although it is not necessarily essential to have a Shakespearean command of English, the truth is that English proficiency is often what separates candidates that may otherwise appear equal. Not all jobs require a high level of proficiency, but we recommend actively and continually working on improving your written and oral English skills, even if you are already a native English speaker.
What is Premium Academy, and does it help you get jobs abroad?
Premium Academy is a fee-based service we provide for those who wish to take additional steps to improve their overall marketability. Our free members and those who sign up for Premium Academy are marketed equally through our platform. However, there is a direct correlation between interview preparedness/self-promotion skills and the likelihood of finding exactly what you are looking for. If you try this service and you aren’t fully satisfied, you will receive a full no-questions-asked refund.
What types of software developer jobs are available on VanHack?
We offer well over one hundred specific opportunities, ranging from Web React Developers and Senior Software Engineers to DevOps Engineers and Senior Mobile App Developers. We have successfully placed Apple Developers, Full-Stack Developers, Back-End Developers, and more. In fact, we have already placed well over 1000 tech professionals worldwide. Browse through our Jobs section and have a look at what’s available!
What are some of the types of software developers, and what do technology jobs abroad pay?
It is important to note that the pay for various positions can vary significantly depending on the country you work in, your level of experience, and many other factors. The figures discussed below are designed for general information purposes only. More detailed information will be available when you look at the particulars of the positions being offered. Some of the types of positions available include:
Console Game Developers
The amount you will earn as a console game developer will vary depending on where you live, the size of the studio, the genre and budget of the game, your level of experience, and so on. For a big-budget console game, developers can earn a healthy income. Even some of the smaller positions can offer an annual income of approximately 80-100K.
Mobile Game Developers
Mobile game developers typically earn about 40–60K per year to start. This is an increasingly common development niche, so the high number of available developers can reduce the amount that companies are willing to pay when compared to other specializations.
Front-end developers do much of the hard work required to build a website. Many people who create websites today start with pre-existing templates from other services. However, there are some obvious limits when creating a website using a previously established template. Building a website from the ground up offers more potential, but also takes more effort to create.
How much a front-end developer earns typically depends on the budget and size of the site(s) being created. If it is a government site, the developer often earns over 100K annually. However, when starting at a typical company, a front-end developer often earns about 70K per year.
Back-end developers often work as an assistant of sorts to front-end developers. If you have recently graduated from college, you will probably earn about 40–50K per year as a back-end developer. However, the median salary for those with more experience is closer to 70K, so this field can become more lucrative over time.
How should I adjust my skills as an independent software developer?
Although it can be intimidating, working as a consultant rather than as an employee can pay dividends in some cases. You will have more responsibilities to manage, but you can also have more control over your work. Having said that, many professionals prefer the security of being an employee, but still prefer to work from home. If you prefer to work independently we can help you find an ideal opportunity.
The world is evolving rapidly, and it is important to be able to adjust your skillset accordingly. Those who earn the most tend to learn the fastest and are also willing to adjust to changing industries. The companies that use our services at VanHack are constantly looking for new global talent, so a diverse skillset that shows flexibility can be a significant asset.
What value-added skills should I learn as a developer?
Learning about networking basics, IDEs, and database management can help you advance in your career as a software developer. Focusing on leadership and interpersonal skills can also help you rise above your competition.
How long will it take for me to learn an appropriate level of development and programming skills?
At a university, you will typically need to complete a four-year class structure to earn a degree. For those who decide not to take college programs, it can take shorter or longer than four years, depending on how quickly you learn and what types of programs you take.
How can I find a good-paying software development job?
Applying online through VanHack will allow you to apply for the most quality jobs in the least amount of time. As mentioned previously, focusing on your interviewing and networking skills can be as important as your technical qualifications, and we will help you market yourself effectively.
All of this sounds great to me. What’s next?
Create an account with us, take the English proficiency test, and let’s get started! Creating the best version of yourself with us will show prospective employers that you are hardworking, ambitious, and can get along with others. You can even consider trying Premium Academy risk-free to refine both the human side and the technological sides of your skillset.
We are excited to help you maximize your chances of having a long and rewarding career in the software industry!