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Custom Back-End Development: Benefits of Outsourcing and Outstaffing
24 NOV 2023

Advanced IT technologies drive businesses to create a reliable back-end infrastructure to support applications and services. However, companies may lack internal resources for developing and maintaining complex IT systems. In such cases, opting for outsourcing and outstaffing for custom back-end development becomes a beneficial solution, offering advantages ranging from cost savings to improved quality and development speed.

In this article, we will explore the benefits of outsourcing back-end development and hiring out-staff developers. We will discuss the range of back-end development services and the skills required for back-end developers and share the spectrum of services provided by our team of back-end developers.

  • Table of Contents:
    What is back-end development?
  • What does a back-end developer do in outsourcing and outstaffing?
  • Skills required for a back-end developer.
  • When do you need custom back-end development?
  • Our back-end development services.
  • Conclusion.

What is back-end development?

Back-end development refers to the creation of server-side components in web applications or the development of the business logic of an IT product. The services of back-end developers involve what users do not see: databases, the IT architecture of the application, and programming logic.

Back end is responsible for the interaction between the user and the internal content of the application, which is visualized by the front end later.

In simple terms, the back end can be compared to the driver of a car who, when sitting in the car, sees the control panel, steering wheel, gas and brake pedals. In the case of an application, this is the user interface. When pressing the pedals, the driver knows what exactly will happen. Similarly, the user sees the interface and knows what will happen if they click on a page. Backend starts long before the car starts moving or, in our case, before accessing a website – it involves internal processes that the driver or user does not see.

Where is back end used?

  • In content management systems (CMS), where records of content are stored (text articles and news, their dates, categories, tags), information about users, commentators, and comments.
  • In forums, where data about user accounts, information about topics, posts, personal messages, etc., are stored.
  • In e-commerce websites: customer accounts, information about products, their availability, the content of shopping carts, placed orders, and previous purchases.

What is the role of back end?

Back-end development services include the algorithms behind online platforms. For example:
  • In social networks, the back end is responsible for finding potential friends, recommending posts, tracking hashtags, ranking communities, and performing automatic pre-processing of complaints and advertisements before they are reviewed by staff members.
  • In trading platforms, the back end manages the functioning of the trading engine, keeps track of placed orders, and maintains a trading history.
  • In cloud storage services, the back end handles resource allocation, backup, data integrity, and virus scanning of files.
Back-end development is not just about code but also involves creating the IT architecture of an application. The choice of the right IT architecture determines the structure and organization of database usage. Back-end developers are responsible for establishing proper communication between the database and the application code, ensuring continuous data delivery to the server.

What does a back-end developer do in outsourcing and outstaffing?

Sometimes, clients get confused about the definitions of outsourcing and outstaffing. Let’s clarify.

Outsourcing is the practice of transferring IT projects outside the company and assigning them to an outsourced team through a cooperation agreement.

With outsourcing, you can delegate the whole software development or a part of the overall process – for example, back-end development.

Outstaffing involves hiring individual specialists and developers to strengthen or expand the project team.

In this case, the arrangement can be made through a cooperation agreement, where specialists remain part of the service provider’s staff, and/or by directly employing them as part of the client company’s staff.

Often, when it comes to providing services from individual IT specialists, outstaffing is also referred to as outsourcing – in this case, the essence remains the same.

It means, the benefits of outsourcing custom back-end development are the same as those of outstaffing.

The format of cooperation and the type of agreement are discussed and selected based on the client’s preferences and project nuances.

What makes back-end developer outsourcing and outstaffing attractive?

⚪️ Cost reduction

Back-end outstaffing allows companies to reduce costs since they only pay for the work performed or the time spent. Additionally, they do not incur additional expenses for maintaining a permanent in-house team of developers.

⚪️ Flexibility and scalability

Companies can easily scale their team of back-end developers based on project needs. Hiring additional developers speeds up the project, or conversely, the client company can reduce the team during periods of a lack of tasks. For example, an online store specializing in selling alcohol wanted to release an application for the New Year. The store hired 3 external developers to strengthen its own IT team and meet the application release deadline. After the application was released, the collaboration was terminated. In this way, the store only incurred expenses during the development and release period.

⚪️ Time and resource saving

When outsourcing back-end services, companies save time and effort related to the search, recruitment, and training of an in-house back-end development team. For example, if a client urgently needs back-end developers with expertise in Java language and experience with the Bigtable database management system, the outsourcing company can quickly provide such specialists.

⚪️ Objective expertise

Outsourcing and outstaffing enable companies to access objective expertise and experience provided by an external company. They can benefit from advice and recommendations from specialists, thus improving the quality of IT product development.

In the case of back-end outsourcing and outstaffing, the client company gains access to a ready-made team of temporary employees to implement the project. It is worth noting that the client company can hire both the entire team and only the necessary developers here and now.

❗️ If needed, the client company can involve specialists who were initially not required, later on.

Back-end development services in outsourcing and outstaffing

The responsibilities of back-end developers may vary depending on the specific IT product. On some projects, they create and integrate databases, while on others, they ensure security or configure backup and recovery technologies.

Back-end development services may include:

⚫️ Architecture design and development

Back-end developers help define the structure and organization of a back-end system, select technologies and tools for project implementation. For example, database management systems or loading tools.

⚫️ API development

Back-end developers create APIs that facilitate the interaction between services, third-party systems, or client applications, enabling efficient communication and information exchange between system components.

⚫️ Database creation and maintenance

Back-end developers are responsible for creating and optimizing databases that store and process information for applications. They define data schemas, develop queries, and ensure security and efficient data storage.

⚫️ Business logic development

Back-end developers implement the business logic of applications, including request processing, data handling, user authentication and authorization, and may also specialize in developing content management systems and e-commerce platforms.

⚫️ Integration with external services

Back-enddevelopers integrate applications with external services or APIs provided by third-party vendors, expanding the functionality of the application and facilitating interaction with other systems.

Back-end developers can both establish interaction with external application programming interfaces (APIs) and create their own APIs that other resources can access.

⚫️Testing and debugging

Back-end developers perform code testing and debugging to ensure that the Backend infrastructure works correctly and without errors.

⚫️Updating and Maintenance

Back-end development services include updating and maintaining the back-end infrastructure, including data backup, system scaling, and ensuring security.

Back-end development services can be provided on a full-time basis, such as when developing a project from scratch, or on a part-time basis, such as when performing specific tasks or resolving technical issues in software.

This approach allows companies to flexibly scale their team and pay only for the actual costs of back-end development services. It is important to choose qualified and experienced back-end developers who possess the necessary skills. We will discuss this further.

Skills required for a back-end developer

Back-end development for custom projects involves the use of tools available on the server. The developer can choose from a range of universal programming languages, depending on the specific project and client’s requirements.

Hard skills of a back-end developer:

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, Go, and others.
  • Ability to work with databases and knowledge of database management systems, including MySQL.
  • Application of frameworks and programming patterns, such as Ruby on Rails, Yii, Django, and others.
  • Understanding of algorithms and their functioning.

Soft skills of a back-end developer:

  • Listening and effective communication skills, ability to ask the right questions and defend one’s point of view.
  • Willingness to seek help from more experienced colleagues or acquaintances, as well as the ability to clearly define a problem.
  • Skills in researching and utilizing information, as well as the ability to learn from the experience of others.
  • Ability to plan and set realistic timelines for task completion.

When is custom back-end development needed?

Custom back-end development can be beneficial in the following cases:

Building complex and high-traffic web applications

When developing large-scale web applications with extensive functionality, back-end development becomes essential. Such projects include CRM systems, e-commerce platforms, social networks, data exchange platforms, and more.

System integration and API development

If there is a need to integrate systems from different vendors, create and configure APIs for interaction with other applications or third-party services, back-end development becomes an integral part of the project.

Development of customizable solutions

When creating a custom solution tailored to the client’s specific requirements, back-end development allows for the creation of customizable features and modules adapted to the project’s needs.

Handling large volumes of data

If a project involves working with large volumes of data, a professional solution in the field of databases and data optimization is required. Back-end development enables the creation of efficient and reliable systems for data storage and processing.

Scalability and support

If a project is planned to be expanded and scaled in the future, custom Back-end development allows for the creation of a flexible and scalable infrastructure that supports the growth of the project and the addition of new features and capabilities.

High level of security and data protection

When a project requires attention to security and data protection, back-end development creates systems that address specific requirements and regulatory standards for data security.

Custom back-end development is especially in demand for large projects that require a high level of customization, scalability, integration, and security. In such projects, it is important to rely on professional back-end developers with the appropriate technology stack.


If you require custom back-end development for your project, please contact us here.

Our back-end development services

Our team of professional developers is ready to assist you with the following tasks:

🔴 Code development for the proper functioning of your web resource

We offer the development of reliable back-end code that ensures the correct functionality of your web resource. We work with programming languages such as Python, Java, PHP, and others.

🔴 Database programming and management

Our team develops and manages databases, ensuring reliable storage and processing of your information. We work with different database management systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others to create a robust data structure and ensure the performance of your resource.

🔴 Application logic development

We specialize in developing the back-end logic of your application, ensuring its functionality and performance. We create IT architecture, data models, business logic, and implement features for successful user interaction.

🔴 API configuration for integration with external systems

We assist in configuring and developing APIs that allow for the integration of your web resource with external systems and services. We ensure the seamless flow of data between various applications or components, guaranteeing security and efficient information exchange.

🔴 Application component testing

Our team conducts testing of your application components to ensure their functionality, reliability, and security. We employ testing methods such as unit testing, functional testing, integration testing, and others to ensure the quality of your application.

🔴 Information security for your resource

We understand the importance of web resource security and take all necessary measures to protect your data. We implement security measures including authentication, authorization, data encryption, and others to prevent unauthorized access and maintain data confidentiality.


Our goal is to provide top-notch back-end development services and ensure the successful completion of projects. We are ready to adapt to the needs of your project and create the best solution. You can reach out to us here.

Back-end developer technology stack

Programming languages

Our specialists are proficient in the following programming languages for back-end development: Go, C/C++, Python, Java.


We have experience working with tools such as Spring, Echo, Flask, Spark, Gval, Gorilla, Asyncio, Aiohttp, Socket.IO.


Our specialists work with databases including Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ClickHouse.

Data storage

Our team of back-end developers supports the following data analysis storage solutions: SQLite, Realm.

Message exchange systems

We utilize services such as Kafka and NATS for real-time message exchange.

Back-end developer levels


Our Mid-level back-end developers have knowledge of multiple programming languages, work with frameworks, understand Docker and Kubernetes, object-oriented programming (OOP), and microservices.


At this level, back-end developers have 5 to 10 years of experience writing server-side code and possess knowledge of multiple programming languages. They are also responsible for handling user interactions and delivering information.


Specialists at this level have 10 years or more of experience and possess knowledge of Python, C++, and Java. They have a good understanding of microservices architecture, experience in API design, and application optimization.


We ensure the selection of high-quality back-end developers who are the right fit for your needs. Just reach out to us here.


Both outsourcing and outstaffing for custom back-end development have their advantages. Both options allow companies to access expertise in back-end development services without the need to create and maintain an in-house team.

To summarize, companies benefit from back-end outsourcing and outstaffing in the following situations:
  • Companies without an internal team of developers who want to accelerate the product development process by leveraging the expertise of external back-end development service providers.
  • Companies looking to expand their competencies through back-end development services and strengthen their team without hiring new employees.
  • Companies that do not want to spend a lot of time searching for suitable developers.


If your company requires back-end development services and specialists of various levels to augment your internal team or execute projects, please contact us.

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