Opportunity to Build a Team
You can build a cohesive remote development team with a talent service option from Grid Dynamics. Remote programmers will work on your product development full-time and will be a part of your local team.
Hiring freelancers via such developer hiring platforms as Upwork and Freelancer, using job boards like Github and Stackoverflow, or matching services similar to Gun.io and TopTal won't provide you with the opportunity to build a cohesive team, as the developers won't be dedicated to your product and can have several simultaneous projects.
Collaboration Security and Reliability
Team augmenting and outsourcing companies take responsibility for providing you with a high quality of software development and security. Vendors grasp all possible opportunities to support their high safety standards with international certifications.
Matching services (Gun.io, TopTal), freelance platforms (Upwork, Freelancer), and job boards (Github, Stackoverflow), and other developer hiring platforms don't control the software development processes and security of your collaboration with remote programmers. So the reliability and security are low.
Final Decision in Hiring
If you cooperate with freelance platforms (Upwork, Freelancer), use job boards (Github, Stackoverflow), or make use of matching services (Gun.io, TopTal), you'll be responsible for finding and hiring the right developers.
While collaborating with a team augmentation service, like Grid Dynamics, you'll also be the one to make the final hiring decision. However, you'll choose from handpicked developers that fit your specific requirements, which will save you time and allow you to focus on your core business responsibilities.
Widespread Use Cases
Team augmentation service from Grid Dynamics fit businesses of small, medium, and large sizes. The only predisposition is the desire to build a long-term remote dedicated team.
If you're a small company with a limited budget for development, cooperation with developer hiring platforms — freelance platforms (Upwork and Freelancer), job boards (Github and Stackoverflow), and matching services (Gun.io and TopTal) are all optimal solutions for you.
If you collaborate with a team augmentation partner like Grid Dynamics, you'll have a distributed or collocated development team. It will depend on whether you have a development team in-house or your whole development team is remote.
Concerning collaboration with developer hiring platforms like freelance sites (Upwork, Freelancer), matching services (Gun.io, TopTal), and job boards (Github, Stackoverflow), you'll be able to build a dispersed team working from all around the world.
Level of Developer's Integration
With a team augmentation service from Grid Dynamics, you'll have the opportunity to choose, hire, and manage remote developers with the methods you like. Thus, your remote programmers will experience a high level of integration with your local team.