How Gun.io Works

Working with vetted freelance developers and designers has never been easier.

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We continuously build our vetted network.


Hundreds of freelancers apply to our network each week. We administer technical assessments, collect endorsements from previous colleagues, and verify skill and seniority. Only fully vetted members can work with Gun.io clients.

More about our evaluation process:

It starts with a large community - 20,000 strong, to be exact. We believe that more data and insight into industry trends results in higher-fidelity matches. Instead of imposing static and subjective vetting criteria, our community standards change and level-up in real time as more talented professionals join.

We evaluate each new member’s technical prowess, written and spoken English, and performance across their last several freelance engagements. We verify their claims around expert-level skills, work history, and communication style with their previous clients, managers, and colleagues. Members continue to collect merit and improve their community standing as they work with Gun.io clients and other freelancers.
 

The best part? None of this is a black-box process. All of our evaluation is transparent and available to those looking to hire Gun.io talent. See at-a-glance why each candidate you’re matched with earned their stripes with Gun.io.

More About Our Freelancers

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We match you with talent in the network.


Based on your specifications, we’ll present candidates we think you’d work best with. See how they compare to others in the industry.

Who's in the network:

From COBOL to Go, Kanban to Scrum, migrating legacy code to breaking ground on a new project - we’ve got you covered. 

 

We operate on a double opt-in model, which means both clients and talent must be interested in working with each other to begin. When you get in touch, we’ll collect important hiring criteria from you: what the goal of a new hire is, your stack, your team complexion, and so on. 

 

We use that data to filter the community for qualified, best-fit candidates for your needs. We’ll present the opportunity to them, confirm interest, and then pass those matches on to you. 


What’s in a match? It’s more than just technical ability. After overseeing thousands of engagements, we’re able to discern the underlying skills and traits that make a candidate a great fit for your specific work context. For example, a candidate who is well-suited to be the sole architect and fullstack developer of a new application is likely not the same candidate we’d recommend for a ten-person team - even if they are both experts in Python.


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Meet your favorite candidates.


We’ll set up interviews with the candidates that you like best - or, skip straight to a small trial of hours to see if the fit is right.

What to expect:

If a candidate piques your interest, we’ll introduce you (and any other stakeholders on your team) over video conference so you have a chance to dig into the role. 

 

Hey, and by the way: you still haven’t paid a dime. With Gun.io, you only pay for the hours you work with your freelancers. No separate fees. 

 

When you’re ready to start a trial, we’ll get you set up with a small package of hours with your freelancer. Most Gun.io clients use this time to do some light onboarding, scope the project if relevant, and deliver some quick wins.


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Start driving results together.


Book your freelancer for the monthly hours that you need. Bring in additional resources or swap out talent as your roadmap requires. We’ll handle contracts, billing, and payments along the way.

Flexible, elastic technical hiring:

We believe in an Agile Hiring model, wherein technical teams can be flexibly built in response to their roadmap. It’s rare that a team needs experts in all relevant skills, equally, all the time. More likely, our need for certain skills expands and contracts over time. Our product roadmaps are agile and responsive. Our teams should be, too. 

 

With Gun.io, you can quickly scale up your capacity in a certain area, bringing on just the experts you need, for just as long as you need them. Cutting out the usual time-to-hire equation allows you to stay steeped in the work and focused on results.


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"Gun.io allows us to maintain a flexible and cost-effective technical infrastructure that can scale based on the needs of a given project."

-Matt L., Founder, Gun.io customer

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