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What is the Facet Contractor Network?

The Facet Contractor Network is an exclusive network of senior developers, data scientists, designers, product managers and SDETs, located in the US and Canada, that have spent several years at top software companies like Google, Microsoft, Netflix, or Amazon, but have made the switch to contracting.

As a member, we provide you with community, support, and most importantly - work. Facet takes care of finding work, managing the account, and collecting payments - all the stuff that makes contracting suck.

How it works

1

Submit your application

First, submit a Facet member application. In it you'll tell us about your work history and provide your areas of expertise. Click here to start

2

We review your application

We check to make sure you meet the bar. Read more about our membership requirements here.

3

Join the community

Join our Slack group, meet other members, ask questions, share your knowledge, come to meetups and find new opportunities.

4

Get matched to work opportunities

When we find a project that matches your skill set and experience, we'll send you an email describing the project in detail. If you're interested, simply reply to the email and we'll start the process.

Available Roles

Below are some of the contract roles you can find on Facet.

Full Stack Developer
Front-End Developer
Back-End Developer
iOS Developer
Android Developer
Hardware Engineer
Systems Developer
Desktop App Developer
Data Scientist
Data Engineer
Security Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Game Developer
Computer Vision Engineer
NLP Developer
Data Scientist
Data Engineer
ML Engineer
NLP Engineer
Big Data Engineer
ETL Developer
DevOps Engineer
Build Automation Engineer
Site Reliability Engineer
Database Administrator
System Administrator
Release Manager
Product Manager
Mobile Product Manager
Web Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
Big Data Product Manager
Video Game Producer
Program Manager
Project Manager
UX Designer
UX Researcher
Graphic Designer
Mobile UX Designer
Web Designer
Prototype Developer
QA Engineer
SDET
Test Automation Engineer
Build Automation Engineer
Game Tester
Performance Test Engineer
Security Test Engineer
Mobile Test Engineer
Lead Developer
Lead Product Manager
Lead UX Designer
Development Manager
Director of Development
Director of Product Management
Director of UX
VP of Engineering
VP of Product
CTO
CPO
Technical Co-founder

Membership Requirements

To join the Facet Contractor Network you must meet the following requirements.

All of these

Located in US or Canada
4+ years of professional experience
Fluent in English
Authorized to work in US or Canada

At least one of these

3+ years at a top software company
Shipped large feature at scale
Significant contributor to V1 product
Core contributor to significant open source project

Being a contractor can be hard

Let's face it, there are some things about being a contractor that just suck. Worrying about your next job, dealing with bad clients, and chasing down payments can be really stressful. It can also get quite lonely working for yourself. It would be really great if you could get the benefit of working at a larger company, but still have all the freedom, flexibility and independence that makes working for yourself so great. That's exactly why we created Facet.

Facet helps contractors thrive

We do all the heavy lifting of finding work, developing client relationships, managing accounts, billing clients, following up on invoices, processing payments, etc. We'll also help you find health insurance, setup your LLC and find a good tax accountant. You get to focus on doing what you do best - building great software.

Why join the Facet Contractor Network?

Passively find new work

Facet has a team dedicated to finding new work opportunities. When we find an opportunity that is a good match for your area of expertise, we'll notify you to see if you are interested and available. You'll spend less time doing sales and more time doing what you love.

Eliminate the busywork

As an independent contractor, you have all the overhead of running your own business - but we can help! As a Facet contractor, we'll handle sales, account management, renewals, invoicing, and collections on every project. All the parts you'd probably rather not be doing.

Be part of a contractor community

When you join Facet you become a part of a team. You're given access to our private Slack group where you can get help from peers, stay up on technology trends, and join discussions. You get the benefits of a team without the politics.

Achieve better work-life balance

Working at companies like Amazon or Google can be very demanding. It's easy to let work consume you. As a contractor, you can often maintain your current income levels while achieving more balance in your life.

Bootstrap your new startup

Working as a contractor gives you the freedom and flexibility to build the startup you've always wanted. By joining the Facet Network, you can work as little or as much as you want to help pay the bills and reduce your risk while you launch your startup. You'll also find support from many others just like you in the network.

Escape the corporate office

Climbing the corporate ladder might not be for you. Facet can help you transition to a lifestyle that is a better fit for you. As a contractor, you'll have more flexibility to live where you want, work when you want, travel, and enjoy life.

Common Questions

Can I work remotely?

Yes, we have many remote contracting positions available.

How much do you pay?

That's up to you! As a Facet contractor you set your own hourly rate. If you aren't sure, we can help you figure out the market rate for your skills and experience.

How much does it cost to join the Facet Network?

Membership in the Facet Network is completely free for contractors. We make money by adding a small markup to the hourly rate you charge.

Can I join a company I'm contracting with as a full-time employee?

Yes. If you join within 24 months of starting your contract, the company will pay Facet a small fee to bring you on as a full-time employee. After 24 months, there is no fee.

"I have been working with Facet for the last 3 months and they’ve been absolutely amazing! Right from the point of signing up, to finding a good matching contract for me, to billing/payments and helping with insurance, and other things like setting up your company etc., they’ve been proactively helpful in every possible way! Very highly recommended!"
Manoj P.
Senior Software Engineer
Blue Origin, SkyKick, Microsoft

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