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How it works

The Facet Contractor Network is a marketplace for hiring contract talent for the software and hardware industry. All contractors are experts in their domain, all are based in the US or Canada, and all have incredible resumes.
Step 1

We find top talent

Contractors apply to join the Facet Contractor Network. Only experienced contractors that have successfully passed the rigorous screening process at companies like Google and Amazon are accepted.

Step 3

You hire exceptional contractors!

You hire contract developers and engineers that are the same caliber as your full-time employees. Most clients find the perfect person in less than 11 days.

Step 2

You interview a short-list

We provide you a short-list of highly-qualified contractors with the skills and experience you need. You skip the screening process and jump straight to final interviews.

Membership Requirements

To join the Facet Contractor Network, contractors must meet the following requirements.

All of these

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

At least one of these

2+ years at a top software company
Shipped large feature at scale
Significant contributor to V1 product
Large contributor to major open source project

Why hire Facet contractors?

Developers you'll want to keep forever

We pay the highest rates and offer the premium support services, so the best developers pick Facet.

Frictionless communication

Forget time zone issues, language barriers, and miscommunications. Facet contractors are located where you are and have native fluency in English.

High quality software

Facet contractors have built software used by millions of people daily, with defect rates that are the lowest in the world.

Scalable architecture

Our developers have experience building planet-scale software. Scalability is built-in from the start, so it won't go down when it takes off.

Get started fast

Most positions are filled in less than 8 calendar days.

Cancel anytime

Need to end a contract early? With Facet, you can cancel a contract at any time, for any reason.

Software Development Solutions

When you work with Facet, you get a dedicated account manager that will take the time to understand your needs and help you assemble the right team.

MVP Product

Facet contractors have built thousands of MVPs. They understand how to make the right tradeoffs between speed and quality. The result is a solid MVP that won't go down when traffic spikes.

V1 Product

Facet can help you assemble a full product team - dev, test, PM, design, etc., or just the roles you're missing, to quickly bring your vision to reality. Working with a high-performance engineering team is game-changing.

Internal Tools

Custom internal tools have to be reliable and low maintenance. Facet contractors are experts at building intuitive tools that can run for years without needing servicing.

Staff Augmentation

Quickly add capacity to your existing team without permanently increasing your headcount or locking yourself into a long term contract.


Dramatically reduce the risk of hiring by bringing new employees on as contractors first, and convert them to full-time when you are ready.

Technical Experts

Quickly find a domain expert to consult on machine learning, scaling databases, eCommerce, streaming video, iOS, fintech, or any other technology or industry.

Roles We Fill

Facet specializes in filling the technical roles listed below.

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
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
Technical Co-founder

Contracting Rates

The world's best developers, data scientists, designers and product managers are on Facet.

Mid-level Engineer

Starting at
per hour
3+ years of experience
2+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products

Senior Engineer

Starting at
per hour
7+ years of experience
3+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products
Expert in multiple domains

Principal Engineer

Starting at
per hour
10+ years of experience
3+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products
Expert in multiple domains
Technical leadership exp.
Product Manager
UX Designer
QA Engineer

Common Questions

Can contractors work onsite?

Yes, our network has contractors located in most of the major tech hubs. However, you'll definitely have a wider selection of contractors from which to choose if you allow them to work remotely.

What are your contractor rates?

Each contractor sets their own rate, so they vary based on the role, experience level of the contractor and their location. You can find contracting rate information on our pricing page.

Do you have contractors with experience in X?

The Facet Contractor Network is made up of thousands of professional across the US and Canada with experience in pretty much every industry, programming language, technology and platform.

Do you have contractors in my area?

We have contractors in every major metropolitan area in the US and Canada. Many contractors are willing to relocate, if needed, for contracts lasting 12 months or longer.

Do you offer a no-risk two-week trial?

No. Other freelancing platforms offer a two-week trial period where you don't have to pay anything if you are not happy. This should be a red flag for two reasons. First, this means they are marking up the contractor rates so much, they can easily eat the cost when a client is unhappy. Second, this means that clients are frequently unhappy with the freelancers they hire on their platform.

Can I convert a contractor to a full-time (W2) employee?

Yes. See our pricing FAQ for more information.

Is there a fee for converting a contractor to a salaried employee?

If the contractor is converted to a salaried employee during the first twenty-four months on contract, there is a conversion fee. If the contractor is converted after completing twenty-four months on contract, there is no conversion fee.

If you plan on converting a contractor to a salaried employee prior to 24 months, you should consider using Facet's Elastic Technical Recruiting Services. You can hire contractors and convert them at any time with no conversion fee.

"Facet was our secret-sauce in hitting our critical product milestone.  We’ve used every contracting platform out there — Facet raises the bar. Exceptional talent coupled with rapid deployment makes Facet our go-to for staffing needs."
Esteban C.
Co-founder & CEO
TRM Labs (Backed by Y Combinator)

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