Nearshore Development Center

dotNear’s core offering

Building dedicated nearshore development centers is at the core of our business. To date, companies acting in Financial Services, Insurance, Internet / New Media, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail and Education have used our nearshore outsourcing services to build development centers.

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What is a dedicated nearshore development center?

Simply put, a nearshore development center is a dedicated team of experts – just like a branch of your internal software development department, only not co-located. This extension to your own software development team gives you access to extra technical talent AND lets you adapt your workforce on-the-fly to changing needs.

You can choose to manage the nearshore development center yourself or have it managed locally by our Engagement Managers. A mixed approach involves delegating certain management functions nearshore, while retaining others with your internal team.

Nearshore Development Center procedures: Least impact approach

When defining the operational and communication models, we use both our and your existing models and processes, tailoring them to our specific collaboration context. The goal is to make working with a nearshore development center as easy as possible for your internal teams.

The easy path is “we’ll use whatever it is you’re using”.

Experienced companies are able to understand what clients use, in the context of the broader landscape of available processes and tools. Such companies are able to make recommendations which could actually improve the clients’ existing choices, either at the beginning of the nearshore relationship or as it progresses over time.

We are always open to improving our processes and we learn from each of our engagements, via internal knowledge sharing between dedicated teams. There is always room for improvement.

Access to great technical talent. Complete control over costs.

Specialized nearshore development companies are able to tap into large pools of engineers, through ample recommendation networks and the sheer diversity of projects they have to offer.

This comes paired with great job stability, well-defined career plans and predictability for developers. Clients benefit from professionally managed nearshore teams and assured delivery.

A nearshore development center is first built based on your existing requirements. Changes might trigger ramp-ups or decreases in the number of nearshore developers. Seniority adjustments and re-allocating nearshore resources between tasks and sub-projects are also choices we can easily accommodate. Most of the time, nearshore development teams are more efficient when dealing with multiple projects for one client, such that effort allocation can be routed to where business needs it most.


Roadmap for a nearshore development center

This is how building a typical outsourced team extension looks, from day 1 up to a fully operational distributed team:


  • Understand your current context and business needs
  • Define and align objectives
  • Develop implementation plan and budget


  • Define profiles and job descriptions
  • Screen candidates (internal and external)
  • Technical validation of the candidates by both the nearshore tech lead and your technical staff


  • Perform knowledge transfer for the initial members of the nearshore development center
  • Define processes, tools and metrics
  • Setup infrastructure & access (tools, accounts, etc).


  • Ramp up the nearshore development center to the required capacity
  • Develop applications, manage applications or both
  • Monitor and improve the processes
  • Recurring project governance meetings, according to pre-agreed schedule.

Our approach to setting up nearshore development teams is the result of continuous improvements and lessons learned in more than 10 years. We bring together top technical talent and agile processes to generate significant business outcomes for our customers.