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Old 31.05.2020, 16:26
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Re: Is being a developer a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?

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Is software-development (being an actual developer coding) a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?
I see most of all the large companies have 50-80% easteuropean and indian workers that are very capable and hard working. They can get top skilled workforce that are happy to work at low swiss rates.
Software Development is definitely not a dead end, and there are plenty of jobs available at all levels - but especially for talented developers with experience in growth areas like AI, graphics, blockchain and most financial fields.

Outsourcing to India is not the solution some CIOs thought it was - it needs a lot of good & proactive mgmt at both ends to make it work (many companies fail at this) otherwise the quality of deliverables is poor and the purported cost savings can be eaten up with the re-work. Quite a few have either started to roll back on outsourcing, or never went that route.

Near-shoring to Poland, Romania etc is still booming - perhaps the more closely aligned working ethics/styles can lead to better results. But even here, a lot of the work is still more the lifecycle maintenance stuff rather than novel new development.

Bottom line: if you're any good and you can show this to potential employers then you will find the work.
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