FAQ

For Companies

  • Can Facet contractors work on-site?

    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 contractor and location. In general, it's about the same as you would pay for the salary + bonus + benefits of a senior or principal level full-time employee.

  • Do you have any junior or mid-level devs?

    No, Facet only accepts contractors that have at least 7 years of professional programming experience.

  • What are your fees?

    It doesn't cost anything to have an account with Facet. You only pay for the actual hours worked by your contractors. We make money by taking a small percentage of the hourly rate.

For Contractors

  • What are the qualifications for joining the Facet Developer Network?

    You must have at least 7 years of professional programming experience, have 3 or more years at a top software company, be located in the US or Canada and have native level fluency in English.

  • What companies are considered a "top software company"

    We don't have an official list, but generally it includes Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Airbnb, Google and any other company where we are confident the hiring bar is sufficiently high and engineering teams have a strong reputation of excellence.

  • Why do you only accept contractors that have worked at top software companies?

    There are fantastic engineers at all sorts of companies. By limiting membership to top software companies, we can rely on their extensive interviewing and engineering skills training, rather than relying on our own flawed screening or interviewing process.

  • Do I need a resume to sign up?

    No, we prefer to use your LinkedIn profile as your resume. If you don't have a LinkedIn profile then yes, we will need you to submit a resume with your application.

  • Can I join if I have a full-time job?

    Yes. Some projects we find don't require a full-time commitment and can be done after hours. Also, if you want to transition from your full-time job to full-time contractor, joining the network will allow you to find your first project, before leaving your current job. However, it's your responsibility to verify that your current employer allows for moonlighting.

  • How much does it cost to join Facet?

    Membership in the Facet Developer Network is completely free for contractors. We make money by charging clients a small fee when they hire one of our contractors.

  • Can I join if I am outside the US or Canada?

    Not at this time.

  • Am I a Facet employee or an independent contractor?

    Independent contractor (1099).

  • What benefits do you offer?

    The IRS limits the benefits companies can offer to sub-contractors. We unfortunately can't offer things like health insurance, 401k or paid time off. When determining your hourly rate, make sure you include enough for time off and paying for your own health insurance.

  • What happens after I join?

    You'll receive a welcome packet and a link to the member handbook which explains how you'll be notified of work opportunities, how you get paid, etc. We'll then send your profile out to our customers to let them know you are available. Once you find the right project we'll have you sign a consulting agreement with Facet.

  • How do I get paid?

    Once you receive a project assignment from a Facet customer, you will be on-boarded onto the Facet time-tracking and payments systems. You submit your hours worked every week. Every other week, we send your hours off to the customer for payment. Once we've collected payment from the customer, we send payment to you for that pay period. It generally takes 15-30 days after a pay period ends for contractors to receive payment for their work.

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