The Facet Network is an exclusive network of senior developers, designers, product managers and testers, 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.
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
We check to make sure you meet the bar. Read more about our qualification process here.
Join our Slack group, meet other members, ask questions, share your knowledge, come to meetups and find new 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.
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 is a new type of software development agency - we have no staff in-house to do the work we land. We rely completely on our network of trusted contractors. It's the perfect combination. We do all the heavy lifting of finding work, developing client relationships, managing accounts, billing, collections, etc. You get to focus on doing what you do best - building great software. By using a network of contractors, rather than employing full-time staff, we can be more efficient and pass more of the client billings to you.
In order to join the Facet Network, you must meet the following requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Climbing the corporate ladder might not be for you. Facet can help you transition to a more rewarding career. As a contractor you'll have more flexibility to live where you want, travel and enjoy life.
Membership in the Facet Network is completely free for contractors. We make money by adding a small markup to the hourly rate you decide to charge.
That's up to you! As a Facet contractor you set your own hourly rate. Most first time contractors don't know how much they should be charging per hour. Once you join, we'll share with you what your peers are charging and help ensure you set the right rate.
Yes, many Facet customers allow for remote work options when hiring contractors.
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