The acceleration in 5G technology, the gaming sector, the launches of more affordable VR gadgets, and the development of more powerful wireless VR devices expedite the acquisition as well as the development of the medium. 

VR/AR technologies offer exciting business opportunities to a broad range of industries. Marketing, gaming, and retail are the primary use cases. However, virtually any business can still reap the advantages of VR and AR-powered solutions, such as higher sales, a better understanding of customers, competitive advantages, etc. 

As per the estimation of researchers and analysts, the international mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) market reached 28 billion USD back in 2021 and is projected to exceed 250 billion USD by the year 2028. Not only this, the market size of virtual reality technology will probably reach 26.86 billion USD by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% from 2021 to 2027. 

All the splendid practices for hiring software developers apply to the search and recruitment of VR and AR professionals. First and foremost, you will need to formulate your goals, needs, and requirements with clarity. 

They will broadly determine where you should hire VR developers and how you are supposed to cooperate with them. Keep reading to lay your eyes on three scenarios and gulp some more valuable information. 

In-House AR/VR Development Team

You may shape an entire internal VR/AR team or extend your existing team of in-house developers or expand your existing team of in-house developers by including VR/AR specialists if

  • You are ready to pay higher wages and offer better conditions as well as perks than your competitors. 
  • Your AR/VR development will be an ongoing full-time project and will need post-delivery support.  
  • Lengthy job advertising, interviews, screening, and background assessment are not a problem. 
  • Total control, comfortable and transparent communication during the development process, complete dedication, and alignment with the company’s culture are the priority. 

Remote AR/VR Development Team

Finding a VR/AR specialist on top-notch freelancing platforms is easy. Businesses can head over to websites like Guru, Freelancer, Upwork, Toptal, and PeoplePerHour. Besides cumbersome onboarding and recruitment, freelancers require greater project management effort, especially if they are dispersed geographically. You have to manage their schedules, coordinate and integrate their work, control motivation and engagement, deal with unplanned time-offs, and more. 

Contracting an AR/VR Development Team

A tailored team of professionals entirely focused on the client’s AR/VR project offers several advantages, such as: 

  • You can be sure of a successful knowledge transfer if the project team line-up changes. 
  • You can change the needs and scope at ease. Also, you can ramp the team up and down to meet the current business goals. 
  • The agency can form the team in a couple of days, permitting the client to start the development swiftly without the pains of paperwork, recruiting, or onboarding. 
  • Vetted experienced AR/VR engineers ensure a higher quality of the content and software. 

Interview Questions To Ask 

The following questions might help you identify qualified talent, regardless of what kind of VR experience you are looking to build. Ask these out: 

  • How would you approach our project if you were starting from scratch? 
  • What sets VR development apart from traditional animation or game design? 
  • Are there any particular platforms you would prefer to work with? If yes, why? 
  • Why are you interested in VR development? 
  • What is your work process? Brief me about it.
  • What is an example of a time you revived hard feedback – how did you incorporate or address it? 
  • How do you like to collaborate with others? What is your hand-off process like? 
  • How do you ensure you stay on target with challenging or shifting deadlines? Please give the best possible example. 
  • How do you test a VR experience? 

Arhamsoft (Pvt) Ltd as a Reliable AR/VR Development Partner 

Arhamsoft (Pvt) Ltd is one of the most reputable and fastest-growing IT outsourcing companies in Pakistan, counting over 250 experts on board. We have provided high-quality AR/VR, blockchain, and digital marketing services to international clients for over ten years. 

Our developers specialize in Unity 3D development which is known for: 

  • Design apps
  • 3D modeling
  • Educational apps
  • Games
  • Marketing and business apps 
  • Training and simulators
  • And so on.

Besides developing software products from start to finish, we also allow our clients to hire a virtual reality developer or an entire team who can work for them for years. 

Our workflow is as follows: 

  • We discuss the business requirements of our clients and create an ideal developer profile regarding salary, skillset, etc. 
  • Our HR experts pick potential candidates and shortlist resumes based on the agreed profile. 
  • Our client can conduct an interview of selected candidates and give test tasks to assess their attitude toward work and skills. 
  • The final step is to sort out the details and sign a contract.  

Key Takeaways 

Without any uncertainty, VR development is an emerging discipline at the intersection of game design and animation. A great VR experience can create a level of immersion that no other visual medium can compete with. That immersiveness has made VR a hot development area for various fields, from job training to content marketing and game design. 

Since this technology is on the tongue of almost everyone, entrepreneurs seeking to hire VR developers need a combination of software programming, UI/UX design, 3D modeling, sound/video production skills, capability to solve complex problems with the help of medium’s distinctive strengths, and obsession with the constantly evolving technology. 

It is crucial to choose developers with sufficient experience and mitigate the potential risks by doing the following: 

  • Clearly formulating the goals and requirements of your project. 
  • Choosing a reliable outsourcing or outstaffing services provider
  • Assessing the soft and hard skills of the selected candidates
  • Negotiating the project development stages, communication means, reporting and work schedule carefully 

Are you searching for an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) developer for your product team expansion? Do you need a project budget estimate or consultation? Need a dedicated set of resources for delivering AR/VR solutions of varying complexity and scope?  

No matter what your needs are, you can rely on ArhamSoft (Pvt) Ltd at ease. 

Request a call today, and let us bring your ideas to life!