How Technology Firm is Bridging Software Talent Gap for Tech Companies


Emma Okonji

Given the apparent shortage of senior software engineers in the western world, The Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated that by 2026, the dearth of software engineers in the United States of America (USA), would exceed 1.2 million.

Among other nations, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom encounter the same paucity.

This scarcity of senior Information Technology (IT) experts is unarguably due to the constant increment in global digital consumption, which puts more pressure on the central digital exporter countries, and this will keep increasing as the middle class rises in developing economies, Zwarttech Technology Firm has said.

The technology firm, in a statement, said the question now is, how can this shortage or lacuna be plugged?

“Well, for every challenge or problem, there is always a solution. In this case, Zwarttech, a social impact firm, has researched and established a global shortage of senior IT experts, “it stated.

Moreover, the firm founded by Dr. Nelson Tosin Ajulo, has uncovered an innovative remedy to this global undersupply of senior IT experts,” Zwarttech said in a statement.

According to the firm, “Zwarttech addresses this scarcity by harnessing the abundant talent deposit and resources across Africa and connecting them to international job opportunities. In addition, the social impact firm provides Remote Senior IT Experts (Technical and Non-Technical) and Cybersecurity specialists from Africa, which includes outstaffing and outsourcing.

“The Zwarttech innovation provides companies worldwide with senior software engineers within 24 hours and in straightforward steps. With the Zwarttech business model, clients have options to choose the solution that best fits your needs. A client that has experienced the Zwartech innovation is Discovelo, a Canadian company. Discovelo is a social enterprise focused on the development of software designed to accompany traditional fitness equipment like stationary bicycles. The software will promote emotional regulation, creativity, learning, and healing for a broad end-user cross-section – starting with classrooms.”

CEO/President of Discovelo, Scott Keesey, while sharing his experience, said Zwarttech has extensively helped reinforce and close the tech gap in the company’s software development team.

‘’We were in search of someone that knows the job and can fit our budget. We considered countries with low price points and quality work. Zwarttech was the best fit. I reached out to the company, and I gave them our brief. They gave us the best game developer we can ask for, and we have never looked,” Keesey said.

On the quality of the job and the value the game developer has offered so far, Keesey said that the developer developed a multiplayer game prototype within weeks of joining the team, which is fantastic.

‘’Our tech team only had the experience of developing a single-player game. But when the need arose for a multiplayer game, Zwarttech provided us with a game developer who built a multiplayer prototype in weeks. I would say that the Zwartech developer has been able to plug the gap in our tech team and even contributed more by being committed, accountable, communicative and determined. Even the time difference and the distance between Canada and Nigeria has never been an issue. We had no problem working with an African developer because we are a diverse and inclusive company,” Keesey further said.

“Our concerns evaporated due to the unique business model of Zwarttech. They provided vital oversights and have taken care of all loose ends on both the senior IT expert and client sides. So, we knew that we could go forward with the unknown,” Keesey said.