Offshore IT Contractors

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It’s no secret that there is a shortage of talent in the IT industry here in New Zealand, so it’s not surprising that so many companies are looking offshore for staff. Unfortunately, hiring from overseas brings its own unique challenges.

That’s where we come in.

Over the years we have built a global network of trusted, hardworking IT contractors. These professionals have all passed our strict and rigorous standards to work for our Kiwi clients. By focusing exclusively on the IT industry, we know who is good, who is available, and who would be perfect for your vacant position.

We only work with people who have a strong work ethic, proven tech skills, and a dedication to their job. English-speaking, highly trusted and thoroughly professional, we only suggest people we think are the right fit for your company and the position on offer.

IT recruitment

Three reasons why you should let us source your offshore IT talent

Connect with highly skilled, hardworking IT specialists around the world, available to start working for you today.


Not only have 40 Foot been doing this a long time, but our offshore contractors all have considerable experience in the industry.


Our network of contacts around the world means we never have a shortage of people to choose from.

Kiwi Owned

We’re a NZ-owned business and while our contractors may be in Lebanon, you will be dealing with a team leader here in New Zealand, helping you with any issues or requests.

Nervous about hiring from overseas?

We understand hiring from another country can make a Kiwi employer anxious.

Naturally, there are many questions and concerns when recruiting from overseas, but we’re here to simplify everything.

Over the years we have built up a team of professional, honest and hardworking IT specialists, all of whom fall under a New Zealand based technical director who is available 24/7 for support.

Where do we get our IT talent from?

Most tech companies look towards India when it comes to hiring offshore. 

We choose not to.

Our talent comes mainly from Lebanon and Cyprus, areas with a similar industrious work ethic to New Zealand, along with excellent English proficiency. 

Our IT contractors are the very best in the industry – trustworthy, hardworking and up-to-date with all the latest tech concepts. 

You literally won’t find anyone better.

How we deliver a top offshore contractor

1. Scope
We meet with you to really understand what you need for the work. 

2. Talent pool
Once we understand your needs we formulate a short list of suitable candidates who will fit well into your team.

3. Introduction
We introduce our candidates to you through Zoom.

4. Onboarding
Once you’ve decided on a candidate, we assist with the onboarding process to make everything simple.

5. Contractor Management
We oversee and manage the contractor through all the work. Our NZ based Technical Director is available to assist when you need help.

With 40 Foot you get:

Competitive pricing

A team up and running quickly

Access to only the best talent

The battle to find talent in New Zealand

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Engage local contractors

There’s a limited talent pool. Everyone is doing transformations. This means sky high prices and picky candidates. The average cost for a senior developer is $25,000 per month.
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Use a NZ-based consultancy

They’re facing the same talent shortages and passing on the cost to you. It’s so busy that they’re refusing work from their largest customers. This means your project could struggle to meet their priority threshold. Average cost is $32,000 per month per resource.
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Choose 40 Foot offshore talent

Enjoy dedicated, offshore resources that are selected and managed by our NZ team. While the monthly cost is similar to a permanent resource, you have flexibility in how long you engage them. Best yet, they are the top in their field and will work exclusively for you without the threat of being poached.

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Connect with other offshore providers

Getting offshore companies to engage with smaller NZ businesses is tough. These contractors are serving bigger markets like the US, so they will focus on them. Even if you can get airtime with them, it’s likely their best resources are assigned to bigger clients.
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Find permanent staff

Talent is scarce in New Zealand. You could lure someone away from their current job, but they may just be poached off you within the next 12 months.

The type of candidates you can expect

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Hiba - QA Engineer

Hiba is a dedicated career software QA with over 10 years of experience with international teams, in both manual and automation testing. Comfortable in Jira, TestRail, Azure DevOps, Xray, Robot Framework, Selenium WebDriver, and Postman. 

She has an impressive CV having worked on a variety of projects with a diversity of technologies, requirements, and processes, from Enterprise Solutions to SaaS solutions (software as a Service), to mobile applications.

Hiba is so passionate about QA, she co-founded the Lebanese Software Quality Assurance Community and she has backed up her professional curiosity with several certifications: ISTQB(CTAL-TM, CTFL-AT, & CTFL), CSeTF & CMAP.


  • SDLC & Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
  • Web Automation (Selenium web driver,Robot Framework, Python, GIT)
  • Test Planning & Test Case management(Testrail, Xray,…)
  • Mobile App Testing (Kobiton,Charles,..)
  • API Automation (Postman & RobotFramework)
  • Defect Management (Jira, Azure devops,..)
  • Database Testing (SQL Developer)
  • Agile Methodologies


  • English (Proficient)
  • Arabic (Native)
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Husam - Senior Full Stack Engineer

Husam is one of the most complete full stack developers on our team and he also plays a leadership role due to his 12+ years of experience in IT. His skills across both Backend and Frontend are exceptional. He is Skilled in Agile Software Development, C# .Net Core, SQL Server Databases, Rest APIs, Angular, Reactjs, SaaS Enterprise Software, Docker, Containers and AWS Services. 

He is based in Lebanon but works with predominantly US companies Like all our developers, Hussam holds academic qualifications, the most impressive being Master’s degree in Software Engineering, where he studied mapping between XPDL and PNML, and Workflow Optimization.

Husam also holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree, so he has a strong academic foundation to add to the soft-skills around communication and problem-solving that he excels in.


  • .NET
  • C#
  • ASP.NET Core
  • SQL
  • ReactJS
  • jQuery
  • Sass
  • AngularJS
  • Hangfire
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • ASP.NET Zero


  • English (Fluent)
  • Arabic (Native)

Offshore IT Contractors - FAQs

We usually aim for a minimum of two hours overlap to sync with the meetings you need them to attend and then they can continue working independently on their time.
We simply need two weeks notice. This is short, but we have heard from clients often that the main benefit is flexibility and the ability to scale up or down at short notice. We can agree on a longer notice period if it would suit your business needs.
Our team have worked predominantly for US-based companies, and most have completed university degrees in English. They are excellent communicators, with skills that go beyond language, and can clearly articulate technical concepts to a broad audience.
We have an overarching Contracting Services Agreement in place between 40 Foot and your company. This governs the way we provide contractors. In addition, we have a simple Particulars of Assignment one-pager for each specific resource that you engage through us. It would list a contractor’s name and the agreed rate, as well as the start and end date of the engagement.
Your first point of contact is our NZ based technical director. We also have an off-shore technical director who is directly in contact with our team. Between the two, we will ensure any problems are resolved quickly and to your satisfaction.
Yes! When you engage one of our resources, you are bringing that specific person onto your team, and we will not swap that person out or interrupt the IP that they have built up with you, unless it makes sense for your business (for example you might choose to move them around within your organisation).
As soon as we know that a developer is planning to leave we initiate the process of replacing them. We also endeavour to allow time for a handover period between the two people.
Our turnover of contractors is low, we offer our team competitive rates of pay and other benefits so that we can retain these talented people.

We have several clients that would be happy to speak with you about 40 Foot’s Offshore Contractors. Get in touch with us to organise that for you.


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