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IT recruitment Romania, Bucharest. Top Romanian software engineers, on-demand.

Bucharest – Romania
Splaiul Unirii 160,
030133, Bucharest, Romania

40 000

Pre-vetted software
engineers in our database.


Clients worldwide
since 2015.

#1 recruitment agency
in Romania and Eastern Europe.
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Why tech talent from Romania?
Exceptionally strong technical talent. Romania.
Very high level of technical skills combined with English communication abilities, and strong work ethic.
Central location in Europe
Just 3 hours away from London, Berlin and Tel Aviv
Romania central location
An extensive selection of office spaces in the city
Shortlisted office space destinations in Bucharest
Aspace Barbu Vacarescu
Aspace Barbu Vacarescu
Rent monthly
From 200 eur/month
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Regus Sun Plaza
Regus Sun Plaza
Rent monthly
From 200 eur/month
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Myhive S-Park
Myhive S-Park
Rent monthly
From 275 eur/month
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Want to start small?
Popular co-working spaces in Bucharest for employees
Impact Hub Bucharest
Impact Hub Bucharest
Strada Tudor
Arghezi 8-10,
București 020945,
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Bucharest Tower Center,
Bulevardul Ion Mihalache 15-17,
București 011171, Romania
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Commons Unirii
Commons Unirii
Strada Halelor 5,
București 030118, Romania
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Tech Hub
Tech Hub
Strada Nicolae Filipescu 39-41,
București 020961, Romania
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Bucharest in numbers
Vibrant tech community in Bucharest, Romania
1 776 000
4 100
Total Open Developer Jobs
$80 000
Average annual salary for a senior developer
🏆 Top Computer science universities
  1. Politehnica University of Bucharest
  2. University of Bucharest
  3. Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
  4. Spiru Haret University
Top companies with strong presence in Bucharest, Romania
Samsung logo Moldman logo Google logo Microsoft logo McKinsey logo Tmobile logo HP logo BCG logo Expedia logo Affirm logo Huuuge logo TomTom logo Bloomberg logo Bolt logo Roche logo EY logo Box logo Bosch logo Nielsen logo Snowflake logo Sump Logic logo Shopee logo TikTok logo
Academic center of Romania for the IT industry
Best computer science universities in Bucharest, Romania
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Graduates annually
Politehnica University of Bucharest
22 500
6 000
University of Bucharest
32 500
8 000
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
45 000
10 000
Spiru Haret University
9 500
2 300
Titu Maiorescu University
17 500
4 000
Some of the companies we helped
Examples of companies we helped establish engineering offices in Bucharest, Romania

Many success stories

Selected recruitment case studies

Many success stories for Warsaw, Poland

Selected case studies of setting engineering branches in Warsaw

We created a comprehensive recruiting process that meet the requirements of an incredibly successful financial institution.
We recruited an exceptional tech lead with a unique combination of skills for a pharmaceutical company.
We assembled a core technology team (machine learning, software UX/UI, and operations) for several company departments.
High quality engineering talent with cost-effective rates
Salary ranges for developers from Bucharest, Romania
Lowest (USD) Average (USD) Highest (USD)
Position Seniority Romania (annually) Recommended by us
DevOps Engineer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 200 USD 2 500 USD 3 500 USD 5 200 USD 1 700 USD 3 250 USD 4 400 USD 6 250 USD 2 200 USD 4 000 USD 5 300 USD 7 300 USD 1 320 – 2 420 USD/annum 2 750 – 4 400 USD/annum 3 850 – 5 830 USD/annum 5 720 – 8 030 USD/annum
Platform Engineer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 300 USD 2 500 USD 3 600 USD 4 800 USD 1 900 USD 3 250 USD 4 400 USD 5 950 USD 2 500 USD 4 000 USD 5 200 USD 7 100 USD 1 430 – 2 750 USD/annum 2 750 – 4 400 USD/annum 3 960 – 5 720 USD/annum 5 280 – 7 810 USD/annum
Python Engineer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 050 USD 1 900 USD 3 300 USD 4 600 USD 1 675 USD 2 600 USD 4 050 USD 5 550 USD 2 300 USD 3 300 USD 4 800 USD 6 500 USD 1 155 – 2 530 USD/annum 2 090 – 3 630 USD/annum 3 630 – 5 280 USD/annum 5 060 – 7 150 USD/annum
Front-end Engineer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 100 USD 1 800 USD 3 200 USD 4 500 USD 1 500 USD 2 400 USD 3 850 USD 5 250 USD 1 900 USD 3 000 USD 4 500 USD 6 000 USD 1 210 - 2 090 USD/annum 1 980 – 3 300 USD/annum 3 520 – 4 950 USD/annum 4 950 – 6 600 USD/annum
Ruby Developer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 200 USD 1 800 USD 3 000 USD 5 000 USD 1 600 USD 2 350 USD 4 000 USD 6 050 USD 2 000 USD 2 900 USD 5 000 USD 7 100 USD 1 320 – 2 200 USD/annum 1 980 – 3 190 USD/annum 3 300 – 5 500 USD/annum 5 500 – 7 810 USD/annum
PHP Developer Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 150 USD 1 500 USD 2 000 USD 4 400 USD 1 575 USD 1 900 USD 3 250 USD 5 200 USD 2 000 USD 2 300 USD 4 500 USD 6 000 USD 1 265 – 2 200 USD/annum 1 650 – 2 530 USD/annum 2 200 – 4 950 USD/annum 4 840 – 6 600 USD/annum
Product owner Junior Mid Senior Lead 1 600 USD 2 000 USD 3 000 USD 4 400 USD 1 900 USD 3 000 USD 4 000 USD 5 300 USD 2 200 USD 4 000 USD 5 000 USD 6 200 USD 1 760 – 2 420 USD/annum 2 200 – 4 400 USD/annum 3 300 – 5 500 USD/annum 4 840 – 6 820 USD/annum
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Be aware of the cultural differences in the region
Cultural difference - Romanian IT professionals
work as contractors, not employees
B2B/C2C/1099 - essential information
B2B refers to business-to-business rather than business-to-consumer. In the US, it’s commonly referred to as C2C - “corp to corp”. Business-to-business requires the contractor to set up a sole proprietorship. Setting up this form of business is a low cost and does not require extensive capital.
B2B as a norm in Eastern Europe and a cultural difference in the region
The B2B form of engagement is hugely popular in Eastern Europe, where most IT professionals work in that way, and it is uncommon to sign a software developer in that region on a formal employment agreement.
Understood as full-time and long-term exclusive engagement
In the contractor's mind, B2B engagement is a valid form of employment. They think of the job as long-term and full-time. And that they’ll be only engaged that way with 1 employer/company. Workers from Eastern Europe think of B2B as standard permanent employment.
Contractor solely responsible for the taxes
The contractor is solely responsible for paying/withholding necessary taxes according to the local tax regulations. This form of employment allows for some tax advantages compared to formal employment, depending on the region, for both the employee and the employer.
Much greater accessible pool of talent
By being open also for the B2B/C2C engagement, the employer has access to a much bigger pool of technical talent when considering regions like Eastern Europe or Latin America, as many very strong senior engineers will only be open to B2B jobs and will reject formal employment offers.
No need for a work visa nor work permit
If you want to work with a foreigner on a B2B basis, and this foreigner is conducting business in her/his country, you do not need to fulfill any additional formalities. Moreover, the employee does not need to obtain a work permit in the country.
B2B - legally permitted in Eastern Europe
As opposed to the US or Germany, where employee misclassification could entail penalties for the employer, in Eastern Europe (like Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine), this is not the case, and actually, most IT professionals work on that legal form of engagement.
Technicalities - pay per mandays/hours of the performed services
Taxes in Romania for IT sector
The tax system in Romania for the IT sector is relatively favorable compared to other European countries. Here are some key points to keep in mind:
Corporate income tax
The corporate income tax rate in Romania is a flat rate of 16%. This is one of the lowest rates in Europe, which makes Romania an attractive destination for foreign companies.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate in Romania is 19%. However, there are reduced VAT rates of 9% and 5% for certain goods and services.
Personal income tax
The personal income tax rate in Romania is a flat tax rate of 10%. Additionally IT professionals who meet certain criteria are eligible for a 0% income tax rate on their salary. To qualify for this tax exemption, the IT professional must have a university degree in a relevant field, and their gross monthly salary must be at least twice the average gross salary in Romania in the previous year. Furthermore, they must be employed by a company that operates in the IT industry and holds a special certification issued by the Romanian government.
Social security contributions
Employers in Romania are required to contribute to the country’s social security system, which includes health insurance, pension insurance, and disability insurance. The total social security contribution rate is 37,25% of the employee’s gross salary. This rate is split between the employer and the employee, with the employer being responsible for contributing 23.75%, and the employee contributing the remaining 13.5%.

We’ve worked with global brands, rapidly-growing startups, hedge funds, and high net-worth individuals.

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Global brands
We have experience working with global corporate clients and top tier brands in logistics, QRS, energy and consulting.
Exceptionally demanding clients
From a rapidly growing Series A and B startups from the US and Europe with a high engineering talent bar to hedge funds, HNWIs, and investors - we're used to exceeding our client’s expectations.
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Extremely high client satisfaction
Our reliability is attested by our 6 years on the market and excellent client satisfaction on independent, external review portals.
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Over 40 tech recruiters on board
We can hire up to 5 developers in the first month, 20 in a 3-month period, and 100 within a year.
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Top-notch developers don’t apply for jobs - they need to be recruited.

Our dedicated recruiter is much better than job boards.

Each position requires an individualized approach, especially to senior roles. Our tech recruiters will utilize the extensive know-how we gathered over the years, combined with professional recruitment software tools, to find and select the perfect candidate for you.

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The best candidates do not apply, they need to be found.
Often the best candidates are employed and do not appear on job boards. We help you attract both active and passive candidates.
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We save your time. Strong vetting.
Our dedicated English-speaking recruiter will put you in contact with pre-selected candidates. We’ll manage sourcing, screening, scheduling of interviews, negotiations and job offers.
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References and background check.
We will investigate a candidate’s background before hiring. Our recruiter will check and provide you with employment references from former colleagues.
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3 months warranty.
If a hired candidate does not pass a trial period in your company, we will find a replacement with no additional fees, or issue a refund.
Romania - a region rich in the IT talent
Competitive advantages Poland can offer
Sizable talent Abundant Talent Pool
In Central Europe, Romania is a notable provider of software development services and is the second-largest in the region, following Russia. With a population of around one million software developers in the area, more than a quarter of them are situated in Romania, which makes it a highly suitable destination for software development services.
Diverse Talent Pool
Diverse and Versatile Experts
Romania is an excellent destination for those seeking a diverse and flexible workforce. Its talent pool is composed of individuals with a wide range of skill sets and expertise, enabling companies to locate suitable professionals who can fulfill their specific needs.
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Romania - A Leading IT Provider
With a significant number of highly skilled professionals available, Romania is a prominent participant in the software development industry in Central Europe. In the region, there is a population of roughly one million software developers, with over 25% of them situated in Romania. This makes Romania a leading IT provider in the area.
Quality and Experienced Talent Pool
Quality and Experienced Talent Pool
With a majority of its software developers possessing over three years of experience, Romania presents a vast pool of experienced professionals. Businesses can, therefore, easily find highly skilled experts to fulfill their requirements and streamline their long-term operations. Consequently, Romania is an excellent destination for offshoring.
Exceptional Technical Education
Romania provides excellent value for money without sacrificing the quality of work, ensuring you receive high-quality products and services at relatively lower prices. The country boasts a considerable pool of skilled software developers and provides superior technical education, making it an ideal location to construct a high-performing tech team.
Good representation of developers in all three strata
The seniority breakdown of the software developer community in Romania
Junior developers
Mid-level developers
Senior developers
Diverse Talent Pool
English is not a barrier - widespread English abilities
Software developers in Romania have made a conscious effort to not only improve their software development skills, but also focus on their personal and professional development. Additionally, Romanian developers have prioritized improving their English proficiency to minimize any potential language barriers during communication.
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DevsData LLC - experienced at large-scale
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Tom runs a unique IT consulting firm, DevsData. I have the pleasure of working with him as business partners on a big-scale digital transformation project for Varner Group – a European fashion group with 14 000 employees worldwide.

DevsData has assembled the core machine learning, software, and UX teams for the operation (26 people in total). I can personally guarantee their dedication, ability to understand business needs and to track down those exceptional individuals (we’re very picky) wherever they are located.

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Cost-effective, standard conditions.

Market rate contract terms you're familiar with.

Direct. Permanent. Employment.
Candidates we recruit are hired directly by companies for full-time, permanent employment. They stayed an average of 2+ years with the new employers.
Clear, market rate terms.
We charge a market rate success fee of 16% of the candidate's annual salary for every placement, no matter the technology.

There is no exclusivity clause in the agreement - you're free to work with other vendors and agencies.
A fast-track to top talent.
50% of recruitments are completed in under 7 days
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Frequently asked questions

What are the pros of investing in a talent from Romania?

Investing in talent from Romania can offer several advantages, including a highly skilled workforce with a diverse set of expertise and skill sets, cost-effectiveness, English proficiency, and favorable government policies to support the growth of the IT sector. These benefits make it an ideal location for businesses looking to build top-performing tech teams, collaborate with skilled professionals, or expand their operations in the country.

How many Romanian specialists do you have in your database?

As of February 2023, we have over 40 000 candidates in our database, with more than 15,000 being exclusively based in Romania. Our database is continuously growing as we conduct multiple recruitment processes at any given time.

What makes you unique among your competitors on the Romanian market?

At DevsData, maintaining a high level of transparency and valuing honesty as a core business principle is of utmost importance. We strive to hire employees and contractors who possess the ability to solve complex problems through a rigorous, multi-stage recruitment process that only the most exceptional candidates can successfully complete.

Are Romanian IT specialists considered well qualified?

Romanian IT specialists are generally considered well qualified, with many possessing a strong technical education and expertise in a wide range of fields, including software development, data science, AI, and cybersecurity. Romanian universities and technical schools provide a high level of technical education, with a focus on practical skills, and many IT professionals have honed their abilities through real-world experience. Additionally, Romanian IT specialists have a reputation for being hardworking, reliable, and dedicated to continuous learning and development.

Why is now the best time to hire Romanian developers?

Now is an excellent time to hire Romanian developers due to their strong technical education, favorable business environment, cost-effectiveness, and English proficiency. These factors make them an ideal choice for businesses looking to save money without compromising on quality while collaborating with skilled professionals.

Do we need to start a legal entity before hiring talent in Romania?

Yes, to hire talent in Romania, you need to establish a legal entity in the country. This can be done by registering a company with the Romanian Trade Register or by opening a branch of an existing foreign company. The legal entity will be responsible for complying with Romanian employment laws and regulations, including social security contributions, tax payments, and employment contracts.

What are the specifics of the Romanian market?

Romania is a member of the European Union and has a stable economy, making it an attractive destination for businesses. Its large pool of skilled and affordable IT talent, as well as favorable government policies to support the IT sector's growth, makes it a popular location for IT outsourcing.

Culture-wise, what are the things I should keep in mind?

When working with or in Romania, it's essential to keep in mind the country's culture, which emphasizes respect for authority, hierarchy, and formalities. Romanians also value punctuality and expect clear communication, both in terms of language and meaning. Additionally, building personal relationships and trust is essential to doing business in Romania, and taking the time to get to know colleagues and partners can go a long way in establishing successful collaborations.

What are the popular benefits for Romanian employees?

Popular benefits for Romanian employees include social security contributions, which fund various social programs such as healthcare, retirement, and disability benefits, as well as paid annual leave, sick leave, and maternity leave. Other common benefits include private health insurance, meal vouchers, and bonuses. Employers in Romania are required by law to offer these benefits to their employees, and many companies provide additional perks to attract and retain top talent.

Is it legally possible to provide stock options/equity for my Romanian employees?

Yes, it is legally possible to provide stock options or equity to Romanian employees. However, there are specific legal requirements that companies must follow, such as registering the equity plan with the Romanian Trade Register and complying with relevant tax laws and regulations.

What are the best ways to look for an office space or a coworking space in Romania?

When looking for an office space or coworking space in Romania, several resources are available to help find the best options. Online platforms such as Regus, WeWork, and Coworker provide a list of coworking spaces and office rental options in major cities. Additionally, local real estate agencies such as Coldwell Banker, Imoteca, and CIOR can help businesses find a suitable office space.

I’m concerned about the English-speaking abilities of the Romanian candidates. How would you assess their level?

The English-speaking abilities of Romanian candidates can vary, but many IT professionals are fluent or near-fluent in English. Companies can assess candidates' English proficiency during the recruitment process through tests, interviews, and communication. Many Romanian IT professionals have experience working with international clients, which is also an indication of their English proficiency.

Can you compare the work ethic between Romania and the US or Israel?

It's difficult to generalize work ethic across entire countries, but Romanian work culture tends to emphasize respect for authority, formalities, and practical skills, while the US and Israel emphasize innovation, risk-taking, and individual achievement. Working hours and vacation policies can also vary between countries.

How much should I pay for a strong senior developer for Romania, and how much for a lead developer?

The salary for a senior or lead developer in Romania can vary depending on several factors, including the candidate's experience, skill set, and the company's location and size. However, as a rough estimate, the average annual salary for a senior developer in Romania ranges between €30,000 to €50,000, while a lead developer can earn between €40,000 to €70,000 or more, depending on their expertise and experience.

How much does it cost to keep a Romanian company operational for the entire year if I want to hire 10 people?

The cost of keeping a Romanian company operational for an entire year with 10 employees can range from €150,000 to €300,000 or more, depending on factors such as office space, salaries, social security contributions, taxes, and other expenses. However, actual costs may vary based on the company's size, industry, location, and other factors.

What would be approximately the cost of an office or a coworking space for 10 people in Romania?

The cost of an office or coworking space for 10 people in Romania can vary based on location, size, and amenities. A typical coworking space can cost between €200-€400 per month per person, while a private office can cost between €250-€600 per month per person. It's important to factor in additional expenses such as utilities and maintenance costs when calculating the total cost.

Is there a strong talent pool in C/C++/embedded systems in Romania? How about other cities?

Yes, there is a strong talent pool in C/C++/embedded systems in Bucharest and other cities in Romania, including Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Iasi. Many universities and technical schools in Romania offer courses in these areas, producing a skilled pool of IT professionals. Companies can partner with local recruitment agencies or job boards to find suitable candidates.

Can you name a couple highly-technological companies from Romania?

a. Bitdefender - A global cybersecurity company that develops anti-virus software and other cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers.
b. UiPath - A leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software that helps businesses automate repetitive tasks and improve productivity.
c. Performant - A marketing technology company that offers an affiliate marketing platform and other online marketing solutions to help businesses reach their target audiences.
d. Tremend - A software engineering and consulting company that provides custom software development, cloud solutions, and IT consulting services to businesses worldwide.
e. Zitec - A software development company that offers web and mobile app development, UX design, and digital marketing services to businesses across various industries.

Can you name a few global corporations with a strong IT presence in Romania?

Here are a few global corporations with a strong IT presence in Romania: IBM, HP, and Amazon. These companies offer various IT services and software development, and have centers in several cities across Romania.

How does Romania compare to Sofia in terms of the cost of IT resources?

Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria are comparable in terms of the cost of IT resources, with both countries offering highly qualified IT professionals at relatively affordable rates compared to other European countries.

Can you estimate how many software developers there are in Romania?

There are approximately 120,000 to 140,000 software developers in Romania, making it one of the largest software development communities in Europe. The number of IT professionals in Romania has been steadily increasing in recent years due to the availability of courses and programs in IT and computer science at universities and technical schools.

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