How Aldo Works

Tell us about your company—and who you're looking for.

We're committed to finding the best fit to your company's needs. In order for the match to be relevant, we're looking to understand the nature of your product or service, the structure of your engineering team, as well as what you believe your perfect developer is like. No company is alike, and top talent knows the kind of company they'd prefer to join.

Now the laborious part
(yep, we take care of it)

After posting a well-crafted job posting on a variety of international and localized job platforms and tech communities, we screen and interview potential candidates. We know what startups are looking for, and will assess both soft and hard skills (yes, we'll even perform a tech interview!). Aldo is founded by US tech startup veterans, so we know what you're looking for. Our signal/noise ratio is best in the industry!

Interview & hire your top picks

We share candidate profiles with you, and facilitate scheduling the interviews with you and your team members. Most of our clients make a hiring decision after just a handful of candidate interviews. Once you're ready to move forward with a candidate, we help with the contract and compliance for your new hire.

Hire with Aldo

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Aldo better than a traditional recruiter?

– We specialize on finding overseas talent and we've been doing it for over a decade.
– We're founded by technical leaders, so we deeply understand expectations of a company like yours.
– We pride ourselves on having the highest signal/noise ratio in the industry. We take care of the screening and the initial technical interview and disqualify 95% of the unfitting talent early.

How much are overseas developers paid?

Generally, businesses should expect to pay senior+ overseas tech talent between $60,000-$120,000/yr, medium-level talent between $35,000-$80,000/yr, and junior talent between $20,000-$40,000/yr. Note that you, generally, won't have to be covering any taxes or benefits on top of the salary payments.

Exact pay would depend on the combination of the talent's specialization, time in the industry, soft skills, location, and so on. The pay is subject to a direct negotiation between you and the talent.

What do Aldo services cost?

Our recruiting fee is either billed separately or built-in to an hourly rate of the talent, depending on the engagement model. The recruiting fee amount varies depending on the position we're filling, the deadline, and the volume of hiring.

We charge a refundable deposit of $500 to initiate a search. Installment plans are available.

Are you a dev shop?

We're not a dev shop. Aldo is a headhunting agency that helps you find developers that you can choose to employ either directly, or through Aldo as an EOR.

We help you find the individuals that will become some of the most loyal members of your team.

I don't want to deal with international payments or compliance.

If your company prefers to avoid employing international talent directly, we're offering Employer of Record services. In other words, you'd be making your payments to the US-based business entity, while we take care of all the legal, hr, compliance and payment shenanigans for your new staff.

I'd like to do the recruiting myself, but I've never hired overseas talent before.

If you have the time and energy to do your own hiring, but never hired overseas talent before, we're offering consulting and training sessions to increase your efficiency. Email us at for more info.

Could find the answer you are looking for?

Send us an email at and we will help you to get all your questions answered.

Why Companies Like Yours Choose Aldo

Not freelancers. Teammates!

Chances are, you don't want a freelancer. You want a loyal, trustworthy remote talent to become a part of your team and deliver value, long-term.

Transparency & fairness

No surprises and no tricks: we don't take a dollar out of the talent pay, and we keep Aldo fees transparent and fair. The very typical 2-4x markup on overseas talent sounds ridiculous to us, too.

Tried & tested

We do the hard work for you. We conduct a series of interviews to ensure hard and soft skills of all of our talent are inline or exceed the high bar of US-based tech startups and Fortune 500 enterprises.

Simplified accounting

You can choose to pay Aldo (a US-based entity), and we ensure the talent received their pay in accordance with their local laws and regulations. Keep your CPA happy!

Hire directly (if you want)

At any time you can choose to engage—legally and financially—with the developer directly, and we will facilitate the transition. We win when you win!

Empowering developers

We want every developer in our network to be successful and effective. When they join us, they become a part of a larger Aldo community.