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(and a 15% discount on your first 4 weeks with one of our devs)

Competitive rates, world-class service trusted by 500+ businesses

We have tried them all and this is by far the most balanced offering available. The developers are very well versed in different frameworks, very good with communication, at a very competitive rate

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$35-$65/hour vs.
$60-$95+/hour industry avg.

350+ on-demand developers
with startup hustle

That exact excellent service and expertise you are after. Only 36% to 58% of the cost

You could save $1,000s by:

  • hiring devs in Eastern Europe, where the cost of living is 40.5% lower than in the United States
  • working with a smaller, agile team at Lemon

You deserve experienced devs. Ones worth your hard-earned funds. With Lemon, you’re guaranteed skilled, dependable devs. But if your Lemon developer should miss a deadline or fail to meet expectations, we’ll match you with a new developer. Without shifting your project schedule or cost. We’ve never had to do this. But it’s our promise. Just in case.

Startup pricing
$35-$65/hour
24-hour matches
Guaranteed
Multi-stage vetting process
Zero-risk replacements
Guaranteed
Account manager assigned to your project
Live support

How can Lemon charge nearly 50% less

With Lemon, your fees are almost entirely bestowed on your developer, with just a small portion cast aside for startup costs.

When you hire from a mega-corp, you’re likely funding much more than developer rates

salaries for 500-person teams aren’t conjured up from thin air. budgets for big marketing spends aren’t, either. With a startup like lemon, chances your fees are fueling the daily ops of a massive global hiring machine are zero.

lemon’s low overhead means this:

we can charge less while still giving you access to top senior talent. plus, our engineers are from eastern europe, which has a lower cost of living (and lower hourly rates ) than the united states.

Clean communication, focussed

One of the best experiences I had with developers in general.. Give them a try. They are absolutely worth it

A perfectly crafted price : quality ratio

Lemon is a great middle ground between very expensive dev providers, and more risky crap-shoots like Upwork. the price/quality ratio is as good as i've found

Why you’ll never have incompetent devs sabotaging your product release with Lemon

Your developers from Lemon are rigorously tested and pre-vetted for technical, social and communication skills

The startup hustle isn’t ideal for every engineer. That’s why we vet our developers — ruthlessly and thoroughly — to save you time and stress in the long run.

We call the Lemon vetting process the 4 levels of judgment. Fewer than 400 developers have ever made it through the initiation.

The result? A utopia of outstaffed software engineers.

The Resumé Review

We instantly cut devs that fail an ESL test, offer an inglorious portfolio and lack outstaffing experience

Reputation Sanction

Reference check! Remaining developers are vetted to ensure saintly standing with their current employer

Personal Prostration

Remaining developers are interviewed and put through a rigorous skills test

The Dev’s Advocate

The final reckoning! We accept those passionately committed to the startup hustle, with the work ethic of a deity

90% of new clients are happy with their very first candidate match

It's usually hard to find reliable developers that work fast and accurate. However, with Lemon I've found them. Really good service, blazing fast work and open communications. My website was built in 3 days from scratch, exactly as I needed it to be
// dylan d.

These elite developers could be devoted to your project — in hours

Georgiy Kh

// Senior Software Engineer

7 years experience

The master of enterprise and high-performance web technology. Wickedly skilled at defining, designing and implementing a highly secure, continuous-deployment pipeline to update applications in cloud environments.

  • Java
  • Spring
  • Angular
  • PCF
  • SQL
  • Jenkins
  • MySQL
  • Bash\sh scripting - JUnit
  • Oracle
  • FlyWay
  • Maven
  • JavaScript
  • Jira
  • Mercurial
  • Confluence
  • Git
  • Apache
  • SVN
  • ReactJS
  • C++

In these devs we trust

Awesome service, very user friendly and the developers are great at what they do. Makes it very easy to outsource the work knowing that it will be done quickly and done right.

// Dror

Lightning quick and keen to serve

These developers rly know their skill! As the designer of sites, they are always very patient and willing to work to make sure I'm happy and I get what I want. I also appreciate how quick they are and responsive!

// Yocheved

Ella P

// Senior Web Developer

15 years experience

Drupal programming expert. Stoked to slay your installation, module customization, theming and WebForms needs.

  • WordPress
  • Hubspot
  • MySQL
  • Ajax
  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • Joomla
  • JQuery
  • Magento
  • HTML/CSS
  • Zend Framework

Pavlo P

// Back-end Developer

7+ years experience

Seriously accomplished desktop and web-based application developer with a thick manuscript of skills. Speaks in several technical tongues.

  • .NET
  • C#
  • C++
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Docker
  • Git
  • MVC
  • Doctrine
  • Symfony
  • PHPUnit
  • Kubernetes
  • ElasticSearch
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle

Triple-threat teammates

Super responsive, super affordable and a super talented team. It can be tricky working with web developers as they're often so busy, but having access to a quality team I can trust has given me the opportunity to get things done quickly so my own online projects and my clients' businesses can flourish.

// Elissa J.

Augment the power of your programming team

An excellent way to augment the power of your programming team. It's great knowing that I have them in my back pocket for any difficult tasks we either can't handle or need the extra hands for.

// Mike

Lyubomyr

// Senior Ruby Developer

10 years experience

Has an awe-inspiring amount of experience in IT, Ruby on Rails, project management and QA. Known in some circles as ‘the mystique’ for being extraordinarily versatile.

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Sinatra
  • Capistano
  • Minitest
  • Capybara
  • Cucumber
  • Selenium
  • Elixir
  • Phoenix
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • API
  • Stripe
  • Git
  • Subversion
  • SASS
  • LESS
  • Elasticsearch
  • Materialize
  • IonicFramework
  • ReactNative

For startups who want skilled, senior and meticulously selected devs

We have 350+ experienced engineers to choose from. That’s sizable enough to guarantee you’ll get the ideal dev to build your product on time and on spec. (Without worrying about hordes of unreliable and irresponsible developers hiding among the crowd.)

Available full-time or part-time:

  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Front-End Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Python Developer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Drupal Developer
  • HubSpot Developer
  • RoR Engineer
  • Flutter Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • IOS Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Front-End Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Python Developer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Drupal Developer
  • HubSpot Developer
  • RoR Engineer
  • Flutter Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • IOS Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Front-End Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Python Developer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Drupal Developer
  • HubSpot Developer
  • RoR Engineer
  • Flutter Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • IOS Developer
  • Data Scientist

Fast and fierce

I've been working with developers from Lemon for six months now and am very satisfied. Their work is excellent, they're fast, and they readily adapt to every new challenge

Devs worthy of worship

I’ve worked with 100s of developers across many stages and sizes of companies from startup to fortune 500. Lemon provides reliable developers across any stage. They vet and recommend qualified candidates able to do the work in a timely fashion that is up to quality

The miraculously quick and easy way to start your project with Lemon

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