AR/VR Developers in Ukraine

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies will definitely be the future of tech and the market is just about to explode. AR/VR technologies are being used effectively in the healthcare, education, military, engineering, and entertainment industries.  Moreover, it is a great tool for companies to promote their products and attract clients in an absolutely new way. Nonetheless, the VR apps market is continuing to expand and nowadays it is a perfect way for startups and running businesses to find their niche. VR is getting a lot of hype, technology improves rapidly and can bring huge benefits in the real world.  

During the COVID-19 crisis, these technologies are assumed to be on the rise. Virtual and Augmented reality development teams are under increased demand now. Let’s take an overview of this development niche, done from VR/AR Developers recruiting side.


Labor Market Data

AR/VR are rather fast growing technologies, but it’s still a niche to be explored and the market still awaits its maturity. Ukraine is embracing tech trends and witnessing a rise of interest for AR/VR among developers.

Virtual Reality applications are usually developed for several platforms like Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. This slightly affects the development time – VR applications are built with Unity3D – a cross-platform engine that allows adjusting any app for any platform in just some hours.

Unity 3D and Unreal Engine are considered to be the main technologies in AR/VR development. VR developers arealso specialized in development for VR headsets, so they usually should have hands on Oculus Quest, Go, Rift, GearVR, HTC Focus, Vive, Daydream VR, Google Cardboard, Hololens 1 skills.

Speaking about AR applications, one of the most popular software development kits among developers is Vuforia. It uses computer vision technology to recognize and track planar images and 3D objects in real time.

Our recruiting’s overview

Our recruiting’s department research showed following UA labor market capacity:

Decision factors for the developers to join AR/VR projects

Talking to any developer, especially when looking to hire AR app developer, a recruiter’s job is not only vetting the candidate but also selling the job and company to the candidate. Thus, it is important for employers to understand what are the driving factors for developers keen on Augmented Reality and/or Virtual Reality domains when evaluating the company. Usually, these are the key points for consideration:


As a rule, projects from scratch are more interesting for AR/VR developers, than project in the active development stage with further support.


Complex and challenging projects are in favour since they allow to implement different interactions.


Socially significant projects (educational, medical) would be more interesting for developers than projects in gambling or entertainment industries utilizing VR and AR.

It is worth to remember, that joining ANY project, these questions are of special importance to the candidates in Ukraine:


What is the working process of development? What methodology is used, if any? How planning, delivery, quality control and deployment will be organized?


What will be the team structure? Who will be the person dealing with the team on daily basis?


What technology stacks are used for the project? How modern and contemporary are they?

All-inclusive Price Range

Junior Developers

1-2 years experience

3600 – 4700 USD

per month

Middle Developers

2-4 years experience

4800 – 5700 USD

per month

Senior Developers

4+ years experience

5800 – 7300 USD

per month

Rate Includes

Developer’s salary
Sick leaves
Equipment and software
Payroll taxes
Vacation period
Office expenses
Employee retention

Our Model

We provide teams that are functionally managed by the client, while we support operations (working environment, HR supervision, and communication between the Client and the Team). Understanding what is most important to our clients we developed a distinguishing model of 3Rs: Recruitment, Relationships, and Retention.


finding a developer is easy. Finding a fit for the client/product and capability to build a team – that’s where the hard part comes. We leverage our understanding of the local market and the best recruitment practices to make sure we pick the perfect match.


we believe that the relationships we build are the most important part of our service. No matter the distance, we foster the growth of relationships with our clients and dedicated teams by truly investing in them, and understanding their needs.


our staff takes care of all operations, making sure that your team has all of the Staff Services activities to keep them satisfied. At the end of the day, it’s relations with other people (peers, clients, contractors) that matter the most and what forms true loyalty.

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