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Customers love TurnKey (and we love them back!)

3 Years in a Row Best in KLAS for Ambulatory Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services

"TurnKey is the only offshore firm we've interacted with that really places an emphasis on retention. They seem to be the only ones that understand how important retention is to maintaining strong product development cycles. Our churn rate with TurnKey has been under 5% annually whereas we were at more than 50% with our previous vendor!"

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Anya Alisova (US)

General Manager, R1
Discord Trusted Partner

We've hired 5 full-time software engineers through TurnKey. To date, not a single engineer has left our contract/arrangement. We worked with several U.S.-based recruitment firms, and none matched the speed and quality of candidates referred by TurnKey. Most impressive and unique about TurnKey is their willingness to reach for the perfect candidate. Our requirements are strict, and they did not compromise.

Kyle Dodson

Kyle Dodson (US)

Head of Engineering, Salad Technologies
2021 Brand Excellence Award for Brand Innovation by BCBSA

"It's been nearly two years of us working together and we have not had the need to replace a single developer. The programmers have all performed very well and TurnKey has been able to give us information that has helped to retain our key players."


Mackezie Drazan (US)

CEO of MiResource

We have hired 5 total developers including tech lead, full stack, dev ops and firmware. For each hire, a strong pipeline of candidates was provided, and the TurnKey team performed a lot of pre-screening such that those that entered the funnel were strong and relevant. They also helped with setting salary comp, and closing. Finally they continue to provide HR services as well as legal admin services associated with employment of a geographically diverse group of developers.

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Fletcher Wilson (US)

80+M Downloads

We started with 8 hired developers and there have been no problems with any of the hires. We are currently monitoring them as we do all engineers but there is nothing to report that would make us consider this arrangement with TurnKey anything but successful. The transparent pricing up front as well as the genuine desire to continue improving with each hire we make is a big difference maker for us.

Chris Oh Chief of Staff and Technology Leader at Headspace

Chris Oh (US)

Chief of Staff, CTO
RESNET has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

TurnKey provided high-quality talent at a cost-effective price. We employed TurnKey to manage the hiring/HR/Legal for >80% of our entire Product team - from identifying and hiring Team Leads, to agent level support roles. I also appreciated that they were proactive in suggesting certain criteria and requirements when first starting our search for key team lead members.


Ryan Rice (US)

Founder & CEO of ResNet AI Inc.
The Best E-Signature Software According to G2

We reviewed several similar companies and along with the cost the major deciding factor was the quality of experienced candidates TurnKey was presenting to us. The additional team members worked alongside our scrum teams delivering new feature functionality and enhancements to our platform.We're impressed with the quality of their candidates and the work ethic they demonstrate on a day-to-day basis in our agile ceremonies.


Sandy Speirs (US)

Director Of Engineering at Sertifi, Inc.

TurnKey is well versed in the startup ecosystem and really understands our needs when it comes to offshore dev, particularly how our needs may be different than the needs of a huge public company. I don’t have to explain as much to TurnKey as I have had to do with other offshore vendors—they seem to get it on the first take. But at the end of the day, all we really care about is quality, and TurnKey has delivered the goods on this front better than other firms we’ve worked with in the past.

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Pat Williams

CEO & Co-founder at iScribeHealth

Latest Hires

TurnKey only hires the Top 3% of talent across Eastern Europe and Latin America.


Colin J.

Senior AI Expert

3 years experience


Rex J.

Middle ML developer

2.5 years experience


Marta F.

AI Engineer

4 years experience

Why Choose TurnKey?

Just a few of the awesome things that make us different from all the rest...

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We custom recruit your AI developers from scratch, ensuring a perfect fit for your needs and culture.

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You are in total control of the team, including when they work, how they work and what they work on.

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We are super transparent about all salaries and fees—you will always know exactly how much your developers are getting paid.

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We have operations throughout Eastern Europe and Latin America so you can pick the country that is the best match for you.

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We have a robust talent retention program that reduces churn by 5x compared to the industry average.

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We are based in Silicon Valley so you always have someone local to call at any time.


Our interests match yours, so you know we're always on your side. We're super open about all the money stuff, including salaries and fees. No surprise charges!

Developer Salary
Taxes & Benefits

  • Since we are agnostic to salary, we find you the very best developer at the very best market price.
  • 100% of all bonuses and equity grants (if any) goes to the developer.

Employer of Record Fee

  • % of salary.
  • This includes all legal, administrative, payroll, liabilities, computers and much more.

Custom Recruiting Fee

  • % of salary for the first 18 months; fees are spread out (instead of one lump sum) to transfer employment risk from you onto TurnKey.
  • This fee is removed after the team member has been onboard for 18 months.

Talent Management Fee

  • % of salary. This includes:
    • HR and retention management program
    • Quarterly executive strategy reviews
    • Competitive compensation reports

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!

Assemble your dream team in just a few easy steps!


Strategic assessment of your needs


Simple pricing and painless contracting


Custom recruiting of your team


Easy kickoff and onboarding


Start building a great product!


Ongoing talent retention program

When it comes to AI, we’ve got you covered.

TurnKey is your turnkey solution for hiring high quality, high performing AI/ML developers. From sourcing amazing candidates to signing important contracts (like IP assignment) to managing payroll and taxes for each of your developers, TurnKey takes care of everything so you can just focus on building great software.


💡 Machine Learning Development

This service involves the creation of machine learning solutions that can autonomously learn from data, identify patterns, and make informed decisions. It covers predictive analytics, recommendation systems, and data mining, enabling you to extract valuable insights from your data for enhanced decision-making and operational efficiency.

🧩 Natural Language Processing

This service provides advanced Natural Language Processing solutions that enable machines to understand, interpret, and generate human language. It encompasses various applications, including chatbots, virtual assistants, sentiment analysis, and text classification, all tailored to your specific business needs.

🔓 Neural Networks Development

This service involves the development of neural networks, sophisticated algorithms capable of recognizing patterns and interpreting sensory data. Solutions span various applications, including speech recognition, image analysis, natural language processing, and financial forecasting, tailored to your unique requirements.

💫 Computer Vision Solutions

This service provides cutting-edge computer vision solutions that interpret visual data for a wide range of applications, including facial recognition, object detection, image restoration, and more. Solutions offer accuracy and reliability, allowing you to achieve your specific goals.

🎛️ Anomaly Detection

AI Developers involves creating solutions for anomaly detection that utilize machine learning algorithms to identify unusual patterns or outliers in your data. It can be used for fraud detection, fault monitoring, or quality control, helping you take proactive measures and improve operational efficiency.

Enjoy all the amazing benefits of using TurnKey.

30 days

Time to your first custom hire (or less!)


Annual retention rate of our developers

Industry average = 60%


Average increase in product development velocity

Our clients are winning all types of awards with their top quality developers

  • TripleTree iAward

  • Zoom Finalist Marketplace Competition

  • KLAS 2023 Points of Light Award

  • G2 Awards

  • Energy Visionary by California Energy Commission

  • Capterra Best Value

  • GetApp Best Functionality & Features

  • SoftwareAdvice Most Recommended

Looking for more than just AI developers?

When you are building out a development team, you often need multiple players who are skilled at different things. That’s why TurnKey is a perfect partner for your hiring needs across the development stack.

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Front-end Developer

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Mobile Developer

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Android App Developer

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iOS Developer

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UI/UX Designer

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QA Engineer

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Release Managers

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DevOps Engineer

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Java Developer

Key Questions – and Answers! – about AI/ML developers


Why is AI development popular?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) development is gaining immense popularity across various industries due to its potential to revolutionize the way businesses operate. AI has the capability to automate routine tasks, analyze large volumes of data to extract meaningful insights, enhance customer experiences, and much more. It can help businesses streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and make informed decisions based on data-driven insights. 


From customer service chatbots that provide instant support to customers, to predictive analytics that help businesses anticipate market trends and make strategic decisions, AI is transforming the way businesses operate. Furthermore, AI development is not just limited to large corporations. With the advent of AI development platforms and tools, even small and medium-sized businesses can leverage AI to improve their operations and gain a competitive edge. Hence, the popularity of AI development is skyrocketing.

How to hire an AI/ML developer?

Hiring an AI developer is a process that requires careful planning and consideration. The first step is to clearly define your project requirements and goals. This includes understanding the technical skills needed for the job, the scope of the project, and the desired outcome. Once you have a clear understanding of what you need, you can create a detailed job description that outlines these requirements. The next step is to post this job description on various platforms such as job boards, freelance websites, and professional networking sites. After receiving applications, you should review the candidates' resumes and shortlist those who meet the required skills and experience. The next stage involves conducting interviews where you assess the candidates' technical knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and cultural fit. You may also give the shortlisted candidates a test project to evaluate their practical skills. Finally, once you have identified the most suitable candidate, you can extend a job offer.

Hiring an AI developer is a significant investment and therefore, it's crucial to take the time to find the right person who can fulfill your project requirements and contribute to your business goals.

You can simplify the process by using our staff augmentation services.  We take a proactive approach to address the hiring challenge by implementing comprehensive, multi-tiered recruiting services. Our recruitment gurus focus on identifying and selecting the top 3% of talent who not only possess the required skills but also align perfectly with your goals, values, and product. By doing so, TurnKey ensures that you are matched with highly skilled professionals who are not only competent but also dedicated to achieving collective success. This meticulous selection process guarantees that the talent provided by us is of the highest caliber, setting the stage for a successful partnership between you and exceptional professionals.

What skills to look for when you hire top AI engineers?

When hiring AI engineers, there are several key skills to look for. First and foremost, they should have strong programming skills, particularly in languages commonly used in AI development such as Python and R. In addition to programming skills, a good understanding of machine learning algorithms is crucial. They should be able to design and implement machine learning models, and have experience working with AI-related frameworks and libraries such as TensorFlow or PyTorch.

Familiarity with databases and ability to work with large datasets is also important as a lot of AI work involves data analysis and manipulation. Apart from these technical skills, problem-solving skills are critical. AI development often involves tackling complex problems and coming up with innovative solutions. Analytical thinking is also important as AI engineers need to be able to analyze data and draw meaningful insights from it. In addition, they should have a good understanding of business processes and be able to communicate effectively with non-technical team members.

How to create a hiring funnel for AI engineers?

TurnKey is well known for having a great hiring funnel and the lowest churn rate of any staff augmentation software development agency post-hire.

We take great pride in our ability to find and hire the-match developers for top tech firms across various industries. Our robust screening protocol, expert recruitment team, and perfect retention program are the key pillars of our success.



Our success speaks for itself – Venture-backed Turquoise needed to augment its engineering team with high performing developers due to rapid sales growth and product expansion.  They chose TurnKey as their staff augmentation partner. We hired a Python Team Lead and six Senior Python Engineers for Turquoise, the most widely used price transparency software in the healthcare industry. An average of two candidates were presented for technical screening for each position, with an average time to fill each position of just 23 days.  And the best part? 

100% retention since the beginning of our relationship in fall 2021.

What are the tools used by AI developers

AI developers use a wide range of tools and technologies, depending on the specific needs of the project. For coding, they often use programming languages like Python or R, which have strong support for AI and machine learning libraries. For designing and training machine learning models, they might use libraries like Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, or PyTorch. 

For handling large datasets, they might use databases like SQL or NoSQL, and data processing frameworks like Apache Hadoop or Spark. For visualizing data and model results, they might use tools like Matplotlib or Tableau. In addition to these, they might also use cloud platforms like AWS or Google Cloud for deploying AI models and applications, and version control systems like Git for managing code. The choice of tools often depends on the requirements of the project, the skills of the developer, and the infrastructure of the organization.