Placement Spotlight – Hiring Two Senior Front-End Developers KOFI GROUP BY THE NUMBERS: A Little Background Our client, backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, had recently closed series-B funding. Joseph has built a strong relationship with them over many years. Consequently, the client has benefitted from the partnership with many successful hires in the past.Senior Executive…

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Placement Spotlight – Robotics Controls Engineer “Without a doubt, the fit was the most important thing for the candidate, and the type of position they were moving into. For the client, the fit was so good that they decided to make an offer after interviewing only one candidate from us, helping to streamline the process…

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Our Client: Having recently secured a new round of funding, this startup was looking to scale their engineering team. Although they had promoted the new opportunity through online job posts, and were already working with three other recruitment agencies, they were disappointed with the quality of candidates they were receiving. Most candidates were simply not…

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Our Client: Having already worked for two months with two other recruitment agencies, neither of which delivered results, our client urgently needed to hire an experienced software engineer who was senior enough to design and develop new software products with little guidance.   The Candidate: The role required in-depth knowledge of AGILE best practices, SOLID…

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The Client: Following a recent round of funding this startup, backed by Canvas Ventures, wanted to rapidly scale their engineering team.  They had poured several hours into interviewing over 20 candidates, with none making it past the technical challenge. They were increasingly frustrated that they couldn’t find the right person.   The Candidate: The ideal…

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The Client: A seed-stage cybersecurity startup, backed by Bowery Capital, had already interviewed several candidates for a new role that would serve as the primary technical contact for their client portfolio and internal engineering team. After two months, they had mixed results, including one job offer that was declined at the last minute. They were…

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One of our specialized recruiters, Mike, kept in touch with the Head of Cloud Infrastructure at a Series C FinTech startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz.   In February 2020, the hiring manager reached out with an urgent need for their first Site Reliability Engineers. The bar was set very high: They wanted top academic pedigrees,…

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Last year, we started supporting a Series A startup backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners that was rapidly scaling, dealing with recent turnover, and in search of Full Stack Engineers, Open Source Engineers, a Platform Engineer, and an Engineering Manager.    Joey, one of our senior recruiters, met with the VP of Engineering and had an…

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A Palo Alto-based Series A startup backed by Emergence Capital had run internal and external searches for a Senior Frontend Engineer for over 180 days, after losing their top candidate to another offer.    Specific challenges: Culture fit – Several candidates they previously interviewed came across as arrogant or just had low-EQ. Technical ability – Almost none…

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A Bay Area seed-stage Robotics/AI startup had been searching for a Principal Software Engineer for over 90 days. Their backlog was filling up, putting pressure on the entire engineering department.   We worked with their Head of Engineering to understand the nuances of the position, technical environment, company culture, and long term plans. We also focused on what…

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