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How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1

Last month, our Founder and CEO, Mei Lu, gave a talk on the “How Startups Can Win Top Talent” panel during Seattle Startup Week, hosted by Mikaela Kiner of uniquelyHR, along with four other panelists: Matt Cholerton, Jennie Ellis, Shauna Swerland and Meagan Sylvester. Mei shared tips on how startups can win top talent using …

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Making Sense of “Number of Years of Experience” in Technical Recruitment

“3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks (i.e. Django)” “5-10 years of experience in software development, framework architecture and design” “7 years of experience in a full stack environment, building large scale consumer web applications” There are endless examples of these requirements listed on typical job descriptions.  Many people, including job …

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What’s a Software Architect?

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or …

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