HackerRank Launches Job Search Mobile App for Programmers

HackerRank has been selected by Techspirit as the most promising company revolutionizing the way companies discover and evaluate talented engineers. Over 1,000 companies are now using HackerRank to build strong engineering teams.


Lack of clarity on job profile, transparency on salary are few among the challenges faced by job applicants. This was revealed by a survey conducted by HackerRank covering over 1000 programmers. Few reports also estimate that about one million computing jobs will go unfilled by 2020. In a bid to bridge these gaps between the applicant and the recruiter HackerRank has launched HackerRank Jobs, the first ever recruitment platform that focuses specifically on programmers.

HackerRank Jobs comes with a mobile app that makes it extremely user friendly with an interactive UI. Unlike other job search platforms, HackerRank jobs provides guaranteed response to the applicant within five business days.

Some of the key challenges faced by applicants that were identified by HackerRank from the survey are slow response time from the recruiter, lack of transparency on salary, lack of clarity on the job profile and the company expectations from the employee. Recruiters typically require more than one month to hire just one engineer, with HackerRank Jobs the time spent on finding a resource is reduced to five working days. The platform obliterates the colloquial “resume black hole” not only by guaranteeing a response from companies but also allowing candidates to see the average time a company takes to respond to an application before they apply. Recruiters can see the top performing candidates’ code challenge scores, providing a much stronger evaluation tool for companies.

“I myself being a programmer and having faced similar situation while looking for a job, inspired me to solve this issue for the programmers and establish a better ecosystem. We think not only from a recruiter’s perspective but also from a coder’s viewpoint and tried to create an UI that will join both the ends of the system” said Mr Harishankar Karunadhi, Co-founder HackerRank.

How the app works?
To apply to a job, candidates can request a code challenge from companies with just one click on the mobile app. Candidates then solve the code challenge and share their availability for interviews. Companies have up to 5 days to schedule an interview with the top-performing engineers, and candidates who didn’t pass the hiring bar will be notified. Hence, applicants are guaranteed to know whether or not they move onto the next round.

With benefits like guaranteed five-day response times, automated skill-based code challenges, Q&A with engineering managers, and salary transparency, HackerRank Jobs has been created to help speed up the process of finding, evaluating and hiring engineers.

The HackerRank Jobs mobile app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, as well as on the HackerRank website. Developers can currently search for jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Bangalore, India. Additional regions will be available by the end of March 2016.


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