Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Kitovet, a Seattle-based startup, has launched DevDraft, an online hiring event for software developers. With thousands of signups to date, the event, lasting over a month and divided into qualifying and final rounds, allows professionals to show off their skills through unique coding challenges and be exposed anonymously and simultaneously to top technology companies. "The whole idea of DevDraft is that we built a unique platform to help people find jobs in the latest technology," said Sasha Matison, founder and chief executive officer of Kitovet.
For developers, DevDraft is an opportunity to be evaluated on their raw talent and get exposure to dozens of employers all at once. "All the questions that are being asked in DevDraft right now are relevant to the important areas in big tech companies," said Matt, a developer from Amazon.com. "It’s really good practice for those types of interviews at most Seattle tech companies. DevDraft will be able to get you in front of hiring managers and to the in-person interviews if you do well," said Matt.
For hiring managers, DevDraft opens up a pool of pre-screened candidates and significantly reduces the time spent reviewing résumés. "DevDraft allows managers to choose candidates with a strong technical profile and to avoid résumé inflation," says Matison. Both large corporations, such as Amazon and Disney Interactive, and startups, such as Moz and EnergySavvy, have already signed up for the hiring event, and will gain premium access to the candidate pool on October 14th. All the applicants remain anonymous until an offer to interview is given, eliminating any presentation-based influence from résumés and cover letters.
Kitovet is a Seattle-based startup with the mission to power economies of the future through talent.