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HackerRank’s stated mission is to “flatten the world” by opening channels that emphasize a meritocratic approach to hiring in technical fields. Its platform is dedicated to building an online community of skilled programmers and also helps match programming and technical talent to potential employers.
HackerRank facilitates hiring of technical talent by companies, and it offers a suite of services that caters to both candidates and companies. Programmers can complete coding tasks and games that rank them against other potential candidates, for example, and companies can sponsor hackathons and coding contests as a way to find and recruit skilled individuals.
- HackerRank’s services for developers and programmers. HackerRank offers coding challenges and contests in a broad range of coding categories and also facilitates introductions to companies that are potentially hiring. Over one million developers are currently on its platform, which has experienced strong growth since its creation.
- HackerRank’s services for companies. The site lists three ways it helps companies to discover talent. If offers a job board, as well as a job marketplace that lists candidates that have been pre-screened by the site. In addition, HackerRank allows companies to sponsor hackathons and coding contests. It also has other capabilities, such as video chat, that are designed to facilitate the hiring and screening process. Over 1000 companies, including many well-known tech companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, have used the site to recruit employees.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, HackerRank was started by two software engineers from India, Vivek Ravisankar and Hari Karunanidhi, who were frustrated by the limitations of traditional hiring methods when it came to hiring technical talent. In response, they created CodeChallenges, which led to an acceptance into the Y Combinator startup accelerator. The original version of the HackerRank service was formally launched as a new site in 2012 at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. The company currently has offices in Bangalore, India, as well as in London, England.
Its backers have included Battery Ventures and Khosla Ventures. As of September 2016, the company raised slightly over $24 million.
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