Common misconceptions about working remotely in tech—and why they’re wrong According to Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey, more than half of developers say remote work options are a top priority when looking for a new role. Yet, if you’ve never held a flexible or work-from-home job, you might have doubts about whether working remotely is a good idea. Maybe you’ve seen one too many sounds-too-good-to-be-true online job listings. Or maybe you’re just so used to going into an office that it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. We get it. Making the switch to remote work can be daunting. Let’s dig into a few common concerns:
Our international hiring tour makes a stop in Pakistan This week, Crossover held its fifth international hiring tournament in Lahore, Pakistan to recruit Java and Ruby chief architects for full-time remote jobs. This tournament built on the success of the first round of events held in February across Eastern Europe, which resulted in 73 new hires for chief and software architect roles. Under typical hiring processes, it would have taken about seven months to identify the same number of qualified candidates for these roles — using our gamified hiring tournaments, it happened in two weekends.
Compete. Win. Get Your Remote Job! Why do we need a hiring tournament? Can’t we review your resume, conduct an interview, and make a decision that way, like most companies do? Resumes are nearly 600 years old. Leonardo Da Vinci had one. Seriously, look it up. We’re creating the workplace of the future, not the workplace of 1452. Inc. suggests that “job auditions” are the future. We should know; Crossover has been conducting job simulations since day one. In fact, it’s the foundation of our talent evaluation process. And now, we’re going local. Here’s why it makes sense: You get to preview the type of work you’ll be doing, and we get to see your skills in action.
You’ll be in good company as part of Crossover’s global community of tech professionals Here at Crossover, we’re on a mission to create a different kind of workplace by connecting talented tech professionals with remote jobs. Not just by getting rid of cubicles and commutes so all our team members can work from wherever they work best — but by building teams with the right combination of people and tools, then freeing them to do great work. How do we do it?
Code. Compete. Win. Get Your Remote Job! What are the Crossover Developer Tournaments? Pop-up hiring events coming to cities across Eastern Europe. Compete with the best developers in your city, participating in fun coding challenges for the chance to get a job offer and hiring bonus. All available jobs are remote (work from anywhere) Ruby on Rails Senior Architect and Java Chief Architect roles with Fortune 1000 software companies.
Crossover CEO Andy Tryba has credited Bartosz “Bart” Rybusinski as part of the “genius behind the unbelievable results” at RideAustin. Bart, based in Łódź, Poland, has been part of the RideAustin team since the nonprofit ridesharing service launched in June 2016. It was formed as a response to Uber and Lyft shutting down operations in the Austin, Texas metro area in May — leaving many locals without transportation and drivers without jobs. Bart was hired on as the team’s Java chief architect, the highest level role available through Crossover. His and his team’s job was to ramp up as quickly as possible to fill the void — the initial goal was to develop apps for both drivers and riders that could support providing 100,000 rides within the first 100 days.
Meet William. He’s from Brazil and worked as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard before joining Crossover. A former colleague at HP tipped him off about how different Crossover was from traditional office environments — no loud coworkers, no commute, the option to work from home or wherever else you like, plenty of interesting work for anyone who likes a good challenge. William was up for the challenge (and ready to ditch his office job!), so he applied and made it through the evaluation process for Crossover’s highest-level role: Java chief architect. Here, he gives you an insider’s perspective on working at Crossover and shares his best tips and tools for remote work.