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.
Meet Pedro. He’s a technical sales architect at Crossover. He got an early start in programming before studying computer engineering and becoming an IT consultant. Pedro is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and discovered Crossover through LinkedIn. In addition to building teams of top technical talent at Crossover, he teaches in the Arts and Information Technologies department of the School of Communication at Universidade Lusófona in Portugal. Here, he shares how he got started in the tech industry and gives you an insider’s perspective of what a typical work day at Crossover looks like.
It’s no secret that the technology industry has a problem with women. IBM reports that women make up less than 20% of the tech workforce worldwide, but this gender gap is only the tip of the iceberg. From stereotypes that discourage young women from considering career paths in computer science and IT to outright hostility in tech work environments, it’s no wonder many female tech professionals look around at meetings and conferences to find themselves the only woman in the room. In an industry that’s experiencing an unprecedented talent shortage already, tech companies can’t afford not to hire women. As June Sugiyama writes at TechCrunch, the fact that there are so few women in tech “should be alarming to an industry so desperate for talent that its hiring practices have led to much-publicized ‘talent wars’ and legal action.”