Up and coming tech upstart HackerRank is continuing with its hiring drive and has snagged former Facebook executive David Park, in-charge of the social networking site’s notification team, as its new vice president of products and growth.
Park joins former Facebook — and also Google — executive Grady Burnett who was appointed as HackerRanks chief operating officer in October and Ahmed Aly, former senior Google engineer, and currently lead software engineer for the start-up, as the company’s new, experienced core.
Speaking on the latest appointment, Vivek Ravisankar, CEO of HackerRank said,
Companies are simply not using the right approach when looking for tech talent. We are on a mission to change the way companies hire engineers, and David’s deep product and growth experience will help us better connect our skilled developers to companies,
Park, who seemed equally excited at the prospect of joining the company, said,
My goal is to continually improve and scale our platform so that every developer in the world can access HackerRank to learn, compete and ultimately to get hired.
HackerRank is an innovative start-up belonging to the hiring sector that acts as a bridge between companies and programmers by letting the former set up code challenges that can be taken by wanabe programmers. The system then ranks the submissions allowing companies to hire coders based on pure skill.
Coders can also test their skills against each other over a wide variety of programming languages (including, but not limited to,Java,C++,PHP,SQL) and eye for the top spots on the global leadership board — and a chance to be noticed and hired by corporates — by competing in contests held upon the website.
HackerRank has also gone through the Silicon valley based accelerator programme — Y Combinator and raised $7.5 million in its latest round of funding from Japanese firm Recruit Holding’s HR fund. The company claims to have provided its services to over 1000 companies and some of its clients include top names like Google, Adobe and Facebook.