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Hired.com & Sequoia Launch Online Job Fair To Hire Indian Engineers For Silicon Valley Startups!

This is going to bring smiles on the faces of thousands of software engineers & mobile developers in India who want to work in the US, especially the Silicon Valley startups.

Leading online Job portal Hired.com and Sequoia Capital have come together to launch a unique online career marketplace, that will allow Indian engineers to not only apply for a job, but also go through the entire process of giving interviews, getting offers and even getting their visa done.

This unique marketplace has been built keeping in mind that many talented engineers from countries like India who have the skill and desire to work in the United States but don’t know how to get there. Hired.com’s new platform caters to exactly those kind of aspirants.

Find Your Dream Job in America

How It Works?

The candidate has to simply visit Dreamjob section on hired.com, and upload their detailed resumes on the portal. They can even simply choose to apply with their Linkedin profile, which will import career profile details.

As per the press release sent to us, the program is currently best suited for iOS and Android developers, and programmers who work in Python and Ruby on Rails.

Once your profile has completed, Hired.com and Sequoia will match the engineers with jobs, set up interviews and, if they receive an offer, streamline the visa paperwork for them as well.

Applicant Pre-requisites:

  1. Have a Computer Science degree or equivalent to meet visa requirements.
  2. Possess developing skills in Android, iOS, Ruby and/or Python.
  3. Successfully complete a coding assessment to be sent upon submission.
  4. Have the ability to travel for in-person interviews in late February or Early March 2014
  5. Be willing to relocate to the United States on a full-time basis by October 2014.

Our Take

There is no doubt that this platform is going to appeal to hundreds and thousands of Indian engineers as well as engineers from other countries who want to work in United States in well known startups.

Before this marketplace was launched, it was extremely difficult for them to move to United States for jobs, unless they joined a large offshore development company. But with that route, it becomes extremely difficult to switch jobs and move to other startups.

Hired.com’s marketplace provides a perfect opportunity for Indian engineers to get directly in touch with Silicon Valley startups.

If you fit the pre-requisites, make sure you do apply. Who knows you may find yourself working for a hot shot startup in Silicon Valley!


About Arun Prabhudesai

Arun Prabhudesai is founder / chief editor at trak.in. He jumped the Entrepreneurship bandwagon in early 2008 after a long 13 year stint in I.T Industry. You can follow him on twitter @trakin and Facebook. Arun’s Google+ Profile

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