Tips for hiring best tier 2 (technical) talent?
*edit* based on feedback (thanks) clarifying we are NOT looking for top 1% of devs in the world, but strong tier 2 / talented up-and-coming younger devs.
I’m now leading talent acquisition for an under-the-radar bootstrapped startup and have a few hires to make. I’m non technical and would like to better understand how to find / build relationships with top engineers.
What are the do’s/don’ts in your experience with being approached for a role? Any niche communities to hang out in online? Short term tactics vs long term strategy? Would appreciate hearing any feedback.
Context - business intelligence niche. It’s basically a “swat” team from all around the world of some of the best specialists in the space. We work directly with the c-suite of F500’s. So, bar is set high and very selective. Looking for 1) full-stack web dev (2-3 YOE) 2) mid level java dev for IAM role and 3) technically- minded Change Management specialist from 5-7 YOE.
Mostly remote, super flexible. Incredible network. Solving unique problems using (often creating) best tech in the space.
Ps you’d like the know more would love to chat. There’s also a referral fee if you know someone.