London-based Investment Fund
A few months ago, we started a technology recruitment project for a prosperous financial company from London that deals with algorithmic trading on the cryptocurrency exchange. Today we can boast of great success and proudly say “mission complete”.
The client had particularly high expectations regarding the engineering team, their algorithmic & problem-solving skills, deep level of expertise, knowledge and resourcefulness. The company was exceptionally demanding, expecting tech lead level engineers, with a work history from a financial sector, or from hedge funds.
We have assigned 3 dedicated recruiters to the team and started a multichannel sourcing campaign using job boards, LinkedIn and social media. In addition, we decided to start headhunting candidates from other countries, including Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and the US.
E-mail questions that fulfilled the function of confirming offer terms and checking the cultural fit, tested
the attitude for work as well as determination and the written English language.
A timed programming task that tested algorithmic skills, the ability to think logically and solve complex tasks under time pressure.
Live coding – testing technical skills, especially regarding this specific recruitment (e.g. low-level programming, real-time systems, processing of large data streams)
Afterward, the candidates still had to face the client-side process, including take-home assignments consisting of building a trading system. Both our and the candidates’ efforts paid off.
Primarily, the client initially thought of employing just one programmer. However, while seeing the potential in our candidates and taking into account very good cooperation with us, the company eventually ended up hiring four people and decided to open a local engineering branch in Poland.
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