Serendeepia Playbook

Hiring

Hiring talent is one of the key ares of our company. We are open with our process and we follow it for any position.

You can find our open positions in the website.

Process

This is the general process for any type of position, but it can have modifications depending on the position needs. This is also a two way process, we are assessing candidates but we expect the candidates to do the same with us. So you are free to ask any question any time. We want to be sure who we hire the same way we want you to be sure who are you working with.

Timeline

We don’t have a fixed timeline for the whole process, it can take a couple of weeks or a couple of months. We are not in a rush to hire, we like to wait for the right person.

The job position

The first step is to define the requirements of the job position. We think and write what the candidate will be doing and the requirements and skills for that position. We usually list the mandatory skill, the minimum skills we need in the candidate, and the desirable skills, the skills the candidate will need to do a better job and can learn while doing it.

Collect CV of candidates

Find the best platform for the target candidate and post the job there. Bonus point if the candidates comes form a reliable source and with good references.

Once we receive your CV in careers@serendeepia.com we store it in Google Drive and add a card in Trello under

The first contact

If we think your CV makes sense and fits our needs now or in the future we will contact you. Otherwise we will drop out the CV. We try to reply to all the people who send us an email but we hope you understand that sometimes it is impossible to do so.

If we like you we send an email to know when is the best time to call you, either by phone or by videoconference. This is only a first contact to have a small talk about the company (what we do and why we do it) and the interest of the candidate in the company, the position and the salary expectations. We also use this first contact to see your actitude and your skills to work remotely. If we both are aligned, also in the salary expectations, we will continue with the process.

Home assigment

For most position we will ask you to complete a small home assigment. This assigment is usually very easy to complete. The goals of the assigment are to asses:

  • your way of thinking while solving a problem
  • your communication skills
  • your actitude while working
  • your interest in the company
  • your skills (we expect different things for different position even if the home assigment is the same)

As a candidate you must return the home assignment by email following the instructions. It is important for us that you are able to follow the processes we have in the company.

Technical interview

If we don’t see anything very wrong in the assigment we will continue with a technical interview, starting with the most revelant candidates.

In the technical interview we will review the solution of your assigment and we will use it for a more deeply discussion to asses your knowledge and it fits the company needs. We usually pose different scenarios and discuss the areas where the candidate has more experience or the more relevant for the position.

Cultural-fit Interview

This could be the last interview and usually senior members of the company are present. Once you reach this point in the process we know you can technically do the job, but we want to be sure you fit in the culture in the company. So this process will be a normal talk with more people in the company to get to know your better. We will also discuss all the conditions of the position during this interview.

Final decision

We like to take the final decision based on objective metrics, but a negative vote from one member of the team during all the process means the candidate is likely to be excluded from the process.

If we think everything will be good for both sides, we will send you an offer and give you some time to decided whether you should take it or not.