We created Wallbreakers in early 2019 because we saw the need to remove the guesswork from hiring underrepresented software engineers and lower the hiring costs for companies by optimizing their interview to offer ratio.
Traditionally, companies have been a somewhat soft focus in hiring—posting overly vague and gauzy hiring ads and only in the interview process figuring out what they are looking for. This creates great costs for the company in terms of time spent on hiring. Moreover, it means that companies have historically lost talented underrepresented applicants who have trouble navigating an unclear process.
Wallbreakers inverts this. We work with companies to have a harder focus in hiring—in terms of articulating specific skill sets they need for a particular position. This reduces both wasted time in searching for candidates and the potential for implicit bias to creep into the hiring process. We then use these articulated skillsets to:
¶ Source underrepresented computer science candidates;
¶ Train these candidates with educational modules that develop these skillsets;
¶ Evaluate and certify candidates based on mastery of these skillsets; and
¶ Place certified candidates with companies.
ATTENTION: COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS!
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The“Amazon Wallbreakers” partnership also offers an apprenticeship component.
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