Hiring
Interested in working at Open Collective? Check out our hiring page here.
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Open Collective Hiring process (Updated February 9th 2022)
General process to hiring at Open Collective:
Screening πŸ“Ί
Interested candidates are invited to apply and write us a thoughtful message. Simply dropping a CV is not enough, we want to see an appreciation of what we do and alignment with our values.
Once a week, we will look at current candidates and invite selected ones to the next stage. We, unfortunately, can't invite everyone, so if you don't make it to this stage and are still interested, please wait and contact us again in around ~3 months.
From Screening to Test πŸ‘
To formally meet and answer your questions, we'll schedule a short video call with the hiring manager. We'll assess your fit and try to figure out any blockers. To ensure a fit within the team we’ll schedule another call with one of the colleagues that you’ll be working alongside.
Test βŒ›
For selected candidates, we would like you to complete a medium complexity task that you would typically perform as part of your role (~4 hours completion time):
You can make reasonable requests for information about our business in order to complete the assignment You can collaborate with other team members This will be compensated at the market rate/hour This will be presented to and reviewed by both the hiring manager and a team member
This test may be a pairing exercise, a product review, a solution design or some other task depending upon the role you are applying for.
Trial πŸ€“
The final step is an invitation to spend a few days (2 to 5 days) working with the team.
small project, various issues, pairing, participating to daily calls similarly compensated.
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    At the same time, you will have a video call with one or more members of our leadership team.
Product Screening πŸ“Ί
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    Interested candidates are invited to apply and write us a thoughtful message. Simply dropping a CV is not enough, we want to see some appreciation for what we do and alignment in our values.
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    We also want to see a history of working on platform
Engineering Screening πŸ“Ί
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    Interested candidates are invited to apply and write us a thoughtful message. Simply dropping a CV is not enough, we want to see some "love" in it.
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    To screen candidates, we want to see a first contribution to our codebase as a PR in one of our GitHub projects. This can be anything but it needs to be mergeable. We suggest sticking to minimal complexity (a few minutes) to simple complexity (a few hours). This can be compensated through our Bounty program, with cash or gift card. If merged but there was no Bounty, we're happy to compensate at similar levels ($200 for simple complexity issues or $40 / hour)
From Screening to Test πŸ‘
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    To formally meet and answer your questions, we'll schedule a short video call with our CTO. We'll assess your fit and try to figure out any blockers.
  2. 2.
    Once a week, we will look at current candidates and invite selected ones to the next stage. We, unfortunately, can't invite everyone, so if you don't make it to this stage and are still interested, please wait and contact us again in around ~3 months.
Test βŒ›
  1. 1.
    For selected candidates, we would like to see you complete a medium complexity task (~1 workday completion time) You will collaborate with other team members This will be compensated at $40 / hour This will be reviewed and discussed
From Test to Trial πŸ€”
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    You'll have a call again with our CTO, we'll mutually assess if your test was a success. If it does, we'll start scheduling the next stage.
Trial πŸ€“
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    The final step is an invitation to spend a few days (2 to 5 days) working with us in the team. small project, various issues, pairing, participating in daily calls similarly compensated ($40 / hour)
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    At the same time, you should have a video call with our CEO (Pia)
Offer πŸ™ŒπŸŽŠ
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    As a team decision, offer to join full time. Celebrate!
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