CoderPad is a simple yet powerful online technical assessment software that makes it easy to interview in the candidate’s language of choice so hiring managers can quickly get a quality signal of an engineer’s skills. We empower customers around the world to screen and interview best-in-class engineers with our comprehensive and flexible technology, responsive customer success team, and devotion to a great candidate experience. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco, CoderPad serves over 3,300 customers and has hosted more than 3 million technical interviews in 30+ languages.
Vincent Woo, a software engineer with experience working with some of the best technology teams in the world at companies like Google and Amazon, became frustrated during interviews where it was obvious that developers would have done better if they could just run their code and debug in real time. Even with all of that recruiting power, the process of screening technical talent was still extremely manual, time consuming for hiring managers and intimidating for great candidates. He also saw how easily the process biased towards engineers with better resumes than technical skills.
So he designed CoderPad as an alternative to both the antiquated whiteboard and feature-heavy, expensive HR software. It gave small startups that lacked the high-end tools and resources of their larger competitors access to great technology to screen and compete for talent and gave large companies the ability to reliably collaborate via live paired programming interviews with candidates all over the world.
The company grew rapidly via word of mouth from happy developers–both those conducting interviews but more often, those who had a great interview experience. Along the way we teamed up with Frédéric Desmoulins, founder and CEO of CodinGame. CodinGame also deeply understood how the hiring process was biased towards engineers with better resumes than technical skills and was on a mission to promote a more inclusive tech community.
Today we are a global team with a comprehensive technical hiring platform that includes asynchronous assessments, take-home projects and live paired programming interviews. We strive to build technology that gets the right people hired — and moves hiring beyond resumes, college logos, and personal connections. We focus on our users and candidates above all else – never forgetting our roots of being simple, easy to use, and reliable.
At CoderPad, we stand for:
- Fairness – We want the best person to get the job – not the best resume or interviewer
- Simplicity – We make it easy and simple to go through the technical interview process
- Transparency – We strive to make expectations clear to both candidates and interviewers
- Curiosity – We are always seeking to understand more about each other and the world
- Directness – We tell it like it is and avoid jargon
- Weirdness – We embrace what makes us unique and love our oddities
CoderPad will forever remain devoted to being a company for developers, built by developers. We believe what makes us different makes us smarter. Building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization is good for us, our customers, and our community. Our employees have the opportunity to help people get jobs and grow their companies every single day. And, we’re hiring.