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 oversized, expensive HR software. It gave small startups who lacked the high-end tools and resources of their larger competitors access great technology to screen and compete for talent and gave large companies the ability to reliably collaborate over working code 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. Vincent’s passion for the experience of the technical candidate shines through the simplicity, usability and reliability of the product. Today we have grown from a one man show to a team looking to build best in class assessment tools. We strive to focus on users and candidates above all else – never forgetting that it’s about being easy to use and letting devs show their awesome skills.
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.