Technical hiring should respect candidates and protect engineering bandwidth. That's what Wes Winham Winler set out to do.
Wes was the head of engineering for a technology company. His biggest challenge during those 10 years wasn't software. It was something unexpected: hiring.
When we formed Woven in 2017, we set out to eliminate the gap between talent and opportunity, so everyone can find a team where they flourish.
Whether it's dodgeball or the Fortune 500, team quality determines winners and losers. That means it's hard to overvalue hiring.
Despite its importance, not much has improved with hiring decisions lately. A 1970’s hiring manager unfrozen today would still recognize the current process for most companies: classified ads became online job boards, paper resumes went digital, written screeners became online multiple-choice assessments, and interviews happen on zoom now.
Really, nothing changed...existing processes just became more efficient.
What did change is technology, which created massive demand for experienced engineering talent. It's a candidate-driven market now, and most candidates aren't interested in getting whiteboarded or ghosted.
Our mission is simple. We unlock human ingenuity and purpose. We create effective software teams by allowing outsiders to join teams with the ease of insiders.