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Skip the interviews.
Land your dream job.

The Agency Program is our white-glove service that directly connects ambitious developers with startups working on interesting and challenging projects, bypassing traditional interviews. Apply to access exciting job opportunities, connect directly with hiring managers, and accelerate your career.

Our operating principle is
"Do What's Right for the Engineer."

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AGENCY PROGRAM BENEFITS

🤝 Skip the gatekeepers and avoid applying to jobs blindly.

With the Agency Program, you’ll get warm introductions to hiring managers at some of the world’s best remote startups.

👻 Say goodbye to ghosting and wasted time.

Our progam is built on transparency and accountability. We ensure that every hiring manager is actively looking and committed to meeting with you one-on-one before you engage with their HR team.

🤓 Gain unique insights into each opportunity.

Our comprehensive vetting process provides in-depth profiles on every startup in the program. We can even connect you with other developers at the company to get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work there.

OUR STORY

Commit is built by Developers, for Developers.

👋 I’m Beier, CTO and co-founder at Commit.

I have been working as a software engineer for the past 15 years, primarily at startups. In fact, I was the very first engineer at Hootsuite and helped scale the team to over 1000 employees!

As I transitioned to a management role, I discovered a passion for helping other engineers improve their skills and advance in their careers.

That’s why I founded Commit, a platform designed to bridge the career gap that I personally experienced as a startup engineer.

APPLYING TO THE AGENCY PROGRAM

STEP 1: MEET OUR ENGINEER CONCIERGE

During this 20-minute Zoom conversation, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the program and ask any questions you may have. Our discussion will cover topics such as your motivation for applying to the program, the values you uphold as a software engineer, and the preferred team dynamics you work within.

STEP 2: TECH ASSESSMENT

During this 60-minute Zoom conversation, you’ll be guided by a member of our technical assessment team. The conversation will focus on inquiry-based questions about your previous projects, with a system design component included.

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We believe that it’s relatively easy to gauge an Engineer’s level of understanding about a language or framework by having them explain it. The bonus is that this approach gets candidates who might be nervous and introverted to open up by talking proudly about code they’ve written, projects they’ve contributed to, issues they’ve resolved. It’s not uncommon for our one-hour meetings to stretch to 90 minutes, as candidates get excited talking about their experiences.

STEP 3: MEET OUR CTO

Join us for a 30-minute Zoom conversation with our CTO, where you can ask any questions about joining Commit and share why you’re passionate about building in a startup environment.

If you have any questions about the process that haven’t been answered here, please don’t hesitate to email us at help@commit.dev. We want you to feel fully prepared and at ease before every conversation, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

THE MATCHMAKING PROCESS

The Agency Program is perfect for exceptional, mission-driven developers who want to explore and work with exciting new startups. We understand that finding the right job can be challenging and time-consuming, so we’ve created a streamlined approach to help you find your next opportunity.

Our Talent team will take care of the friction and headaches associated with finding a new job. We’ll shortlist opportunities for you and connect you directly with hiring managers who have already been prepped on your career accomplishments and experience. Our goal is to help you save time and energy by connecting you with companies that align with your values, skills, and passions.

Let us take care of the process, so you can focus on what you do best – building innovative products and driving startup growth.

I really enjoy working in a startup environment because you can grow faster, you have more responsibilities, and you need to work with different technologies. Startups are a big opportunity to grow, so I loved the fact that Commit worked with startups and that they were trying to find engineers with that startup mindset.

-Eliana Lopez
Commit EP, Senior Software Developer @ WonderFi

I think that Commit is re-envisioning the concept of recruitment and I think that what they’re doing to empower engineers is a really cool thing. I know talking to recruiters is absolutely awful sometimes. Coming to Commit, they kind of flipped that upside-down and they make it a really enjoyable process, giving the engineer the ability to try startups to find a base there.

-Darren Bangsund
Commit EP, Back-End Engineer @ Dapper Labs

Commit is really filling that need where an engineer needs to find an offer that works for them. A lot of companies out there aren’t good places to work, let’s leave it at that. As a company, you have a hard time making sure that a person you’re hiring is a good fit for your team, capable of performing the job and integrating with your team. There are a lot of unknowns that are very hard to clarify with interviews. I think that was what attracted me the most to Commit. These unknowns are pretty much clarified by the Commit process, including the pilot.

-Xavier Del Castillo
Commit EP, Senior Software Engineer @ Side

Joining a company full-time is a big commitment. There’s a huge investment of time and energy. If it doesn’t work out, you have to start again from scratch with another company. Commit’s model, where you get to test out projects and companies, ensures the fit is great for both parties.

-Lillian Liang
Commit EP, Senior Software Engineer @ Plastiq

If you’re interested in learning more about software engineers who’ve participated in previous cohorts of our program, we encourage you to check out: A Spotlight for Commit Engineering Partners

OUR STARTUP PARTNERS

At Commit, our top priority is to make sure that every opportunity you explore is not only exciting but also aligned with your skills and interests. To achieve this, our Partnerships team carefully selects and vets all of our Startup Partners, ensuring that they meet our rigorous standards.

We prioritize startups that are solving important problems, have the business expertise to succeed, and treat engineers fairly. You can be confident that the startups you encounter on our platform have been thoroughly screened and are high-potential matches for your skills and interests.

Our goal is to empower you to explore opportunities that excite you, so you can focus on what you do best – building innovative products and driving startup growth. Join our platform today to discover your next adventure with confidence and find the startup that is the perfect fit for you.

FAQ

What is Commit's tech stack?

Commit is built on top of our open-source initiative, Zero.

Our tech stack is: Go, Node.js, React, AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, Gatsby.

Other tools we use include ZenHub, Slack, Zoom, Airtable, GSuite, and Figma.

What are Commit's values?

How we treat each other: with trust and empathy

How we work: collaboratively and out loud

How we grow: by helping and learning

What types of startups do Commit work with?

Commit works with VC-backed early-stage startups. Practically, most of our startups will be seed or series A stage (<50 employees, <$10M in VC funding raised), and some of our companies will be at the series B or series C stage where they are experiencing hyper-growth, but still <300 employees.

We don’t work with larger companies – if you want to join a public tech company (or a large, almost public company like Stripe), Commit will not be able to help you!

Click the link here if you’d like to see specific examples of our Startup Partners!

 

What is the difference between Commit and a recruiting agency?

Commit is structured more like an accelerator or Entrepreneur In Residence program than a recruiting agency.

Our #1 customer is you, the Engineering Partner, not the Startup Partner. Our focus is on helping you find the right startup based on your specific interests and skillsets.

When you join a Startup Partner, you remain part of the Commit community and retain access to the community. When you join Commit, you get access to our peer network for life!

Our founders explain why they started Commit and how to know if you are a good fit for our Engineering Partner Program.