Who can join Turing as a developer?

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Turing finds and hires some of the world's most talented and elite developers from every corner of the globe. More than 800,000 developers across 100+ skills from over 150 cities are already signed up with Turing.

Every developer who joins Turing has to pass a rigorous vetting process that is designed to find the top 1% of the world's engineers. If you have the right skills and experience, clearing Turing’s vetting process should not be a problem for you.

To be more specific, there are some skill-based criteria, as well as a few legal conditionalities, that a developer must fulfill to be a part of Turing's global community of developers.

Skill-based eligibility criteria

  • You are likely in the top 1% of the world’s software engineers.
  • You can work full-time (40 hours/week) with U.S. software companies. Though Turing can allow part-time work during a short transition period, you would need to transition to full-time work quickly.
  • You have at least 3 years of industry experience as a software engineer after you finished your college studies. If you have worked as a senior software engineer, tech lead, or architect, you will have even more job opportunities on Turing.
  • You can spend 5-10 hours on our programming tests, skill challenges, and video interviews. These tests were designed by Turing's leadership (ex-Engineering Managers from Facebook and Google and a Stanford AI scientist) to find the top 1% of the world's engineers.
  • You can adjust work hours to overlap at least 4 hours a day with companies in Silicon Valley or New York.
  • You are a fluent English communicator who can communicate effectively over daily video calls with engineering managers at U.S. software companies.
  • You can function effectively and be valuable to U.S. engineering management without too much hand-holding and micromanagement. You don’t need your manager to write detailed JIRA tickets for you. You are capable of discussing your manager’s objectives and proposing a working roadmap and specific tasks to the manager for approval.
  • You are an extremely proactive communicator, who understands the challenges of remote work and the need to over-communicate to offset those challenges.
  • You are good at feature planning and estimation. You can discuss business priorities with U.S. companies and propose sensible software/business tradeoffs that are in line with their priorities.

Legal criteria for eligibility

In compliance with U.S. Federal Law, Turing does not conduct business with individuals and entities on the Specially Designated Nationals ("SDN") list or those located in OFAC countries. For more information on these laws, click here.

Also, if you have been suspended from Turing in the past you are not allowed to work on Turing's platform again.

For more clarity on anything mentioned above, do feel free to explore Turing's vetting process or reach out to support@turing.com for more in-depth assistance.

Turing also strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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