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What qualities does Turing look for while hiring developers?

Turing seeks the top 1% of software engineers for full-time work with U.S. companies. Fluency in English and independent work skills are necessary.

Skill-based eligibility criteria

  • Your skills and abilities are at par with, or exceed, that of the top 1% of the world’s software engineers.
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with U.S. companies. Turing does sometimes allow part-time work during short transitional periods, but developers have to switch to full-time work as soon as possible.
  • Turing does consider skills and talent over academic qualifications and gives exceptionally talented candidates opportunities to prove their mettle.
  • Can spend ~5 hours on programming tests, skill challenges, and video interviews, 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.
  • Can adjust work hours to overlap at least 4 hours a day with companies in Silicon Valley or New York.
  • Are fluent in English language (C1 level) and can effectively communicate over daily video calls with engineering managers at U.S. software companies. 
  • Can function effectively and be valuable to U.S. engineering management without much hand-holding and micromanagement. We’re looking for developers who don’t need their managers to write JIRA tickets for them. 
  • Are capable of discussing your manager’s objectives and proposing a working roadmap and specific tasks to the manager for approval.
  • Are an extremely proactive communicator, who understands the challenges of remote work and the need to over-communicate to offset those challenges.
  • Are good at feature planning and estimation. You can discuss business priorities with U.S. companies and propose sensible software/business tradeoffs and solutions.

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