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Hire a VP of Engineering for a GROWTH stage company
I am looking to hire a VP of Engineering for my company, someone who can jump in on multiple projects on multiple technologies and don multiple hats. Need some suggestions from Pluggd.in members here on best ways to go for it. I have tried lots of ways (naukri, monster, placement agencies etc) but I am not able to find someone who can match the DNA of our organization for that role.
Right now most of the tech stuff is handled by myself, so this guy will be filling in my shoes to some extent. I don't know what am doing wrong. Am I expecting too much? Thing is I am looking for someone who has over 8+ years of programming experience and it seems like searching a needle in a haystack (people with this kind of experience are mostly into management jobs in Indian Corporates and hardly write code or do tech stuff). Where are all the experienced programmers in India? Any one else facing the same issues?
Buddy - You are exactly right. In a rapidly growing county like India, where IT is the main stake. All experienced engineer would definitely like to work in a large company or an smart experience engineer would be like you (start a company).
1. Grow your team. Find couple of good young talents and grown them with you.
I hired few young peoples from CDAC institute (Pune) couple of years ago and grew them along with us. Today, I have some really good talented peoples with me. I never use naukri, monster of placement agencies instead I use "linkedin" to connect with peoples and hand-pick only from there (Atleast, first & second layer of team)
2. Don't hire but make them part of your growth (I mean, not salary but with
intensive interms of
share's to make them stick with you from long term).
Engineering guy should feel that this is his company orelse he will lose interest and keep moving in his life. Which is fare more difficult to manage in a start-up if you lose your key guys. (I mean once he takes over your shoes than he is a key guy)
I had faced this twice in my life. One start-up technology company where I was a key guy (www.handsfreenetworks.com) and next I Co-founded (www.virtualcoach.in).
Let me know if you need any help. My number 96200 77765
In my opinion the best bet would be to hire a guy who aspires to be a "VP of Engineering" than hiring a guy who already is a VP of engineering at some Big Co.
Here is a superb article related to Hiring in a startup.
, I am pretty much doing the same now, seems that's the only solution for now.
, thxs for the suggestion bro.
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