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Revolutionizing Hiring: Verticalmove Harnesses AI-Powered Assessments and Paired Programming Exercises to Uncover Top Tech Talent


At Verticalmove, we excel at identifying top-tier professionals for our valued clients. Our consistent screening process delivers exceptional outcomes, with an average of fewer than 6 carefully vetted candidates leading to offer decisions.

Moreover, we successfully close over 90% of all offers extended. Our comprehensive approach sets us apart and ensures we bring exceptional talent to the table.

[AI-Powered Digital Skills Assessment Platform]

At Verticalmove, we pride ourselves on leveraging an AI-powered digital skills assessment platform that revolutionizes the way we evaluate candidates. This advanced platform employs audio, video, and image proctoring to confirm the authenticity of identity, location, and overall competency. By seamlessly integrating these techniques, we establish trust and confidence in the skills and capabilities of our candidates from the initial stages of the screening process.

[Paired Programming Interviews]

To gain deeper insights into candidates’ technical prowess, we conduct rigorous paired programming interviews. These interviews serve as a litmus test for candidates’ competency in crucial areas such as design patterns, data structures, algorithms, and other domains that our clients prioritize. By engaging candidates in problem-solving exercises and collaborative coding sessions, we can identify individuals who demonstrate a strong foundation, adaptability, and innovative thinking.

[Leveraging Our Consulting Engineers Bench]

At Verticalmove, we are fortunate to have an extensive bench of consulting (engineering) professionals who bring with them a wealth of experience and technical expertise. These seasoned professionals play a pivotal role in evaluating the results of each in-depth technical interview we conduct. By leveraging their insights, our team ensures a thorough assessment of candidates’ performance, guaranteeing that only the most qualified individuals make it to the final selection process.

To provide you with a more detailed understanding of our superior technical screening approach, we have created a video that outlines our process from start to finish. I invite you to watch the attached video.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the initial screening phase. We strive to create an environment where candidates can truly showcase their skills and aptitude, ensuring that only the most exceptional professionals join our client’s digital transformation initiatives.

If you are seeking a digital transformation team that excels in technical screening and consistently delivers outstanding talent, Verticalmove is your trusted partner.

Reach out to us today and experience the remarkable caliber of professionals we can bring to your organization. Get in touch:

Please meet Dawson our Senior Technical Recruiter

I am excited to introduce our Technical Recruiter, Dawson Allen, who has always been an overachiever. Dawson was recognized by the National Honor Society for exceptional academic performance in high school and competed in state championships for DECA, showcasing his marketing, management, and entrepreneurship skills.
Dawson started his career at Verticalmove, Inc as an entry-level Talent Qualification Specialist and has since worked hard to be promoted to Senior Technical Recruitment positions. He has filled some of the most difficult technical roles ranging from Senior Director to junior-level Java Engineers and boasts one of the best candidate submittal to offer ratios within Verticalmove standing at 5:1.
Dawson’s passion and determination extend beyond his professional career. He was born in Washington State and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in June 2020. He is a supercar enthusiast and has experience in track racing cars ranging from Audi R8, Porsche GT3RS, and Ferrari 488s. Although he currently drives a Kia Sorento, he is saving really hard to afford a supercar of his own someday.
Dawson’s unique blend of technical recruitment expertise, determination, and passion for high-performance cars makes him an excellent addition to the Verticalmove team.

Now Hiring – Contract Artificial Intelligence Engineers

We are hiring CONTRACT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENGINEERS for one of the largest and most respected healthcare companies in the world. This team will be building a number of AI-powered solutions across a $300.0B enterprise using cognitive services that are offered within Azure and AWS public cloud environments.

Minimum requirements include a strong understanding of modern cloud architectures such as Serverless. The ideal candidate will be a Full Stack Engineer with experience in Python, JavaScript Frameworks (Angular or React, and ideally have some experience or interest in learning AI cognitive services. Additional experience with NoSQL, Containerization, and Messaging Services is highly preferred.

Extra credit points for those who have experience with OCR/ICR, Cognitive Search, Computer Vision Recognition, Speech to Text Transcription, and OpenAI (think ChatGPT).

Interested? Please say for more information!

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Please meet Alex Zavos our Principal Technical Recruiter

Meet Alex Zavos, a Principal Technical Recruiter for Verticalmove in Scottsdale, Arizona. With over a decade of experience providing Technical Recruiting as a Service (RaaS) solutions to companies of all sectors and sizes, Alex is a skilled professional with a passion for helping organizations find the best talent.

As an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Alex has the engineering and relationship expertise to identify, recruit and acquire the most qualified engineers for the most innovative technology companies in the world.

He is an expert in talent solutions, dedicated to providing his clients with a customer-obsessed delivery, ensuring that the hiring experience is always smooth and successful.

Alex is also an ASU Sun Devil Alumni and an Arizona resident of over 25 years. He grew up in Prescott and now resides in Gilbert with his beautiful wife and two amazing children. Alex is an adventurer of the outdoors and an avid snowboarder, mountain bike rider, and wakeboarder. He is an optimist who is always striving to expand in abundance, success, and gratitude, inspiring those around him to do the same.

At Verticalmove, Alex is leading the charge in providing unparalleled technical recruiting solutions. His wealth of experience, expertise and customer-focused approach make him an invaluable asset to any organization looking to build a world-class team.

Now Hiring – Senior Engineering Manager

We are hiring a SENIOR ENGINEERING MANAGER for a leading Innovation Laboratory, which is part of a $110.0 Billion Dollar Fortune 50 client. This Innovation Laboratory is chartered with productizing advanced technology such as AR/VR, AI/ML, Robotics, and Data Science into new disruptive innovations for its parent organization.
This position requires individuals who are technically savvy, hands-on and have strong design and architectural experience. The right employment backgrounds will be those coming from software product companies (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Pinterest, etc) who build advanced tech such as Web 3, Streaming Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and other similar Innovation Laboratories.
This position will be hired in the Greater Seattle area and will be organized under a hybrid work model with at least two days in the office weekly. Candidates who are in the Greater Seattle area will be prioritized. Although, relocation to Seattle will also be offered for qualified candidates who are open to moving.
Interested? Please say for more information!

Please meet Ian Freeman our Director of Enterprise Business Development

Meet Ian Freeman, the Director of Business Development for Verticalmove in Scottsdale, Arizona. With over a decade of experience in the IT industry, Ian has become a highly skilled and creative problem solver, constantly pushing the boundaries of the status quo, and continually seeking enhanced methods, processes, and technologies.

As a Director of Business Development, Ian is an expert in digital trends and technology solutions. He enjoys helping customers solve problems and implement digital solutions that improve their businesses. Ian’s deep knowledge of the IT industry has made him a go-to resource for some of the world’s most recognizable brands in the Tech, Retail, Healthcare, and Finance industries.

Ian’s proven track record of building IT & Software Engineering teams have been critical to the success of his clients. He has a keen eye for talent and a talent for building cohesive teams that consistently deliver results.

While Ian is dedicated to his work, he is also a family man who values spending quality time with his beautiful wife and three kids. He understands that work-life balance is important, and he encourages his team to prioritize their personal lives while also delivering exceptional results for their clients.

Ian is always seeking new knowledge and approaches to gain a fresh perspective on traditional ideologies. He believes that learning is a lifelong pursuit, and he encourages his team to continue to develop their skills and knowledge to stay ahead of the curve.

In addition to his work and family life, Ian is a sports enthusiast and a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas State Wildcats. He understands the importance of teamwork and the value of hard work, both on and off the field.

Contract Hire – Senior DevOps Engineer – $100BB Financial Services Company

CONGRATULATIONS to the Verticalmove, Inc Digital Transformation Consulting & Software Engineering team for filling a SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEERING position within a Financial Services client that is among the Fortune 100 and is valued at more than $100.0 billion dollars in public market capitalization.

This candidate is part of our NGT (Next Generation Transformation) consulting team that helps our clients decompose their monolithic enterprise applications, and move to a modern microservices, cloud-based architecture.

DID YOU KNOW that Verticalmove, Inc leverages an AI-powered digital skills assessment platform, which leverages audio, video, and image proctoring to confirm identity authenticity, location, and overall competency?

Our skills assessment platform distills a hiring decision into a simple score and ranking system for our clients, which further helps our team achieve measurable consistency, remove unconscious bias, and improve hiring outcomes.

Amazing work team!

Are you staffing for your digital transformation project? Please reach out and say

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Please meet James Power, our Vice President of Technical Recruiting

Meet James Power, the Vice President of Recruitment at Verticalmove – a premier technology recruitment firm in the United States. James is a Marine combat veteran and an AWS-certified Cloud Practitioner.

After serving in the Marines, he discovered his passion for building software and cloud computing companies. With over a decade of experience in talent acquisition, James has built a reputation for connecting the right talent with the right opportunities and helping clients find like-minded talent. He has a deep understanding of the technology industry and has helped companies build their teams from the ground up.

In his personal time, James enjoys taking on new challenges, whether it’s in his career or his personal life. He grew up in Prescott, Arizona, and is a Phoenix native who recently purchased a home in the Biltmore area. James is a dedicated professional who is committed to helping companies find top talent and training others to be high-performing individuals. His drive, passion, and expertise make him an invaluable member of the Verticalmove team.

Digital Transformation in Banking: How New Technologies are Transforming the Industry!

Digital transformation is sweeping across many industries, and the banking sector is no exception. As technology continues to advance, banks are turning to new digital solutions to improve the customer experience, streamline operations, and increase efficiency.

One of the key ways that banks are undergoing digital transformation is through the use of mobile banking. This allows customers to access their accounts and conduct financial transactions from their smartphones or other mobile devices. This has proven to be a convenient and popular option for many people, as it allows them to conduct banking activities on the go.

Another area where digital transformation is making an impact in the banking industry is the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies are being used to automate routine tasks, such as detecting and preventing fraud and providing personalized financial advice to customers.

In addition, blockchain technology is being embraced by some banks as a way to securely and efficiently manage financial transactions. This technology allows for the creation of a digital ledger that is transparent, secure, and tamper-proof, making it a potentially valuable tool for the banking industry.

Overall, digital transformation is transforming the way that banks operate and interact with their customers. As new technologies continue to emerge, it is likely that we will see even more innovation in the banking industry in the coming years.

What are the benefits of the cloud for banks?

  1. Increased efficiency and cost savings: By storing data and running applications on the cloud, banks reduce their need for expensive hardware, software, and IT maintenance costs. This improves their bottom line and invests in other areas of their business.

  2. Enhanced scalability and flexibility: Cloud services provide banks with the ability to quickly scale up or down their IT capabilities as needed, allowing them to respond to changing business demands and customer needs.

  3. Improved security and compliance: Banks can benefit from the advanced security measures and compliance standards implemented by cloud service providers, which help protect sensitive data and meet regulatory requirements. By storing data on the cloud, banks benefit from the advanced security measures used by cloud providers, which can help prevent data breaches and other security threats.

  4. Better collaboration and innovation: Cloud services enable banks to easily share data and resources among different teams and locations, fostering collaboration and innovation within the organization. Banks can quickly and easily analyze large amounts of data to gain insights and make better business decisions. This can help them better understand their customers, improve customer service, and create new products and services.

  5. Enhanced customer experience: Banks can use cloud services to provide customers with faster, more convenient, and personalized services, improving the overall customer experience.

How are banks thinking about public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud? 

Banks are considering various cloud deployment models, including public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud, to determine the best approach for their specific needs and goals. The public cloud refers to the use of cloud services from a third-party provider, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Private cloud refers to the use of a dedicated cloud infrastructure within a bank’s own data centers. Hybrid cloud combines the use of public and private clouds, allowing banks to take advantage of the benefits of both models. Multi-cloud refers to the use of multiple cloud providers or deployment models, allowing banks to choose the best solution for each specific application or workload. Banks may consider using a combination of these models to achieve their desired level of flexibility, security, and cost-efficiency.

What are the biggest risks for banks when migrating to the cloud? 

  1. Security concerns: Banks handle sensitive financial information and data, and the migration to the cloud may increase the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks.

  2. Compliance issues: Banks are subject to strict regulatory requirements, and the migration to the cloud may pose challenges in meeting these requirements.

  3. Loss of control: Banks may lose control over their data and infrastructure when migrating to the cloud, which could lead to unexpected disruptions and outages.

  4. Dependence on third-party providers: Banks may become dependent on third-party cloud providers, which could lead to potential vendor lock-in and loss of flexibility.

  5. Cost and budget constraints: Migrating to the cloud can be expensive, and banks may face challenges in finding the right balance between cost savings and security and compliance requirements.

  6. Regulatory compliance: Banks are subject to various regulations and must ensure that they are complying with these rules when storing and accessing data. This can make it challenging for them to migrate to the cloud, as they need to ensure that their cloud provider is compliant with the necessary regulations.

  7. Legacy systems: Many banks have existing systems and infrastructure in place, and migrating to the cloud can be a complex and time-consuming process. This can be a barrier for banks that are not ready to make the transition or do not have the necessary resources to migrate their systems.

How are banks approaching the risks and security challenges of the cloud? 

Banks are approaching the risks and security challenges of the cloud in several ways.

  1. Banks are carefully evaluating and selecting their cloud providers, ensuring that they have strong security measures in place and are compliant with the necessary regulations. Banks may also require their cloud providers to undergo security audits and meet certain standards before working with them.

  2. Banks are implementing robust security measures within their own systems to protect data on the cloud. This may include encrypting data, using multi-factor authentication, and implementing strict access controls to prevent unauthorized access.

  3. Banks are continuously monitoring and assessing their security posture on the cloud, and are prepared to respond quickly to potential threats or breaches. This may include conducting regular security audits and implementing security updates and patches as needed.

Overall, banks are taking a proactive and comprehensive approach to the risks and security challenges of the cloud, in order to protect their customers’ data and ensure compliance with regulations.

How are leading banks driving better ROI from the cloud? 

  1. Leveraging cloud technology to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs: Banks are using cloud-based solutions to automate repetitive tasks, streamline processes, and reduce operational costs.

  2. Investing in advanced security measures to protect data and prevent breaches: Banks are investing in advanced security measures, such as encryption and multi-factor authentication, to protect sensitive financial information and data when migrating to the cloud.

  3. Adopting a hybrid cloud model to retain control and flexibility: Banks are adopting a hybrid cloud model, which allows them to retain control over their data and infrastructure while leveraging the benefits of the cloud.

  4. Partnering with trusted cloud providers to ensure compliance and reliability: Banks are partnering with trusted cloud providers that have a proven track record in compliance and reliability to ensure that their migration to the cloud is successful.

  5. Establishing a clear cloud migration strategy and roadmap: Banks are developing a clear cloud migration strategy and roadmap to ensure that their migration is well-planned and executed smoothly.

Can banks modernize applications and migrate to the cloud at the same time?

Yes, banks can modernize applications and migrate to the cloud at the same time. In fact, many banks are doing this to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud, such as improved scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency.

To modernize applications and migrate to the cloud simultaneously, banks can follow a few key steps: 

  1. Conduct a thorough analysis of their existing applications and identify which ones can be modernized and migrated to the cloud.

  2. Develop a clear migration plan and roadmap that outlines the steps, timelines, and resources required to modernize and migrate the applications to the cloud.

  3. Partner with trusted cloud providers that have expertise in application modernization and migration to ensure a smooth and successful migration. 

  4. Test and validate the migrated applications to ensure that they are functioning properly and meeting the required performance and security standards.

  5. Monitor and manage the migrated applications on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are delivering the expected benefits and value.

Preparing for banking in the Metaverse and more with cloud.

Banks can prepare for the Metaverse and other emerging technologies by investing in cloud technology. By storing data and running applications on the cloud, banks can gain the flexibility and scalability they need to quickly adapt to new technologies and trends. 

For example, the Metaverse is a virtual world that is expected to become increasingly important for businesses, and banks can use the cloud to store and access data within this virtual world. By using the cloud, banks can easily create virtual branches, offer virtual services, and interact with customers within the Metaverse. 

Additionally, banks can use the cloud to experiment with new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain, without the need to invest in expensive hardware and software. This can help them stay ahead of the curve and innovate in areas that are critical to their business.

How banks may better leverage Google GCP for Data Processing.


Banks can better leverage Google GCP for data processing by using its advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities. 

Banks can use GCP’s BigQuery service to quickly and easily analyze large amounts of data, and gain insights that can help them make better business decisions. For example, banks can use BigQuery to analyze customer data, such as transaction history and demographics, to better understand their customers and improve their services.

Additionally, banks can use GCP’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to build and train machine learning models that can help automate and improve their processes. For example, banks can use machine learning to detect fraud, predict customer behavior, or automate back-office tasks.

By using GCP’s security and compliance tools, banks ensure their data is protected and compliant with regulations. For example, banks can use GCP’s Identity and Access Management system to control access to data and resources and ensure that only authorized users can access sensitive information.

How banks use Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Banks can use AI in several ways to improve their operations and customer service:

  1. Fraud detection and prevention: Banks can use AI to identify and prevent fraudulent transactions by analyzing customer data and transaction patterns. This can help reduce the risk of losses and improve customer trust.

  2. Customer service: Banks can use AI to improve customer service by providing personalized recommendations and advice based on customers’ data and preferences. For example, AI can help banks recommend financial products or services that are tailored to each customer’s needs and goals.

  3. Process automation: Banks can use AI to automate repetitive tasks and improve efficiency. For example, AI can be used to automatically process customer requests, such as account opening or loan applications, freeing up employees to focus on more complex tasks.

  4. Risk management: Banks can use AI to better manage risk by analyzing data and identifying potential risks in real time. This can help banks make more informed decisions and avoid potential losses.

  5. By using AI, banks can improve operations, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Love it when our clients applaud our accuracy and quality.

Out of the 12 interviews our client conducted with all their recruitment vendor partners, 9 of them resulted in declines. Out of the remaining 3 candidates the client liked, 2 of them came from Verticalmove, Inc

“Hey Ian, just a heads up that my afternoon interview went good so the 2nd open position I had will be going to that candidate. I’ll be canceling my future interviews so that the few DBAs that I do have can get back to work. 

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your recruiting team for knocking it out of the park on this round of DBA searching. I had about a dozen interviews, and up until my late afternoon interview today your candidates were the only ones that were even being considered.  

So out of 12 interviews, 9 of them were declines from us and the 3 we did like, 2 of them came from Vertical Move. Keep up the great work and thank you for some great candidates!”

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