Our client, a 20-year-old leading financial technology company valued at $3.6 billion dollars, processing more than $1.0 billion-dollars daily in complex financial transactions within the $2.0 trillion-dollar mortgage industry. In June of 2015, we were retained by a long-time executive relationship. The need was to build a next-generation engineering team under his leadership that would be focused upon modernizing an aging suite of software products built upon a legacy Microsoft architecture.
While the company had a plan to migrate exclusively to open-source and cloud, the existing engineering team lacked the immediate knowledge and experience necessary to transition in a timely manner. The company had always positioned itself as a finance company, rather than a cutting-edge technology company. Combined with their unique location and limited employer brand in the open-source community, their leadership found difficulty in launching an initial hiring initiative. They were looking to build hiring momentum, yield referrals and increased awareness over time. The next-generation engineering team, included executive searches for CIO, SVP of Engineering, Vice President of Platform Engineering, Vice President of Cloud Engineering, Vice President of Application Engineering and Chief Architect. In addition, our firm was asked to recruit various engineering managers and subsequently build engineering teams that had the required open source and cloud experience.Read More