We’ve been on a search for a founding senior backend engineer at Equi for some time and I’ve been deeply disappointed with the lack of diversity in the candidates we’ve had. To be clear, I do not believe that diversity is (just) a sourcing problem, but I want to be proactive about building feedback into every stage of how we approach attracting, hiring, and retaining talent.
Some channels where we have shared the opportunity:
LinkedIn, Angelist, Elpha, We build black, DevChat, Rand Leadership, Ladies Get Paid, Products by Women, Latinas in Tech, TechMasters, Mind the Product, WW Code, Operation Code, Techwell Hub, Women in Tech, Women in Fintech, Fintech Folk.
I would love any advice and candid feedback from you on how can we improve our job description, as well as any recommendations on additional distribution channels to target.
I appreciate this community and your sage words