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Rapidly scaling senior engineering talent in Latin America


After raising a Series D equity round Octane was looking to keep growing fast and was aiming to augment its team with highly talented Latin American engineers. In order to scale rapidly, Octane needed to engage with quality Full Stack engineers at volume to fuel the development of their web apps, being able to expand the engineering team rapidly to support the roadmap.


“Our bar for engineering talent is high. When we needed to ramp up our engineering team, finding quality talent was difficult. Right Balance surpassed our expectations by an order of magnitude. Working with their team enabled us to rapidly engage with talented senior engineers, and hit our hiring targets 6 months ahead of schedule.”

Murali Vajjiravel, CTO @ Octane (ex Amazon, Microsoft)


Taking advantage of a large pool of talent, Right Balance augmented Octane’s team, jumpstarting the hiring effort by introducing available Senior Software Engineers from Latin America, and complementing the search by sourcing additional candidates at volume in a similar time zone focusing on bringing only the best and brightest. Since Octane operates in a highly regulated environment, each engineer was screened to satisfy all SOC II Type II compliance needs for a non-bank lender.


The key to success was to seamlessly integrate with Octane’s team to streamline the candidate journey. Octane relied on the heavy technical interview process from Right Balance done ahead of time that includes live coding with a technical person, architecture, and culture fit. Once the candidate was presented, Octane was able to conduct all their interviews during one day and make a decision the same day. This allowed Right Balance to extend the offers ahead of competitors and secure high quality talent in a short amount of time.


After sourcing more than 2,000+ candidates, and interviewing more than 200+ candidates Octane retained 15 of the best and brightest Senior Software Engineers through Right Balance in less than 5 months from Latin America. All engineers are fully engaged and looking forward to continuing to work with Octane for years to come. Right Balance continues to be a valued partner of Octane’s as a reliable source for talent acquisition and team growth.

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