I have been working at TopCoder full-time
New projects all the time, never gets boring. Work from home is awesome!
Can include some travel, depends on the account.
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at TopCoder (Marlborough, MA) in June 2011.
I used to compete on the TopCoder competitions so I received a notice by email that they were hiring. I contacted the HR rep at TopCoder and sent them my resume.
From here we set up a phone interview with a business development manager. The phone interview went well and we set up a second phone interview with a more technical person.
The second phone interview went well and we scheduled an in-person interview at their headquarters. I interviewed with 3 different people, including one of the VPs.
There were two other candidates interviewed for the position (at least for the full interview process).
A week after the interview I was told they were looking for someone with more experience. This was understandable as they wanted 5 years of experience and I only had 2. I give them credit for entertaining the idea of hiring me since I was under-qualified. They clearly were open to giving me the chance.
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