SkyWater Search hired to recruit a Software Architect

Client

A leading Education Technology company located in the Twin Cities with a 50 year track record of serving local schools and districts to leverage technology to better educate students. To achieve its aims the client had created a new division to fundamentally change how student achievement is monitored and fostered through its web-based application.

 

Objective

As a result of the new company division, SkyWater Search was hired to recruit a Software Architect. This was an extremely challenging, highly technical role requiring a uniquely targeted approach to source the ideal candidate. Based on our extensive sector experience we were aware that the talent pool for candidates possessing the exact skill set required for this role was extremely limited.

 

Process

After an extensive technical in-house discussion we eliminated dozens of potential candidates from the initial search for this position. Ultimately, only two candidates were presented to the client, both matching the exact skill set needed. Both candidates were extremely passive but due to SkyWater’s experience in the sector, we were able to pique the candidates’ interest in this role.

 

Results

SkyWater Search Partners was able to place a candidate who met the demanding requirements of this position in a challenging market. From launch of the search to candidate placement totaled 50 days. In the client’s own words, “we hit a home run” with this hire, enabling the organization to continue the pursuit of its overall vision. SkyWater has since placed several more candidates with the same client. We are now recognized as its sole provider when it comes to sourcing top local technology talent.