Luxoft Looks to Grow Global Team with HackerX

Locations: Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa

Antonin Marlier kicks off HackerX Sofia in one of Luxoft’s global offices in Bulgaria; April 2017.

Hiring for a global organization with offices all over the world is never an easy feat. With 39 offices spanning 19 countries around the world, Luxoft faces the greater challenge of filling their open positions with talented individuals in a timely fashion.

One of Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2016, Luxoft is now 12,700 employees strong and still growing. With offices in North America, Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa, Luxoft looks to grow their global team by partnering up with HackerX in various cities.

Elena Demireva, Head of Recruitment of their Bulgaria office, shares with us more about what it is like to take part in HackerX, and why they keep coming back.

First of all, tell us a little more about Luxoft.

Luxoft is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. We develop solutions and deliver it from 32 dedicated delivery centers worldwide.

Polina Lakova and Zlatina Pachedzhieva, Luxoft Recruitment Specialists at HackerX Sofia.

How was your HackerX experience like?

As a company, we’ve taken part in HackerX events 3 times over the past couple of years. We attended an event in Poland, and another in Mexico. For those events, we were participated as a general attendee. We were then invited to host the first of its kind HackerX event in Bulgaria and it was an opportunity that we just could not let pass. Over 90 people registered for the event and we met many interesting people that we later invited to join our company.

“At these events, you get an opportunity to meet many professionals and to build a personal relationship that makes the recruitment process better and quicker.”

Why did you choose to repeatedly be part of HackerX?

The answer to this question is actually very easy — because we meet many talented and skilled developers every single time. And they all turn out to be quality hires. The cost of (talent) acquisition is low and the event is easy to host or to participate in. We have identified many suitable candidates who are subsequently involved in the hiring process for several key positions inside of the company.

Would you participate again? Why?

Definitely, meeting interesting people with wide variety of skills is always important for us, so hopefully in the future we will be able to meet many more talented developers and build more personal relationships.

HackerX Sofia, April 2017

Why should other employers consider being a part of HackerX?

HackerX gives you the opportunity to meet many talented people and in a single night, forge personal relationships with talented people you haven’t met before. I believe that this in itself is a good enough reason to give HackerX a shot.

Do you have any tips and advice for other companies who might be thinking of taking part in HackerX?

In our opinion the hardest thing is to embrace the idea behind HackerX. The concept of the event itself is something that could be hard to understand it at first. Don’t expect anything and let the whole experience surprise you.

Hosting the event will provide you with more exposure to the candidates, because they will be already in to your office, and they’ll be able to feel the atmosphere there, experiencing what it’s like to be working with you.

Try to maximize this opportunity to its fullest potential. It’s always a good idea to send a developer to the event as well, because there will be technical questions recruiters won’t be able to answer.

Luxoft is always on the lookout for motivated individuals who are looking to defy conventions, act with passion, and are always on the hunt for new solutions. If you’re interested in a career with one of the fastest-growing companies in their business, check out Luxoft’s available openings here.

About HackerX:

HackerX is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for developers to meet with and learn more about some of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing companies — in a casual environment, face to face. More than just a recruitment event, HackerX is also a networking platform for all attendees no matter which side of the table you’re on.

Find out if HackerX is coming to an office near you, here.

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