Hiring Services
Hiring engineers, product managers, or UI/UX designers?
We can help.

OUR GOAL

Def Method hires engineers, product managers, and UI/UX designers who are smart, get things done, and are compatible with your team.

First, we work with you to get to know your company culture and job criteria. Then, our well designed hiring process evaluates candidates to determine a good fit as efficiently as possible. Finally, we leverage our team of experienced engineers, product managers, or UI/UX designers to lay the foundation for your open role and start making an impact, while we find the right longterm fit.

We've been hiring development teams since 2014. Our process is grounded in our leadership team's decade-plus software development experience. We know these jobs because we do these jobs, and can therefore identify the right candidates more quickly and more effectively than a typical recruiting firm.

Hiring Engineers

Stage 1

Code Test

The code test evaluates how the candidate approaches a technical problem, how well they read and follow instruction, and what level of testing and design skills they have.

Engineers who ace our code test show the ability to write advanced code, implement common design patterns, and test for error cases.

Stage 2

Technical Interview

The technical interview is a chance to get a better understanding of the candidate's thinking style, ability to work with others, problem solving and communication skills, and cultural fit.

Stage 3

Pairing Interview

The pairing interviews give us a sense of the candidate’s "kindergarten skills." For instance, listening, communication, and personability. What are they like to work with? How well do they share? Do they learn from others? Do they learn from mistakes?

Hiring Product Managers

Stage 1

User Story Exercise

The user story exercise allows us to see the candidate apply their product management style by writing user stories, acceptance criteria, and developing a framework for prioritization.

Stage 2

Whiteboarding Exercise

Candidates get an opportunity to quickly orient themselves with a new problem space, align product goals and features, and drive towards defining an MVP.

We are looking for the candidate's ability to think on their own feet, exhibit strong communication skills, and confirm cultural fit.

Stage 3

Behavioral Interview

In this final stage, we aim to learn more about the candidate's values, motivations, and working style, in the context of their past experiences. This helps us confirm alignment with the job expectations as well as your team.

Hiring UI/UX Designers

Stage 1

Portfolio Review

To get a feel for the candidate's overall design process and methodology, how they use research to inform design decisions and how other stakeholders fit into their process.

Stage 2

Whiteboarding Exercise

In this collaborative role play exercise, we get a clearer sense of the candidate's approach to design, communication style, and working style.

We are looking for the candidate's ability to think on their own feet, exhibit strong communication skills, and confirm cultural fit.

Stage 3

Behavioral Interview

In this final stage, we aim to learn more about the candidate's values, motivations, and working style, in the context of their past experiences. This helps us confirm alignment with the job expectations as well as your team.
We've helped hire at

Position: Software Engineer
Interviewed: 10
Hired: 1

Position: Head of Engineering
Interviewed: 5
Hired: 1

Position: Senior Product Manager
Interviewed: 1
Hired: 1

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