As most startups have already experienced, hiring developers is hard. And the better the developer you need, the harder they are to find.
JobsBCN.com has grown massively within the startup jobs arena in Spain over the last year trying to solve that exact problem, and they are now expanding even further as they’re merging with Jobfluent.
The two companies will join forces under Jobfluent’s name and create a company, they claim, that doesn’t treat developers as money, but as a people. Developers are valuable to recruiters these days and many have bad experiences working with agencies.
The co-founders of JobsBCN recently launched JobsMAD for Madrid-based startups.
Made for developers
One of the co-founders of JobsBCN, Marc Monguió, who will be the CEO of the new company, has founded and worked as a senior software engineer in several startups and tech companies, such as Strands and Kitebit. His motivation behind starting JobsBCN was how poorly the traditional hiring channels catered to developers.
The way they make money is through clients, in other words tech companies and startups that are looking for the top developers willing to change job in their city. JobsBCN (soon to be rebranded Jobfluent) analyses their developers movements on the page, with permission, and through machine learning matches companies and the developers who confirmed to be interested in being introduced to top companies with job offers matching their skill set.
“Our clients are so far very happy with our work, we even had an example of a company that made new positions because the people they got were so good,” says CEO Monguió.
There’s no humans involved in the process of matching companies and profiles, it’s solely controlled by behavior.
The CEO explains that the company is made for developers, but they also have other positions in marketing, HR etc.
“Even though 80 percent of our traffic is not made up of developers, most of our jobs are for them.”
They have already expanded their business to Madrid, but the end goal is to take their machine learning method to the big European startup capitals.
“In Barcelona alone there are 500 startups hiring, the potential in Berlin, Paris Amsterdam, etc are huge,” the CEO explains.
As the two companies merge, the former JobFluent Co-Founders will resign from their executive roles to focus on their new startups SharpLaunch.com and HitchHQ.com.