Instacart and Triplebyte Case Study
Instacart recently partnered with Triplebyte to help with engineering hiring. Triplebyte founder, Harj Taggar, asked Instacart VP of Engineering, Udi Nir, about his experience working with Triplebyte.
25 engineers brought straight to onsite through Triplebyte
50% onsite success rate
“The quality of the Triplebyte candidates has been very high and they've already done a lot of the actual screening work for us before we engage with them. ”
How did you get comfortable bringing Triplebyte candidates straight to onsite without doing your own technical screening?
We actually had one of our own engineers go through the Triplebyte process to test it out. We saw they were conducting a rigorous technical interview and decided we could trust it enough to start bringing their candidates straight to onsite. We reviewed how well the candidates were doing and once we saw them deliver a high onsite success rate, we felt comfortable continuing to do so.
What have been the main advantages of working with Triplebyte?
The quality of the Triplebyte candidates has been very high and they've already done a lot of the actual screening work for us before we engage with them. We usually give candidates a take home programming challenge to do before they come onsite and we expect a third of them to fail this. We don't have to give this challenge to Triplebyte candidates, this all reduces the time it takes us to hire engineers.
We were also surprised at hiring a couple of strong junior engineers through Triplebyte. This wasn't our main area of focus and we get a lot of applications from junior engineers but haven't had the resources to filter them. Triplebyte matched us with just a few exceptionally strong ones, making it easier to hire a few we had the capacity to onboard and mentor.
How has Triplebyte differed from other recruiting services you've used in the past?
We appreciate that Triplebyte doesn't take a high volume approach and send us lots of resumes to screen and review. They've focused more on sending us a smaller number of well matched candidates each week, which creates less work for us.
They've built actual technology to help with booking calls with candidates, following up and leaving feedback which integrates with our ATS. This makes co-ordinating logistics easier.
The team is also always seeking feedback and actually uses that data to improve their candidate matching.
Have you hired candidates from Triplebyte who would have failed your resume screen?
Yes, we've hired a great engineer who was self taught and was previously working as a pizza delivery person and had hourly jobs working in warehouses. His background actually made him uniquely suited to understanding our logistics challenges and we'd not have engaged with him based on his resume alone.