Frequently asked questions about Triplebyte from Companies

What does Triplebyte do?

Triplebyte delivers companies technically pre-screened engineering candidates.

How do you screen candidates?

Engineers complete an adaptive test and 2-hour technical interview with a senior engineer. Only 3% of candidates are accepted. We've interviewed over 80,000 engineers over the last several years and developed a set of questions and a well-defined rubric to ensure standardization across candidate scoring.

Learn more about our screening process

What type of engineers are in your talent pool?

We work primarily with back-end, front-end, full-stack, DevOps, machine learning, mobile, and generalist engineers of all kinds, as well as data science, distributed systems, and data pipeline specialists. Our candidates have varying experience levels, from recent grads to those with decades of experience.

We currently do not place engineers outside of the Bay Area, New York, LA, Seattle and remote positions.

What is the Triplebyte Score?

We assign each candidate you see a Triplebyte Score. This is our prediction (based on our screening) of how likely a candidate is to pass your onsite. This does not take into account factors like years of experience or experience with particular languages. Rather, this is based on our technical assessment of their skills that are relevant to the type of engineer you're looking for (an 'archetype').

What is an archetype?

We've found that the types of engineers companies look for tend to fall into a number of discrete buckets. Archetypes describe these types of engineers. When you create a role, you can select one or more archetypes. We will match candidates to your roles based on the archetype(s) you choose.

Learn more about archetypes

What is the process with out-of-town candidates?

Triplebyte coordinates a week of out-of-town onsites for one location of the candidate’s choosing; we call this the candidate’s "Superweek".

For Superweek interviews, we book all travel arrangements and charge companies a flat $500 fee per out-of-town candidate onsite interview.

Candidates can take as many additional onsites outside of their Superweek as they please, but these will not be managed or coordinated by Triplebyte. Instead, these will be managed between you and the candidate directly, just like most standard interview processes. Triplebyte will not charge you for these interviews.

What are the expectations of companies that work with Triplebyte?

  1. No technical vetting or structured behavioral questions before the onsite interview.
  2. Respond to the Triplebyte team and candidates within a reasonable time frame.
  3. Be actively hiring and acting on candidates through your Triplebyte dashboard.
  4. Follow Triplebyte guidelines for intro calls and onsite interviews:

    The intro call is the only screening step prior to the onsite. It cannot be longer than 1 hour.

    The onsite interview is scheduled by companies if the candidate is local, and by Triplebyte if the candidate is traveling from out of town. It cannot be longer than 1 day.

Pricing: How much do you charge?

Please refer to our pricing page: Triplebyte Pricing.

Can we hire for contract or part-time work?

Unfortunately not, we only work with companies hiring for full-time positions.

Any more questions?

Just shoot us an email at and we'll reply asap.