Frequently asked questions 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 10,000 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 and mobile engineers, as well as distributed systems and data pipeline specialists, and generalists of all kinds. Our candidates have varying experience levels, from recent grads to those with decades of experience.

Our screening does not currently cover machine learning or devops. We also do not place engineers outside of the Bay Area, New York, LA, Seattle and remote positions. We are not a good option if this is what you need.

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?

We group out-of-town candidates’ onsites so they only have to make one trip to a given location. This is part of our value to candidates; we fast-track them through the interview process, which is a major reason that we are able to attract top engineers to our platform.

In order to do this, out-of-town candidates finish their pitch calls before booking their travel for onsites. Additionally, schedules for out-of-town onsites are dependent on candidate availability to travel. For these reasons, these candidates can take longer to bring onsite than local candidates.

When they are ready to plan their travel, candidates set a time frame preference for their trip. We then follow up with scheduling contacts at companies directly, coordinate date and time and settle on an itinerary. Once all dates are confirmed, we share the itinerary for that week and companies share onsite details with the candidate.

We book all travel arrangements and charge companies a flat $500 fee per out-of-town candidate onsite interview.

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 pitch calls and onsite interviews:

    The pitch 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.

How much do you charge?

We work on a fee per hire with a six month guarantee. There are no upfront costs.

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.