PALO ALTO, Calif., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HackerRank, a platform that ranks engineers based on their coding skills and helps companies discover talent faster, today announced a partnership with Cybermedia Technologies (CTEC), a leader in providing human capital, cyber security and IT services, and federal hiring expertise to help government agencies fulfill their mission.
CTEC and HackerRank are working together to help solve one of the government's most significant challenges today: finding and assessing technical and cybersecurity talent quickly.
"Currently, government agencies rely on stagnant job boards and immersive, manual application processes that can take up to six to nine months to fill one position," says Adam Davidson, Vice President and Portfolio General Manager at CTEC. "Government agencies have the opportunity to cut their hiring time down to just weeks thanks to this new partnership between HackerRank and CTEC, a proven federal solutions provider."
HackerRank's platform uses automated code challenges to assess engineering talent instead of using traditional recruiting methods, like manual job applications or resumes. Government agencies can now screen massive volumes of candidates quickly. Furthermore, CTEC helps federal agencies with a range of highly scalable, fully customized federal talent acquisition and training solutions compliant with federal hiring law, procedures, and regulated down-selection protocols.
This news comes after a string of recent announcements from the White House, which call for bolstering the technology and data science teams in government agencies. Earlier this month, Maryland's Representative Steny Hoyer, introduced a White House proposal to Congress, which would authorize an investment of $3.1 billion to replace federal legacy systems with more flexible, innovative systems. The existing systems are not only hard to maintain, but also expensive and susceptible to cyber security threat.
Also, last month, the president signed into law the the Competitive Services Act 2015, allowing any agency to hire qualified candidates from any other agency's list of certified eligible qualified candidates into similar roles.
As the government is ramping up its technology, cybersecurity, and data science workforce, this partnership will help streamline the government's hiring practices. The partnership will empower government agencies to use the same competitive innovations in tech recruiting as the private sector. Now, the federal government will have both the advantage of a streamlined, skill-based and automated hiring system, as well as the decades of expertise that stems from CTEC.
HackerRank is a platform that ranks engineers based solely on their coding skills and helps companies discover talent and save time to hire. We're driving a new paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide. Over 1,000 companies use HackerRank to build strong engineering teams.
About Cybermedia Technologies Inc.:
Cybermedia Technologies, Inc. (an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with a stellar reputation throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1996, Cybermedia Technologies, Inc. exists to help our customers achieve the maximum return on their IT and human capital investments.