Flipkart has partnered with Udacity and aims to change the hiring process in the software industry.
The e-commerce player will select candidates be based on their Nanodegree projects and Udacity profiles.The process will not include interviews or group discussions.
Peeyush Ranjan, Chief Technology Officer, Flipkart, said, “The kind of disruptive work that we do at Flipkart demands a world-class talent pool and we are constantly on the look-out for experts who can solve the problems of Indian consumers. The conventional hiring process often comes down to the performance of the candidate on that specific day, which may not be a true reflection of their skills and temperament. This is where a partner like Udacity comes into the picture. The shortlisted profiles provided by them and the in-depth data we received were very helpful and allowed us to assess the candidate’s competencies in a much better way.”
Udacity claims that three students have already started working with Flipkart’s mobile development team and expects more hiring.
The Udacity Android Nanodegree program comprises of courses developed and taught by expert Google instructors and includes project reviews, mentorship and career services from Udacity.