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How We Build Our Incredible Team of Data Nerds ๐Ÿš€

How We Build Our Incredible Team of Data Nerds ๐Ÿš€

Prepare to start your next adventure at Mutt Data
Magali Gerbasi

Posted by Magali Gerbasi

on June 19, 2024 ยท 10 mins read

In this post, we deep dive into our hiring process, good practices and culture:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Our Hiring Process.
๐Ÿ‘‰ What Happens after you say yes.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Discover our best hiring practices.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Our Employees insights on the Hiring Process.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Learn more about us and our events.

Become A Mutter

Our Hiring Process

All the steps, details, and tips you need to know before starting.


1. Sourcing and application

We take a proactive approach to talent attraction through employer branding and active searches on Linkedin. Candidates can also apply directly throughout our Lever ATS.

2. Introduction Meeting with the Talent Team

Before the first call, we share documents with candidates about our company, process, and benefits so they can be informed and prepared. We want to get to know the candidates and for them to get to know us. If your profile meets the job requirements, our team will contact you to schedule a meeting. In this interview, we like to start by learning about candidatesโ€™ experience, skills, interests, and goals. But we always set aside some time for the candidate to ask us questions too! We encourage applicants to take this opportunity to clear any doubts, whether it is about our projects, values, culture, or our way of working. We have a lot to share!

3. Technical Interview

If you advance to this stage, you'll have the opportunity to meet with a team member. The interview will focus on your skills, experiences, and learnings, and it will be a great chance to learn more about the role and ask any questions you may have. Depending on the position, you might receive a case study before the interview, which we will review together.

4. Assessment

You may be asked to complete a takeaway assessment (tailored to the specific position). In most cases, we provide a 5-day period for you to complete it. The goal is for the candidate to get a sense of the type of work theyโ€™d be doing in the role theyโ€™re applying for.

5. Cultural Interview

This meeting tests the candidate's compatibility with our values and culture. The goal is to find people who thrive in an environment with shared beliefs. It is a key stage in getting to know the candidate and allowing them to demonstrate their soft skills, honesty, and personality. We encourage a relaxed, open approach and welcome questions. We value enthusiasm and curiosity!

6. Proposal Call

The timeline for final decisions may vary depending on the position, but we strive to maintain candidates informed with timely and clear communications.
If the outcome is positive, we'll move forward to arrange a meeting to discuss a offer together.

What happens after you say yes!๐Ÿ˜Š

Your first days after you accept ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ’ผ You'll receive all necessary equipment promptly to kickstart your journey with us.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Scheduled onboarding meetings will introduce you to our team and familiarize you with our processes and culture.

๐Ÿ” We've meticulously crafted an onboarding experience tailored to your needs, ensuring a smooth transition into our dynamic team.

๐Ÿค A dedicated Mutt mentor will be assigned to guide you through your initial days, providing support and insights along the way.

๐Ÿค“ Our team of data nerds is readily available to assist you throughout the onboarding process, leveraging their expertise to ensure your success from day one.

Discover our best hiring practices! โœจ

We make data-driven decisions! ๐Ÿ“Š

Measuring hiring quality is crucial for us. We track various metrics to gauge effectiveness,

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost per candidate
โฑ๏ธ Time to hire
๐Ÿ”„ Sourcing and interviews funnel
๐ŸŒŸ Candidate experience scores
๐Ÿ‘ Acceptance rates of offers

Candidate experience is our top priority

Understanding their experience is vital for identifying our strengths and areas for improvement. ๐Ÿ“ฃ

hiring statistics 1

We have 80% candidate positive experience rate!

  • We ensure timely, constructive feedback and ongoing support.
  • If you're not the right fit, we offer detailed feedback and may suggest study materials.
  • We welcome candidate feedback at every stage and provide a survey at the end to understand their experience and improve.

Our Talent Pool

Can't find a position that fits?๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Don't worry! Join our Talent Pool and stay on our radar for future opportunities๐Ÿ˜…

Our talent pool is a group of talented candidates who are interested in potential future opportunities at Mutt Data. It's a great way to stay connected with us and be considered for future roles that match your skills and interests. We want to hear from you!

The Referral Program: Our Secret sauce for finding top talent

For us, it's crucial to hire the top talent that best aligns with our values and culture, increasing the likelihood of long-term retention. Hence, we've implemented a referral program, enabling our employees to easily recommend potential candidates. When a Mutter makes a referral, we encourage them to first chat with the candidate and share their own experience at Mutt. This way candidates can hear about our projects and culture straight from the people they'd be working with.

hiring statistics 2

Let's look at the data.. Our referral plan really works!

Throughout 2023 and up to May 2024, 40% of the hired candidates were referrals!

We trust in our Mutters!

We encourage Mutters to actively participate in our hiring process by assisting with candidate interviews and assessments and their input is valued in decision-making.

Explore Our Employees' Insights on the Hiring Process!

โ€œMy experience with Mutt's interview process was surprisingly quick and efficient. I started with an informative conversation with Maggie, who provided insights into the company and answered my questions. The technical interview involved a real-world exercise, which I appreciated. Then, I had a cultural interview with one of the Founders. This was a pleasant and insightful experience, giving me a good understanding of Mutt's culture. I am grateful for the entire process.โ€

Eliana Gamarra
Eliana Gamarra

Data Developer

โ€œMy experience with Mutt Data was excellent. I highlight the team's good disposition and flexibility throughout the entire process. The conversations were enjoyable and sincere, which allowed me to clearly understand the company's culture. Additionally, they demonstrated very good organization, making it evident that they had a well-defined hiring process. I am very happy to be part of this team.โ€

Ivan Terzano
Ivan Terzano

Machine Learning Engineer Lead

โ€œMy experience with Mutt Data's hiring process was very positive and comfortable. From the initial contact, the process was structured with clear expectations and a faster timeline than usual. I felt well-supported by the hiring manager, who sought feedback and answered my questions. After a technical challenge, the process concluded with an interview with one of the Founders, which sparked enthusiasm for the company's culture and vision.โ€

Martina Hackbartt
Martina Hackbartt

Product Analyst

โ€œThere are two things I really appreciate about the process: The flyers with information about the culture and benefits are very comprehensive, and on the other hand, they took the time to give me detailed feedback at each stage.โ€

Santiago Dibene
Santiago Dibene

Full Stack Developer

โ€œI really liked the hiring process at Mutt, especially highlighting the quick responses and willingness to provide feedback at all times. Additionally, there's a noticeable effort to improve with each opportunity.โ€

Federico Delaney
Federico Delaney

Sales Associate

โ€œMy experience with the selection process at Mutt was very positive. The technical interview was very interesting to me, as it involved completing a practical exercise with real-world application, and it was also conducted asynchronously, which reflects Mutt's values well. I am very grateful for the support and continuous feedback, especially from Maggie, Dante, and Pedro, whom I was fortunate to encounter during the process.โ€

Alejo Rodriguez
Alejo Rodriguez

Data Developer

โ€œThe interview process was clear, and the team members were friendly and empathetic, making me feel very comfortable. The technical process emphasized good software development practices, including code readability, reproducibility, and modern tools, reflecting the company's core value: "We Are Data Nerds." In the cultural interview, I met one of the Founders, gained a broader understanding of the company, and discussed how I could contribute to its short and long-term goals.โ€

Emiliano Kokic
Emiliano Kokic

Machine Learning Engineer Lead

โ€œIt's usual to find proposals lacking transparency, recruiter feedback, tedious exams, or tests unrelated to the actual position title. I could find quite the opposite thing when I was reached by Maggie and the rest of the team. They were flexible, kind, transparent, and always ready for feedback. Thanks for achieving a healthy balance between being professional and empathetic when dealing with other people!โ€

Kevin Minino
Kevin Minino

DevOps Engineer

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