QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: Six Pakistanis made Pakistan proud by securing jobs at the Crossover international hiring tournament. These six individuals are now being considered among the top 1 percent of the global talent in the world.
61 programmers from Punjab and Sindh participated in the gaming competition, where six ended up securing USD 100,000 per annum per candidate. More than 500 senior tech talent from across Pakistan registered for the competition.
Andy Tryba, Chief Executive Officer, Crossover in a message said that Crossover is planning to run more tournaments in Karachi and Islamabad based on Lahore experiment to hire over 200 senior software architects in Pakistan and bring an additional $20M/year worth of employment to Pakistan economy in 2017.
The first National Freelancing Convention #NFC17 was held under the auspices of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), a unique initiative jointly organized by the PITB and Crossover, participated by more than 500 applicants through highly gamified and competitive process of three rounds. The round finished with a technical interview for on the spot job offer by Crossover.
The leading work from home company, Crossover, hired six (o6) Chief Architects in Java and Ruby in a single day. The successful candidates of technical interview have been given full time/ remote job offer paying worth $100, 000/- per year. Crossover also paid a sign up winning bonus of $5,000 to the champion of the tournament. Crossover has successfully tested this concept in Turkey, Russia, Romania, Poland and Ukraine.
Chief Minister Punjab, Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the talent hunting activity by Crossover and hoped that the activity would benefit the economy of Pakistan. Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab and Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif said that technology was creating jobs around the globe while incubators, Startups and freelancing co-working spaces were playing pivotal role in this regard. Pakistan being the third largest English speaking and 9 th mobile user country, with 60 % population comprising of youth in the world has vast potential to exercise technology in every field, he added. Crossover (also known as Crossover for Work) not only connects companies to the best talent from around the world, but also provides a seamless end- to-end solution for remote team management. Crossover connects talent from around the globe.