How We Hire Tech Folks

This article is about MoveOn’s hiring process for this role. To candidates reading this: my goal is to make our process as clear as possible. To hiring managers reading this: my goal is to open source our hiring processes. We want to make hiring as equitable, inclusive, competitive, and successful as possible. Feel free to reuse anything here that is useful to you.


Here’s a summary of what we’ve found works and doesn’t work, and how we try to be more rigorous and fair when hiring. We’ll cover some key technical interviewing problems that make the process harder than it should be, and our strategies for solving these problems, specifically: writing a good job description, advertising the job properly, running a fair interview process, having clear goals for the hiring process, and holding ourselves accountable.