Peak Games is one of the most exciting technology companies in Turkey operating on a global scale and it’s growing at a rapid pace. We learn how this leading mobile gaming company leverages Stack Overflow Talent to build their engineering team. Peak Games is always on the lookout for talented developers and we find out what it is they do to maintain their dynamic team culture.
Turkey is a relatively small market for technology companies and the speed of Peak Games’ growth was creating challenges in recruiting technical talent. The problem they faced was a lack of developers for the number of roles they had open. It was a struggle to find engineers who demonstrated the deep technical skill sets which they required.
Peak Games have a global user base, yet surprisingly their team is rather small. They have around 100 people in total, of which 46% are software engineers. As a company they strive to be unique and push the boundaries of everything they do. Therefore, it was important that they hired people who wanted to progress and learn new skills. Eda Azaroglu, HR Director at Peak Games, said: “For Peak, it’s not just about finding engineers with the right experience. It’s also about finding someone who’ll fit in culturally with our team as we constantly seek to learn and touch new technologies.”
Engineers at Peak Games are working on new and challenging problems every day which affect millions of users. Having the right enthusiasm for the job is an essential requirement.
Using Stack Overflow Talent allowed Peak Games to interact with technical talent worldwide. Because they had no limit on the number of developers they were looking to hire at any given time, using this platform enabled them to receive applications from all over the world – a huge benefit for a company which has a relatively small home market for technical talent.
As a result, Stack Overflow Talent gave Peak Games the ability to source the right talent from a global pool, rather than simply looking for developers closer to home. They offer a fast-paced and dynamic working environment for both local and international talent. Peak Games believe that only the best people working in harmony can create the best products. They’ve now grown their existing engineering team by 5% with many of their candidates saying they applied for the job through Stack Overflow. Eda said “Using Stack Overflow Talent has helped us identify available talent with the right blend of skills and a ‘can do’ attitude.”
Peak Games decided to list jobs on Stack Overflow Talent because they’re aware that it’s the world’s most trusted website by developers. Eda said: “Stack Overflow Talent is great at helping us attract technical talent because their reputation amongst the engineering community is so strong. When candidates see our job postings on Stack Overflow Talent they sit up and pay attention.”
Their use of a company page allowed them to showcase their benefits and attract developers to their job listings. It was important to them that they communicated their culture. Although they have grown rapidly in the last five years their startup ethos still remains the same; offering employees great benefits so they’re happy in their jobs.
“Stack Overflow Talent is great at helping us attract technical talent because their reputation amongst the engineering community is so strong”