Andela, the global network for remote technical talent, has acquired Qualified, the leading technical skills assessment platform to identify, qualify, and certify top engineers.
Andela’s global talent community will also expand with the addition of more than 3.6 million engineering users via Codewars, an online community powered by Qualified that enables technical talent to compete and improve their practical coding skills in gamified challenges.
“With the acquisition of Qualified, Andela expands and accelerates our ability to source and expertly assess talent,” said founder and CEO of Andela, Jeremy Johnson.
He further noted: “Labor marketplaces are constrained by inefficiencies between supply, demand and quality —Qualified allows us to address those inefficiencies by providing the certified right talent at the right time. Companies will continue to trust that talent sourced through Andela has the needed skills regardless of where they live and work.”
Speaking on the acquisition, Co-founder and CEO of Qualified, Jake Hoffner added: “The tech industry has historically relied on hiring practices that have proven to be ineffective. The expanded platform will allow companies to create hiring processes for software engineers that are predictive of their on-the-job performance.
“In addition, we provide companies and our growing tech community a bigger, broader, and better opportunity to connect globally.”