San Jose, Costa Rica. June 3, 2021
- The US and digital tech company, Mismo
, announced its growth in Costa Rica with the hiring of more than 40 software engineers this year. The news comes after recently relaunching its brand and celebrating 11 years in the country.
To date, it has 40 employees who work from Costa Rica, being mainly engineers who develop projects for some of the best startups in the world. The company provides talent with skills (tier-1-cost-effective) ready to integrate into startups and projects for areas such as back-end, infrastructure, and general administration.
“Through our new technology platform, we support other successful companies by rapidly recruiting human capital with a similar time zone without cumbersome administrative processes. Talent in Costa Rica benefits from working in high-growth companies that allow them to be challenged and work with some of the most innovative technologies in the world. By doing this, they will be part of the united family of the Mismo community and enjoy the benefits that the company brings them,” explained Forum Desai, co-founder of Mismo who has also founded multiple Silicon Valley startups.
Counting on some of the region's system developers and engineers, Mismo highlights Costa Rica as a valuable option for the search for talent and its management, especially in markets such as San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago due to the equivalences in the time zones.
“Costa Rica is a knowledge-intensive economy, which exports twice as many services as the average for OECD countries. Regarding employment, just the previous year, an accumulated of 81,371 jobs were generated in this sector that, in addition to supporting thousands of families, strengthen our social security, generate wealth, contribute to competitiveness, and contribute to the stability of the economy of the country,” indicated the Vice-minister of Foreign Trade, Duayner Salas.
He added, “We are pleased to know that companies like Mismo have found in our people the talent and capabilities required to provide complex, sophisticated, and high-value-added services. We celebrate the growth of the company in the country, and we commit ourselves to work every day to continue cultivating the synergy of growth and mutual development. "
For his part, the Managing Director of CINDE
, Jorge Sequeira, added: “We celebrate the trust and growth of Mismo in Costa Rica. Its evolution goes hand in hand with the dynamism of the sector to which it belongs, the knowledge-based services sector, whose exports reached US$ 5 billion in 2020, in the first year of the pandemic, and with an average annual growth of 17% in the last two decades. Likewise, this development is reflected in a wide portfolio of more than 75 corporate processes
that are carried out from Costa Rica to the world, in different languages, and that demonstrate the adaptability of Costa Rican talent to be part of a digital, global labor market.”
Among the requirements for the vacant positions is: having an advanced level of English from B2 to C1, as well as the ability to work with technologies such as React, Angular, Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, MySQL, NodeJs, Data, DevOps, and QA, among others. That is because the Mismo platform provides a fully integrated team that engages with these companies from start to finish.
Among the benefits offered by the company are life insurance, private health insurance, extended vacations including a day off for birthdays, access to high-quality equipment, bonus for home office adaptation, bonuses for referrals from friends or acquaintances, payment from the internet, financial reimbursement for the creation of webinars and technological blog posts, as well as an amount per year to study. On the other hand, it also offers engagement activities to promote organizational culture, constant training, responsibility programs, and the work modality is 100% remote.
Marjorie Valverde is part of Mismo, she remembers she got her first computer at age 14, and was one of two women in the introductory Systems Engineering class at her university.
"I am relieved to know that all the effort is rewarded and that I can build my professional career at a company like Mismo, where I can be creative, learn from others and have total flexibility in my life and time," said Valverde.
People interested in being part of Mismo must previously register with mismo.team/jobs/
and apply to positions of interest.About Mismo
The company began as a means of solving hiring and administrative problems that startups must retain high-quality engineers; problems that the founders of Mismo, Forum Desai, and Jinal Jhaveri, knew very well about.
Because of this, they decided to change an inefficient way of hiring by creating a platform that could provide established professionals as fully integrated teams with access to the skills and benefits of the latest technology, such as health insurance and technology support. As its name suggests, Mismo’s mission is to deliver an easy and efficient way where new hires become equal to older members.
When a company seeks to hire, the Mismo platform matches them with top-level candidates previously screened to fill the job, streamline the interview, and contract processes, as well as assist with onboarding, including handling pay, benefits, and employee needs. compliance, technology infrastructure, and performance measurement.