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Senior DevOps Engineer

We Take A Different Approach Than Most Technical Recruiters

Our team acts as an internal recruiting partner for the startups we work with. That means:

 

We Only Send Relevant Opportunities

Retention is our focus. We only send opportunities that are a good match based on your skills and experience.

We Provide Details Upfront

No secrets here. We provide full transparency into our client’s mission, product, culture, and benefits package.

We Understand Tech

Our team has over 20 years of experience hiring software engineers. We won’t confuse Java and JavaScript.

Candidate Experience

Here’s what some candidates have said about working with hatch I.T.

“Btw, I usually don’t reply to those emails, but I really appreciate all the details you provided upfront about the position. Most recruiters “spam” me with positions for very secretive companies with very secretive details and demand my resume “if I want to hear more”

“This is one of the best recruiting emails I’ve seen, you have all the relevant information laid out cleanly without any flak. Seriously this is awesome, good work!”

“I have had other recruiters bug me with job opportunities that I was not qualified for so thanks for taking the time to help me find a good fit. Keep doing what you’re doing, it was a pleasure working with you!”

“This is one of the few times I’ve received such a fitting opportunity for my profile, in terms of location, technical skills, and type of work. Congrats to you and your team on a job well done.”

“I very much appreciate you only reaching out to me with things I might actually be interested in… serious props for the attention to detail – it sets you apart from other recruiters…”

“p.s. I appreciate the fact that you and your team take the matchmaking process seriously — not all recruiters (to put it mildly) are as thoughtful/attentive when it comes to these kind of questions.”

Meet Your Recruiter

Get to know the members of our recruiting team.

Deborah Darcis

Director of Software Recruiting

Favorite hobby(s)?

Video games, reading, hiking

Favorite sport or sports team?

Technically a Washington Football Team fan but purely out of obligation

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?

Python

What social cause are you most passionate about?

Environmental protection and animal rescues

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most? 

I love the concept behind Whyhotel

What do you like best about being a recruiter and/or working with software engineers/startups?

Meeting interesting people and working with cool companies; helping people land their dream jobs

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

Nearly 3 years (did 1 year of recruiting for a law firm out of college but I don’t count that)

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters?

Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?  communication and transparency with your recruiter are key!

Sarah Sewell

Senior Account Manager

Favorite hobby(s)? 

Reading (books, reddit, newspapers), playing volleyball, and spending time with family, friends and my rescue pup, Honey.

Favorite sport or sports team? 

All DC sports teams! And also the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one? 

Python.

What social cause are you most passionate about? 

Animal rescue.

What startup and/or innovate product do you like/use the most? 

The +30 seconds button on a microwave. Just kidding – I love dabbling in different apps, but my consistent favorites have been Reddit and Slack.

What do you like best about being a recruiter and/or working with software engineers/startups? 

What I like best about being a recruiter is the challenge, and along with that, the satisfaction of finding the right person for the right job, and the right job for the right person. We are in the business of people, so knowing that I not only helped a growing startup find exactly the right engineer, but  also an engineer the job of their dreams – it’s an awesome feeling.

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space? 

About 7 years now!

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC? 

Advice for engineers finding jobs: find one or two recruiters that you really like and trust. Once you build that relationship, it’s a much more fluid and can (believe it or not) be a fun process!  For recruiters: remember that these are people’s livelihoods we’re dealing with and to always be considerate of their time and personal lives. For both recruiters and engineers: be open and honest! Developing that open and honest relationship fosters good will and good vibes. And we all need a little bit of that from time to time.

Bolling

Bolling Cranford

Account Recruiting Manager

Favorite hobby(s)?

Fishing and boating

Favorite sport or sports team?

Florida State Seminoles and the Jacksonville Jaguars

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?

Currently learning SQL and would like to learn more about Golang

What social cause are you most passionate about?

Anything dealing with youth education

What startup and/or innovate product do you like/use the most?

Despite loving the outdoors, and it not necessarily being innovative, I am guilty of binging Netflix. With that being said, with all of the streaming services coming out, I think we will get brought back to cable companies winning and forcing us back to that type of model.

What do you like best about being a recruiter and/or working with software engineers/startups?

Hearing about projects people are working on or about the products startups are working on

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

I have been in IT recruiting for a little over two years, recruiting for four, and hatch IT is the first startup I have worked for but loving it

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?

Excited to see what startups emerge in the DC area in 2020!

Michele Morales

Senior Recruiting Coordinator

Favorite hobby(s)?
I really enjoy running to clear my head. There is no movie too scary for me and all recommendations are welcome! I also enjoy reading very much!

Favorite sport or sports team?
Real Madrid (soccer) and the Greenbay Packers (football)

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
I am very curious when it comes to learning more about Python and I'm also interested in Java.

What social cause are you most passionate about?
When it comes to social causes, I'm definitely passionate about both climate change and gender inequality

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?

Being a huge shark tank fan, I am all about innovative products. One product that has really helped me has been Ring (video doorbell and the app) It has added a new level of security for me (don't tell my dog though, as she thinks she's enough security, but really would let anyone in who offered a nice treat ?).

What do you like most about working with software engineers/startups?
What I enjoy most about working with software engineers is developing long-term relationships and finding the perfect fit for their work environment! Everyone wants to enjoy where they work and being a part of the process in helping find that space for others is very exciting!

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

I'm going on 2 years and counting when it comes to working with software engineers.

Brittany Klatt

Senior Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?

Gardening, baking, traveling, cooking, long walks, and yoga

Favorite sport or sports team?

My hometown, Boston Redsox!

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?

I would love to learn JavaScript and Python!

What social cause are you most passionate about?

I rescue retired racing greyhounds and volunteer with our local chapter! I also love to anonymously pay it forward, especially with so many people struggling the last year.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?

I'm a huge fan of Grammarly, 15Five, and Start.me. For recruiting, I love Human Predictions for sourcing

What do you like most about working with software engineers/startups?

I absolutely love the people component of being a recruiter! Meeting talented passionate engineers and helping them align to their dream role is the most rewarding part of the job. Looking for a new job can be stressful and I strive to make the experience enjoyable and smooth!

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

I have been recruiting in some form for over 10 years! I have been in the tech/startup space for over 2 years now and love it!

Advice for other recruiters?

My advice for recruiters- read between the lines on resumes. See potential in candidates even if they don't have a skill listed or look like the perfect fit on paper- some of my best talent hired had very minimal resumes but enormous skill! Have those conversations and build relationships.

Noah Thomas

Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Cooking, baking, gaming, and reading.

Favorite sport or sports team?
Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes. Proud UNCW alum. (Go Seahawks!)

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
JavaScript or Python.

What social cause are you most passionate about?
Access to quality healthcare for any & all.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?

I basically live on Reddit. It's a great place to converse with people who have shared interests with you. I also love supporting small businesses in my community.

What do you like most about working with software engineers/startups?
Recruiting definitely scratches the passion I have for getting to know new people and helping them take the next step in their lives/careers. Technology is always evolving, too, so working with software professionals is a great way to keep my finger on the pulse of that.

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

I've been recruiting for two years now.

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?

The hiring process is hard for everyone -- candidates, recruiters, hiring managers, etc. To keep it as smooth as possible, it's beneficial for everyone to be transparent.

Anna Cusick

Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?

  • Watching Sports - mostly soccer
  • Playing video games - mostly PC but I also enjoy console gaming
  • Playing with my pets / other animals
  • Board Games

Favorite sport or sports team?

  • Favorite sport is soccer - I played ever since I could walk up until I graduated college.
  • My favorite team is Atlanta United

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?

If I were to learn a programming language it would probably be C++ or Java so that I could do game design

What social cause are you most passionate about?

LGBTQ+ rights are extremely important to me. Being a part of the community myself I know discrimination that people in the community feel and face every day

I am also a strong supporter of Black Lives Matter and I strongly believe that institutional racism is an issue in our country currently and there is a lot we can do to make advancements in our society.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?

While I don’t personally use these two start ups, I really love the idea behind both SafeTrip and Fanaticusxr

Safetrip offers a way for individuals to get to doctors appts who may not have reliable transportation

Fanaticusxr uses VR or what they call extended reality to create experiences for people. They work hard and believe that gaming does not just have to be for the hard core gamer, so they make experiences that are adjustable to anyone who wants to use their products.

What do you like most about working with software engineers/startups?

Being in recruiting I love being able to talk to people on a daily basis, learn more about what they do and what they are looking for. It is extremely rewarding to get someone a new job as well, especially something that will be a fit for them for the long term.

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

Software and startup experience will be new for me. Recruiting I worked for around 3.5 years working with engineering and manufacturing firms and in the healthcare IT space

Mike Sebastian

Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?

Watching sports, playing video games, golfing 18, watching movies and TV shows, trying out new recipes in the kitchen and BBQing.

Favorite sport or sports team?

Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Red Sox, USC Trojans

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?

Would love to learn Python.

What social cause are you most passionate about?

Equal Opportunity and pay in the work place.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?

I am a big fan of Elon Musk and Tesla, I am very excited to see where SpaceX goes and I would love to see the Hyperloop take shape.

What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?

I love the relationship building aspect of recruiting the most. Love that every new candidate presents a new challenge and a new way of thinking, no two candidates are ever the same.

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?

This is my first run in the tech/software industry but I was a Home Healthcare recruiter for 2 years, recruiting LPNs and RNs.

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startup tech teams?

I think the future of tech startups is the fastest growing industry in the game right now. As Michael Jordan once said “ The Ceiling is the Roof!”

Susanna McGuinn

Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Lifting (power, oly, CrossFit), hiking, hunting, reading, and playing with my dogs

Favorite sport or sports team?
The Atlanta Braves!

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
Java

What social cause are you most passionate about?
Conservation

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?
I really like and use Etsy a lot. I love contributing to small business and the personal notes you get from folks there when you buy anything is just really special.

What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?
Talking to people who are passionate about what they do; being part of the process in getting someone their dream job

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?
I’m closing in on 4 and a half years of technical recruiting. My background is in the IT government space, but I’m excited to be in the commercial startup arena now!

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?
Be as open and honest as possible on both sides of the conversation whether you’re a recruiter or someone looking for a new role. Job hunting can be daunting, but it helps to have someone you can trust lead you through the process and be there every step of the way.

Brian Vojtko

Associate Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Watching sports, playing guitar, watching Netflix/Hulu, and photography.

Favorite sport or sports team?
Football - Pittsburgh Steelers
Basketball - Dallas Mavericks
Baseball - Philadelphia Phillies
Hockey - Philadelphia Flyers
NCAA - Penn State Nittany Lions

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
SQL, but I would learn Python if given the time.

What social cause are you most passionate about?
Criminal Justice issues; having multiple family in law enforcement as well as possessing a BS in Criminal Justice.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?
As a fan of all things space, I am super interested in keeping up with SpaceX. 

What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?
Learning about other people's experiences with software and also being able to talk to like-minded people about software and its evolution.

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?
I have a little over 2 years with an IT security background and have worked with software frequently.

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers?
If you have an idea for a startup and you are proud of it, run with it!

Aaron Alcana

Associate Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Traveling, exercising, gaming, reading, and trying out different restaurants!

Favorite sport or sports team?
I am a huge supporter of my hometown New York Knicks and New York Giants.

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
I would love to learn JavaScript.

What social cause are you most passionate about?
Ensuring all children have access to a great education.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?
The products I use most are my Nintendo Switch and Reddit. In terms of startups, I really enjoy learning about what is happening in the edtech community. 

What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?
I love community building and networking that comes along with being in the recruiting/startup space. Along with that, I love learning about the creative and innovative ways startups try to tackle a problem. 

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?
I have been in the startup space for 2 years.

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers? Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?
A general piece of advice I would give is to bring your genuine self all the time. It makes for great engagement, relationship building, and conversation!

Victoria Barber

Associate Software Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Playing video games, going to the movies, trying new recipes
 
Favorite sport or sports team?
New Orleans Saints
 
Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
Javascript or Python
 
What social cause are you most passionate about?
I’m passionate about mental health and reducing the negative stigma associated with it. I’m also a huge animal lover and involved in animal rescue efforts.

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?
I’ve recently been using Habitica, an RPG-inspired app that allows me to build and track healthy habits with my friends.
 
What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?
What excites me about recruiting is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with people on a daily basis, learn about the exciting products that startups are working on, and help to connect people with their dream job.
 
How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space?
I’m new to the recruiting space, and I’m excited to dive in and learn as much as I can!

Haein Kim

Recruiting Coordinator

Favorite hobby(s)?
Hanging out with friends, reading, painting, playing video games, researching new skincare & makeup trends

Favorite sport or sports team?
Go Hokies!

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
I think I would like to learn JavaScript if given the opportunity/time

What social cause are you most passionate about?
Racial justice & immigration rights

What startup and/or innovative product do you like/use the most?
I really enjoy using TikTok these days (maybe a little too much)

How long have you worked in the software, startup, and/or recruiting space? What do you like best about being in recruiting and/or working with software engineers/startups?
In general, I have not been Recruiting for too long but I love how it allows me to meet with many different people and listen to other’s stories & passions. Recruiting really helped me to realize the joy in being able to help others advance in their future careers and/or achieving their dream careers.

Anything else you’d like to add? Advice for other recruiters? Advice for software engineers?
I’m excited to see what new products/innovations will be created in the near future!

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