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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

Engineering Talent Director

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!

Bolling

Bolling Cranford

Technical Recruiter

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!

Sarah Sewell

Senior Software Recruiter

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.

Brittany Klatt

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

Technical 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.

Aarum Hurse

Technical Recruiter

Favorite hobby(s)?
Some of my favorite hobbies are cooking, long walks (Walkabouts), going to museums, and listening to music.

Favorite sport or sports team?
I’m not a huge sports fan but if I had to pick a sports team I’d say the Yankees because they’re a franchise that is continuously able to build a winning team.

Favorite programming language, or what language you would want to learn if you were going to learn one?
I don’t currently have a favorite but I would be interested in learning more about Java.

What social cause are you most passionate about?
At risk youth and education.

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

A new company that I'm interested in is “Squire” It's an app that helps barber shops. Squire is a Black-owned scheduling, point-of-sale, and management app created for barbers and male groomers. With Squire, barbers can manage waitlists, set up loyalty programs, have their customers book and pay for services, and much more. Plus, all transactions are contactless and cashless, which is a major advantage in a post-pandemic society. Squire has raised $34 million in Series B funding. A company to watch for sure.

What do you like most about working with software engineers/startups?
Startups can be all over the place at the beginning but being able to help them shape the needs of the company is rewarding. One thing I consider most important would be putting the right people (hires) together to help the company succeed. Working with software engineers is fun because their thought processes and the way they see life is always interesting.

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

I have worked in the recruiting space for two full years now going into my third. I’ve worked a total of 7 years in the recruiting world from hospitality to grocery and now tech.

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

Recruiting is a numbers game but also it’s important to know how to get to the right candidate quickly. When hiring for startups the need will always be ASAP, you have a month to get those first hires in the door. Staying focused on quality, knowing your teams and what personalities will fit will help you get to the hire faster. Advice for software engineers? When it comes to startups be ready to start and jump right into the work. They need hires that can take as little direction as possible up front because it’s not much time to train and talk through problems. You have to be your own problem solver.

Thoughts on the future of startups in DC?
Well with articles like 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Washington DC 2020: (https://growjo.com/city/Washington_DC) with most of it being in Saas, or some type of tech I think the future of Startups in DC is going strong. The east coast is growing in the tech space and here to stay.

Michele Morales

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.

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

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!

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