A new Austin IT recruiting firm is focusing solely on matching developers with Python programming skills and companies that need them.
PythonTek, founded by recruiting veteran David Hitt, will use a technical screening process by Python leaders in public and private sectors to make sure there’s a fit between candidates and hiring companies.
“Traditional recruiting firms try to be everything to everybody,” Hitt said. “By specializing in Python talent, we are able to build a more focused pipeline of candidates and help reduce our clients’ hiring costs.”
Python was created in 1991 and is a high-level language for general purpose programming. It is now the fourth most requested programming skill, according to the TIOBE Index for May 2017.
Hitt said Austin is the right place to build a recruiting firm focused on Python because of the rich pool of talent both in Austin and the state of Texas along with the rising demand for Python talent among Austin's top companies.
Texas employs 60,550 software developers with an annual mean wage range of $101,720 to $129,440, as reported in the May 2016 employment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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