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99x launches DevGrade to fast-track tech talent

99x Senior Technical Lead Rumesh Hapuarachchi accepts an award from SLASSCOM Vice Chairman Ashique Ali and BOI Chairman Sanjaya Mohottala for DevGrade, which won National and Provincial awards in the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Processes’ category  

Identifying a gap in the market, technology company 99x, stepped in with ‘DevGrade’, an assessment platform to enhance the recruitment of specialized tech talent in the virtual era.

DevGrade is a first-of-its-kind solution geared towards hiring technical talent. The fully automated assessment platform allows recruiters to hire the best by evaluating them in simulated real project environments – virtually. It has been built and tested to recognize the skills gaps not just for recruitment, but also for employee allocation and training.

Its range of value-added features follow a two-fold approach in enhancing the hiring experience. Certain features are dedicated to improving usability and increasing productivity in the overall recruitment process, such as dedicated workflows for different vacancies, notifications throughout the recruitment process.

The other features focus solely on the assessment of each candidate and these include objective candidate analysis, automatic evaluation on multiple developer attributes such as code quality, productivity, accuracy, code comprehension and bug-fixing, and more. All other similar products in the space fail to simulate a real project environment for the candidate, making DevGrade unique in this space.

“As product specialists, the people of 99x constantly strive to use technology to improve how we work – not just for our customers, but internally as well. Having understood the multiple issues faced by the recruitment team during this past year of WFH, a team of Xians brainstormed ideas to see how technology could be harnessed to address this issue,” explained 99x Chief Technology Officer Hasith Yaggahavita, when describing how this product idea came about.

“Since the DevGrade launch, 99x has recorded a total impact of 18.4% of time saved at technical interviews and a 20% conversion rate from passed to hired within a short time. I managed to save my time, overcome bias and in the end, hired the correct person for the task,” said eLearning.lk Founder and CEO Sanjaya Elvitigala.

The platform was recently recognized at the National Ingenuity Awards 2021, where DevGrade was crowned winner in the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Processes’ category for the Western Province and named National runner-up in the same category.

Headquartered in Sri Lanka, 99x is a technology company co-creating well-engineered, innovative digital products for the Scandinavian market.


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