10x Engineer @ Surge. Connecting rockstar tech talent with the most disruptive early-stage startups in India & Southeast Asia.
If you are an engineer who wants to get in at Ground Zero, who aspires to build new worlds from scratch and who aims to have an outsized impact, apply here.
Don’t hire engineers who can’t show you code that they can talk about, says Gojek's Sidu Ponnappa. "Look for a portfolio, and look for a taste... Ask them what they love, then tell them to tell you what they hate about what they love."Show more +
Gaurav Agarwal talks about his journey from Farmville to 1mg, why he left Silicon Valley for India, and the opportunity this region presents to founders & engineers who want to build something completely new — and make a difference along the way.Show more +
Prakash Ramachandran, one of India’s most respected CTOs, talks with Sequoia’s Anandamoy Roychowdhary about his journey from a small, local engineering college to Zynga to BYJU's Learning; the thrill of building from the ground up – and how he scaled BYJU’s engineering team with practically zero turnover.Show more +
GO-JEK helped drivers, food merchants and small business owners - who deliver everything from beauty services to house cleaning on the platform - earn over $3.1B in 2018. And that’s on top of getting millions of Indonesians where they need to go. GO-JEK’s CTO Ajey Gore talks about what it means to be a startup #10xEngineer, and to help drive innovation & change.Show more +
A talented tech team can have an outsized impact on a startup’s trajectory, especially in its early days. So during Week Two of Surge, which took place in Bangalore, we had one main goal: to show founders what tech superpowers look like, then help them find a superstar of their own.Show more +
For most engineers, the prospect of working on a nascent product or idea that’s just taking shape is deeply compelling. But too many high-impact engineers in India and SE Asia steer clear of startup roles because they don’t feel they can evaluate the startup’s idea or founding team, or worry about ESOP. Surge's 10x Engineer initiative aims to resolve that dilemma for the next generation of rockstar engineers.Show more +
Startups across the region are struggling to hire engineers. We think it is time to HCF the current hiring methods that overindex on compensation in terms of salaries. It’s time to create a new method that motivates and incentivizes talented engineers to take on early startup assignments.Show more +
We’re completely blown away by the enthusiasm and love with which founders from across India & Southeast Asia have embraced the concept and ethos of Surge.Show more +