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Every autistic person and their autistic traits are unique. The truth is, autism has no “look” or even one set of traits, strengths, or struggles. At auticon, our team members have broad and diverse interests – including as technology experts – and we are respected for it.
The auticon US recruitment process is specifically tailored to be autism-friendly and free of traditional interviews. One thing that makes our process unique is that we want to get to know you, what your technical skills and interests are, what your experience has been, what your needs in a workplace are, and generally just who you are. This is so we can hire people and provide a career, not just a next gig, and place you into a role that is truly the best fit for you.
The first step in our process is applying either by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or applying through one of our recruitment partners. Our recruitment team will follow up with any clarifying questions we may have.
2. Technical Skills Survey
This is a survey where you can self-rate your level of proficiency with a wide range of technical skills. If your skills are a match for the types of roles we hire for, we will reach out via email to schedule an informal chat with a member of our recruitment team.
3. Informal Chat
This is not an interview, just a chance for our team to get a better idea of the areas you are skilled and interested in and for us to explain this recruitment process to you. The chat can be a video or audio-only call and takes about 30 minutes.
4. Technical Challenge
These are timed coding challenges, typically two hours, that are not proctored and can be taken in more of a “real world” scenario with notes to refer to. The challenges are scored in few areas on a scale of 1-5 stars and comments are also provided by the reviewer. Once scored, a member of our technical team reviews the whole thing—not just the star rating but also the comments and the code itself. If you have shown us a level of skill that is within the range we are looking for, we can move forward to the next step.
5. Cognitive Skills Assessment
This assessment is not an IQ or personality test. It’s really a way for us to see how you think and process data, which can be helpful for us in matching people to the best roles. This is typically used for junior individuals who don’t have much job history.
6. Technical Chat
Again, this is not an interview. It’s a casual conversation with a member of our technical delivery team to dive into your skills and what you want to do with your career. It also includes a brief code review of your technical challenge.
7. Job Coach Questionnaire & Chat
We know that finding the right work environment is key to each employee’s ability to thrive in their job. Each of our clients and each team within those clients has a unique work environment. To find the right fit for you, we incorporate job coaching into our recruitment process. Through a questionnaire and a brief chat with one of our job coaches, we learn more about you and what will work best for you.
8. Finding the Perfect Role
Once we’ve completed these steps, we move forward into looking for the best role for you at auticon. Once we have a project match, we hire you as an auticon employee. That means you receive your salary and full benefits, as well as a job coach, internal supervisor, and customized learning and development plan through us. You work on a long-term project for one of our clients and are also fully integrated into that client team. If at any point your project comes to an end, we will put you onto another project and will typically fill gaps between projects with training or an internal auticon project.
Stefan was diagnosed as autistic as a child and received a lot of support from his parents. He went to an inclusive elementary school, and even though there was some teasing, there was a cohesion among the kids. He only had negative experiences in high school: there were often misunderstandings and he had difficulties because of the loud, sometimes very aggressive teenagers in his class. During his education and later in job interviews he often felt unfairly and badly evaluated, but he didn’t know what the problem was and how to change it. He knew he had a strong interest in tech, so he attended a bootcamp and then got an internship. Then he read about auticon in a magazine and applied there. He recently joined the company and was assigned to a project where he can contribute his expertise well and learn something new every day.
“At auticon, I don’t have to constantly explain what I can do and why I am the way I am. Working in a team at the client is pleasant, because everyone knows that we are autistic, and my job coach supports me in my development. This gives me a lot of peace of mind and security and is simply a very good start to my career.”
We would love to hear from you. If you don’t have a resume or didn’t see a job opening that is right for you, you’re welcome to use the form on the right to contact us. Upload a video or MP3 file, share your story and be creative. We understand that there are non-traditional ways to apply for a job and now is your chance.
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With more than 20 years of experience in software development and ten years in software engineering leadership roles, Gary remembers a time when autism wasn’t understood or accepted in the workplace. “It was very challenging to deal with the stigma of autism,” he recalled. He specialized in bridging software development, strategy, and innovation for large and entrepreneurial organizations and worked with people that were neurodivergent and recognized their strengths.
Today, Gary is a Delivery Manager and senior member of auticon’s technology team, providing mentorship and support to less experienced technologists. “For me, it’s rewarding seeing an autistic individual join a company and start a career, and providing them with any support necessary to help them grow and succeed,” he says. “Being in a position that allows me to impart my knowledge to others using my industry experience fulfills my passion for mentoring and helping others succeed and realize their full potential.”
Most of our autistic team members are hired out of two years of unemployment and the value that a career adds to their life is significant. Our belief is that long-term employment can improve the lives of autistic adults, creating personal autonomy, enhanced job skills, and increased personal confidence.
By asking annual survey questions of our autistic technologists, we measure how our efforts have collectively contributed to sustainable change. Evidence shows that our employees experience significant improvements in self esteem, autonomy, and the development of valuable new professional skills.