Talent Sourcing

CodeChef is a community of competitive programmers organically developed over more than a decade. By collaborating with us, businesses can get the best programming talent in their recruitment pipeline who are passionate about solving problems using code.

Benefits of sourcing talent from CodeChef

Save the technical hiring team’s time

Our community members’ proficiency in Data Structures and Algorithms is honed and assessed as per the highest standards. Your teams can just share their hiring requirements and leverage CodeChef’s domain expertise to save their efforts.

Reduce expenditure in screening candidates

Get pre-assessed programmers, and invest time in the right set of programmers in the first place.

Objectively identify the best candidates

Recruiters can get deeper insights about their candidates’ programming proficiency via data points such as the candidates’ level of certification or their star-ratings on CodeChef, which are developed over time.

Our Community
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  • Top Languages Used by the community C, C++, Java, Python
  • Our community members include Winners and World Finalists of ACM ICPC, SnackDown, Topcoder Open Google CodeJam, Facebook HackerCup
Sourcing channels on CodeChef

Monthly coding contests

  • India’s best programmers compete with the world’s bests in our monthly contests.
  • Post your job openings directly on the monthly contests’ landing pages, share your work with the community and screen the interested candidates at the same time using their performance in our contests and their CodeChef ratings.

Open coding contest

  • Conduct your exclusive programming challenge on CodeChef and get tremendous employer branding and high-quality talent sourcing for your hiring needs.

CodeChef DSA Certified Programmers

  • This is a pool of candidates pre-assessed in Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Currently, we have 1800+ certified programmers, across Foundation, Advanced and Expert levels.
  • The pool has programmers with 0-15 years of work experience. However, this option is highly recommended for hiring interns or programmers with 0-3 years of work experience from India.


  • CodeChef has a burgeoning community of problem-solvers. Present exciting engineering problems to the community and shortlist the programmers/teams which come up with intelligent solutions.

Testimonial about our community

We have a high bar for hiring candidates. CodeChef helped us hire the kind of candidates we would have wanted. ROI through CodeChef was at least 10x better than all the other platforms that we tried.”

- CEO, ShareChat

Through CodeChef, I was able to find a student who not only had the right interests and skills but was also a stronger candidate than the others I had found.”

- Professor, IIT Madras

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