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The technology company, which has 11 years in the country, is hiring mainly engineers who develop projects for some of the best startups in the world.
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Published Friday, June 4, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The San Francisco-headquartered company, Mismo, announced its expansion in Costa Rica with the hiring of more than 40 software engineers this year.

“Through our new technology platform, we support other successful companies by rapidly recruiting human capital with a similar time zone without cumbersome administrative processes,"  Forum Desai, co-founder of Mismo said. He is a serial startup guy in Silicon Valley.  "Talent in Costa Rica benefits from working in high-growth companies that allow them to be challenged and work with some of the most innovative technologies in the world. By doing this, they will be part of the united family of the Mismo community and enjoy the benefits that the company brings them.”

Counting on some of the region's system developers and engineers, Mismo highlights Costa Rica as a valuable option for the search for talent and its management, especially in markets such as San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago due to the equivalences in the time zones.

The technology company, which has 11 years in the country, is hiring mainly engineers who develop projects for some of the best startups in the world. The firm provides talent with skills (tier-1-cost-effective) ready to integrate into startups and projects for areas such as back-end, infrastructure, and general administration.

Among the requirements for the vacant positions is: having an advanced level of English from B2 to C1, as well as the ability to work with technologies such as React, Angular, Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, MySQL, NodeJs, Data, DevOps, and QA, among others. That is because the Mismo platform provides a fully integrated team that engages with these companies from start to finish.

Among the benefits offered by the company are life insurance, private health insurance, extended vacations including a day off for birthdays, access to high-quality equipment, bonus for home office adaptation, bonuses for referrals from friends or acquaintances, payment from the internet, financial reimbursement for the creation of webinars and technological blog posts, as well as an amount per year to study. On the other hand, it also offers engagement activities to promote organizational culture, constant training, responsibility programs, and the work modality is 100% remote.

People interested in applying for a job should visit the company Jobs site.

According to the Ministry of Foreing Trade, Costa Rica exports twice as many services as the average for OECD countries. Just the previous year an accumulated 81,371 jobs were generated in this sector.

The knowledge-based services sector reached $5 billion in 2020. There is an average annual growth of 17% in the last two decades. This development is reflected in a wide portfolio of more than 75 corporate processes that are carried out from Costa Rica to the world, according to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE.

However, despite the extraordinary numbers released by the authorities, the National Employment Survey shows an unemployment rate of 17.3%, meaning there are more than 422,000 people without registered jobs in the country from February to April 2021.

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