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Our Mission

We provide a merit-based career path for candidates who are willing to work hard to build their future.

We create a source of excellent new talent for our clients who are building the technology projects of the future.

Our Talent Process

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Aspiring software engineer is seeking new career opportunities

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Candidate applies to join Smoothstack

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Via a purely merit-based system, the finest applicants are selected

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The successful candidate is hired, training begins, and full benefits and pay kick in

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12-14 weeks of intensive real-world training begins

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Candidate is deployed to a project at a Fortune 500 company

Our Story

Smoothstack was born out of a desire to change how software engineers are developed and deployed.

As an immigrant, John Akkara arrived in the US excited to witness the American Dream in action. However, he discovered a broken system. It wasn’t enough to work hard, graduate from college, and aim for the stars. Among him and his peers, those who could access opportunities were those with existing personal networks. Those without this headstart struggled, facing endless job applications and fruitless interviews.

A desire to level the playing field and further the best and brightest on the sole basis of merit was the first foundation stone of Smoothstack.

The second foundation stone was experiencing shortcomings on the other side of the equation. When John joined forces with Prashanth Ram to co-found an IT consulting firm, they found it very hard to source excellent engineers. Teaming up with Boris Kuiper, Smoothstack’s third founder, they developed their own custom training framework. The framework was a huge success – elevating aspiring developers who were ready to learn and providing exceptional project results to their clients.

This homegrown training approach was the kernel of what would become Smoothstack.

The founding team asked themselves: What if we could scale this model?

What if we could offer truly merit-based career opportunities to aspiring software engineers, regardless of background? What if we could provide companies with a reliable pipeline of custom-trained talent, ready to operate on their tech stack from day one?

These ambitions became reality; they became Smoothstack.

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Our Culture

At Smoothstack, we are passionate about our mission to:

1. Unlock potential in those that may not have had the opportunity to show their talent.
2. Create a reliable source of candidates – at scale – for top-tier tech companies looking for excellence.

We are 100% committed to creating bias-free environments that are challenging but rewarding, and that ultimately contribute to the creation of the great tech products on which the world relies. Anyone willing to excel can thrive and flourish here.

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Speaking as a bootcamp grad, it has been highly rewarding and educational going through this process.

Willem Duiker

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Smoothstack gave me the ability to be hired as an engineer, which wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Lexi Nelson

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With Smoothstack, you’ll have trainers you can reach out to and get the help you wish you had in other careers.

Beki Gonzalez

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After Smoothstack, you’ll be ready for all kinds of new opportunities in the engineering world.

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Smoothstack is Bias-free

We are passionate about giving anyone who is willing to work hard an opportunity to flourish – regardless of race, gender, or any other characteristic. We are proud that our recruiting and training modalities naturally produce highly diverse teams.

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Diverse Workforce

Diversity

72% of all Smoothstackers fall under one or more diversity groups.

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Ethnic Diversity

Minorities

Smoothstack’s tech talent is currently just over 51% minority.

Our Team

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Jordan Abbott

Software Engineer

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Muhammad Afridi

Software Engineer

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Ian Agostini

Software Engineer

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John Akkara

CEO

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Sr. Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Henry Arjet

Software Engineer

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Erika Aschmann

VP, Partnerships & Technology Alliances

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Software Engineer

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Daniel Barone

Software Engineer

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Bahadir Basaran

Train and Place Recruiter

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Jami Brooks

Cybersecurity Analyst

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Michelle Carns

Vice President of Client Solutions

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Business Development Manager

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Talent Success Specialist

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Software Engineer

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Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Talent Delivery Manager

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Trainer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Lead Recruiter

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Software Engineer

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Vice President of Client Solutions

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Apprentice Program Manager

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Training Specialist Level 1

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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HR Generalist - Level 3

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Operations Support Specialist

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Software Engineer

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Vice President, Talent and Engineering

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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CFO

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Marketing Specialist

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Training Lead

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Software Engineer

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Scrum Master

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Vice President of Client Solutions

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Software Engineer

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VP of Recruiting

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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CTO

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Software Engineer

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Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Cloud Trainer

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Software Engineer

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Software Engineer

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Senior Vice President, Marketing

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Software Engineer

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Vice President, Sales

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