Free your team from never-ending phone screens
Headlight prescreens your tech candidates with frustration-free take-home assessments so your team can focus on building the next big thing.
How it works
We've built a fast yet rigorous tech screening process that helps you hire better candidates in less time.
Choose from our library of assessments (or use your own)
We calibrate against your evaluation criteria
Candidates complete timed assessments and we review their work
You get structured feedback on every candidate and our hiring recommendations
Engineers appreciate our time-boxed technical challenges that model real-world tasks, not abstract brainteasers.
Our team of technical Field Experts get back to you with comprehensive & unbiased feedback in 48-72 hours
Accelerate your hiring
Screen multiple candidates simultaneously and make a decision faster while not losing dozens of hours on technical phone screens
Meet your trusted tech screening partner
Learn why startups and fast-growing companies rely on Headlight to reclaim days and weeks of engineering time while maintaining a high bar for quality. Let us worry about reviewing candidates while your team stays focused on shipping.
Our technical Field Expert network
Headlight maintains a network of professional software engineers, product managers, and marketers who are trained in our structured grading process to evaluate candidates thoroughly and fairly. They hail from companies such as:
How to leverage take-homes in your engineering hiring process
Our article in the GitPrime engineering blog on best practices for take-home assignments
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“Headlight’s assessments let us get a better picture of how our candidates think and solve problems. Hiring your company's first PM is a big milestone and Headlight helped us make the right decision.”
Adam Riggs, CEO
“Migrating our developer take-home assignment onto Headlight was a breeze. Since switching over, we've been able to really streamline our process and make faster hires.”
Kristin Ellis, Director of Scientific Development
“The engineers we found via Headlight were incredibly strong on both technical ability and culture fit. We were 400% more likely to bring them to on-site interviews compared to candidates from Hired, Vettery, or A-list.”
Cliff Kim, Head of Product