We are a boutique recruitment agency based in Silicon Valley and specializing in diversity hiring for Software Engineering and Product roles in San Francisco, New York, and remote in the US.
Our mission is to accelerate diversity, equality, and inclusion in tech by helping companies build diverse engineering teams. Over 70% of our candidates are women engineers!
Upward is founded and led by Mariane Bekker, a software engineer leader with over a decade of experience building and scaling diverse engineering teams at top companies including New Relic, Tata Communications and Mindbody. Prior to Upward, she built an SF Engineering Team with 55% of women engineers.
Check out testimonials to discover what clients have to say about our capabilities and results
I had a great experience working with Updward in sourcing the perfect engineering talent for our team. Mariane helped to scope the role getting to the core of who we wanted and who would be the right fit. She also offered expertise on our interviewing process and created a very compelling executive summary for candidates. We were amazed to find a candidate in less then 2 weeks who had a great culture fit and the skills we were looking for in this hire. I highly recommend Upward for your search!
Upward helped us build our founding engineering team quickly. Mariane’s SE background helped her engage talent in engineer-to-engineer conversations. That makes all the difference, especially in competitive market conditions and for hard-to-fill roles.
Mariane, founder of Upward, builds strong relationships with both companies and engineers of all levels and backgrounds, understanding what the company needs both with respect to the tech and to questions of culture fit in order to build a team. Her experience both as an engineer and in engineering leadership roles is key in making these connections happen!
The business case for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is stronger than ever. Data shows that companies with a diverse workforce have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
Over 70% of all candidates placed by Upward are women engineers and engineers from underrepresented backgrounds.
Let us help your company develop and execute your diversity strategy to stay competitive in today's landscape!
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