In February 2018, Digital Domain, one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and virtual reality (VR) experiences, needed to hire talent to fill several positions in their new Hyderabad visual effects studio – where their staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including 37 Clio Awards, 22 AICP awards, 9 Cannes Lion Awards and numerous other advertising honors. They have also secured 4 Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievement for their proprietary technologies.

Virtual Reality

The DD Hyderabad Studio is Digital Domain’s 5th global studio and first facility in India, that began production in November 2017. The 42,000 sq ft facility built in Hyderabad’s IT special economic zone was established with a strong focus on building local and global content, particularly feature and short films.

To facilitate the hiring process and screen prospective candidates, DDI partnered with Skillenza to hold an online challenge that would qualify them for the VR Hackathon. The results of the hackathon were phenomenal. The VR Hackathon fulfilled its aim to tap into and expand its existing team of highly skilled local talent, and establish Digital Domain’s mastery in the visual effects and interactive content space in India.

The available positions at DDI ranged from Unity and Backend developer roles to Pipeline TD and Core Software Engineer roles.

Of the more than 1,500 registered applicants for the positions, 300 were deemed sufficiently qualified and were shortlisted to attend the Hack-VR hackathon. In the end, 52 candidates attended the hackathon to potentially make an impression on the judges and win offer letters to join DDI’s Hyderabad team.


“We have identified high-quality talent whom, we believe, will help realize the goal of building our world-class VR and VFX software and pipeline team in India. This is our first big step as we move forward to meet the talent acquisition target in our Indian studio,” said Amit Chopra, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Digital Domain.

Digital Domain’s founders include James Cameron, Scott Ross, and Stan Winston. They have offices in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong and Hyderabad.


If you feel like you missed out on a golden opportunity, do not fear as we have dozens more challenges on the Skillenza platform for you to attempt to impress employers and land your next job.



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I think we can all agree there is tremendous hype around the obscure terms Blockchain, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin these days. Let me illuminate what all this hype is about, as it will be changing the landscape of the future in a very real way. By that I mean in ways that can alter life as we know it permanently.


Blockchain was a technology first developed with the goal of removing the middleman and moving towards democratization and decentralization by startups, to disrupt a host of industries at the same time. It is a digital ledger that acts as a secure method of making and recording transactions, agreements and contracts. Each computer that is connected to the relevant network (or node) is given a copy of the blockchain, which is automatically downloaded.

Blockchain technology was originally developed as an accounting method for the Bitcoin virtual currency and uses distributed ledger technology (DLT) that is being applied in a variety of ways and industries today.

Even though the technology is currently only being used to verify transactions within digital currencies, it is possible to digitize, code and insert any form of documentation into the blockchain – which makes for some very innovative applications.

Insertion into the blockchain means the information is made immutable or tamper-proof and the record’s authenticity can be verified by the entire network using the blockchain, instead of a single centralized authority.

In terms of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoins in particular, this blockchain-based exchange of value can be completed quicker and with less errors (through automation), is more secure (owing to high-level encryption) and is far more cheap (with technology replacing human capital) than any existing system presently known to man.


Ethereum is an open software platform that makes use of blockchain technology to enable developers to build and deploy decentralized applications. It was designed to apply blockchain in fields and industries with applications beyond payments.

The brilliance of Ethereum lies in its two primary features:

  1. It can compute anything that is computable given sufficient resources
  2. It is able to remember everything in the system at a blockchain level

Ethereum’s blockchain presently connects thousands of computers (or nodes) around the globe, which forms something akin to a ‘world computer’. Virtually anyone with an internet connection can access, upload and execute programs on it.

Because Ethereum only allows decentralized applications, it has no middlemen and all users are able to interact in a peer-to-peer fashion, similar to social networks.

Built into Ethereum-compatible applications are smart contracts which are essentially programmed business logic capable of fully automating, assisting, executing and enforcing terms of agreement and moving digital assets, including sensitive information, when triggered by certain events.

These decentralized applications share the following game changing features:

Secure: Cryptographic encryption

Tamper-proof: Data is immutable once on the blockchain

Transparent: Fully auditable (trackable) information and transactions

Given these characteristics, it is easy to see why Ethereum developers can build almost anything they can imagine.

For starters, let’s imagine a self-driving car that is independent and self-sufficient in and of itself. It has a digital currency budget for gas, can be instructed to get from one location to another at a certain time, and can carry out and pay for maintenance when its sensors detect issues developing.

Now, this would only be one possible application of Ethereum, and this is exactly why Blockchain technology is attracting not only financial institutions and stock exchanges, but entrepreneurs and businesses in the music, insurance, IOT, and Big Data sectors, amongst many others.


If you find your curiosity and interest piqued by this information, rest assured you are not alone.

Societe Generale is an European bank, based out of France, with a reputation that spans the globe.

Its Societe Generale Global Solution Center (SG GSC) is a 100% owned subsidiary of the European banking major. Societe Generale (SG) embarked on its Indian journey in 2000 and is known for its extensive experience in sustainable delivery across information technology and banking operations.

It will be holding a learnup on “The Evolution of Blockchain Frameworks” to help individuals interested in Blockchain technology learn about and welcome a new era of innovation that is scheduled to disrupt almost every industry known to man in the very near future.

The Societe Generale Blockchain Developer learnup will be held soon, so don’t miss out on your chance to join those like you in a memorable experience destined to propel you into the future by leaps and bounds.

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Do you want to be a driving force behind the success of lucrative films like these:

  • Deadpool
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • X-Men
  • Her
  • Fate of the Furious
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Star Wars

This is Digital Domain.



Digital Domain is an Academy Award®-winning digital production studio focused on creating transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire using state of the art visual effects. The company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, live-streaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content.



They unveiled their fifth global studio and first facility in Hyderabad, India in November 2017 to build local and global content here. The 42,000 sq ft facility is a $5 million investment in Hyderabad’s IT special economic zone (with neighbors like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google) that will focus on feature and short films. The Hyderabad facility has been built as a stand-alone studio and will not be a backend facility, but tightly integrated with the creative HQ in LA. As such, they are looking for developers to create and nurture visual content at their state of the art studio full-time.



Digital Domain offers a different approach to work compared to most of the tech companies in the market. The new studio itself presents a very fresh and non-office like vibe for their young team, who have experience working with extensive projects and are subject to plenty of international exposure on a regular basis.



Digital Domain has made its mark as an innovator by filling its studios with masterful artists, cutting edge technicians and a dynamic management and support team. They are committed to creating an environment that nurtures creativity and rewards talent and determination.



With more than 40 patents to their credit, they continue to innovate and push the boundaries of VR technology.



By attending this exclusive hackathon you could win cash prizes or even land a tech job offer with the Digital Domain team.

Well qualified candidates can apply for the roles and complete the challenge in order to be shortlisted for the upcoming hackathon. Select teams will be chosen for interviews and exceptional individuals may even receive an offer to work for Digital Domain.

If this sounds like a movie you would like to be the main character in and an opportunity beyond your wildest imagination, apply now!

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LEADICS: Data to Decisions

When was the last time you had a theory you could back with solid data? Enough data points to make your conclusion unbiased, and comprehensive with all the angles equally weighted and considered?

Now apply that to the business realm, with data analytics software where heavy impact, make-or-break decisions are made every second of every day.

Leadics is a decision science firm that uses the power of enterprise and market data to help organizations take key decisions based on tangible and validated insights backed by data to solve core business problems across sectors like Automotive, Energy, Consumer products, Retail and Financial Services.

With extensive expertise in analytics, quantitative modeling, visualization tools and technology to deliver sustainable and scalable decision support systems, there are no bounds to Leadics’ applications and reach with regard to facilitating solid business decisions.

Leadics is expanding and looking for Java developers to join their team. They believe in balancing a collegial start-up culture that is supportive and flexible with the professionalism essential to serve Fortune 500 clients.

Currently, they are looking for 2 Java Developers with 2+ years experience in developing software products/applications:

  • Are experts in Java, JSP and REST services
  • Should have very good hands-on knowledge in MySQL, PL/SQL coding
  • Are conversant in web front-end technologies – Angular, JavaScript, etc.

Why should you work here?

If flexible timings, working alongside a brilliant team and supportive management don’t appeal to you, then their great work/life balance, startup culture and passionate, like-minded people just might entice you.

How do you proceed to get the job offer?

All you have to do is:

Apply for challenge → Solve programming test → Technical interview → Land job!

If working with brilliant colleagues, solving real-world complex business challenges, and facilitating growth, profitability and expansion appeal to you – apply now!

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New Year’s Interview with Java

Most of us think of programming languages as very passive, but powerful, creatures that do our bidding. But that is only 1% of the entire story. Here, below, is but a brief excerpt of a recent interview with this year’s most popular language and heavy-hitter, Java:


Interviewer: “Congratulations, Java, on winning the most popular programming language of 2017! Tell me, how does it feel?”

“Feels great, you know? But I always knew I’d win.” says Java, as a corner of his face lit up in a subtle smirk.

“I’m so far above the competition, nobody even comes close. What did you expect?”

Interviewer: “What was your colleagues response to hearing about your big win?”

“Well, the less said about Python’s reaction, the better. Python really thought he had a chance this year. Poor thing. What, with it being one of the best code golf languages and all, I can see how he was under that impression.” he said, smugly.

“But, code golf ain’t even close to real programming. In real world applications, I’m the best, and will continue to be the best – no questions asked.” he added, with the most triumphant, self-assured posture possible for someone clearly fully seated.

Interviewer: “What do you have to say to the runner ups?”

“As always, better luck next time! What can I say: Don’t put all your eggs in the Code Golf basket. Code Golf is not for us, serious programming languages.” he said with a mildly amused expression.

“I happen to provide coders way more control, and I’m much faster than most of them. Best of all, I can run in all machines. Compile once and run everywhere! Can Python do that? Can it? Yeah, I thought so.” he said, as he visibly ran out of breathe in his fervour.


Interviewer: “Where do you find the most traction in terms of people getting to know you well?”

“Look… to know me well, you have to practice with me. End of discussion.” he declared.

“Practice makes perfect. And my genius of a mentor has a platform which supports all languages, including myself. Not to mention, she has a ton of practice problems where you can get to know my minute intricacies like no one else and get hired because of it!” he practically jumped out of his seat with excitement.

“Evidently, hiring gets him riled up,” thought the interviewer to himself.

Interviewer: “And who exactly is this prolific mentor of yours?”

“Let’s just say I can’t reveal my sources,” said Java, with a sly grin.

“Maybe if you ask nicely, I will tell you later,” he added.

Interviewer: “What was the hardest part of your job?”

“Hmm… I guess the hardest part was to convince the newbies that I’m still relevant and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. With machine learning and AI being the sexy new thing to do, a lot of people thought that I would just fade into the darkness. So much for that! What they don’t realize is that, I can be used for Machine Learning too!” he scoffed.

“That idiotic newbie Python thinks he’s so hot… We’ll just have to see about that!” he said, as he proceeds to grumble incoherently under his breath, to no one in particular.

“Anyway, you see, I reinvent myself every year to keep up with the new arrivals. No use resting on your laurels and legacy when your constantly competing with intruders in your own domain.” he said, as he let out a sigh.

Interviewer: “Who are you secretly intimidated by, off the cuff, of course?”

“Intimidated?!! No one! Well … Maybe C, if you have to pull it out of me!” he said with an angry glint evident in his eyes.

“I mean, even after all this time, C hasn’t died! He’s a master of reinvention like no other. Sometimes I wish that I had as much control over the operating system as C does,” said Java as his shoulders drooped a little.

Interviewer: “How does Java relax on his time off?”

“I like to sip on coffee on an island beach in Indonesia. You can probably guess which island and what flavor of coffee is my fave!” he said, with a bit of colour returning to his face.

Interviewer: “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”

“Well, first of all, I don’t see myself going anywhere. I think I will develop more machine learning libraries to keep up with the times as they change. Perhaps, even some libraries for blockchain. This is what I’m currently researching. In fact, I have a library, web3j, which can help anyone build applications on the Ethereum blockchain!” he said with added excitement.

“I anticipate developing more such libraries in the future.” he declared with stoic confidence.

Interviewer: “Why do you think you’ve done as well as you have?”

“It’s obvious, isn’t it? I’m not afraid to adapt and change with new technological trends. Adding machine learning and blockchain libraries, for example. Also, I’m relatively easy to learn and do not complicate myself with multiple inheritances and that kind of nonsense. Oh, and I’m quite focused on keeping my applications secure.” he said, visibly pleased with himself.

“Listen, I could go on and on, but in a nutshell, what I want to say is that I keep well ahead of the curve!” he gloated, as he thrust his chest out a little further and lifted his chin up a notch.

Interviewer: “Who would you want to pass the torch on to, if you could?”

“Don’t think of me as arrogant. At this time, I don’t see any other language taking over my spot as the most popular language in the world! It will remain the same for the next 10 years at least. You can count on it.” he said, as though it was a matter of fact, and anyone that suggested otherwise was a clear lunatic.

As Java turns to get up from his chair and leave, the interview abruptly grabs his hand.

Interviewer: “I hate to be so rude, but I just must know who this mystery mentor of yours is that you say has taught you everything you know, and perhaps has the keys to the universe?”

Java’s face goes from blank to greatly amused again. He takes his time to pause and let a second go by for the interviewer to understand just how sacred the name is to him, before he bends down and whispers slowly in his ear, “Skillenza”.


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Congratulations, Java, on being the programming language of the year!

And thank you all for your hopefully undivided attention. We wish you the best for 2018!

BankBazaar Will Show You The Money


BankBazaar is a fintech startup, and the world’s first neutral online financial marketplace, that helps consumers compare offers across various banking and non-banking financial companies for products such as debit and credit cards, loans, insurance, and savings and investment products, using an intuitive platform.


You can instantly search for, compare and apply for these products on the site or mobile app. It is designed with smart technology capabilities, and over 50 of India’s leading financial companies and insurance firms have chosen to integrate themselves with the platform.


It raised $30 million (Rs. 191 crore) from global credit rating agency, Experian, in its most recent round of funding in October. This Series-D round brings the Amazon-backed company’s total financing to $110 million, with Experian valuing the company at $300 million by investing a 10% stake.


BankBazaar is focused on expanding into new markets, starting with Malaysia and continuing onto Singapore, as well as looking to hire 400 more people by the end of the financial year. BankBazaar presently sees 50 million visits per quarter.


With its rapid expansion, it is looking to hire a Senior Software Development Engineer with 2+ years experience to join their team.

They are looking for someone with:

  • Advanced knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices
  • Experience with Java, C++, PHP, Node.js, or JavaScript


The Senior Software Development Engineer will be building large scale systems that are going to have a huge impact on millions of customers around the world.

If this sounds like something you would be up for, all you have to do is:

Apply for challenge → Solve programming test → Technical interview → Land job.

If a $300 million valuation, state-of-the-art technologies, highly skilled colleagues, and rapid expansion appeal to your sensibilities – don’t sit around. Apply while you still can.

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ClearTrip Scouting Air to Land For Their Next Tech Leader

Cleartrip specializes in offering the single-most comprehensive travel experience, with the largest selection of flights, hotels and trains to customers, through award-winning and intuitive Mobile and Desktop solutions.

Cleartrip has raised $75 million to date, along with a fresh round of funding (undisclosed amount) from existing investors, US-based Concur Technologies, and Gund Investment.

As such, they are looking to expand their tech team by going on the hunt for a Tech Lead with 7+ years experience in the technology industry.

They are looking for someone:

  • With at least 4-5 years in Project Delivery and Team Leadership; Fluent in Java or Ruby.
  • With a solid understanding of MVC, and strong OOP skills with demonstrated experience in developing reusable APIs.

The Tech Lead will be responsible for the timely delivery of complex, high availability, high traffic end user applications managing a team of 8-10 highly skilled engineers. This person will make sure the systems developed by the engineers are top notch, reusable, scalable and follows the standard coding procedures. He will be able to guide the engineers and will help them solve complex technological problems by using cutting edge technologies and will not be afraid to take calculated risks.

What is working at Cleartrip like? Cleartrip is proud of their no-cubicle culture. This level of contentment and happiness drips down into their ability to delight customers as well. They believe in challenging the status quo and cutting across hierarchies to simplify things in order to create maximum customer gratification.

From hackathons to charity drives, cracking codes to attending brain-storming business ideas sessions, and topping it off with a game of soccer in the evening – they got their employees covered. Ideating, gyming, working, dancing, quizzing, trekking… Do they have your attention yet?

Because if they do, boy, do they have a job for you!

If this sounds like something you would be good at, all you have to do is:

Apply for challenge → Solve programming test → Technical interview → Land job.


Why work at Cleartrip? If the work culture hasn’t got you all riled up, then maybe the fact that they are well-funded and growing will.

What are you waiting for? Take a plunge in the deep end, and see what you are made of!

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Nestaway’s App Makes The Rental Scene Next Level Easy To Maneuver

When was the last time you needed to move places and couldn’t find an adequately furnished rental that excited you, that was in the right location, and came with all the necessary amenities to suit your lifestyle.

Nestaway, founded by 4 NIT Surathkal alumni, seems to have locked on to that exact challenge and found a solution – one app to explore rental options, comfortably move in, and manage your new rental home from installing locks to moving out without any surprises.

The company converts unfurnished houses and apartments into full furnished and well maintained residences which they provide to quality tenants that they pre-screen. In doing so, they have built a thriving, young ecosystem that provides homeowners better rental incomes, delivers beautiful spaces as PG rentals to India’s youth, and eliminates hassles in the on-boarding and exiting process of rentals for both tenants and homeowners.

Other services include acting as a property manager, and using technology to lower costs and simplify all payments and transactions made, from billing to fees, using their app.

Nestaway recently raised $80 million altogether in funding from several investors including the likes of Ratan Tata, Tiger Global and IDG Ventures India to facilitate its rapid growth.

They are in search of 3 backend developers to join their team and assist in creating Nestaway’s API services and platform products in order to scale, to meet the growing demand of their users. You will be part of a world-class team of engineers from some of the most reputed colleges across India.

If you want to be a part of their growth and happen to be a backend developer, here is what they are looking for:


  • 1 – 6 years experience building scalable web systems using modern technologies


  • Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails, Python or NodeJS as well as Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Be fluent in writing well documented code, debugging and managing code base

All you have to do is:

Register on the Skillenza platform → Take coding test → Get shortlisted for the Recruitment drive conducted on the 16th of December, 2017.

Why work for Nestaway? I can give you 80 million exclusive reasons why. Better yet, the fact that they will be changing the rental game entirely with their app and business model, might be enough to catch your interest.

So, if the thought of joining a daunting mission involving disruption excites you, make a move now!

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FusionCharts Makes Lucidity of Insights Their Business

What do you see when you look at a graph, or a pie chart for that matter? If it is in-depth insight into trends to make effective decisions to ensure your initiative’s success, then you are onto something huge.

Founded in 2002, FusionCharts is a data visualization library (written in JavaScript) that has sought to target developers who wish to infuse interactive charts in their reports, dashboards, analytics, monitors, and surveys. Think this is small fish? Think again!

FusionCharts products are used by over 80% of Fortune 500 companies. Not to mention in 120 different countries by 26,000 organizations and 850,000 unique users. These include technology giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Nokia as well as heavy hitters like NASA, and the Federal Government of the United States.

All this, with no venture funding to speak of – meaning that they have been completely self-funded.

FusionCharts is looking to break the visual frontiers of the web with the addition of JavaScript developers who are proficient in JavaScript application development on their team.

Constantly building products that push the frontiers of the web is no tiny or easy task. So it goes without saying, they work hard. Conversely, because they are a young, dynamic company, laughter and jokes abound at every turn. They invest in people that are continuous learners and out to beat their best. Degrees and fancy certification doesn’t matter as much as how great you are at what you do. If this sounds like you, take your turn at bat and give it your best shot.

FusionCharts is looking for someone that meets the following requirements.

Experience required for JavaScript developer:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in JavaScript application development

Requirements to qualify:

  • Strong working knowledge of OOP paradigm and design patterns
  • Knowledge of internals of one of the popular JavaScript libraries like jQuery or Prototype
  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks like Backbone.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, etc.

So, if this sounds like something you would be good at, all you have to do is:

Register on Skillenza platform → Take coding test → Get shortlisted for Interview → Land job.

Why work for FusionChart? If their phenomenal growth does not impress you, or the fact that they are used by most Fortune 500 companies around the world, how about the fact that large entities like the Government of the United States of America rely on them for their data visualization needs? Just imagine the type of clients you get to work with, day in and day out. Would there ever be a dull day at work? I think not.

If you are convinced you have what FusionCharts needs to reach their next milestone of growth, go ahead and take the challenge now!

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Count Your Blessings With OneAssist When At A Loss


Who do you want to call for help when you lose your wallet containing all your IDs and cards, or your precious phone for that matter? Your mother, or a company that has the technological infrastructure in place to protect your valuables at the touch of a button?

OneAssist is an assistance and protection company, providing protection from loss or theft of all types of cards and smartphones, that recently launched its foray into warranty protection for home appliances and electronics.

This June, it raised 118 crore (approx. $18 million) in its Series-C funding from Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Moonstone Investments and Assurant. OneAssist has also raised an undisclosed amount from Arun Sarin, the former CEO of Vodafone Group.

Technology is the foundation of OneAssist and the company is expanding their technology team to induct bright, high-energy techies to form the engine that will enable them to reach their next phase of sustained growth.

It is looking to disrupt the insurance and protection industry in India by holding an offline hackathon, OneHack, on December 9th to find a Java and Android developer to join their team.

If you want to be a part of their growth and happen to be an Android or Java developer, here is what they are looking for :-

Experience required  for Java developer:

  • 2 to 6 years of experience in web system development as an individual contributor
  • Experience in development work on internet and customer facing applications

Requirements to qualify:

  • Strong background in J2EE frameworks: Spring, Hibernate and REST/SOAP Web Services
  • Hands-on experience in Java multi-threading

And if Android development is more your strength, look no further.

Experience required for Android developer:

  • 2 to 6 years of strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes
  • Ability to translate designs and wireframes into high quality code

Requirements to qualify:

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to backend services
  • Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management systems

So, if this sounds like your cup of Java (pardon the pun), all you have to do is:

Register on the Skillenza platform → Get shortlisted → Attend Hackathon → Land job.

So, why work for OneAssist? It’s simple, in a few short years they have managed to prove their business model works through skyrocketing growth, and have effectively drawn millions of dollars in funding as a result. Backed by some of the biggest names out there, and disrupting the insurance and protection business as we know it – why would anyone not want to be a part of that, right?

If you think you have what OneAssist might be looking for, strike while the iron is hot!

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