How to join

We enhance engineers to advance software engineering.

Mission exists to build and improve upon the ideal environment for software engineers to work, connect, and grow. We built our platform to empower developers to make impactful work, and to continue leveling up using actionable performance data. Our community and events ensure you’ll have the best time while you reach your new personal best.

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Who can join the Mission network?

Here are the basic requirements for joining our world-class community. We pride ourselves on finding the top talent outside of the Silicon Valleys and major tech hubs of the world, though we’ve got plenty of those engineers in our network too.
  • 1

    Minimum 5 years professional experience as an engineer.

  • 2

    Technical expertise with a specific stack or tech environment.

  • 3

    Fully competent or fluent in English.

  • 4

    Experience working remotely with distributed teams.

  • 5

    A senior experience level in the field.

  • 6

    3 years of experience is ok if you have a degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science.

How to Join: The 4 Steps

We vet to make sure everyone in our network can contribute actively, so you never wind up on a squad full of duds. The entire process is done in a handful of easy steps and can take from about two weeks to as short as a few days.
  • 01

    Apply to the network and create your profile

    Start your application through our website and fill out a profile so we get a better sense of who you are.

  • 02

    Screening video session

    Next, we’ll have you record a video so we can learn more about you and your experience.

  • 03

    Coding challenge

    Next, we’ll test your skills, as our network is fully vetted to ensure everyone’s on the same level. Enter the community and get connected to your next team!

  • 04

    Enter the community and get connected to your next team!

    Once you’ve qualified to join the network, you’ll have access to the best missions from top companies around the world, as well as instant access to all our community events and resources.

Are there different types of roles in the Mission network?

Read the descriptions below to see all the different roles you can play on squads. Some join in one role and later switch to another, while others happily stay in one the whole time. Which best fits you?


Our Tech Leads are the primary technical architect on your squad, using their depth of experience to guide and support the team. With a median of 15 years experience, a typical TL’s duties include monitoring code quality, ensuring that engineering best practices are used and that each contributor is working on the right task based on expertise, story point estimation, establishing data model/architecture decisions, PR review, and unblocking devs.
The key point of contact between the company and the team. The Squad Lead makes sure development stays aligned with the company’s business goals. With a median experience of 15 years, some examples of the SL’s duties include running ceremonies, requirement documentation, JIRA management, stakeholder communication, team motivation and performance.
The team’s essential development muscle, handpicked to tackle the specific challenges of your mission. Max 6 per team for optimal cohesion. With a median of 5 years experience, a typical Tech Contributor duties include development, story point estimation, QA.
Our Engineers in residence and Subject Matter Experts are available for your the team on an as-needed basis, and provide guidance on advanced topics, or help navigate specific challenges related to programing language or technologies. With a median experience of 20 years, the SME’s duties may include: consultation on cloud architecture, data engineering, compliance, security, governance, product design, or other specialized areas.

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