6 Developers Hired at Over $100,000 Per Year at Freelancing Convention

Six Pakistanis have secured jobs at the Crossover international hiring tournament.

61 programmers from Punjab and Sindh participated in the gaming competition, where six ended up securing USD 100,000 per annum per candidate. More than 500 senior tech talent from across Pakistan registered for the competition.

Andy Tryba, Chief Executive Officer of Crossover, said that they are planning to run more tournaments in Karachi and Islamabad based on its experiment in Lahore, hoping to hire over 200 senior software architects in Pakistan, and potentially bring an additional $20M/year worth of employment to Pakistan economy in 2017.

National Freelancing Convention Held at PITB

The first National Freelancing Convention #NFC17 was held at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), jointly organized by the PITB and Crossover. Some 500 applicants participated in the convention, going through highly gamified and competitive process of three rounds. The round finished with a technical interview for on the spot job offer by Crossover.

The leading work from home company, Crossover, hired six Chief Architects in Java and Ruby in a single day. The successful candidates who passed their technical interviews have been given full time / remote job offer that pays worth $100, 000/- per year.

Crossover also paid a sign up winning bonus of $5,000 to the champion of the tournament. Crossover has successfully tested this concept in Turkey, Russia, Romania, Poland and Ukraine.

CM Punjab Congratulates the Organizers

Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the event by Crossover and hoped that the activity would benefit the economy of Pakistan. Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab and Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif said that technology was creating jobs around the globe while incubators, Startups and freelancing co-working spaces were playing a pivotal role in this regard.


  • Ashfaque Khatti

    Superb

  • Yasir Mahmood

    The wholesome Credit Goes to Umer Saif

  • Daniyal Ahmed

    I hope they solve the problem of an international paymey gateway as well.

  • pondering

    wow. Crossover is a farcical fraud and scam. They get free work from you in garb of application process. They they ditch you. They target people outside US so that their victims would later be unable to sue them in US. Hence this b.s. press release on a Pakistani blog.

    Amazed to see someone is praising Umar Saif for bringing this scam to Pak.

  • “Six Pakistanis have secured jobs at the Crossover international hiring tournament”.

    They have just entered the “Crossover Market Place”. Not secured a job. From here, their profile will be open to hiring managers / clients and if a hiring manager or a client likes their profile, they will be invited to another interview. They will not get payed until they are placed on a project. Crossover appears to have more developers on their market place than the projects they have. So the chances that you get an interview with a client or a hiring manager right away is very low. Crossover tries to get as many developers on the market place as they can so that their clients have more profiles to look at and they have good availability incase of sudden surge in demand.

    • Moin Ahmed

      I also had the same opinion about crossover, they get you into marketplace and then you never be able to get work; it’s not entirely true though. I have got work last year through them and they pay you right on time as well, the working rules are a bit strict though.

      • In never said that you will never be able to get work. Just that Crossover appear to have more developers than available projects. BTW, after getting into the market place, how long did you wait before getting any work?

        • Moin Ahmed

          Couple of months