Using data to better match candidates with open positions — in this case programmers with Y-Combinator funded companies — Triplebyte has identified 9 common types of programmers.

We’ve been interviewing hundreds of programmers and matching them with YC startups. To help intelligently match programmers with companies, we’ve created a number of hypothetical programmer descriptions. These profiles are drawn from patterns we’ve seen in 1000+ technical interviews over the last 6 months. We’ve had success using these profiles to match engineers with companies.