So much of engineering hiring these days is based on meeting a technical bar when in fact that should be secondary to almost every other attribute. While we need engineers who’s technical skills match the scope and responsibility of the role, more than that we need engineers that can complement, fill gaps, and help push the team forwards; rarely does filling the gap mean finding another engineer that can identify when to use a hash map in a 10 min code challenge. This talk will cover additive hiring practices and tips at all size companies from hiring the first engineer at a startup to finding a great staff+ engineer at a big tech company.