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The Backend Developer's Quest on Discord
To recruit a Back-End developer, a rare and highly sought-after profile on the market, Biborg, chose to start their search through a unique way : Discord. Designed for gamers who want to be able to connect and chat easily, the free VoIP platform, created in 2015, is a secure, all-in-one voice and text chat that works on both PCs and mobile devices. An application that has become more and more mainstream in its short existence, and today counts nearly 200 million regular users. Biborg is using one of the platform’s key features, a conversational bot, to carry out a unique recruitment process that immerses candidates into a delightful narrative adventure. A new recruitment method where ‘you are the hero’ that’s certain to draw in just the kind of applicants Biborg seeks and also gives them a chance to plunge into the agency’s universe.

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At Biborg, the role of a developer is quite versatile: creating and maintaining production tools, development online and offline experiences with a strong visual component. We’re also working on real-time 3D rendering technologies so R&D is very important. We’re constantly striving to offer the highest level of visual quality, the most original or innovative experience while adapting to the widest possible range of devices.
Laure Choisne, HR Manager, Biborg

Generally speaking, the profiles that interest us the most are those that combine technical and artistic skills. Our productions must be visually qualitative, striking and original but they must be deployed in a relatively complex technical ecosystem.
Alain Puget, Managing Director, Biborg Nantes

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Biborg had the idea of carrying out a unique operation to draw in just the kind of profiles they were looking for, and began interviews on Discord, a platform known to anyone and everyone in their target group.

The idea was to develop and launch the first HR interview with Backend Developers (and anyone else who is curious) on the Discord platform. Somewhere between a social network, a chat room and a gaming platform, Discord has become a privileged conversational channel for gaming communities.

By launching this HR bot on Discord, a gaming platform that offers good prospects for innovation, we are looking to interact with Backend developers in an innovative way and in accordance with our very "playful" DNA.
Bruno Luriot, Managing Director, Biborg

Accessible on Discord in French and English, the bot offers candidates The Backend Developer's Quest, a space fantasy adventure with the mission of getting your CV into the hands of Biborg. Each interested Backend developer is invited to complete the quest by answering the questions generated by the bot. Users can geek out through the zany space adventure that takes users through a journey through the four corners of the universe. The conversation also gives the agency a chance to present itself, its teams, projects and daily environment through emojis and memes. The candidates, in turn, can answer more technical questions about their background and share their areas of expertise.

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For the first set of HR interviews on Discord, we chose a universe that is near and dear to us: space fantasy. It reflects our state of mind and our daily life at the agency, immersed in the entertainment industry, for which we develop technology using expertise that only we can offer. It’s not a myth - developers are drawn to technological innovations, video games, scientific literature, which gives us the chance to integrate entertainment references. So many fun worlds that will speak to future candidates and make them want to join Biborg.
Alain Puget, Managing Director, Biborg Nantes

Test the experience here : https://discord.gg/Ccq5PNG

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