RR 372: Hiring with Mindaugas Mozūras

Episode 379 · July 24th, 2018 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode


  • Charles Max Wood
  • David Richards
  • Eric Berry
  • Catherine Meyers

Special Guests: Mindaugas Mozūras

In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel talks to Mindaugas Mozūras about hiring. Mindaugas is from Lithaunia and has worked at Vinted for the past 6 years, starting as a software developer and is now is the head of engineering there. They talk about why it’s hard to find great developers to hire, the importance of hiring both junior and senior developers, and his blog post A User Guide to Me. They also touch on how you come about writing up job roles, the importance of letting developers think outside of the box, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Mindaugas intro
  • Is it different to hire in Lithuania?
  • It’s not easy to find great developers
  • Why is it so hard to find good developers?
  • Are there programming boot-camps in Lithuania?
  • Having the resources to train new developers
  • Hiring a balance between junior and senior developers
  • Junior developers VS senior developers
  • Fear of hiring junior developers
  • A USER GUIDE TO ME blog post
  • Why did you write this?
  • How to Rands
  • Communication
  • How do you write up job roles?
  • Figuring out what you need
  • How they write up job ads differently at Vinted
  • Weekly one-on-ones and quarterly reviews
  • Allowing people to be who they are and fit openly into the company
  • Not forcing people to fit inside a certain “box”
  • And much, much more!





  • Sit down and write code
  • Take a minute for yourself