…you will find the best digital talent, the hottest gigs, and people who truly understand the value of human intelligence capital.
Who We Are
Marcelo Fleitas, Managing Director
Marcelo Fleitas has been a professional recruiter for over 15 years. Beginning in 1998, he has served the placement needs of New York City technology companies and candidates. Concentrating primarily on high technology, software engineers, and web development, he has earned a deep knowledge and strong industry loyalty around his ability to identify, screen and place the best and brightest professionals at top firms in the city. Prior to founding ubergig in 2009, Marcelo worked at several other premier recruiting firms in New York CIty, building teams of recruiters in multiple disciplines and recruitment categories. Born in Uruguay, Marcelo has lived in New York since the age of three and Marcelo attended Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute for Computer Science.
John Melone, Director of Recruiting
John Melone has been the Director of Recruiting at ubergig since 2009. Prior to joining ubergig, he was a senior recruiter at several other staffing firms in New York City. Focusing his entire career on web-based technology placement, he has worked with dozens of large corporations, including Disney, MetLife, CSC, Conde Nast, and Estee Lauder. John is an avid reader of several online sites related to technology, in order to maintain his skills and understanding of the latest technologies and skills needed in the market. John is a native New Yorker, and attended the College of Staten Island, majoring in Psychology.
Denise Saroda, Senior Account Executive
Denise Saroda joined ubergig in 2010. She began her career in recruiting within the healthcare industry, quickly rising to senior positions in several premier staffing firms in New York City, serving clients at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and HSBC. She then transitioned to Technology recruiting, where she helped firms that included Conde Nast, CSC, Ogilvy Interactive, and VNS. She has a passion to improve the lives of others – working at ubergig gives her that opportunity on a daily basis. Denise attended Hunter College here in New York City and received both her MS in Urban Affairs and her BA from Hunter.
What We Do
übergig is digital staffing & consulting done right. With over a decade of experience, our team represents the best talent in the market today.
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Focusing on the “right fit” every time, our team maintains over a 90% success rate on offers by understanding our clients’ needs as well as the needs of our candidates. By making this a priority, our clients have been able to retain the talent we helped them find over the years. Here’s what our clients are saying:
Julie Gross, Resource Director at Huge
Over the past 5 years, Marcelo has been supporting my resourcing needs at 3 different companies. Marcelo and his team have successfully placed many candidates with me because he truly understands the digital agency world. Needs can change at a moment’s notice and he has been great at filling our most challenging roles. When feedback is provided, Marcelo applies it, refining his team’s search and improving results. Unlike most recruiting agencies, Marcelo and his team focuses their time on fostering relationships with clients and candidates. He understands it is the most crucial aspect of doing business. While he is results driven, he is also easy to work with and makes the process enjoyable. I would highly recommend his service to anyone in need of tech recruiting.
Todd Ricker, Senior Manager at SunGard Global Services
I’ve worked with Marcelo on both sides of the staffing pipeline. In both scenarios I found him to be intelligent, patient and a straight shooter, traits that are not necessarily common in the technology staffing world.
I was placed at Conde Nast years ago by Marcelo. At Conde Nast and at NYSE Euronext I worked closely with Marcelo to fill vacancies. Marcelo always presented qualified and experienced candidates. I took on many of his candidates as consultants and full time employees with an extremely high success rate. The quality of his candidates and his easy-going personality are why I keep using Marcelo. I recommend him highly.
Alec Simonson, Director of Web Operations at HarperCollins Publishers
Marcello has been absolutely stellar at finding me the perfect candidates for my open positions. He has maintained personal oversight of the entire process, and hasn’t just “stocked bodies”. When I have opted to pass on a candidate, Marcello has taken the time to understand why, and subsequent interviews have reflected this understanding. One particular success of note: I had a position to fill on the other side of the country. The few resumes coming in from HR were dreadful. Marcello had me on the phone with a candidate in short time; and she seemed incredible. Flew out to meet her, and she WAS incredible. We hired her. One position, one resume, one cross-country flight, and we were all set. Take the time to work with Marcello – show him what your candidate will be doing, explain the environment and the culture; you’ll find it’s time very well spent. He’s got the unique talent!
Patrice Diaz-Migoyo, Senior Vice President – Technology at RFI Studios
I have been a client of Marcelo’s for 6 years while I was at various companies. He has always provided me with the highest quality candidates and excellent service. He maintains one of the largest network of candidates I know of, in all experience levels, from junior programmers to exeuctives. I highly recommend him as a staffing resource for propsective employers.
We work with the top companies, premier agencies, and most promising startups in the New York area. Below are just a few of our clients; the list is always growing.
Through our close association with the best and the brightest technical talent in the New York City area, we have become a sort of specialized service agency. Many times, our clients come to us with specific project-based needs, not individual staffing needs.
Our development services include a full range of mobile, rich media, commerce and transactional system applications. Working with most open web standards and platform technologies, we develop in an agile methodology, integrating the disciplines of software engineering, user experience, content strategy and design in tightly controlled cycles to produce usable products quickly. We then iterate through increasing functionality, going to market faster, with fewer defects, than traditional functional specification-based development.
Core competencies include:
Mobile platform development
We specialize in responsive, full featured HTML5 webapps, which function identically on smartphones, tablets, full computers. We also can adapt your existing traditional web-based apps to fully responsive mobile apps for accelerated mobile market presence. We are deeply fluent in native iOS and Android platforms as well, if deep hardware integration is a requirement.
Advanced Drupal development
We are fluent in many popular platforms and CMSes. But we have the deepest experience in developing deep and wide, content-heavy Drupal products. Drupal is a complex and powerful product that requires intimate knowledge if its themes and node structures to fully realize the enterprise-class power of the full platform.
Custom application development
Sometimes a pre-built CMS is not enough. You have a custom workflow, and you need a custom application to match. Building your application in Django or Rails will let us tailor every workflow and every section to your specifications. You won’t have to settle or compromise on requirements – this is your application, so you make the rules. For very complex application stacks, we use Java, Scala and Go to do the heavy lifting as necessary.
The World of #Apps to Help Improve Your Job Seacrh and Career
Mobile apps are all the rage these days. They help us in so many ways to redefine what it means to live in a technological society. We thought it might be helpful to point out some apps that many are finding useful in their career search and in the developmnet of their careers. We hope that these finds are useful for you.
How to Improve Your Productivity
We all want to be more efficient. Hopefully, an increase in our productivity will also lead to a promotion, pay raise, and or at the very least recognition for a job well done.
Here is an article to help you organize your work load and increase your productivity.
“No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.
That’s why how you use your time makes all the difference… whether you’re bootstrapping a startup or running a billion-dollar company like Jim Whitehurst, the president and CEO of Red Hat, one of the largest and most successful providers of open source software.
Here are Jim’s tips for maximizing your time and improving your personal productivity:
1. Every Sunday night, map out your week. Sunday evenings, I sit down with my list of important objectives for the year and for each month. Those goals inform every week and help keep me on track. While long-range goals may not be urgent, they are definitely important. If you aren’t careful it’s easy for “important” to get pushed aside by “urgent.” Then I look at my calendar for the week. I know what times are blocked out by meetings, etc. Then I look at what I want to accomplish and slot those tasks onto my to-do list.
The key is to create structure and discipline for your week — otherwise you’ll just let things come to you… and urgent will push aside important.
2. Actively block out task time. Everyone schedules meetings and appointments. Go a step farther and block out time to complete specific tasks. Slot periods for, “Write new proposal,” or, “Craft presentation,” or, “Review and approve marketing materials.”
If you don’t proactively block out that time, those tasks will slip. Or get interrupted. Or you’ll lose focus. And what is important for you to get done won’t actually get done….”
Understanding Why Employers Ask the Questions They Do
So you have an interview lined up and you feel confident that your past is enough to get the gig. You are not worried about the interview process, which is good, but it is important not to appear too cocky and that you will display all the reasons to being an invaluable employee for the company. To help you ace the interview it is important to know the strategy behind employer interview questions. Here is a good article to get you started….
“In interviews, some questions are strategically placed to either make or break a job candidate.
Brainteaser questions are meant to see if you can think on your feet. Situational questions are supposed to reveal your problem-solving abilities.
To adequately provide answers, you need to understand why the questions are asked, says Richard N. Bolles in his book “What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014 Edition: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.”
“Throughout the interview, keep in mind that employers don’t really care about your past. They only ask about it in order to try to predict your future (behavior) with them if they decide to hire you,” he writes.
“Before you answer the question the employer asks, you should pause to think, ‘What fear about the future caused them to ask this question about my past?’”
In his book, Bolles provides explanations behind why the common questions below are asked…”
Handling Curve Balls Can Make All the Difference
The interview process is very hard to coach. You may be perfect on paper; you might also have answered every question perfectly, but somehow you did not get the gig. Sometimes this comes down to culture, personality reveals, and a myriad of things that do not seem logical.
So be it. The important thing to remember is that many companies will throw you curve ball questions. The only thing one could advise in such a scenario is to show the interviewer that you are just like them.
First off, do not stare into space like a zombie because you just got stumped.
Secondly, try not to get nervous or look like your being put on the spot. If your not sure how to answer a question pause for a moment to show your in deep thought. If your quick on your feet perhaps a chuckle is in order before answering. The point is do not say the first thing that comes to mind unless it is something technical with regards to how you might handle a particular task.
Here are some quirky questions asked by Dropbox. We thought it might help you be aware and prepared as best as possible for those awkward moments and questions:
Good Luck on your next interview!
Creative Design: Standing Out From the Crowd
“In a still-sluggish job market, for many people job hunting can be a frustrating series of nos and non-responses.
To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme creative lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills in a tangible way.
From designing a personal Amazon page complete with reviews to making a candy bar wrapper to showcase job skills, here are some of the most creative resumes we’ve ever seen….”
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