Wraith explained that writing is the best way for her to communicate. “For many organizations, it was perceived as a drawback,” she said in an email. “It’s not the way I get involved more fully.”
Ultranauts does not use work experience to filter job seekers. Although the company conducts structured interviews, recruitment is primarily based on skill assessments developed to address characteristics such as addressing new issues, taking guidance, and the ability to apply it. Work simulation is another test.
Tulco, a Pittsburgh investment firm, hired Ultranauts this year to do data quality work. Tulco is investing in traditional businesses that believe that applying data science and artificial intelligence will make them more efficient and profitable, but to create these AI algorithms is a messy piece of data. You need to sift the mountain.
The work of Ultranauts impressed Matthew Marolda, Executive Vice President of Data Science at Tulco. In one project, he said, the team cleaned up a huge amount of information and loaded it into AI models at an alarming rate of days instead of weeks.
“This is a workforce with unique strengths,” Malorda said. “They are really good at pattern recognition and really good at working with details.”
In recent years, several companies, including SAP, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, and JP Morgan Chase, have recruited autistic workers in search of a new pool of skilled workers, and proposed by advocacy groups. I started a program to hire.
Ultranauts is one of the few SMEs and nonprofits in Europe and the United States that employs primarily autistic workers for technology jobs. Others include Specialisterne, Auticon, Daivergent and Aspiritech. According to experts, Ultranauts stands out by working completely remotely from the beginning and developing a carefully crafted combination of digital tools and workplace practices.