What is the problem you are solving, and why does it matter?
Poor technical onboarding is a significant drain on productivity for teams, contributing to high turnover rates among developers, which is one of the highest among all occupations. After conducting deep discovery sessions with over 320+ tech teams, we have identified crucial pain points that need to be addressed:
Intro to codebase, server architecture, API docs, software setup, debugging, and other areas is a time-consuming process.
Lack of clarity and structure: Many new developers struggle to understand the company's goals, culture, and expectations, leading to confusion and uncertainty about their role.
Lack of support: New developers often feel isolated and unsupported, leading to frustration and disengagement from the team.
Dividing stakeholder responsibilities and determining appropriate entry and exit points is often left unstructured and unguided, leading to confusion and inefficiencies.
Lack of visibility into the progress of onboarding and whether new developers are truly grasping the information.
Overreliance on manual processes that consume valuable time and resources.
These challenges are particularly pronounced at companies with larger dev teams and more new hires to onboard or offboard simultaneously. As a result, engineering managers are calling for a tool that can accelerate the path to productivity.
How will Silo Team solve this problem?
Silo Team brings all the different aspects of technical onboarding, from introducing dev tools and codebase to server architecture and debugging into one environment. It also streamlines stakeholder responsibilities, so everyone knows what they need to do and when.
It serves as a smart assistant, offering insights and recommendations to stakeholders on what worked well during onboarding, what didn't, and what can be improved for the next new developer joining the company, constantly refining the journey.
Introduce technologies, tools, and workflows (Technical onboarding/offboarding).
AI-powered LMS for technical docs.
Collaborative C4 modelling / process builder.
Clean API docs generator.
Community-generated best practice templates.
Our platform couldn't have come at a better time. While there are numerous developer experience tools available, engineering managers are clamoring for a comprehensive solution that automates the onboarding and offboarding process, integrates with existing tech stacks, and provides actionable insight to stakeholders that automates the process like never before.
71% of responsible onboarding stakeholders conduct the majority of the onboarding manually. 😱
65% thinks that their organizations do a bad job onboarding new developers because of poor onboarding tools and a lack of automation.
Engineering Managers are responsible for getting developers launch ready 🚀
80% of new devs find technical onboarding unnecessarily hard and time-consuming.
30 hours of productivity are lost because of bad onboarding in the first month alone.
92% of the tools a developer uses everyday (GitHub, Lucidchart(s), Notion, Confluence, etc) do not integrate with the top 5 most popular onboarding tools.
+173 sessions with c-level stakeholders, onboarding teams, engineering managers and tech leads. +100 sessions with Junior (25%), Mid-Level (45%), and Senior Developers (30%). 🌎: 70% Europe - 30% United States.
As the recent economic downturn has pushed businesses globally to streamline their workforce, including engineering teams, there has never been a better time to retain top talent, and developers are arguably businesses’ most important assets ― so why are we giving them a poor onboarding experience?