Associate Engineer Programs

Associate Engineer Programs provide a pathway for companies to surface and cultivate high potential talent through mentorship and technical expertise, while growing their business with local tech talent from across the five boroughs. Companies interested in launching Associate Engineer Programs commit to: 

  • Develop a model that provides introductory experiences for new talent including opportunities to receive mentorship from senior engineers, learn new and emerging trends, and work on a team to deliver a project.

  • Review qualified candidates from all backgrounds including bootcamp grads and college students.

  • Surface learnings and provide feedback on candidates and overall model implementation.

Get in touch to learn more or share information about how your company is pioneering efforts through Associate Engineer Programs. 


Building off learnings from pioneering partners the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is working with NYC businesses to scale industry-driven on-ramps through Associate Engineer Programs, providing additional resources including talent recruitment, shared best practices and advisory services for new partners. 

Contributing Authors

  • Yaz Shimuzu, LinkedIn

  • Jessica Jaser, Betterment

  • Mark Cohen, Viacom

  • Chris Angove, Spotify

  • Ben Sussman, Spell

Thank you to the additional companies and individuals who provided key insights and learnings to create this guide, including: Marco de Masi, Abraham Scofield, Tao Ning, Belhorma Bendebiche, Hannah Wolf and Jon Chan. 


The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline offers a number of supportive resources and supports to companies that implement these programs including: 

  • Recruiting assistance through the Tech Talent Team - a team of industry professionals that work directly with NYC businesses to source and screen local talent for entry level roles as web and mobile developers.

  • Best Practices and feedback from pioneering companies that include model overview including time commitment and internal resources needed to implement.

  • Peer Connection from companies that have piloted Associated Engineer programs through the TTP Peer Network that are available for feedback and insights.

  • Amplification of company involvement through the TTP platforms including press, events and other opportunities with TTP and City leadership.

Learn more about recruiting talent through the Tech Talent Team here.