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Resumes a thing of the past? HackerRank hopes so

Judging somebody's skills based on a resume has been the status quo for the last 50 years and HackerRank is trying to change that, co-founder Vivek Ravisankar said Tuesday.

The company, No. 30 on the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, aims to help hiring managers find great IT candidates by giving them the tools to create programming tests and code challenges.

"It's really hard to figure out how good of a programmer you are from your resume," Ravisankar said in an interview with "Power Lunch."

"I think there's a much better way."

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HackerRank gives companies a platform to create tests, or challenges, for specific roles. Ravisankar said that way, a candidate is being judged by his skill, not necessarily his resume.

For example, someone who used to work at a nail salon is now working at one of the "top, top companies" because he took part in a HackerRank code challenge.

Some of HackerRank's customers include Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target.

While Ravisankar sees the potential for success in the tech and engineering world, he's also looking ahead to possible growth.

"We want to be the leader in tech recruiting and then … we'll expand to other domains."