How it Works

Pesto invests in India's top software engineering talent by providing intensive industry relevant training on leading edge tech. The program is completely free upfront. Pesto engineers pay zero tuition until they land an offer they are happy with and get hired.

STEP 01 Join Pesto

We start with a screening process where we test for software engineering fundamentals, English communication skills and an intense eagerness to learn and great work ethic.

STEP 02 Learning

Pesto students dive deep into advanced software engineering, international best practices, get paired up with engineering mentors from the US, contribute to popular open source projects and learn the essential skills required to be an effective remote employee.

STEP 03 Get Great Jobs

Work with our placements team to prepare for interviews, update resumes, negotiate salaries and get matched with great opportunities at leading tech companies / startups in the USA and India.

STEP 04 Community

After graduation, Pesto Engineers become part of a powerful network of high tech talent and community where they can access ongoing continuous learning programs, share knowledge and get the support required to grow and succeed in their careers.

Pesto Programs

We believe in equality of opportunity and hence, we do not charge any fee upfront for our programs. Instead we earn a percentage of each students future income when they succeed. This puts us on the same team as our students.

We win when you do.

Pesto Remote

Dive deep into JavaScript and full stack engineering

  • React, Node, Mongo, Redux, git, functional programming, test driven development, continuous dev and integration, accessibility and more
  • Capstone Project
  • Open Source Apprenticeship
  • Eligibility: 2+ years of experience in web applications development
  • Cost: No fees upfront. Pay via an ISA (income share agreement) once you get a job at a salary you love. Refundable deposit of Rs 10,000 payable on acceptance to Pesto.
  • Duration: 16 weeks
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Pesto Pro

For engineers who've worked at scale and want to go higher.

  • Advanced Software Engineering, Architecture and Design, Speed and Performance, High Scalability and more to get on par with top international talent.
  • Capstone Project (optional)
  • OSS Contribution (optional)
  • Eligibility: 5+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Cost: No fees upfront. Pay via an ISA (income share agreement) once you get a job at a salary you love. Refundable deposit of Rs 10,000 payable on acceptance to Pesto.
  • Duration: Ongoing Sprints
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Fastest Way to Join Pesto


Take a short programming assessment to give us an insight into your programming skills.


Schedule a short introductory video call to understand if and how Pesto can potentially help you

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If we are a good fit for you, we will onboard you to the right program and get you started.

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Student Stories

  • "I really got more experience than expected. I learned more in my first month at Pesto than I did in 5 years at college and worked with people from around the world. Honestly, I wouldn’t get this much experience from anywhere else."

    BHARANI NATESANEngineer at
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Who is Pesto for?

Our typical applicant is a software engineer with 2 to 5+ years of relevant work experience.

What is the average salary of Pesto alumni?

The average salary for Pesto Residency graduates is ₹31 LPA. The average salary for Pesto Pro graduates is expected to be above ₹50 LPA.

Will I have to pay any fee upfront?

No. There are no upfront fees and you pay via an ISA once you get a job. ( see question on ISA below ) However, we request a fully refundable deposit of 10,000 INR once you get selected to confirm your spot in a batch. We do this because we’ve limited spots in the program and we need to make sure someone else can’t take away this opportunity from you by false confirmations. We refund the full amount of 10,000 INR when you join the batch.

What is an ISA and how does it work ?

An ISA or Income share agreement is used for paying Pesto once you have got a job at the salary you deserve. You will pay 17% of your monthly income for a maximum period of 3 years or a maximum cap amount of Rs 20 lakhs. Since Pesto does not charge any fees upfront, the ISA model incentivises us to provide superior training and access to the highest paying opportunities for you. We win when you do.

What happens if I quit the program? Do I still have to pay?

If you quit or do not pass performance reviews within the first 6 weeks joining Pesto, you will not be bound by the income share agreement and we will go our separate ways. Your security deposit of Rs 10,000 will also be refunded. This allows anyone to try Pesto risk free. We believe that if you don't find our training valuable, we don't deserve your money.

When is the security deposit not refunded ?

The only scenario when your security deposit is not refunded is when you sign up to join the program but do not show up at the start or complete the initial trial period. This allows anyone to try Pesto risk free. We believe that if you don’t find our training valuable, we don’t deserve your money.

Do I have to accept my offer from hiring partners?

No, the income share agreement does not bind you to any one company. In fact, you don't have to accept an offer at all. This is why we structure the agreement as 36 paying months. It gives you flexibility to do what you want as you are not liable to pay during the months you don't have a monthly income

Do I have to work for the same company for three years? Can I switch jobs?

Nope, how long you decide to stay with a company is between you and that company. If you love it, feel free to stick around. If you don't, you are free to leave.

Can I end the contract early?

Yes. If you would like to end your contract early, you can pay the amount equivalent to the payment cap on the contract minus any payments already made.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected]

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