Your life just got a lot simpler.

Actually, it got Simplex.

Johnny Chang

Founding Principal / Recruiter

I find great people for awesome jobs.

HI, I’m Johnny Chang, founder of Simplex. And I’m here to make your recruiting process simpler. Less complex. More streamlined. More personal.

First things first, why the name Simplex? Because I take the complex, and make it simple. I take the complicated work of recruiting, sourcing and tracking down candidates off of your hands. And I make the entire process easier for you.

When you contact Simplex, you’re contacting me. I’ll work with you personally to find candidates that fit where your company is. And more importantly, where you’re going.

For the last 10 years, I’ve worked as a recruiter in Austin. Finding candidates. Networking. Building experience. Learning the best way to run a recruiting company.

And the result is Simplex.

Throw me your toughest challenge. Do you need to find a new VP of technology with a microprocessor background and that speaks fluent Mandarin? Been there. How about 14 engineers to develop a new product line that needs to be kept quiet? Done that.

And I don’t just run searches on LinkedIn for a few keywords and send you a pile of resumes. I’m out there meeting, sourcing, attracting and finding the candidates you need.

Am I successful? I typically fill 100% of the positions that I take on. And I offer money-back guarantees if the candidate doesn’t work out.

Let’s talk about how I can help you, and the amazing things we can accomplish together.

Johnny Chang


What I know. And where I can help.

My background runs the gamut from filling technology roles to sourcing leadership positions. And earlier in my career, I didn’t just focus on tech but placed nurse practitioners here in Austin, a senior legal counsel in Kansas City and a coffee plantation manager in Nicaragua pro bono. But, since I’ve spent my career in Austin, I’ve focused on building relationships with companies and candidates in these areas:

Software Engineers


Project Managers



How does Simplex work exactly?

So, what does it mean to work with Simplex? Here’s how I typically handle client relationships. But, because everyone’s different, I can be flexible to your unique needs.


Your company needs to fill some positions. Some are going to be tricky to source.


Or send me a text, or an email. I’ll probably answer on the second ring, or reply within a few minutes and then we’ll talk through the roles you need to fill.


This is when I comb through my resources and start finding candidates that fit your culture, your role and your plans for the future.


After 7 to 10 days, you’ll see some candidates. In an ideal world, I’d just send one. Because I know that they’d be perfect for your company. But, since people like choices, I usually send over more than one.


This is how I’ve worked with clients in the past,
and it’s how Simplex will work with you.


A few of my satisfied customers who keep coming back.

I’ve done this for a while, so I have quite a few success stories. Here are just a couple of them:

The feedback from my team has been AWESOME. Feel free to use me as a reference for any of your potential clients. It’s been great working with you.

David McCann, CTO of CLEAResult

Johnny is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with. Even when I gave him the most difficult job requirements, Johnny worked tirelessly to quickly turn around quality candidates, and found amazing candidates when other recruiters fell short.

Edwin Woo, VP

Simplex Hires was a tremendous asset as I was rapidly scaling up a development team. They dialed in on the right profile for the company much faster than other recruiters and maintained a remarkable hit rate for qualified candidates. I have already referred several other companies to Simplex and will continue to do so.

David Perdue, VP of Engineering


Looking for a job? You’re looking in the right place.

Yes, I’ve helped quite a few people find a new career. And I can help you. Whether you want to move within your industry or set a new path, I know how to make it happen. I’m local, so I know the Austin market, I know the companies and I know most of the recruiters. And, more importantly, they know me and how much I’ve helped them in the past. Here’s what you can expect when you work with Simplex:

  • Honesty: I’ll be open about the entire process, and if you want to know the company name, I’ll tell you. If you have questions about the pay, or working environment, or benefits, I’ll tell you what I know. Also, if I don’t think you’re the right fit for an offer, I’ll let you know that as well.
  • Advocacy: We’re doing this together. I want to help you find a great match with a great company, and you can know that I’ll do my best to get you the best match and the best offer possible.
  • Expediency: Sometimes this process takes time, but I’ll keep you in the loop and stay in touch via email about your progress.
  • Passion: Helping the right people find the right opportunities is an art. And it’s one that I feel I was born to do.

Living in Austin

I get a lot of questions about living in Austin. So, let me be up front and say that I love it here. The weather is great all year, there’s always something to do, no matter what you’re in to, and it’s an ideal place to raise a family.

I’ve helped a lot of people make Austin home, and they all have great things to say about it. Want to learn more about Austin?


Want to get started?

Start by looking through some of my open positions.

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