I’ve recently started at a ~60 person, ~20 engineer startup and want to come up with new interview questions for senior engineers. I could copy interview questions from $RELATIVELY_BIG_CORP where I worked previously, but as many have discussed here before, there’s no point to ask people about trees/bitsets.
Since our company has to build a lot of integrations, I was considering building a question around coding a simple integration with an external API.
Things that we could potentially test are:
What I’m wondering is that as an industry, we seem to agree that status quo “leetcode style” coding interviews are not so good, and we should replace them with something that’s similar to the job that engineers will be doing, but there don’t seem to be examples of questions that are considered good, and the features of those questions that make them good. If anybody has thought about this for their jobs and has a decent framework for what interview questions should test for a standard full-stack role, I’d love to hear it. I’d also love to hear any experiences on whether hiring got easier, or if you tended to hire better kind of people through this process, or any other validation that these interview questions actually improved the process for both the company and candidates.