Designing Interviews for Engineers

Interviewing is hard and there are a lot of problems in the industry and the processes that we use. A lot of companies rely on a half to full day interview cycle to both get an idea of the candidate’s skills/fit and give the candidate an idea of what your team is about. 4–5 hours is hard to give both employer and candidate a complete picture of what it’s like to work on this team.

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→ On Hiring at Highrise

Late last year at Highrise we were working on hiring a new server engineer for our team. We weren’t really clear what we were looking for and different parts of the team had different ideas about the ideal candidate. I worked with the team to overhaul our system to create a better process for choosing candidates. Last week Gusto published an article about our system which is a really great write-up about our system.