A couple of days ago I was blogging about hiring. Today I want to continually expand this subject but focus on interview questions. So this could help you in 2 ways. First, as you will need to interview people, it can help to build you interview script or even that preparation is hard and every company is different and has different cultural FIT I would say there some questions which are common or even make sense to be ready to answer. So I have a video to go throught the Interview Questions towards soft-skills / people questions. So Let’s go!
Solutions: Architecture and Design
- Explain Previous project Architecture — what improve and why?
- Given a problem and ask people how to fix it (i.g Twitter)
What were the last three books you read? Papers?
- Outcomes over Outputs
- Project Myopia
- NO Estimates
- Google Autoscaling
- Choosing a cloud DBMS — Redshift
- Serverless, One step Forward and 2 Backward
Three strengths you have
- Working beyond 8h
- Care about things beyond my scope — other projects
- Share Links with everybody (useful for other problems)
- Convey ideas and sell projects/endeavors i.g Slide Decks
- Write summary emails (issues, incidents, lessons learned)
- Ping people in Private to see if they are okay.
- Proactively think about corner cases.
- Proactively do code review — outside of PR flow.
- Make sure we have a balance between features x tech and value. Work on waves.
Three attitudes you are working to improve — focus on behavior
- I’ve often give Too many details in emails and chats.
- Even speaking, I would give long answers easily.
- I’ve got a passion for what I do — So I need to slow down sometimes. Speak too much.
Improve Cost awareness
- Prioritize interviews over tech/engineering activities
1 Situation where did you fail
How to Evaluate Agile / Lean Skills?
- What does Agile / Lean mean to you?
See and Avoid Waste
It’s about the whole system
It’s about the customer/user
How do you things matter — tech excellence
2. How do you perform facilitations?
Day-by-day work, meetings, retros, working with software (tech facilitation).
3. What’re the principles behind some ceremonies like DEMO and Retro?
DEMO — Show / Understand
RETRO — Reflect and Improve
4. What are the main differences between Kanban and Scrum?
Level of Details
Approach to change version easy to adopt
How to handle a painful or lousy product owner?
Patience and Experiments
Originally published at http://diego-pacheco.blogspot.com on May 9, 2020.