Candidates' personality

New / Eng
Ama B.O

New Eng

PRE
Amazon, Google, Facebook
Ama B.Omore
Jun 11 11 Comments

If you were the interviewer and hiring for these roles:

1) Software Engineer (SDE)
2) Engineering Manager (SDM)

What kind of candidate's character/personality would you prefer for each of the roles?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Manager - someone shows ability to stand up to upper management and fights for his team , instead of managing downwards
    Jun 11 2
    • That’s a dumb manager move
      Jun 11
    • New / Eng
      Ama B.O

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon, Google, Facebook
      Ama B.Omore
      OP
      what are the cues that I should look for to figure out if he/she has the ability to stand up to upper management?
      Jun 11
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales
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    Panasonic Avionics Sales

    BIO
    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    $€£¥•more
    This thread shows why getting hired is a numbers game. No one really knows what they want. It’s all just a “feels good, smells good” process
    Jun 11 4
    • Indeed Blasé
      That’s life. We’re not robots... yet.
      Jun 11
    • Smell likes Mac Donald
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft / Eng 🌆blood
      There's hardly two comments before you and it has already shown you some conclusions
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      It is a (Leetcode) number game.
      Jun 11
  • Indeed Blasé
    One that meshed well with the existing team dynamic (in a complimentary and not “you must fit in with my clique” way). One that aligned with company values and culture - again not about “are you like us” but rather would their traits add something new, fresh, productive to the existing dynamic.
    Jun 11 0
  • New / Eng
    Ama B.O

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, Google, Facebook
    Ama B.Omore
    OP
    Shout out to all the hiring managers, what do you look for?

    What's your typical strategy to figure candidates out.. what cues should we look for?
    Jun 11 0
  • Facebook dXQm00
    Someone with a sense of humor
    Jun 11 0

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