Engineering Manager Interview Tips @ Uber

Capital One tCvJ78
Dec 26, 2017 15 Comments

There are a lot of resources online for engineering jobs but there isn’t much for engineering manager interview. Any tips for in-person interview in SF? What kind of managers do they like?


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  • Thoughtworks / Eng

    Thoughtworks Eng

    consultant dev, agile, pairing, tdd, root cause analysis, bored with webdev and grumpy
    Why would you want to work at Uber?
    Dec 27, 2017 4
    • Uber / Eng

      Uber Eng

      Google, Uber
      Why wouldn’t you?

      We have a new CEO that is cleaning up the company. A new head of HR that is helping to redefine the culture. The company is at the point of reinventing itself.

      We are at the point of the company growth curve where we are transitioning from startup to real company. If you look at any high growth company, they all go through the same growing pains. (Facebook and Google both have had their equivalent scandals at this point in their growth cycle. )

      We are dealing with a totally different class of engineering problems than many other companies. Real time, online to offline all around the world with significant impact. If our technology fail, people get stuck on the side of the road. I left Google earlier this year for Uber and couldn’t be happier.
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber noyrwsf
      yea, I’d rather be at thoughtworks.
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Uber / Eng shANq80
      If thoughtworks, I'd rather go pivotal.
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Autodesk Nfxe31
      Yeah, without SoftBank cash infusion, Uber would have really struggled next year. Also Kalanick cashed out nice and in general Uber employees stood in lines to sell their stocks/options to SoftBank...
      Dec 28, 2017
  • Uber / Mgmt Tendered
    I’ve hired a few EMs lately - DM me your specific questions. A lot depends if you’re interviewing as a TLM ( where you’ll also be responsible for coding 25-45% of time) , or a seasoned manager and which group you’re interviewing for. Are you interviewing for payments group?
    Dec 26, 2017 1
    • Capital One tCvJ78
      Sent you a DM. Thank you!
      Dec 27, 2017
  • Uber Mf68vo6q
    Be your authentic self.
    Dec 26, 2017 0
  • Uber Planjc fj
    Get an offer from google fb. Guaranteed a job here
    Dec 26, 2017 1
    • Uber oBib70
      Not true. Seen candidates who got offers from one of them but completely bombed our architecture interview. We have pretty strict requirements on EMs being able to hold their own technically during the interview process
      Dec 27, 2017
  • Tableau Cheezle
    In my experience, it’s the same interview as a Senior SWE. Leetcode + Design + STAR style questions around leadership. Feels like tech only “knows” how to hire for SWE, so every interview is a variation on that model for most positions.
    Dec 28, 2017 0
  • Uber Gov2017
    I have done some tech interviews of EMs

    Basically arch questions, prod issues , etc

    Off course, I pick and note a number of signals I get
    Dec 28, 2017 0
  • InMobi ccCb78
    How about the product engineering management roles? What kind of design/architectural questions are asked?
    Jan 21, 2018 1
    • Uber pNu7t47
      Design X. X=Uber, FB, Twitter, Snapchat etc.
      Jan 22, 2018
  • New BELJ61
    My Uber contact said that his interview team cares about vision, mission setting, leadership, inspiration and trust. What are 10 or so sample questions Uber uses on these topics?
    Sep 11, 2018 0