Help with Stripe eng interview prep

Intuit FattyMcGee
Oct 18, 2017 15 Comments

Hey Guys,

I would like to interview with Stripe and I'm not sure how to prepare.

Should I spend time focusing on Ruby in general? Should I be combing all Stripe repos on github? Code katas?  What kinds of questions are asked?  How is the experience? etc

If you work there there or have interviewed w/ Stripe I'd really appreciate any insight into what to expect and how I can prepare?

(Thank you)

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Stripe RPdP23
    They asked me fizzbuzz :p
    Oct 22, 2017 1
    • Intuit / Eng MangoLass
      Looks like you got it right :)
      Oct 23, 2017
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    Make sure you are very comfortable with debugging code, as the onsite has a pretty nasty debugging section in your language of choice (ie using a debugger, reading stack traces well). Also design, a simple algorithms question that needs to be done basically perfectly, and figuring out how to use a framework they give you to implement a simple task.
    Oct 18, 2017 1
    • Intuit FattyMcGee
      OP
      Was the nasty debugging the “fix a bug in an opensource” project piece or something like some kind of staged issue with a pre-known root cause?
      Oct 19, 2017
  • Intuit FattyMcGee
    OP
    Ok. I think I have a starting point. I am also assuming good design should include tests. Does stripe use a particular test library for ruby development?
    Oct 18, 2017 1
    • Stripe / Eng vjsuk
      Again, we don't really care what language you know or interviewing in. Just pick whatever you are comfortable with and demonstrate your proficiency.
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Salesforce trackspace
    They ghosted me after the technical phone interview. Contacted me again to schedule onsite and never heard back from them. Such unprofessional behavior.
    Oct 18, 2017 1
    • Intuit FattyMcGee
      OP
      Damn. That’s messed up!
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Stripe / Eng vjsuk
    We don't care what language you interview in. Your recruiter will have a document with interview prep. Basically how well you debug and write code in your familiar environment.
    Oct 18, 2017 2
    • Intuit FattyMcGee
      OP
      Hey vjsuk, thank you for responding.

      Do you have any specifics or pointers on where I can focus my prep energy? Should I be reviewing API design and focusing on REST? Should I familiarize myself with pry and get deep into debugging? Meta programming? Etc.
      Oct 18, 2017
    • Stripe / Eng vjsuk
      For phone screen it's pretty basic programming question. For on site focus on debugging and design.
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Microsoft Woiduchdh
    Who at stripe are you interviewing with ?
    Oct 18, 2017 1
    • Intuit FattyMcGee
      OP
      I have not setup the interview yet. Want to get an idea of what to study and gauge the time required before asking a current Stripe for a referral.
      Oct 18, 2017
  • CloudCar Gnoo84
    @ Intuit FattyMcGee How was your experience?
    Aug 18 0
  • Tesla LLcs58
    Op how was your experience?
    Mar 15, 2018 0