How Artsy Hires Engineers

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The engineering team at Artsy has thought deeply about how they craft their interviewing process and they've downplayed traditional approaches:

Recent trends in hiring are white-boarding sessions, trivia questions, and hours of take-home assignments. At Artsy, we don't use any of these. We often get asked why not - and how we assess technical skill without them.

Interviews for data positions typically suck. I think it's often just a lack of time, creativity, and focus—having candidates solve problems on a whiteboard is very easy (for the interviewer). If you're in a position where you hire data talent, I highly recommend this post, as well as Laszlo Bock's book Work Rules!.

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