How do you hire

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Here’s how we think about hiring:

We hire based on the work you have done, and what you can do in the near future, not on the things you say. Solid body of work is what we value the most. We bet on your strengths not on your weaknesses. If there’s something you are exceptional at, we want to incentivize that. But we also want to be aware of your weaknesses so that we can figure out where exactly you will fit in. Technically, we focus on three areas. Your ability to:

  • Build the thing, right. Craft and execution. The skill of designing and shipping solutions to our users.
  • Build the right thing. Product thinking. The skill of knowing what makes a product useful — and loved by others.
  • Building with others. Working together + internal influence. How you work with others in ways that help us all go further together.

What’s your interview process like?

Step 1: Apply

Before you apply, make sure you have taken care of some things.

  • You have an up-to-date resume. With working links.
  • You have proof of work. Even it’s the stuff you do to practice or to scratch ideas.
  • You have 45 minutes to spare in the next 7 days from applying.

You can apply here.

Step 2: Screening

After you apply, we go through your resume and portfolio. During this round we’re trying to figure out if you meet the baseline requirements for the role you applied for through your resume and portfolio. Expect us to get back to you with an answer in a week’s time.

Step 3: Intro call [45 minutes]

The purpose of this call is to align on what you’re looking for and what we can give you. If we can’t find an alignment then we want to save you from the hassle of getting disappointed later. We spend 15 minutes try to answer all the questions have about Quizizz.

Step 4: Technical + cultural rounds[3x60 minutes]

Round 1: Portfolio review
  • We go through the work you’ve done in the past.
  • You can present up to 2 projects. Ideally, we want you the break the time down for your presentation(30 minutes), our followup questions (20 minutes)
Round 2: Whiteboarding
  • We give you a problem to solve, or a goal to be scored.
  • We want to see how you think in this round, can you just think high level or can you dive deeper into the problem statement.
  • How do you make a product more useful? How do you diagnose user problems? How do you discover opportunities to meet business objectives?
Round 3: Culture-fit

What advice would you give to someone who wants to join your team?

  • Just enjoy the conversations, don’t overthink. We want to create an environment where you can be the best version of yourself. Know that. Bring your authentic self. We don’t judge you based on the things you get wrong, but on your ability to be aware of that and course correct.
  • Be open and honest. Say things as they are. Don’t tell us too little, but don’t exaggerate either. It’s easy to spot.

What do you look for in a portfolio?

  • We don’t want to see the “process” you followed. We want to see the thing you designed. If it had the desired outcome or not? We want to see how you make and articulate design decisions. We don’t want to see the research data, we want to see the insights, and how you arrived there.
  • How do you work with other people to ship your designs. Did you get stuck somewhere while doing a project, how did you unblock yourself? What people challenges you faced and how you tackled them?
  • How crisp the communication is? We err on the side of clarity. How much punch can a sentence pack? How does this thing lead to the next?
  • Goes without saying but we also look at how well-designed your portfolio itself is. Is the information presented in a way it makes it easier for us to consume? Are all the choices you made in creating this proof-of-work intentional or not? Are there any obvious mistakes, in the content and the form.

Is there something for me if I find out we’re not the right fit for each other?

  • If you ask for feedback, we compile it and share with you. From all the rounds.
  • And we always like to share swag for everyone who visits our office. Swag is only great when shared.
  • If you’re in a different city & flying out for interviews. We cover the expenses for an extra day so that you can explore the city. And recommendations if you ask for it.

Remote or onsite or hybrid?

Onsite. We enjoy working together from office. It works better for us. We can absorb more from our peers. It’s easier to have fun and be creative in person. Serendipity happens. We ship faster. The time spent on back and forth / miscommunication is reduced. There’s clear work / life boundary. There’s lot to like. Except commute in Bangalore.