Technical Interview Success - System Design


Please come prepared to

  1. Do a technical interview
  2. Screenshare and walk your way through your thought process.

It will be an intentionally ambiguous system design question.

Remote Meeting Quality

Remote Meeting Quality


There are a number of prep videos on YouTube and other sources. Please note our interview may not follow any specific format publicly available.

Success Suggestions

To get the best results:

Speak out loud, speak your thought process.

  • If you are silent - we don’t know what you are thinking.
  • We are looking for your ability to explain yourself as much as the actual result.

All you need is a notepad or code editor.

As appropriate you may also use virtual whiteboard type tools, like google draw.

  • Write or draw relevant stuff
  • Imagine you are constructing a document you would share with other teammates who may not be on the call.
  • Drawing diagrams when appropriate is optional but encouraged.

Coding style

  • Pseudo code to showcase general direction of architecture
  • High level notes and rough function headers are expected.
  • Don’t try to write code that will compile. Do keep in mind fundamentals of computer science.

For example these are all acceptable:

  • “We will walk the list of things, do something to make something happen”
  • plant_something(Tree)
  • get_prepreation_methods()
  • example of concrete method: dig_hole()
  • meaning_of_life = SuperDuperMagicService().get_meaning_of_life()


There will be a series of questions.
The goal is to build a conversation around those questions so do your best to keep answers to the point so we may progress the conversation.