The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide PDF

Interviewing, like nearly anything else, is a skill and the Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide PDF is all you need to be equipped with this skill. It takes thought and preparation. With the easy-to-read, brief, and straight-to-the-point advice offered in this book, I found myself FAR more prepared to get out there and start interviewing again. With this help, I’m far more confident that I will be gainfully employed again very soon.

The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide PDF Details

  • Book Title: The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide
  • Author: Vidal Graupera 
  • Published: March 29, 2020
  • ASIN : ‎ B086JMXP28
  • Goodreads Link: The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide
  • Formats: [PDF] [Epub]
  • No. of pages: 49 pages
  • Size: MB
  • Genre: Leadership
  • Language: English
  • File Status: Not Available
  • Price: $0

About The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide

Interviewing can be challenging, time-consuming, stressful, frustrating, and full of disappointments. My goal is to help make things easier for you so you can get the engineering leadership job you want.

The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide is a comprehensive, no-nonsense book about landing an engineering leadership role at a top-tier tech company. You will learn how to master the different kinds of engineering management interview questions. If you only pick up one or two tips from this book, it could make the difference in getting the dream job you want.

This guide contains a collection of 150+ real-life management and behavioral questions I was asked on phone screens and by panels during onsite interviews for engineering management positions at a variety of big-name and top-tier tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, LinkedIn, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Pinterest, Salesforce, Intuit, Autodesk, et al. Also included are tips on how to get the interview and succeed at the onsite interview.

In this book, I discuss my experiences and reflections mainly from the candidate’s perspective. Your experience will vary. The random variables include who will be on your panel, what exactly they will ask, the level of training and mood of the interviewers, their preferences, and biases. While you cannot control any of those variables, you can control how prepared you are, and hopefully, this book will help you in that process.

I will share with you everything I’ve learned going through this cycle multiple times while keeping this book short enough to read on a plane ride. I will share all the tips I picked up along the way. If you are interviewing this guide will serve you as a playbook to prepare, or if you are hiring give you ideas as to what you might ask an engineering management candidate yourself. Good luck in either case!

The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide Table Of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

  • Why are they really asking this question?
  • Selling Yourself
  • Behavioral Questions
  • “Disney-like” Versions
  • What to Say When You Don’t Have a Story
  • Asking Clarifying Questions

Chapter 2: The Job Interviews

  • Phone Screens
  • Prep Call with the Recruiter
  • Onsite
  • Company Values
  • Coding, Algorithms and Data structures
  • System Design and Architecture Interviews
  • Generic Design Of A Popular System
  • A Design Specific To A Domain
  • Design Of A System Your Team Worked On
  • Lunch Interview
  • Managerial and Leadership
  • Bar Raiser
  • Unique One-Off Interviews

Chapter 3: Tips To Succeed

  • How To Get The Interviews
  • Scheduling and Timelines
  • Interview Feedback
  • Mock Interviews
  • Panelists
  • First Impressions
  • Thank You Notes
  • Ageism

Chapter 4: Example Behavioral and Competency Questions

  • General Questions
  • Feedback and Performance Management
  • Prioritization and Execution
  • Strategy and Vision
  • Hiring Talent and Building a Team
  • Working With Tech Leads, Team Leads and Technology
  • Dealing With Conflicts
  • Diversity and Inclusion
The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide PDF


Editorial Reviews

Review

“The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide is probably the most extensive effort ever at addressing both sides of hiring software engineering managers: How do you hire an engineering manager? and How do you get hired as an engineering manager? Vidal Graupera interviewed hundreds of engineering managers (including me!) for his Managers Club knowledge-sharing site, then additionally leveraged his own experiences – both hiring and getting hired – to produce this amazing compendium. Long lists of interview questions to choose from – or be ready for. In-depth discussions of one interview nuance after another. If you’re hiring engineering managers – or looking to get hired – you need this book.” – Ron Lichty,  Interim VP Eng, Author: Managing the Unmanageable

From the Author

In this book, I discuss my experiences and reflections mainly from the candidate’s perspective. Your experience will vary. The random variables include who will be on your panel, what exactly they will ask, the level of training and mood of the interviewers, their preferences, and biases. While you cannot control any of those variables, you can control how prepared you are, and hopefully, this book will help you in that process.

I will share with you everything I’ve learned while keeping this book short enough to read on a plane ride. I will share tips I picked up along the way. Hopefully, if you are interviewing this guide will serve you as a playbook to prepare, or if you are hiring give you ideas as to what you might ask an engineering management candidate yourself. Good luck in either case!

About the Author

Vidal Graupera is an experienced engineering leader and author. Vidal is an Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. Previously he was an engineering leader at Uber, Autodesk, and WalmartLabs.

He hosts the popular “Managers Club” website and podcast, where you will find interviews with successful engineering leaders and managers.

Vidal holds engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern CA, and also an MBA from Santa Clara University. He served in the US Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer.

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