First let me say that that I think the core devs and Samson Mow (who organized the event) are talented people with bitcoin’s best interests at heart. It is not easy to try and get so many people to agree on anything…
Fixed now! Apologies for that and thanks for pointing it out. Was a quirk with how hacker rank works. New link: http://hr.gs/coinbase-remote2
And yes I did take it. Original length was 30 minutes but I extended the time to 45 minutes because that’s how long it took me to score 100%.
Of course, no test is perfect at predicting ability.
Agreed, communication challenges are certainly possible. In our current team remote engineers attend stand ups and all hands meetings. And they focus on certain types of work which require less collaboration. This hasn’t been perfect, but it works well enough for us so far. Thanks for the question!