How to Prep for Your Technical Interview with Thumbtack

At Thumbtack, we’re always looking for ways to make the interview process as seamless as possible. To help you prepare for your technical interview, we’ve broken down each step in the process (with some helpful tips) to ensure you feel prepared and ready to showcase your skills. Here’s what you can expect:

Part 1: A Technical Interview via Zoom

During this 60-minute technical interview, you’ll utilize HackerRank to complete a live coding session. We’ll use the first 15 minutes to address your questions and gather requirements. From there, you’ll use your preferred coding language to solve open-ended problems or build a simple feature. In addition to coding, the interviewer will be assessing your technical communication, problem-solving and learning skills. By the end of the session, you’ll need to provide a solution to the presented problem to move forward in our interview process.

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Part 2: Virtual Onsite Interviews

At this stage in the process, you’ll meet members of our team via Zoom for a series of 4–5 virtual interviews. You’ll use your preferred coding language throughout this set of interviews. We also use Google Draw for System Design and Feature Design Interviews. Draw can also be used for Technical Project Retrospective Interviews where you can diagram/outline your project charter before your interview. This will allow you to prepare beforehand and deliver any details that could be missed during the interview process.

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Once the interview process is complete, we’ll be in touch with interview feedback. If you have any questions in the meantime, your Recruiting Partner will work with you to ensure you feel supported every step of the way.

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