Our interview process

At Vesta, we want to be as transparent as possible with our engineering interview process. This is why we decided to make it public so it’s available to everyone that wants to apply!

Our full interview process consists of 4 interviews and a total of about 3.25 hours.

  • Introduction interview — (20–30 min)
  • Basic problem-solving exercise — (30–60min)
  • Day-to-day problem-solving exercise — (60–75min)
  • Final CEO interview — 15–30min

First interview

What we are interviewing for: General fit.

Who conducts this interview: Brad, our Director of Recruiting, via video call

Length: 20–30 min

Goal of the interview: The main goal of the interview is to learn more about yourself and to give you more context on who we are and what we are up to. We try to understand if we are a good fit for what you’re looking for and get the process started.

Second Interview

What we are interviewing for: Basic problem solving and general software development skills

Who conducts the interview: 2 of our engineers via a video screen share call.

Length: 30–60min

Goal of the interview: This is the first coding interview we do. The main goal is to get a sense of how you solve some small problems, how you write some code, and start to see how your thought process is when developing a piece of software. We will also talk about what our day-to-day is, and the technologies we use.

Type of exercises asked: The exercises are usually of low complexity. You might see a small function to implement, use some basic data structures, and organize some business logic in your code.

Third Interview

What we are interviewing for: A deeper knowledge of day-to-day problem solving

Who conducts the interview: 2 of our engineers + VP Eng via a video screen share call

Length: 60–75 min

Goal of the interview: This is our most in-depth interview. We get to work together for the length of the interview and spend some good time collaboratively solving a more complex problem than the ones before.

Type of exercises asked: We like to go a bit deeper on architecture, data modeling, problem-solving, scalability, etc. We use exercises that mimic one of our current/past projects in the company, so you also get to see parts of the business and some of the challenges the team runs into on their day-to-day.

Final Interview

What we are interviewing for: Culture fit and intro to CEO

Who conducts the interview: Randy, our CEO

Length: 15–30 min

Goal of the interview: We are still a small company, so every hire is very important to us. Randy, our CEO will chat with you about yourself, the business, and the opportunities we have ahead. It’s more of an informal chat than an actual interview, but we wanted to incorporate it in the process.

If all goes well on both sides we’ll be moving into the offer stage as soon as we can and hopefully get you to join our team and be part of our mission!

Check out our careers page https://boards.greenhouse.io/vestahealthcare and feel free to ping me directly if you have any questions at adrian@vestahealthcare.com

VP of Engineering @vestahealthcare

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