Byteboard has redesigned the ineffective technical interviewing process to be more reflective of what engineers do on-the-job through a project-based approach. We help high-growth companies, like Lyft, Betterment, and Figma, scale their engineering teams through a more effective, efficient, and equitable interview that’s loved by candidates and hiring managers alike.
This opportunity at Byteboard includes an ever-growing market of new customers, a highly enthusiastic customer base, and the chance to help scale Byteboard to become the industry standard for technical interviewing. You’ll be joining a fantastic team at a magical time as we strive to change the industry for the better.
Who we're looking for
As an assessment engineer at Byteboard, you’ll be part of the team responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining Byteboard’s core offering: the assessments that we use to evaluate candidates. Our ideal candidate for this role has experience with iOS development, an ability to break down complex tasks into simple components, and an enthusiasm for code that is well-structured, efficient, and consistent. They thrive when given the opportunity to work creatively, and enjoy turning new ideas into functional prototypes.
What you'll do at Byteboard
You will focus on:
- Crafting real-world software development scenarios to serve as background for assessments
- Building small, functional iOS apps for a variety of assessment scenarios
- Working collaboratively with other assessment engineers to build cross-functional assessments
- Analyzing candidate patterns and user studies to test and iterate on assessment quality
- Developing guidance for assessment raters
We would love to hear from any interested candidates who meet the required qualifications below. If you do not meet some or all of the bonus qualifications but see yourself in this role, please reach out anyway! We’d love to hear from you.
- 2+ years of professional experience in software development, including professional experience writing iOS apps in Swift
- Strong communication skills with precision in English, both verbal and written
- Ability to build small mobile product prototypes from scratch
- Willingness to adapt and learn new technologies as the mobile development industry advances
Pluses (but not required)
- Experience with other popular mobile development frameworks (e.g., Android, Flutter).
- Previous experience with assessment development, in any field.
- Previous experience assessing software engineering talent.
Byteboard’s product philosophy echoes in our interview process. If you interview with Byteboard, you won’t be asked to write code on a whiteboard or solve coding brain teasers. Instead, we’ll dive deep into your past work experiences and have you work through assessments focused on the skills you’ll need to be successful day-to-day as an engineer at Byteboard. And, of course, we’re our own customer; you’ll get firsthand experience with the Byteboard product as you interview with us.
About the Founders
We met at a social enterprise themed Startup Weekend at Google in Dec 2017. A conversation around building more diverse technical workplaces turned into an hours-long session about our own experiences in the tech industry. Sargun was a Software Engineer on the Google Photos team at the time, and Nikke was a Product Manager on the Google Shopping team.
That one conversation led us to researching and surveying our peers on their experiences with technical interviews which led to the idea of interviews that actually evaluated for on-the-job skills and well, it’s been almost 4 years since. We’ve had exec coaches since the start and continually push each other to be better leaders and peers. We’re product-oriented, quite scrappy when necessary, and sometimes are way too extra when making decks (among other things).
Nikke is originally from San Diego and recently gave up her California lifestyle to move to New York to feed her three obsessions: theatre, salsa dancing, and Levain Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Sargun lives in the Bay Area, where she grew up, but the pandemic has thrown her into a nomadic-life so you might find her in New York, Portland, or Punjab; she is a stress baker, an artist, and in love with her golden retriever August. Nikke and Sargun share a mutual love for fine dining, exceptionally aesthetic AirBnbs, and contemporary romance novels.
We are committed to building an equity-driven workplace with a team that is as intersectional as our users and investors. This means meeting with and hiring candidates who are underrepresented in tech, and we will not fill this position without first meeting with a representative group of candidates.