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Technical Interviews?

Finding great software engineers with the right skill is hard.
Woven makes it easier to see hidden gems without wasting engineering time.
Find good candidates
with fewer phone screens
Standardize hiring with
a mutually fair process
Get a better signal without whiteboarding candidates

Real human feedback

Actual engineers grade each assessment to accurately assess subjective skills like debugging, architecture and communication.

Save engineering time

Eliminate the time spent on initial screens and focus on the final stage interviews with only the most qualified candidates.

Hire Hidden Gems

Discover great-fit engineers whose resumes didn’t represent their skillsets. Ensure the right candidate gets the job.

What Woven Can Do

Hiring Preparation
Choose from real-world scenarios that match the role
Better Candidate experience
Assessment is clear, practical and takes less 90 minutes to complete
Job Description Templates & Checklists
Use proven, tested language to ensure you’re attracting top-quality talent
Engineer Evaluators
Independent evaluation by 2 Woven engineers gives you in-depth insight without excessive time investment
25 Scenarios (Backend, Frontend & Fullstack)
Real challenges in real IDEs to test real ability in a variety of roles
Scoring (Partial Credit)
Get a detailed look to your candidate’s thought process that goes way beyond ‘pass/fail’
Language Coverage
Developer-friendly cloud-based platform to simulate real-world challenges in context
Benchmark Calibration (Team/Role)
Objectively understand where your candidate fits with respect to your high performers
Assessment Platform (IDE)
From C++ to Swift, we have a scenario for every programming language you care about
Candidate Feedback
Kill the awkwardness with automated responses to your candidates with objective feedback on their testing results
Scenario Prompts
Prompt style shows the candidates natural approach to solving problems
Slack Notifications
Punctual notifications so you can keep the process moving

How Woven Works

1
Select the work scenario
for your open role
Choose from our selection of real work simulations, so you can understand how a candidate will actually perform when they say, “I’ll take a look, one sec...”
choose and send scenarios
2
Send candidates the asynchronous assessment
Woven assessments take less than 90 minutes. And the practical challenges in a live IDE feel normal to your candidates.
3
Woven engineers grade against a holistic rubric
Two experienced  engineers from Woven score candidate work against a 60+ item rubric -- saving your precious time and internal resources.
4
You get the results and recommendation
Get detailed scorecards on your candidates’ test results plus Woven's recommendation. You can focus on picking the best-fit for your team knowing they have the skills for the job.

Woven is Your API for
Technical Hiring

You don’t need another system to manage, so we don’t act like one.
Plug-in to your existing
hiring process
Integrate with your ATS to make technical hiring transparent for your recruiters. Woven can even coordinate scheduling.
90%+ completion rate for senior engineers
Asynchronous challenges let candidates participate at night or on the weekends when it's convenient for them.

Let’s Go Beyond Code

Puzzles tell you who can play games.
Woven shows you who can solve problems.
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5 Things to Look for in a Technical Interview Service

Hiring software engineers is one of the most challenging and demanding jobs for a new engineering leader.

The interview process can be daunting — especially for non-technical managers or those without active recruiting experience. And even if you are a technical interviewer, you want to make sure you're getting the most out of potential candidates.

You might be wasting time with long rounds of interviews, or running out of candidates before you're confident in a hire.

That's where a technical interview service (TIS) comes in.

A TIS will help you set up a proper interview process and make sure that you're covering all of the important aspects of the role. It can also help you identify qualified candidates and weed out those who aren't qualified.

But not all technical interview services are created equal. The service you choose should be able to provide you with the resources you need to find the best candidates for your organization.

Let's explore what to look for in a TIS.

Technical interview outsourcing

You already know that technical interviews are often one of the biggest roadblocks to finding qualified candidates for open engineering roles.

That's because assessing a candidate's technical skills can be difficult to do in an interview environment.

Answering questions through a coding problem, for example, might work for a junior developer — but senior engineers require more in-depth questions about systems thinking. And you still need to assess soft skills like collaboration, communication, and general personality traits during an interview.

A TIS provider can ask candidates to complete a homework assignment before scheduling an interview. You can use this assignment to gauge the candidate's skills and see how well they might fit into your team; it also gives you a chance to ask the candidate questions about their submission, so you have a better idea of their experience and expertise.

When looking for a technical interview service, consider the following:

1. Resources: The service should provide you with access to resources like technical interview guides, templates, and training.

2. Experience: Whether you need to interview freelance developers or bring on someone professional full-time, a TIS should have experience interviewing engineers at all levels. Be sure to review their business history, client list, and overall reputation.

3. Support: Your provider should offer support throughout the recruitment process, from identifying candidates to onboarding.

4. Cost: The service should be affordable and fit within your budget. Consider the number of interviews you and the candidate will participate in as well.

5. Quality: Your TIS should have high standards for quality. Make sure that the resumes are properly vetted before your organization begins the interview process.

Any TIS that checks these five boxes can help immensely with hiring software engineers.

Mock interview questions

For new engineering managers, mock interview coaching is key to preparing for a successful technical interview. A TIS can provide access to a wide range of resources, including:

  • Sample questions: Review the types of questions you might ask in a technical interview
  • Practice panels: Conducting a technical interview panel with other interviewers so that you feel more comfortable interviewing candidates
  • Interview tips: Learn how to ask questions and identify red flags
  • Case studies: Get an idea of each candidate's thought process and ask questions relevant to their chosen case study
  • Sample resumes: See what different types of resumes look like and how to properly assess them

The more prepared you are for a technical interview, the more likely you are to make a good hire. Your TIS can set you up with a mock interview service and ensure that you have everything you need to make an informed decision.

Technical interview as a service

There are several TIS providers offering expert advice on how to best approach hiring. What separates Woven from the rest?

Our developer hiring platform can help you define the role you'd like to fill, screen candidates, deploy a technical assessment, and evaluate candidate responses. We eliminate 50% of engineering time most teams spend on technical interviews.

Plus, our technical assessment platform sends personalized feedback to every candidate and has a 95% completion rate for senior engineers.

These are the 10x developers who will take your company to the next level. We'll help you get them onboard quickly.

Conclusion

It takes a long time to find the right people.

Engineering managers are often expected to bring in new talent, and without enough resources or hours in the day, it can be difficult to properly vet candidates.

Looking for a TIS that offers resources, experience, support, and quality means that you can focus on the other aspects of your job and leave the technical interviews to the experts.

Find out how Woven can better prepare you for your next round of interviews. Start a free trial with us today!

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