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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.

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Find Engineering Talent With a Coding Interview Assessment

Engineers know that the best way to demonstrate their skills is by coding. That's why many employers use a coding interview assessment during the hiring process.

Coding interviews typically come in one of two forms:

  1. A whiteboard interview that tests an engineer's ability to code on the fly
  2. A take-home project that shows if a developer can implement a solution in a pre-defined time frame

Code interview questions are simple on the surface but quickly get more complex if one tries to solve them using naive solutions. That's because they're designed to measure how well a candidate can think and code under pressure.

But an interview assessment isn't just about coding. It's about problem-solving ability and having a solid understanding of algorithms and data structures — important traits for any software engineer.

By asking the right coding interview questions and holistically evaluating a candidate's skills, you can ensure that you're hiring the best possible developers for your team.

Let's take a closer look at how these tests work.

Work simulations

Many interview assessments are tailored to the role you're hiring for. For example, if you're looking for junior developers that can adapt to your codebase quickly, you might ask them to solve coding questions related to string manipulation.

If you're hiring senior engineers that can contribute immediately, then it's more likely that your assessment will require them to implement a data structure or an algorithm from scratch.

Some other examples of common test problems include:

  • Explaining an interesting code snippet they've written in the past
  • Designing the architecture for a dating app
  • Building a game like tic-tac-toe on a 4x4 grid

Note: Candidates often use Leetcode and Github for coding test practice problems. Hiring managers can utilize these forums when looking for software engineering technical interview questions.

Regardless of which problem you pick, it should highlight specific skills that will help improve the productivity of your team. Your assessment platform will come up with the right coding questions for placement.

This brings us to...

Coding assessment platforms

Good news, engineering managers! You have options when it comes to technical assessments.

Every platform is different, but in general, they work the same way. Candidates are given a problem to solve and have a set amount of time to complete it. Then their code is evaluated by AI on several factors, including correctness, readability, and style.

Some machines will compare a candidate's solution to those of other coders. If it thinks theirs is better, then the candidate gets a higher score.

This approach has some drawbacks: machines can miss nuances and common problems that humans would pick up on if they were reviewing the code line-by-line. But it also provides consistent scores, regardless of who is doing the grading.

That's why it's important to use a platform that has been fine-tuned by experts in the field.

Here are some of the best platforms on the market today:

Woven

Woven's technical assessments go beyond far code. On our platform, experienced engineers complete free-text work simulations that require debugging and systems thinking. That means more qualified candidates will make it to the final round of interviews, and faster.

We also understand the shortcomings of AI scoring. Machines just aren’t great at creative problem-solving and empathy yet.

Instead, we use consistent rubrics and two senior engineers to double-blind score candidates within a structure that matches the role. We even send personalized feedback to everyone who takes our tests.

Turns out, humans + machines = happy candidates.

CodeSignal

Hiring teams use the CodeSignal general coding assessment to measure job-specific skills. The CodeSignal tests are highly relevant to open roles ranging from mobile to front-end, backend, DevOps, and data science, which means you can hire the right talent at scale.

Codility

Codility challenges help predict the skills of technical candidates at all stages of the hiring process. Companies can use Codility tests on CodeCheck, host live technical interviews on CodeLive, and launch virtual recruitment campaigns with CodeChallenges. Plus, candidates wondering how to pass a Codility test can take advantage of Codility practice assessments.

CodeShare

Engineering managers use CodeShare to set tasks and observe candidates in real-time when interviewing. For most engineers, having the ability to code share online is better than writing code on a whiteboard.

CoderPad

CoderPad offers technical assessments, take-home projects, and live collaborative coding in a wide variety of programming languages. Java coding interview questions and C/C++ programming tests are just a few examples of how they scale coding tests. You'll find plenty of CoderPad interview tips and CoderPad interview questions online.

The next round of interviews

After you've found the right platform, it's time to start looking for candidates.

Some companies use coding assessments as a screener to kick off the software engineer interview process. Others opt for a traditional phone screen first and a technical assessment later.  

No matter how you approach it, your goal is to find the best match for your open engineering role(s). To do that, you'll need to run coding tests alongside behavioral and cultural interviews.

Remember that these assessments are meant to help you hire great developers who can solve challenging problems and work within a team, not replace the hiring process. You'll still need to evaluate candidates on their soft skills, communication abilities, and cultural fit.

Conclusion

Coding interviews are a great way to screen and vet potential software engineers.

By asking candidates to solve a problem in a given amount of time, and then grading their code on several factors, your company can scale faster and more effectively than you thought possible.

Ready to add a coding interview assessment to your hiring protocol? Check out Woven. You can start a free trial and see how our platform works for yourself!

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