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What to expect from a software development interview at DocuSign

As some of you might know I handle the partner integration products at DocuSign.  Over last several years my team has grown quite a bit with folks that want to learn cutting edge business systems. The projects are generally around the same theme – how do we take an old process of printing and faxing and replace it with a cloud based process of DocuSigning.

We have been very lucky to get some sharp and passionate engineers that literally move mountains and we’d like to keep the bar high.  A bad engineer on the team not only is a bad producer, this person also often times takes other resources offline. How do we make sure that every new hire accelerates the speed of innovation instead of slowing it down?

Number one thing we test are coding skills.  If one can’t solve a simple algorithm like FizzBuzz it’s an immediate ejection.  There is no point in talking to a developer who can’t write simple algorithms.  Even someone who just graduated from college with a Computer Science degree shou…