Interview Process

​​Here is an overview of our interview process. It varies a bit from role to role, but mostly stays the same. The way we think about the kind of people who we want to work with are also consistent across different roles and teams.
No matter the outcome, if you want holistic feedback, feel free to shoot us a message at the end of the process and we’ll share with you our honest feedback.

Engineering

Stage Duration Purpose of you Purpose of us
Fit call
30 mins
Learn more about appleute and the role
Learn more about your motivation and understand your work experience
Fit & Problem solving Call
30 mins
Learn more about the team and understand more about the problem solving we do
Understand more about your working style and how you solved the most challenging task that you worked on
Practical Exercise
60-90 mins
See if you enjoy the kind of work we do and learn more about the team
Assess the skills with a focus on 4 parts: Data Structures and Algos, Frontend, Backend, System Design. This session is generally split in 2 parts. Your interviewer will let you know after the 1st part if that is the case.
Meet the Team
30 mins
Meet a few of your future team mate
Meet our new team mate

Design and Content

Stage Duration Purpose of you Purpose of us
Fit call
30 mins
Learn more about appleute and the role
Learn more about your motivation and understand your work experience
Fit & Problem solving Call
30 mins
Learn more about the team and understand more about the problem solving we do
Understand more about your working style and how you solved the most challenging task that you worked on
Practical Exercise - where you create a design or write a test article
24 - 48 hours
See if you enjoy the kind of work we do and learn more about the team
Assess the skills relevant for the role and understanding problem solving skill.
Meet the Team
30 mins
Meet a few of your future team mate
Meet our new team mate

Business/Sales

Stage Duration Purpose of you Purpose of us
Fit call
30 mins
Learn more about appleute and the role
Learn more about your motivation and understand your work experience
Fit & Problem solving Call
30 mins
Learn more about the team and understand more about the problem solving we do
Understand more about your working style and how you solved the most challenging task that you worked on
Practical Exercise - Case Study
60-90 mins
See if you enjoy the kind of work we do and learn more about the team
Assess the skills with a focus on 4 parts: Domain Knowledge, understanding of business model, ability to use relevant tools and presentation skills.
Practical Exercise - Case Study presentation
30 mins
Understand the level of detail we go into and what kind of challenges we face
Assess your communication skills and clarity of thought
Meet the Team
30 mins
Meet a few of your future team mate
Meet our new team mate

Once you receive an offer from us, here you can find information on what the onboarding will look like.

Additional information about the interview experience.

  • The process is completely remote. If it’s important for you to meet people in-person, we will try to accommodate that where possible and safe.
  • Our aim is to finish the process within 1 week (from application to offer).
  • Our take-home challenges are always time-boxed, to prevent people from spending too long on them (thereby putting everyone under pressure to do the same).
  • Our take-home challenges are always related to the work we do at appleute. This way you get a feeling for the kind of challenges we’re working on.
  • We see the process as a dialogue. We want you to know as much as possible about us so that you build up conviction. It doesn’t help anyone if you notice appleute isn’t your cup of tea 3 months in.
  • We work with interview questionnaires because they reduce bias and lead to better decisions. It’s sometimes tricky to balance going with the flow and still getting through the relevant questions, so don’t be surprised if we insist on getting back to specific questions.
  • We don’t share evaluations of candidates between interviewers, because it biases their judgment. We make sure not to ask the same questions twice, but your second interviewer won’t know exactly what you spoke about in your previous interview.
  • We do at least 2 reference calls at the end of the process for every candidate (but we will never approach anyone from your current company unless you explicitly tell us to).