The Top 7 interview Questions for an Engineering Manager

I came across this site that lists out a top 10 style list… then let’s users vote on the answers they like the most.  The site is called  I thought it would be appropriate here to include their Top7 list on Interview Questions for an Engineering Manager.   [top7 slug=”interview-questions-for-an-engineering-manager” title=”The Top 7 interview […]

Sample Interview Questions for an SDET – Software Engineer in Test

SDET stands for a Software Engineer in Test.  These engineers have a keen knack for validating and understanding data.  They also doa  tremendous job at validating communication and routines.  In an Object Oriented Programming world, these Engineers are what keeps us in line with standards and in enable us to write better and more reliable […]

What do I wear to a Tech Startup Interview

What on earth should you wear to an interview at a Technology Startup Firm? Honestly – whatever the crap you feel like wearing – although hopefully a little more then your P.J.s or your bathing suit. Actually – I am totally kidding… What you wear to a technology based startup interview does matter – and […]

10 Resources for preparing for a Software Engineering Interview at Zynga

Over the past 4.5 years at Zynga I have been able to help out on a lot of Software Engineer interviews.  Sometimes I meet candidates that are scared, some overly confident, some prepared and ready to shine.  I have enjoyed being able to blog about the interview process at Zynga as well as provide a glimpse into […]

Zynga Interview Process

During my time here at Zynga I have had the opportunity to do a lot of phone screens for candidates who are looking to join Zynga. For these candidates the Zynga Interview Process can be a little daunting simply because it is an unkown.  I thought that today I would spend a few quick minutes […]

Sample Questions to ask an Engineering Manager

Knowing what to ask a good manager before placing him on a team can be a tough challenge.  Below is a list of some example questions that can be used to evaluate future managers.  Many of these apply to existing Engineering Managers, Directors, Team Leads, etc. Tell about yourself. What are your strengths? What are […]

Sample Job Post for an Integration Engineer

A while ago I was looking for an Integration Engineer to join my team.  This person would be responsible for provide coded solutions between Game Teams and Shared Service Teams.  I thought that I would provide an example of what the Job Description post looked like so that others could use it as a template. ===================================================== Software […]

4 Years Later – My Interview Experience at Zynga

October 2012 marks my 4 year mark at Zynga.  I figured it would be appropriate to reminisce on a few Zynga memories. Common legalese here – these are my personal experiences, viewpoints, etc and not those of the company, your results may vary, don’t try this at home, etc, etc…  🙂 In the summer of […]

Sample Job Description for a Senior Software Engineer

Even within the same company it is often important to customize exactly how you want your job descriptions to look like.  Below is a sample of a job description post for a Senior Software Engineer that I have used in the past.  It is provided in a template format so that it can be used […]