EPAM Anywhere: EPAM Anywhere’s Interview Process: What to Expect

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EPAM Anywhere’s Interview Process: What to Expect

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Preparing for a job interview can be a pretty daunting task, but at EPAM Anywhere, we try to make it as straightforward and transparent as possible. Just like other companies, we conduct several interviews to hire the best experts. We strongly believe, however, that this process is a two-way street that allows both the candidate and the company to determine if they are the right match.

At EPAM Anywhere, we've changed the rules a little bit. Our interview process is automated, providing streamlined communication with the same quality you’d expect from a face-to-face interaction. 

Pre-screening

To kick off the application process, you’ll need to pass the pre-screening stage designed to help us get to know you better, and to identify a position that will match your skills and experience. To complete this stage, fill in the application form and attach your CV (in English) or share the link to your LinkedIn profile. You can download a great CV template with this link.

Once that’s done, you’ll share your preferred start date and your compensation expectations, and move on to completing online test(s) involving 15 to 30 minutes tasks like algorithms, logic, coding, or quizzes, depending on the job requirements.  

Profile review: Between 2 business days and one week

General Interview

Next, you'll have a video intro call with a Talent Acquisition specialist. During this session, we’ll discuss your background, previous experience, and past projects. Also, you'll likely be asked to have a brief talk in English, to demonstrate your language level.

For our part, we’ll provide you with details of the EPAM Anywhere program, its benefits, terms, and conditions, and address any questions you might have. 

Feedback after General Interview: 3 days - up to 1 week

Technical Interview

Once you successfully pass the General Interview, you move to the next step, the Technical Interview, where you'll meet with one, or a few, technology experts. 

A Technical Interview for Software Developer jobs at EPAM Anywhere may take up to 1.5 hours, and typically consists of:

  • an overview of your technology stack expertise;
  • reviewing your experience with frameworks and tools - both in theory, and demonstrating your hands-on experience by completing a practical task; and
  • examining your problem-solving and other key soft skills.

The questions addressed to Software Developers differ depending on their main area and core technology stack. QA interview questions will focus on software testing types, tools, and strategies. JavaScript interview questions may include the peculiarities of working with JS, and touch on JS libraries, use cases, and so forth.

As with the General Interview, you'll have a chance to ask all of your questions once the knowledge and experience check is done. 

If you successfully pass the Technical Interview, you'll move on to the Offer Interview.

Feedback after Technical Interview: 2 days

Offer Interview

Congrats, the lion's share of the hard work is done by this point! 

During the Offer Interview, you'll meet a Hiring Manager, who'll discuss with you the financial and administrative terms of your job offer. Once you accept, the EPAM Anywhere team immediately starts searching for the project that is the best fit for you based on your objectives and expectations.

Moving to Project and/or Customer Interview: from 1 week to up to 1 month 

Project and/or Customer Interviews

While the Technical Interview aims to examine the scope of your knowledge, a Project and/or Customer Interview relates to a specific role in a specific project. You'll still need to describe your technical expertise at this step, but not in as much depth as before. Along with the technology discussion, you'll also learn more about the project, customer, and team. 

Since we're searching for projects worldwide, it is  important to be ready to speak English at this step of the interview process. 

It’s also important to be prepared to have several interviews with different clients. Our goal is to ensure that the project you'll work on will be your best match. Learn more about how to successfully pass a Project and/or Customer Interview, in this article.

Interview with a Skill Advisor

In some instances, we also conduct an interview with a Skill Advisor - a dedicated specialist with a solid technical background in your field. Their responsibility is to ensure your smooth transition between the projects and support your professional growth.

During the interview with a Skill Manager, you’ll discuss various options for expanding your career in the direction that you chose. The session will help you:

  • identify skills that would benefit from improvement and recommend a way for you to accomplish that
  • select trainings and courses to obtain the right technology background
  • learn about the skillset required for your identified career goals
  • be quickly promoted to a dream position

To sum it up, as you go through our process, stay positive and open to communication. By the time you’ve reached this point, you've passed all of the critical interviewing stages and we're happy to welcome you to the EPAM Anywhere team!

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Article's author Maryna ZavyiborodaArticle's author Maryna Zavyiboroda

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