If you’re gearing up to land a new job, take a look at these most frequently asked interview questions for senior software engineer positions.
Applicants for both on-site and remote senior software developer jobs can expect a slew of questions covering technical ability, topics you should be familiar with, and problem-solving.
This post covers over 20 senior software engineer interview questions and answers to help you prepare for and ace the interview.
Bonus tips: how to make a great impression
Some things to keep in mind when attending a senior software engineer interview include:
- Be concise when answering questions to ensure your answer fits into 30–90 seconds.
- When answering senior software engineer behavioral interview questions, use the STAR format.
- Maintain a dialogue with the interviewer by asking questions or keeping the interaction conversational to avoid awkward silence.
- Do not overextend your abilities beyond your knowledge.
- Prepare for any senior software engineer technical interview questions you may be asked by brushing up on material you have not reviewed in a while.