At Hiro we are building an inspiring, compassionate, and kind team who deeply cares for the community we belong to, the product we build, and most importantly for each other. To achieve our ambitious vision towards a user-owned internet, we are looking for some eager individuals to grow our squad.
Our interview process is thorough, thoughtful, and transparent. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to learn what it is like to work with us. Let’s dive into it!
📨 First Step
This is important! If you are curious, driven by growth and believe you can make an impact at Hiro, we’d love to hear from you even if you don’t see any relevant open roles.
Once you’re selected, you’ll be invited for a first call with someone from the Talent Acquisition team. If this is not the right timing or the right match, you’ll still hear from us via email.
Our screener process includes two calls and one technical challenge which lasts around 2.25 hours total. This is a great chance for you to get introduced to the role and learn a bit more about operations here at Hiro.
Even though we’ll do our best to tell you everything there is to know about the role and the company, we encourage you to ask us tough questions — here’s a great list of examples if you need some inspiration.
If you’re new to crypto and want some resources to help prepare for the call, here’s another useful list of resources.
1. Initial Screener
The first Hiro face you’ll see is someone from the Talent Acquisition team. This is a 30 minute call to talk about you and your experience, and give you the chance to ask us preliminary questions. We’ll be particularly interested in hearing more about your interests and why you’re curious about Hiro being a possible next step in your career.
2. Manager Screener
After the initial screen, the next step is a 30-45 minutes call with your potential future manager or a key stakeholder who is knowledgeable about your particular potential role.
In this call, we’ll be diving into more detailed role specific questions to evaluate whether you’d be well suited for this position. This is your opportunity to learn more about your future team, inquire about the day to day, and anything else on your mind to make sure we are the right fit for you.
To prepare for this interview, make sure you can clearly articulate your previous experience, what you are looking for in the next steps of your career, as well as why you’d like to join Hiro!
3. Tech Screener
For any engineering role, you will go through a technical challenge as the last step of the screening portion of the interview process.
This technical challenge is conducted with one of Hiro's engineers. This is a 1-hour live coding exercise and is the only time we’ll be asking you to code during the interview process.
You will be asked to work on a web-based editor, to solve a problem that we will present to you using the programming language of your choice. If you get stuck on syntax, or forget the API for a certain library, feel free to use Google like you normally would, and you can of course ask the interviewer any questions you like.
Full disclosure, there is no such thing as a perfect coder! The coding exercise is not purely to evaluate the quality of code you write. We want to see your creative thinking, problem solving, and general approach to engineering. Even if you cannot complete an assignment in its entirety, we want you to talk through any obstacles or issues to demonstrate resilience and understanding. If you’d like to practice for this interview, we recommend trying out HackerRank or LeetCode.
➰ Full Loop
After we have examined your coding and problem solving abilities, the next step is our full loop process. This includes 3 interviews, all with members of our team at Hiro. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with your future potential coworkers, ask them questions, and see how you might collaborate together.
All of the interviews will be over Zoom, and will last around 2.5 hours total. It may be scheduled all in one day, or broken into multiple days. If you have a preference, you can work with us when we reach out for your availability.
The interviews are:
- Project Deep Dive
- Architecture & Design
- Values Interview
1. Project Deep Dive - 60 Minutes
This is your chance to shine! You’ll be presenting to 1 or 2 people from the team and we’d like to hear about the most complex, challenging or impactful project you’ve worked on.
We recommend covering:
- What was the problem you were trying to solve, why was it important, and what made it hard or challenging?
- Why the project was taken on and its intended contribution to the business.
- Enough context around the business and technology for the interviewers, who are software engineers or product managers, so they may follow along.
- A walk through different trade-offs or options considered in design and an explanation of the specific choices you ultimately went with
- A narrative of how the project was designed, initiated, implemented, and finished. If the project is ongoing, that is fine too! Take in consideration the non-technical aspects of projects too: communication, collaboration, interacting with stakeholders, decision making process, etc
- If this was a team effort, what was your role and how were your interactions with the rest of the team.
- Retrospective of how the project went, how you addressed challenges that popped up along the way, what went well, what could be improved.
We will evaluate for collaboration, impact, and clear communication.
2. Architecture & Design - 60 Minutes
For this interview, you will meet with a senior engineer to discuss the requirements for a mid to large size project related to what we do everyday. The goal is to collaborate with the interviewer to come up with a solution.
This is a problem solving exercise where you should feel for what it might be like to whiteboard with a colleague on an actual problem. Expect to talk through the design for the project, implementation details, options, and tradeoffs. To express your ideas you might end up drawing a diagram on a Zoom whiteboard or writing pseudo-code in coderpad. Having said that, this is not a programming interview and we don’t expect you to write correct code that compiles.
You'll be evaluated based on communication and understanding of the problem to solve, the structure of your approach and comprehension of tradeoffs.
3. Values Interview - 45 Minutes
This is a behavioral interview with two experienced team members where we will ask you questions related to our values. Hiro’s values are:
- We empower developers.
- We find a way.
- We have a bias for action.
- We engineer moonshots.
- We go together
In preparation for this stop, we highly recommend reading our careers page to get to know our team, mission, and values.
💬 Talk With CEO or CTO
They would want to get to know you, how you learned about us, and how you feel about Hiro and the blockchain/crypto industry. This is a great time to ask questions to the highest of our leadership team!
Once a decision has been made, you’ll be notified immediately and be invited to a call with your Talent Acquisition partner and the hiring manager for the good news!
Once your offer has been accepted and a start date set, Hiro equips you with all the tools, software, and resources you need to hit the ground running. All new hires have an in-depth educational curriculum for onboarding during your first few weeks, and even a stipend for remote-work equipment and home office setup! We ensure all new Hiros are comfortable, plugged-in, and have the environment they need to make a big impact. We want to hear from you! Check out our current open positions, if you don’t see anything that relates to your profession currently open, please fill out the general application! We have a rapidly expanding team and are always looking for talented people. We want to hear from you! Check out our current open positions, if you don’t see anything that relates to your profession currently open, please fill out the general application! We have a rapidly expanding team and are always looking for talented people.
We want to hear from you! Check out our current open positions, if you don’t see anything that relates to your profession currently open, please fill out the general application! We have a rapidly expanding team and are always looking for talented people.