We've been interviewing a lot of engineers to join our Mobile Engineering Team.
I've come to realize that while coding is a critical skill, there are other skills that are just as important, if not more so, when interviewing. I'm sharing my personal experience and insights on the skills that are more important than coding for mobile engineers looking to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
Problem Solving: Let's be real, startups face a lot of challenges, and as a mobile engineer, you need to be able to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently. I've found that having a systematic approach to problem-solving, and being able to work with your team to find innovative solutions, can make all the difference.
Adaptability: The tech industry is always changing, and you need to be able to adapt to new technologies, tooling, and methodologies quickly. I've seen firsthand how being willing to learn and being comfortable in a rapidly changing environment can give you an edge. We started with Ionic and quickly switched to React Native when the version was 0.50.4 and have now grown to version 0.70+. We are now realising the limitations of Redux for our use cases.
Communication: Communication is key in any team environment, and as a mobile engineer, you need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas and thoughts to others. While coding is important, there are many other skills that are just as important when interviewing for a high-growth startup. I recommend focusing on developing these skills to increase your chances of success.
By doing so, you'll be better prepared to tackle the challenges that come with levelling up as Mobile Engineer.
If you are looking for a supporting environment and challenging mobile use cases, We are Hiring