- What does success look like for this position? How will I know if I am accomplishing what is expected of me?
- What is the last project you shipped? What was the goal, how long did it take, what were the stumbling blocks, what tools did you use, etc.
- What will my first 90 days in this role look like? First 180 days?
- Who will I report to and how many people report to that person? Do they have regular 1:1 with their team members?
- Why did the last person who quit this team leave? The company?
- If a startup, how long is your runway? How are financial decisions made?
- What would be my first project here? Has someone already been working on this or is this in the aspirational stage?
- What is the current state of the data infrastructure? How much work needs to be done on getting the infrastructure and pipeline into shape before we start analyzing that data?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Interview your interviewers: data scientist edition
An interesting post from a data scientist, Trey Causey, on his experience in interviews. I like this set of "questions you should ask your interviewer":
Causey is a data scientist, so #8 is pretty specific. Nevertheless, this seems to me to be a good set of questions that an interviewee should keep in their back pocket. I personally like #5, but I am not sure that I have the guts to ask that question during the public portion of an interview (I like to have mutual connections answer that one.)
Readers, what's your favorite question to ask your interviewer?