Top 10 Interview Questions for Tech Roles

Gearing up for an interview as a Software Engineer, UX Designer, Data Scientist, or Product Manager?

Our team of expert Tech Recruiters have combined their extensive experience to provide you with this prep sheet—specifically designed for tech interviews!

Rock your upcoming interview with these tech interview prep questions!

Top 10 Tech Interview Questions


What is the project you are most proud of, and how did you contribute to it?


Can you walk me through a technical problem that you were presented with and had to solve?


What would you do if you were asked to perform a task and weren’t sure how to complete it?


Pretend I’m not a tech person. Can you explain [relevant tech stack] in simple terms?


How do you keep your technology skills and knowledge current?


What are your favorite and least favorite technology products, and why?


What strengths do you think are most important in an [interview position] role?


What are the qualities of a successful team/project leader?


Can you tell me about a tech project you’ve worked on in your spare time?


What strategies and tactics do you use to handle tight deadlines?

Pro Tip: “Don’t show up to a tech interview wearing a suit. (it makes you look out of place when your goal is to appear like you belong!) Try wearing something you already own that’s nice but comfortable.”

– Kierra, Technical Recruiter, UpRecruit

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About the Author

Kierra Merriman is a creative visionary and Flatiron alumnus with 2 years of experience in software engineering. A self-proclaimed Chief Meme Officer, she is currently a Technical Recruiter at UpRecruit, a full-stack hiring marketplace that connects tech talent with innovative opportunities. Kierra has a passion for startups, comedies, painting, and helping people discover their true potential.