Interviewing for Front-End Engineers

Jem Young

Jem Young

2 hours, 53 minutes CC
Interviewing for Front-End Engineers

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn to pass front-end engineering interviews, and give better interviews as a technical manager. Your instructor, Jem Young, leverages his experience conducting dozens of interviews as Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. He'll walk you through the entire process of the interview from the phone screen to real cultural and technical interview questions that companies use today.

This course and others like it are available as part of our Frontend Masters video subscription.


Course Details

Published: February 13, 2020

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Table of Contents


Section Duration: 10 minutes
  • Introduction
    Jem Young introduces the course, discusses what it will provide for frontend interviews, and talks about solving a variety of ambiguous challenges around interviewing. The differences between different types of engineers and engineering needs within organizations is also discussed.
  • Challenges Interviewing for Front-End Engineering
    Jem further explores the challenges of interviewing for a front-end engineering position, including how broad the term ‘front-end’ can be, how broad the technologies are in the field, and even how difficult it can be to just get consensus on anything from building solutions to defining concepts.


Section Duration: 21 minutes

Initial Call

Section Duration: 18 minutes

Code Test

Section Duration: 17 minutes

Phone Screen

Section Duration: 23 minutes

On-site Interview & Concept Review

Section Duration: 10 minutes

On-site Interview Example Questions

Section Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes

Wrapping Up

Section Duration: 4 minutes
  • Wrapping Up
    Jem wraps up the course by reiterating the importance of reframing failures and wins around persistence, learning from your experiences, and brings up some best practices for both the interviewer and interviewee to consider after the interview.

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