Ask HN: How do you interview senior front end engineers/architects?
I'm curious. We're trying to hire for our startup and have no clue what sorts of questions to ask. An algorithm based interview doesn't make sense, nor does it seem appropriate to give senior engineers (8+ years exp) a take home project.
We ideally want someone who is
1. Adept at good architectural and design patterns.
2. Understands library internals and performance nuances.
3. Can scale a complex codebase with software engineering practices (Test cases, CI-CD, migrations, etc)
4. Can mentor the team to better themselves.
How do you test for all these?
Note : None of us currently on the Frontend team have over 4 years of exp. The person coming in will be leading the team.