Application Developer qualifications to look for
Application Developers use programming languages and operating systems to design functional programs and applications (a.k.a. ‘apps’).
Junior positions may require a degree in Engineering/Computer Science along with a relevant internship. For a senior-level role, top hires will have solid experience in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC.), along with relevant education requirements.
Use a written assignment to test your candidate’s coding skills.
Keep an eye out for candidates who:
- Are passionate about their field
- Love working on side projects
- Keep up current with the latest tools
- Take initiative to contribute fresh ideas
Top tip: Hire candidates willing to grow by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.
Problem-solving interview questions
- What app or feature do you think would make our customers' experience more enjoyable?
- We need you to change/implement features on an application to make it faster. What’s your process?
- How do you scale an application to fit multiple screen sizes?
- You discovered that a feature you designed slows the application. How do you solve this?
Role-specific interview questions
- Tell me about the programming languages you’re familiar with.
- How do you choose interfaces to create a user-friendly application?
- What steps do you take to minimize security risks?
- How do you migrate an application from one platform to another?
- Explain the differences between web and mobile applications?
- Troubleshoot a crashing application for me.
Behavioral interview questions
- What are your favorite mobile apps? What features do you like most about them?
- What’s your area of expertise? What are you currently learning more about and why?
- Are you currently involved in a side project? Tell me about them.
- What's your proudest application achievement to date? Why and what was your role in the development team?