Senior Web Developer Interview Questions

Ready to find your next A-list Senior Web Developer? These sample interview questions will help you find the right candidates during the interview process.

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Senior Web Developer qualifications to look for

Senior Web Developers design, code and revamp web pages and online applications. They have a passion for software development and are constantly looking for ways to improve their skills. At a senior-level, they supervise Web Developers and coordinate with internal teams to resolve front-end technical issues.

Your top candidates will have an extensive portfolio and may have a computer science background (though that’s not a make-or-break requirement).

It’s a good idea to test your candidates’ skills to better evaluate how they would handle their role in your company. 

Keep an eye out for candidates who have:

  • A solid technical background
  • Strong communication skills
  • A knack for collaboration  
  • Practical skills
  • Strong leadership skills

Top tip: Hire candidates willing to grow by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem-solving interview questions

  • How do you prototype an idea you want to present to your team? 
  • How do you gather user and system requirements to redesign a company website?
  • How would you improve the functionality of your favorite application?
  • How would you handle a difficult request from executives or other teams? What tactics do you use to explain how it’s not feasible. What alternatives do you offer? 
  • How do you approach a developer on your team who is underperforming? 

Role-specific interview questions

  • Give me a basic overview of push technology. What are its benefits and drawbacks?
  • What are the steps to create a web page from start to finish? 
  • What user interface and security principles do you use when building a website? 
  • How do you check code for bugs?
  • How is Page Visibility API useful?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever faced conflict on your team? How did you manage it? 
  • How do you troubleshoot code when a program won’t run?
  • How do you handle tight deadlines? What do you do to keep your team motivated and on target? 
  • What mentorship do you provide to your team to help them improve? Do you conduct on-the-job coaching or encourage them to attend meetups and conferences?
  • What resources do you follow to stay current with the latest technology developments?

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