My Comprehensive Guide to Senior Developer Interviews

Pen Magnet
2 min readFeb 26, 2022
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It’s the essence of my senior developer interview thought process.

During pandemics, my 18-month long serial-rejection jinx led me to a deep soul-searching phase. I learned new skills-no results. I learned about STAR, but it wasn’t enough. Fully exploiting STAR to your advantage either requires lying a lot in the interviews or delving much deeper into yourself.

I chose the latter part.

After 20% online research + 80% introspection, I came up with the most comprehensive 170-pages guide to senior developer interviews (if you are among the first 100, you will receive a special 50% Medium reader discount with that link).

The full guide contains:

  • STAR methodology: Explanation of STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result), and its roots
  • 8 STAR format interview questions with analysis: They are presented with the most common developer work-life situations, tasks, actions, and results fully described.
  • 18 Additional STAR format questions: They are workout questions with hint answers and analysis. You can practice them with your own situations.
  • 15 non-STAR format questions: They are included with example answers and in-depth analysis
  • Question variations: Learn how one question can be asked in several ways
  • 11 Interview tips: Mental tricks to retain confidence and exhibit smartness
  • Vocabulary: 100+ most helpful English words to form interview answers
  • Developer-centric answers and insights: The senior developer interview material on the web is awesome, but is mostly centered around sales roles. Giving those answers makes you sound like a parrot. This book contains realistic answers that closely correlate with a developer’s daily work routine.
  • Needless to say: All buyers will get unlimited future updates to the book, which means newer interview Q & A material + other helpful tips.

Don’t want to get the eBook?

I also decided to share my learning with the Medium community. So if you would rather not want the discount (or somehow miss it), I have shared most of the learnings on Medium in The Day I Decided to Apply For Amazon Architect Role.

Getting the full eBook, on the other hand, will save the precious time you could spend reading other great Medium content.



Pen Magnet

Author of Comprehensive Approach to Senior Developer Interview), Startup writer, Programmer, Tech Career Blogger, Education Engagement Enthusiast