At SpinSys, we want you to be able to solve big problems in a fun and enriching environment. You will have access to all the equipment and tools that you could want. But where to start? We’ve put together a few articles that will help you understand our culture and get you acclimated to our interview process. No matter where you’re based, or which team you work on, you’ll be part of a group of people working together to build solutions to mission-critical problems and a company that values the very best ideas. There’s a role here for you – take a moment to see where we are hiring.

Establishing Initial Contact

Once you’ve applied to an opening, you will be contacted by someone on our recruiting team. They will be your guide and friend throughout the interview and on boarding process. Ask them anything and they will give you an honest answer — hiring a cultural misfit is a lose-lose situation for everyone and we want to avoid it as much as you do.

The Interview Process

Our interview process starts with a phone interview. This call will be conversational and relaxed.  Expect it to last about an hour, unless you need more time to ask questions. We want to go over your prior experience, domain knowledge as well as find out a   calls are conversational and typically last twenty to forty-five minutes, with a focus on your prior experiences, domain knowledge, and personal interest in joining SpinSys.

The Followup

After the phone interview, we will call you in for an onsite interview or a follow-up Skype interview if travel is a logistical issue. Once all the interviews are complete, expect to hear from us within 72 hours so you can plan accordingly.

Unlimited Vacation

Our vacation policy is that you have unlimited time off for vacation, provided that you continuously achieve your work goals as set by your team and your manager. You still have to put in a request for time off, get it approved and update the time off calendar. Unlimited does not mean undefined or random days off without notice; just unmetered.

The Coding Interview

The goal of a coding or a technical interview is to spend a little more time trying to solve problems that are difficult to do over the phone. These interviews are typically done in person or through Skype. Whenever possible, we prefer a face to face interview. This also enables us to determine if there is a good social and cultural fit with our team.

The Phone Interview

If you’ve been busy solving big problems at your current job, you may not have had a chance to think about how to prepare for a phone interview. Rather than go in cold, take a few moments to make sure that you are well prepped. Getting through this is the first step to being invited to an onsite interview.