Interviewing at Nebius: process, resources and tips for backend engineers

Getting ready for an interview can seem a bit daunting, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’re excited to guide you through your journey to potentially joining Nebius. Let us address questions that often pop up.

How does the process look like?

Apply with your resume

Our team will carefully assess your qualifications, skills, and experience relative to the job you’re applying for. We value your time, so rest assured, you’ll hear back from us within a maximum of three business days.

Talk to a recruiter

One of our dedicated talent acquisition specialists will guide you through the details of the role and also delve into your background and interests. We encourage you to feel at ease and ask any questions you might have too. We’re here to help!

Have some interviews

The specifics of your interview process may vary based on the role you’re applying for. You’ll be engaged in multiple interviews with our team members. Details about these interviews are provided further down on this page. Each interview lasts one hour.

Get an offer

Once the last interview wraps up, we’ll be in touch, ideally with some exciting news — a job offer! At that stage, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with your recruiter and team lead about the specifics. It’s the perfect time for you to decide if Nebius is the ideal place for your talents.

What will the interviews be like?

Preliminary interview

This includes one task covering coding/algorithms and data structures. You may also be asked about your experience and the work you’ve done with different technologies (programming languages, operating systems, databases). You’ll need to code in our online editor. If everything goes well, we’ll invite you to the next stage.

Boosting your chances

Sharpen your skills on LeetCode, HackerRank, or Codewars. Also, brush up on Numbers Every Programmer Should Know, measuring algorithm complexity, tree traversals, working with stacks/queues/cycles, and asynchrony.

Articulate your thought process aloud, presenting compelling justifications for your conclusions. Our experts value both your reasoning and correct answers.

Don’t hesitate to seek a hint from the interviewer if needed; they are there to help guide you through the problem-solving process and assess your approach.

Thoroughly review your code for any errors before final submission, ensuring proper indentation and formatting to enhance readability and maintainability.

Offer alternative solutions whenever possible, as your initial choice may not always be the most optimal. If you discover a way to improve your final answer, please inform us even if we’ve moved on.

Demonstrate adaptability by gracefully adjusting your approach if the problem parameters change unexpectedly.


How should I prepare for my initial call with the recruiter?

After your application, the first step is a phone call with our sourcers or recruiters. We’ll discuss your career history, skills, knowledge, and interest in the role you’ve applied for. While there’s no specific preparation required, it’s best to have your resume and the job posting you applied for at hand. Being ready to talk about your skills and career experience is also a plus.

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