Your Team Doesn’t Need Eleven Goalies

Recently I went on a spate of interviewing. And as always, it was interesting to see certain common trends across companies that otherwise seem very different. Most are not particularly noteworthy: a trend towards FAANG-style algorithmic interviewing, self-serve availability scheduling, conscious approach to remote work.

One new question popped up in my interviews this time through. Interviewers seemed to like my answer, but it took a long time to explain. I’m writing it down here to hopefully cut down on that explanation time (and so I’ll remember when it comes…

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