Technical Interview Questions
While some companies with top product manager salaries do require candidates to have at least some engineering experience in their background, the “technical” interview for product managers is usually quite different from what a developer or data scientist might encounter.
Instead of whiteboarding code, product managers should expect tests of their technical ability to include hypothetical and scenario-based questions, like:
11. How would you go about building a food delivery app for people who are blind?
12. If you could add one feature to the iPhone, what would it be and how many people would it help?
13. How would you convince our CEO that a feature needed to be added to our product even if he/she disagreed?
You can also expect knowledge-based questions about the profession, such as:
14. What are the key steps in developing a product roadmap?
15. How do you collaborate with developers?
16. How do you prioritize feature development?
17. Explain how waterfall and agile methodologies differ. Which do you prefer?
18. What role does data play in product management?
19. What metrics would you use to track the success of our product?
20. How do you decide what not to build?
Unfortunately, we can’t help you answer these questions—either you know the responses, or you don’t. But we will say that even if you don’t get those questions exactly, the skills and experience those questions test for will come out in other questions. So practice these and understand how the questions work to uncover key aspects of your experience and personality.
At Paysa, we understand how tough it can be to land one of the coveted top product manager salaries. This guide gives you a framework for preparing for your product management interview. For additional resources, check out the Paysa blog where we have articles on everything from how to become a technical product manager to a comparison between software engineering and product management salaries.
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