How long have you been with …?
What type of background do you feel would be best suited for success in this position? What kind of skill sets are you looking for for this position?
What is a day in life of a software engineer at … like?
What tools do we use to manage our development process? - Obviously we use cloudbee, but what else do we use? How frequent do we release?
What are our current challenges? What are our long term goals?
What is the current size of the company?
The job description mention that we are using agile methodology, but what do we currently have in place? Do we do sprint planning, sprint review, and retrospective? What about code review?
Being a commercial open-source company, what is the process like for getting thing released to the outside world? Do we have to go through an internal review process to remove any intellectual property material?
I know Jenkins, but I have not seen Cloudbees in action. Can you talk more about the Cloudbees products / features, particularly the future features?
Beside the blueocean team, how many other products or engineering teams to we have?

Do we have the 80/20 percent rule like Google where we are allowed to work on open-source project?
What benefits do we offer?
What do you like the most working here? What about stock options? Do you offer 83b election?
Will I get to interact with customers?
Is there any travel requirement for this position? How much travel is expected?
Started in 2009, or 2010 time frame. The last round of funding was in 2015 with $23.5 millions. Are we profitable yet? Are we close to the break-even point?
Founded by Sacha Labourey
How long does it typically take to onboard a client?
How many people work in this office / department?
How many engineers do we have for each team?
Do you have any hesitation about my qualifications?
What are the company's plans for growth and development?
What's your least favorite part of working here?
What are the biggest rewards of the job and working for this company?
Have I answered all your questions? Do you have any more question for me?
I live in San Jose, so being here on time is not an issue, but do we have flexible hours? Do we have to be in the office by certain hour?
If I am offer this position, how soon would you like me to start?
When can I expect to hear from you?
If I have additional question, can I email you?
What are the next steps in the interview process?

I will be working on mainly on the back-end, but may involve some front-end.
I will be working on the BlueOcean open-sourced team
$50 millions, 170 employees to 230 employees within 10 months, close to break-even point.


  1. On the web site, I see that we have lots of customers, big and small, including CapitalOne, Cisco, etc. Do we host their Jenkins instances on our cloud or do we run Jenkins within their cloud?
  2. Is there any travel requirement for this position? What is the percentage of time that I am required to travel for this position?
  3. The last round of funding was in 2015, and it was $23.5 millions. Are we profitable yet? Are we close to the break-even point?
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