What to Expect When Interviewing with Pythian
Welcome to Pythian’s recruitment process! We haven’t met yet, but if you’re considering a role here at Pythian, you’ll likely be speaking with me or one of my colleagues on the Talent Acquisition team.
What We Do
Our purpose at Pythian is to help businesses use their data to transform how they compete and win in this ever-changing environment. We deliver advanced on-premise, hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud solutions to solve the toughest data challenges faster and better than anyone else.
My Talent Acquisition colleagues and I have incredibly rewarding roles. We find talented candidates who will contribute to our shared purpose and goals and complement our already phenomenal team. We act as the main point of contact throughout the hiring process, collaborating and partnering with candidates to fulfill their career goals.
Pythian’s Hiring Process: How to Prepare
Our team is rapidly growing. We have a number of roles that might be the perfect next step in your career.
After completing your application, the Talent Acquisition team will review your resume and experience. We can then align your qualifications not just for the role in which you’ve expressed interest, but any others we think you’d be a good fit for.
This process isn’t just about Pythian finding a great candidate for the role, it’s also about giving you a chance to make sure that this is an opportunity you’ll be excited about and the right next step in your career. We have a comprehensive process to ensure this, and we’ll be guiding you every step of the way.
Step 1: Apply
At Pythian, we’re focused on fostering a workplace that reflects our diverse communities and to foster a culture of belonging that inspires our global team. We thrive by having diverse talent and we encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, family status, religion, disability status, race, national origin, or any other legally protected characteristics.
We also understand that imposter syndrome can prevent us from meeting extraordinary candidates. We value unique perspectives so if your experience is close to what our role describes, please don’t hesitate to apply!
If your profile is a match for our current needs, we’ll move forward to the next stage of our process.
For some technical positions, as an initial step you may be asked to demonstrate your expertise in a specific technology stack by completing a technical assessment. This is done through a customized automated testing platform called iMocha.
After you’ve completed this step, we’ll review and evaluate your responses as soon as possible. You can anticipate a follow up from our team in a day or two should your skill set align with the needs of the role.
Tip: Make sure there is alignment with your experience and the needs of the role you are applying for to have the best chance of success.
Step 2: Meet With Pythian Talent Acquisition
This is an introductory call with a Talent Acquisition team member. It’s a two-way discussion to learn more about your background, career experiences, and to share details about the position. Here, we are looking forward to:
- Learning about what you’re working on
- Discovering what excites you in your next career opportunity
- Sharing specifics on the role to make sure it’s aligned to your expectations
Tip: Learn about us. Some helpful resources include: our story, blog posts written by Pythianites, our newsroom, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Be familiar with what Pythian does beforehand to show you are actively interested in what we do!
Step 3: Meet the Technical Team
In this stage, you will connect with our fantastic technical teams in order for us to dive deeper into your technical experience and skills. This will be your opportunity to demonstrate what you know and how you can be a fit for the role but also your chance to find out more about the specific technical requirements and talk to people who do (or have done) the job you are applying for!
Tip: Come as you are, our technical interviews are designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge not to catch you out, if you don’t know an answer that’s ok, sometimes a well thought out reply of how you would get to a solution is just as good or better than offering the answer up straight away!
Step 4: Meet the Hiring Manager
We’ll be looking forward to introducing you to the hiring manager and you’ll have a chance to meet other members of the team, including our leadership team and your future colleagues.
We’ll provide you with:
- An overview of “a day in the life” at Pythian
- Information about our team and how we operate
- The opportunity to further discuss your background and experience
We’re dedicated to ensuring that the role is mutually suitable and to engaging in a two-way exchange so that all your questions are answered.
Tip: Find the hiring manager on Linkedin and look them up. Be familiar with who you are speaking with and their role in the company. Also, come prepared with questions you want to ask us.
Step 5: Preparing to Become a Pythianite
As we near the final stages, we’ll connect with your professional references. We’ll also provide in-depth information about our benefits program, professional development fund, new hire office allowance, and answer any other questions you might have about joining our team and becoming a Pythianite!
- A truly global team
- Pythian culture (#pythianlife)
- Remote/flexible work environment
- Training budget and career growth opportunities
- Wellness benefits
- Office allowance
- Volunteer Day and employer sponsorship for fundraising events
- A comprehensive total rewards package
Can I apply for more than one job?
Absolutely. However, try and keep the search focused on the role you think you are the best fit for.
Who can I turn to if I have questions throughout the interview process?
Our talent acquisition team is your go-to for any questions you might have in the process. We’d be happy to help with any issues that may come up!
How long is the hiring process typically?
The process varies from role to role depending on candidate and hiring manager availability, but generally 2-3 weeks on average. We aim to have everything wrapped up as soon as possible, and we don’t want to waste anyone’s time with extra steps.
What should I wear to my interview?
Dress professionally, whatever that looks like for you. But remember, your goal is to leave a good impression on the hiring managers. Will that be done best in a t-shirt and backwards hat, or a collared shirt?
I have applied/interviewed in the past and wasn’t selected. Can I apply again?
Absolutely. If re-applying for the same role, we encourage you to first gain additional experience.
When can I expect to hear back after I have applied?
Due to the large volume of applications we receive every day, we can only follow up with candidates we would like to move forward within the interview process. However, if you are in the interview process, you can always reach out to our TA team for updates.
Welcome to Pythian
Upon signing up to join our team, we’ll be excitedly preparing for your first day. As we’re getting ready, we’ll be regularly communicating with you to let you know what to expect during your first week. We’ll also be preparing your equipment, accounts, and much more.
We have an incredible onboarding program. We’ll set you up for success by scheduling company-wide orientation sessions to introduce you to our leadership team and various departments. You’ll also complete role-specific training with your manager and team.
Whether you’re working onsite or remotely (like many of our colleagues), the Pythian onboarding program is a terrific way to welcome new hires to the team.
Making your next career move is always an exciting venture. Our Talent Acquisition team is thrilled to join you on your journey and is committed to helping you fulfill your career goals at Pythian. We’re excited to partner with you throughout our hiring process, and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
Interested in joining our team? Explore our current job openings!