Golang interview questions

DevSkiller provided Golang interview questions to assist recruiters hiring the best Golang developers. Our specialized team have created a range of Golang tests aimed at hiring junior, middle, and senior-level developers.

What sets DevSkiller Golang interview questions apart from other developer tests is the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. This one-of-a-kind means of testing allows us to assess a candidate’s skills through real-world problems rather than algorithmic puzzles. Finding your next Golang developer is easy thanks to our range of Golang interview questions.

Golang
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
90 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Programming task - Level: Hard

Golang | Messaging application - Implement an application responsible for the delivery of the SMS messages to your clients using an external SMS service provider. The service has strong requirements in terms of resiliency and concurrency.

Recommend roles for DevSkiller Golang interview questions

  • Backend software engineer
  • Full-stack developer
  • Junior Golang developer
  • Middle Golang developer
  • Senior Golang developer
  • Golang backend engineer
  • DevOps engineer

How our Golang interview questions work

DevSkiller Golang interview questions are powered by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. The methodology works by asking candidates to answer questions and solve problems similar to the problems they would have to deal with in their actual roles. The days of reciting old coding patterns or solving algorithmic puzzles are a thing of the past. Our unique method of testing will provide true and objective insight into your candidate’s actual Golang skills, including coding skills, critical thinking and time-management.

Key features

  • Gain insight into your candidate’s actual coding ability not just their academic knowledge
  • Convenient remote testing that can be sent anywhere in the world, anytime
  • The RealLifeTesting™ methodology offers a greater user experience where candidates can use their own IDE, clone to GIT, run unit tests, and access Stack Overflow/Github/Google for research.
  • Robust tools that prevent plagiarism and ensure test accuracy
  • Observe candidate’s undertaking of tests in real time
  • Non-technical friendly automated results
  • Golang tests available for junior, middle, and senior-level Golang developers

Skills covered in our Golang interview questions

  • Goroutines
  • Golang
  • REST API
  • Regular Expressions

What is Golang?

Golang, or simply ‘Go’, is one of the youngest programming languages. It was created for programmers working on large projects. The reason for Golang’s first release in 2012 was to establish a programming language that would be much simpler to use than the languages ​​used at the time.

The language uses simple code and implements a small number of already well-known concepts from other languages, making it easier for developers to get to grips with.

Golang was created specifically with large projects in mind. Many large companies, like Google and Uber, use Golang because complicated projects can be completed quickly and with relative ease. It’s design means it reduces the risk of bugs and it is based around a simple principle that for every one problem, there should be only one solution. This allows for the cooperation of large teams and ultimately makes the code work faster and more efficiently.

In many ways Golang is very similar to the programming language C, but without the same drawbacks.

When it comes to finding the right Golang developers, DevSkiller can help you to narrow down the search and pick out only the right candidates for the job. Our range of Golang interview questions are specifically designed to hone in on the exact skills that a Golang developer needs.

Build your own custom Golang interview questions

The DevSkiller task wizard allows you to customize our Golang interview questions to make them suit your exact requirements. Scope, difficulty, test duration and language tested, are all elements of our coding tests that can be easily altered if needed. You can observe your candidates in real-time if you like and we implement anti-plagiarism tools to ensure verified results. DevSkiller Golang tests make developer hiring simple.

Like the look of our Golang interview questions but need proof?

If you’re interested in sending your first Golang coding test invitation, but you still aren’t 100% convinced, don’t worry. It’s perfectly sensible to want proof that our Golang tests work. Take a look at the following case study:

Aliz

Aliz technologies provide solutions to assist companies looking to gain insight into and optimize their business proceedings.

When it came to recruitment Aliz used to provide candidates with tests to complete at home, followed by a technical interview. Firstly there was no fixed deadline for the completion of the tests which slowed matters down. Also a lot of time was needed for the assessment of these tests which slowed proceedings further.

Eventually they introduced DevSkiller testing to their recruitment process and saw immediate results. Aliz was able to cut down the amount of technical interviews by 25%.

Aliz now has a much lower dropout rate for candidates and they have implemented DevSkiller into three of their sites.

“With DevSkiller, we see a 50% increase in candidates staying in the pipeline at the screening stage. The automated correction of tasks is a game-changer for us.”

 Vivien Szalai, Recruiter at Aliz

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller Golang interview questions?

Sending your first Golang tests can start immediately after setting up your account. We have a wide range of ready-prepared tests to suit any level of seniority. You can alter the default settings if you need to, but the hard work is already done for you.

What do candidates think of DevSkiller Golang interview questions?

The response from developers to our Golang tests is largely very positive. For developers our testing methods are different to the coding challenges and algorithmic puzzles they are used to being presented with. These don’t accurately measure the actual development skills of developers. When they see that our approach to developer testing is different, some can be a little apprehensive at first. However once they realise that we are offering them a chance to really demonstrate their skills, then the response is overwhelmingly positive.

Developers like the fact that DevSkiller Golang tests use normal coding tools and conventions like unit testing, and cloning to GIT from a personal IDE. They appreciate that our tests more accurately reflect the actual work they do and that they can finally prove their skills in a fair setting.

How do you prevent plagiarism in your Golang tests?

We implement a number of strict anti-plagiarism tools aimed at trying to eliminate anyone trying to gain an unfair advantage. Our plagiarism detectors check the candidate’s entered code, question duration, and the way each question was answered, looking for anomalies. All of the answers entered by the candidate are also automatically cross-referenced with every answer that has ever been logged in our system. If there is a match then it will be flagged and we can categorically confirm that the answer was plagiarized.

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