Ask the right questions to secure the right solution architect talent, among an increasingly shrinking pool of talent.
Please try different technologies or programming languages.
DASL (Datapoint's Advanced Systems Language)
DASL (Distributed Agent Simulation Language)
Cayenne (programming language)
Cecil (programming language)
CPL (programming language)
Cool (programming language)
Clarion (programming language)
Cardpeek Scripting Language for Lua.
Carbon Emacs Package for GNU Emacs on Mac OS X.
Car (programming language)
Capybara (web testing framework)
Cap'n Proto IDL
Candy (programming language)
Candl (programming language)
Campy (programming language)
Cameleon (programming language)
Calligra Stage Scripting
Concurrent Versions System
Bosque (programming language)
EusLisp Robot Programming Language
ECL (Enterprise Control Language)
EPL (Event Processing Language)
The first 20 minutes of the interview should seek to narrow-down the general background of the candidate, what environments they’re familiar with, and their approach to architecting and designing scalable platforms and systems.
The next 20 minutes of the interview should attempt to focus more specifically on solution architectures, patterns, best practices, and broader systems engineering.
By this time in the interview, the candidate should be really digging deeper in to their solution architecture experiences. They should know syntax, approach, and possess a scientific approach to their work. “Winging it” or other cavalier / generalist responses should be seen as red flags.