Interview Process

Every interview at Two Sigma is a bit different because we want your experience to be relevant to you, your background, and the roles we’re considering you for. To help you get ready to come see us we’ve outlined how to prepare and what to expect.

Logistics

Confirm Your Interview Location

Double check your interview confirmation for address and timing. (Two Sigma New York has two buildings on opposite sides of the street).

Be Mindful Of Time

Leave yourself some cushion time to account for bad traffic or unforeseen delays.

Bring Your ID

You’ll be required to show ID at the reception desk when you check into the building, so make sure to bring one and allow for extra time.

Have Your Resume Handy

If you update your resume just prior to your interview, make sure to email it to us in advance or bring copies.

Interview Experience

Check-In

Check-In At The Front Desk Before Joining Us In Our Space

When you get to our office, you’ll first be greeted by reception in the lobby of our building. They’ll let our Candidate Experience Coordinator (or “CEC”, for short) know you’ve arrived. The CEC will meet you on our Two Sigma reception floor, show you around, and serve as your guide throughout your day. Please let your CEC know if you have any time constraints that your interviewers should be aware of.

Different Interview Approaches

Everyone has their own interview style

Some of the people you meet may ask more behavioral-based interview questions, while others may prefer to work through a case study or problem.

30 to 60 Minute Interviews

If your interviews cumulatively stretch for more than three hours, we will make sure you get a break to recharge, stretch your legs and get a snack from our kitchen

If you need to use the restroom at any point, just let your interviewer or CEC know and excuse yourself.

Respect For Your Time

If after a few interviews we feel we don’t have the right position for you at Two Sigma, your time with us may be shorter than the slot originally allotted

Don’t find this discouraging. While we may not have found a fit for you now, we will keep your information on file and contact you in the future should a more suitable position present itself.

Clarity On Next Steps

We’ll try to let you know about any next steps

We’ll try to let you know about any next steps at the end of your interviews and when you can expect to hear from us. Always ask us any questions you may have.

Technical Interviews: Software Engineering

Technical Interviews: Quantitative Research & Data Science

Be Yourself

Dress Comfortably

We don’t have a dress code. Folks come to work in anything from a suit to jeans and a t-shirt – the same goes for you. We recommend wearing what you feel is appropriate and comfortable.

Think Through Your Story

We want to hear about your failures just as much as your successes. In both cases we’re most interested in what you’ve learned from them.

Be Prepared With Questions

Interviews are a two-way conversation, so feel free to bring questions and look forward to a good discussion.

Relax

We know interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you’re nervous, just tell us. We want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

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