Interview guide

Get an overview of Kiln's interview process
At Kiln, we believe that the right talent is the cornerstone of our success. Our hiring process is designed to assess not only your skills and qualifications but also your ability to thrive in our company culture. Here's a detailed overview of the steps involved:

0. Application 📩

Search open jobs to find the right opportunity for you and express your interest by submitting an application. Once your application is received, our recruiting team will review your application to see if you meet all basic and some preferred qualifications listed on the job description. In the meantime, you can check our products and our tech blog.

1. Initial phone screen (45 minutes) 📞

The first step in your journey with us is a 45-minute phone screen with Guillaume or Myriam. This conversation helps us get to know your background better and provides an opportunity for you to ask any preliminary questions about the role, our team, or our company. You can also expect to discuss your experiences and career aspirations.

2. Take-home case study (≈ 2h30) 📝

If you successfully pass the initial phone screen, we will provide you with a take-home case study relevant to your role. Depending on the position, the case study can take between 45min and 2h30 to complete this task. This exercise helps us gauge your technical skills, and approach to real challenges that you might encounter on the job.

3. Technical interview (≈ 1h30) 👥

This 1 to 2-hour session (depending on the role) dives deep into your technical proficiency and knowledge in the domain. You will meet 2 of our senior experts in this step. They often discuss with you about the case study you’ve prepared. Expect to answer questions that test your expertise and resolve problems. They also keep some time in the end to answer your questions about tech, organization or specifics of the role.

4. Cultural fit interview (45 minutes) 🤩

Your next step will be a 45-minute interview focused on cultural fit. Usually, you meet a Director from another team and one Kilner. We're not just looking for skilled professionals; we're seeking individuals who resonate with our values. During this session, you'll discuss your alignment with our company culture. We’ll also check if you will be fulfilled professionally, working within Kiln. At the end, you can ask any questions to your interlocutors.

5. Meeting with co-founder (30 minutes) ✅

You’re almost there! At this stage, you'll have a 30-minute meeting with our founder Laszlo. This is an excellent chance for both parties to ensure that this is the right fit at the highest level. The co-founder will assess your motivation, and how your vision aligns with the company's goals and aspirations. You can ask any questions, for instance about Kiln’s future.

6. Offer 🤝

Congratulations! If you've made it through all these stages, it means we see you as a strong fit for our team. You'll first receive an oral job offer, followed by a written one outlining your compensation, benefits, and any other details pertinent to your employment. We are usually making a double or triple offer, and you are choosing which salary/shares package you prefer.

If you haven’t been selected, don’t feel discouraged! A future role may better fit your skills.

Contact us!

We strive to make our hiring process as transparent and engaging as possible.
If you have any questions or require additional accommodations at any stage, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

Live your best life

We want our employees to have all the resources and support they need.
At Kiln, we believe in fair compensation and shared success. We pay in the top 20% of the market.
Our main office is in Paris and serves as a welcoming space for the team to gather while also maintaining a full remote work policy.
As well as our twice-yearly meetings in Paris, we host two excursions to fun destinations like Marrakech, Bordeaux, and the Alps.
We trust Kilners to take the holidays they need, and no pre-approval is required.
At Kiln, we believe in fair compensation and shared success. We offer stock-options to every Kilner.
At Kiln, we empower our team members to choose their required equipment (laptop, headphones, remote setup at home), and we take care of the expenses.