Douglas Crockford PayPal Interview Questions

May 30th, 2012 by Mike Wilcox

Douglas CrockfordJavaScript guru Douglas Crockford has left Yahoo, the company he is most associated with, and has joined eBay’s PayPal.

However, PayPal’s decision to hire Mr. Crockford was not an easy one. He went through a grueling interview process. Club AJAX has managed to get ahold of the transcript of that interview, and we have posted the top ten questions Mr. Crockford was asked.

Top Ten Douglas Crockford PayPal Interview Questions

  1. Would you be willing to learn JavaScript?
  2. Have you ever used JSON? (Don’t worry, you just eval some text.)
  3. Do you know JSLint? If not we have a Wiki to explain it to you. I hope you use semi-colons.
  4. We do brown bag lunches with as many as ten people. Can you speak in front of such large crowds?
  5. We see your PayPal rating is not above 95%. Could you explain?
  6. If you were a fish, what kind of fish would you be?
  7. We can’t pay market rates… would you be interested in stock options?
  8. Did you come to us through a recruiter?
  9. Do you see yourself, say in 5 years or so, using a real programming language?
  10. The opening is for someone who knows JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, Flash ActionScript, SEO, UI and UX design, mobile UI design, PHP, MySQL, Sharepoint, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, C# and SQL, C++, Java, Groovy, Spring, GWT, and Oracle DB with an expertise in database indexing — but currently we store all our data in Excel files… do you know Excel?

One Response to “Douglas Crockford PayPal Interview Questions”

  1. Bob Arndt says:

    Absolutely HYSTERICAL ! ! !