How to Hire Great Software Engineers:
Sample Scorecard

Using an interview scoring system that grades candidates’ responses on a predetermined scale is one way to make a hiring decision based on data, not gut feeling. We’ve formulated a sample scorecard that you can use based on the skills we outlined earlier on.

Build A Winning Team With Pillar

Hiring great software engineers helps bring your vision forward for your product or service more effectively and efficiently, so you should also be able to hire them just as easily. Interview intelligence can help you win the war over finding great engineering talent.

Through a number of helpful features, such as engineering-specific interview guides, question guidance in interviews, and side by side candidate comparisons, Pillar helps dramatically reduce the failure rate in hiring. Pillar drives better outcomes in the interview process, and our clients are using us to run more structured interview processes, increase acceptance rates by 33%, shorten their time to hire by 1-2 weeks, and beat out their competition for great candidates.

Structuring your interviews, coming up with the right skills and questions to ask, and implementing a scorecard process is A LOT! Pillar can handle all of this for you and seamlessly integrates right in the tools you use every day (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Greenhouse, Lever, and more). Learn more and schedule a demo today at

All of these steps (interview stages, structure, questions, etc.) have been compiled into an e-book. Download a full copy of the e-book here.