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to provide an opinion on their plans for scaling the platform.

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I told them their plans (a single-tenant, dedicated server per customer, MySQL database architecture) would not scale to support millions of patients and 10's of health plan customers -- it would eat up their DevOps resources/time, and would not have the failover capabilities needed for a proper healthcare platform. I recommended a multi-tenant cloud solution (customers/patients sharing a cluster) with a high-performance fault-tolerant database like Cassandra. They apparently took my feedback about their plans personally.

Tell me about yourself

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What do you think we can do better? And I think they honestly meant it.

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What are you passionate about the most? What makes you tick?

Hashtable implementation, thread vs process, finding median of a stream of numbers, secure generation of passwords, design a simple game, fix a coding problem using unit tests

Room full of people march in unexpected, and you're supposed to tell them about yourself for half an hour, even though you've already told some of them everything already.

Provided an example of a conflict with an employee, it was a principled disagreement, who did you resolved it?

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