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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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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.

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They never really interviewed me. Just did an online aptitude test.

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Why do you want to leave your current employer?

They asked to summarize my background and explain why I would be a good fit for the position.

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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

Are you willing to travel to the other locations?

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