I recently got to an onsite round of a company for a backend engineer role (I have got no front-end experience so far) and they mentioned having a product architecture round which assesses how I can articulate user stories, come up with functional requirements and how I effectively collaborate with the tech lead of the team.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to prepare for such a round?
I found some helpful videos on YouTube and I would like to hear from the Taro community on what's the best way to prepare and approach such interviews and if you all have any personal tips/ways to structure how you tackle various things in such interviews.
I resonate the most with the "Product Hybrid" Meta Staff Engineer archetype, so I have a lot of thoughts here on how you can prepare:
This is also the kind of interviews where mocks are super helpful. Check out Taro Networking.
Lastly, I highly recommend my system design series, which is really more of a product design series: System Design Masterclass: Taro Playlists
A big part of it will also be about asking the "right" questions, which navigate the discussion to something interesting.
The best way to prep for this is to have discussions with other (senior) engineers about a feature and how you'd approach it.