Collaborative Technical Interview Tools
Connect with candidates and internal participants using CodeLive’s secure, full-screen video call – no downloads or lengthy set-up required.
Use the shared Miro canvas for technical collaboration and to explore your candidate's thought process – create flow charts, ask system design questions, and mock-up quick wireframes.
Whether starting from scratch or pasting in sample code, use the shared editor to learn how your participant builds, tests, and maintains their code.
Pull in tasks from our extensive library or a previously submitted CodeCheck solution to dig deeper into how your candidate solves problems.
CodeLive has become a cornerstone of our final round interviews. Our tech hiring is incredibly focused on whiteboarding. The process helps us drill into a candidate’s mindset. We need to understand how they solve problems, not just that they have coding skills.
– Ian Doyle, Consulting Manager, Guidewire
Run Live Technical Interviews
Hire the right candidates with the strongest signal in the industry. Easily conduct secure live coding interviews using three interview modes and a comprehensive task library.Get a demo
Integrate CodeLive into your HR tech stack
Accelerate time-to-hire and build smarter workflows by integrating your applicant tracking system and communication tools with CodeLive. Or, use our API to create a custom integration for your team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Live coding interviews come in various forms. The most general definition is that it’s an interview conducted online, with the candidate and interviewer(s) in separate places. For technical roles, tech interviews focus on understanding the candidate’s technical skills by asking questions that require the candidate to write code, draw diagrams and explain how they solve technical problems.
CodeLive has three different modes that you can switch between to run an insightful coding interview.
- Whiteboard Mode
CodeLive whiteboard mode enables interviewers to run free-flowing tech interviews in an interactive environment with candidates.
- Report Mode
CodeLive report mode creates a seamless candidate experience when transitioning from CodeCheck, because tech interviewers can load a candidate’s CodeCheck submission as a starting point.
- Template Mode
CodeLive template mode allows interviewers to start the tech interview with pre-selected tasks. This ensures candidates are scored apples-to-apples if the CodeLive session replaces a CodeCheck assessment.
A whiteboard interview is another form of technical interview. In the past, when interviews were mainly conducted onsite, the interviewer(s) would ask the candidate to use a whiteboard to write code, draw diagrams, and explain how they solve technical problems – by hand. Using CodeLive, whiteboard interviews can be run effectively online, making it easier for the candidate to share their ideas and draw diagrams on the canvas.
The CodeLive environment is collaborative. Both the candidate and interviewer(s) are able to write, run and test code, diagram in our canvas (powered by Miro), and utilize the preloaded icon sets (e.g. AWS, Azure, etc.). The interviewer(s) control the interface and can move the candidate to different coding whiteboards as needed. In the editor, each person is represented by a different color, and their name is displayed. This way, everyone in the interview can view who is writing code in real-time.
Yes, interviewers can search the task library and add one or more tasks to an existing whiteboard interview.