Problem Setter - DS & Algo ( Internship )

HSR, Bangalore | Content | Contract


HackerEarth is an AI-powered developer assessment software that helps them to accurately measure a developer’s skills through online coding tests. It takes a skill-based approach to assessment, allowing companies to automatically generate standardized tests based on various skills and then accurately measure the developer’s performance on those skills.

We proudly serve 500+ customers across the globe with many of the fortune 1000 names in the list like Walmart, Amazon, Barclays, GE, Siemens etc. We have assessed more than 1M candidates, support 37 different programming languages, provide 8 different types of assessment techniques and enable assessments across 100+ different skills.

HackerEarth also has a community version of the product that is used by developers all across the globe, to assess their coding skills, become better at it and measure their true potential. They do it by solving coding challenges across different topics/skills and by participating in online competitions/hackathons. We have a thriving community of 4M developers.

To help the developers with career opportunities best suited to their interests, we conduct hiring challenges and hackathons comprising diverse technologies. Our team of creative problem setters helps to strategize technical aspect of the hiring challenges and hackathons we conduct on regular basis. It includes assessing the feasibility of the requirement in sync with the resources available.

In a hiring challenge, a problem setter analyses the job description proposed by the client to understand the requirement.

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Problem setting team at HackerEarth creates new questions for public/private hackathons/challenges and for our technical assessment product - HackerEarth Recruit
  • Create problems around data structures, algorithms, maths across various difficulty levels.
  • Test problems created by other problem setters.
  • Review HackeEarth's existing question bank for technical errors (if any) and ensure that they follow suitable guidelines.
  • Add code stub (partial codes) to code editor of the problems which helps candidates to focus on writing the logic part for solving that particular problem rather than syntax.
  • Respond to queries/suggestions/issues from candidates solving problems on HackerEarth platform.
  • Work closely with the tech doc team to remove context or grammar ambiguities from questions.
 Desired Skills: 
  • Excellent knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and maths.
  • Excellent profile on some of the online judges (HackerEarth, HackerRank, Codeforces, Codechef, SPOJ etc.)
  • Candidates with experience in creating or testing problems for online Judges will be preferred.
We would love to hear from you if you like to code/hack in your spare time and have a neck for optimization. If you’re looking for an outstanding opportunity that you can really make your own, we would love to hear from you. In return you can look forward to being part of one of the coolest and fastest growing startups in the country offering outstanding professional growth and a healthy work culture.