How we hire

Our hiring
process

Antmicro is an R&D-focused engineering company, seeking world-class talents ready to dive into challenging projects that will shape the future of technology. Here’s a quick guide to help you prepare your application.

STEP 1:
Putting together your
application

First, you need to write your CV. Be succinct but include everything you think is relevant to your current application.

Describe your academic background and your graduation theses. Tell us about relevant previous positions. Those of you who are applying for engineering positions should mention your favorite open source projects, contributions and any other interesting technologies you have used or are simply passionate about. If you have a GitHub account (or similar), include a link. Describe your experience regarding working in Linux.

Those of you who are applying for non-technical posts should specify the tools and technologies you have been working with and any relevant projects which might help us get a better understanding of your work.

If you want to give us more background, a cover letter will be welcome.

STEP 2:
Screening interview

You will have a short, 30-minute long introductory video conference call via Google Meet. You will be interviewed by one of our employees who will inquire about your knowledge & your basic understanding of specific, job-related topics.

STEP 3:
Face-to-face interview(s)

If the first stage is successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview in one of Antmicro’s offices. Reserve up to 3 hours for it.

Some of you (the technical positions applicants) will start by filling in a simple self-assessment form describing your technical knowledge and experience. Based on the form or on your CV and any other materials supplied, you will then be interviewed by a few members of the team (technical and management). Interview topics may cover anything on your CV, extra materials you have provided, the form you have filled in, your education, experience and skills.

If you are applying for a technical post, be ready to write a few lines of code & present your use of the Linux command line (we’re not only evaluating your technical abilities, but also the way you approach problems). To conclude the meeting, a separate, 30-minute-long interview in English will take place to assess your language skills and general attitude towards working in an international environment.

Applicants for other roles can expect a dedicated practical test and a follow-up discussion to assess their strengths in general cognitive ability, social skills and role-related knowledge, all held in English.

If necessary, you may be asked to participate in further interviews to help us evaluate your candidacy in more detail.

STEP 4:
Review

The recruitment team, which will include technical and management staff members at different levels of seniority, will review all your application documents and feedback from your interviewers: general feedback, form scores, your CV, references, and work samples. If the team chooses to recommend your candidacy for hire, your application documents will be forwarded to an executive review for the final approval.

STEP 5:
Decision

If your application is successful, you will be offered a contract. Once signed, we will start your onboarding process. We offer full-time employment contracts only (no B2B or any other form). You will join us on an initial probationary period of three months. During this period your work performance, teamwork, language skills and general corporate suitability will be assessed. If both sides are happy, your employment contract will then be prolonged indefinitely.

For Polish speakers, our interviews are conducted in Polish and English; for non-Polish speakers the process is entirely in English.

On average, the recruitment process takes about a month, from the receipt of a full and correct application to a contract offer.

Before the interview

Study our website to find out more about the company, our core services and the technologies we work with and help creating. And most importantly, check out our projects on GitHub! Also, the corporate introduction on our Careers site will be helpful.

During the interview

Feel free to ask questions to your interviewers.

When asked to provide a solution, first define and frame the problem as you see it.

Describe how you want to address each part of the question, as your interviewer will be equally interested in your line of thought as well as the outcome.

If you don't understand a question or task - ask for help or clarification.

Don’t sell yourself short - share your thoughts and achievements, reveal your engineering attitude!

Respect your time limits - the engineers interviewing you will only have a limited time slot to conduct the meeting and assess your results.

Internships APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1:
Initial screening video call

Short, 30-minute introductory video conference call via Google Meet to learn about your ideas for an R&D internship project at Antmicro.

STEP 2:
Face-to-face interview(s)

Ca. 120-minute direct interview in an Antmicro office, combined with a short practical test. Interview topics may cover anything on your CV, extra materials you have provided, your academic curriculum, your open source projects.

Be ready to write a few lines of code & present your use of the Linux command line.

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