Interview process

What to expect as a candidate when you interview for a role at Umbra


Application review

You will receive an email confirmation that we’ve received your application. Once we have reviewed your application and your resume, someone will reach out with next steps.


Phone screen

To start, we typically reach out to set up a call with a member of our recruiting team. This conversation is meant to get everyone on the same page in terms of role expectations and salary. It’s an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your professional background and interests.


Hiring Manager interview

You meet with the Hiring Manager, who dives deeper into your skills, assesses how well you align with Umbra’s values, and, depending on the role, assigns homework or technical exercises. During this round, we take the time to get to know each candidate.


Final round

You will meet with several key team members to learn more about the full scope of the role and what life at Umbra looks like. We want to get to know you while you learn about us.

This format is quite typical across departments, but it’s not uncommon to see variations made to better accommodate both the candidate and the hiring team.

Interview advice

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Get to know us more

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Umbra is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.