A Good Pull Request = a Good Cover Letter
A Pull Request is required for Engineering role applicants
Every tech interview involves some kind of code screening. We do it differently at Jina. Since we are completely open-source, it is a good way to evaluate your engineering skills based on your first Pull Request to Jina.
If you apply for one of our engineering roles, you can pick one project (Jina, Jina-Hub, Dashboard, Examples) and work on one bug or new feature. Submit your work via pull request and pass the CICD. Then we will review it.
Note that not only the code, but also the coding style, documentations, commit style, affect our evaluation.
A Good Starting Point
So what should you start to work on? Here are some good examples:
You are of couse not limited to this, choose your unique perspective and surprise us!
If you choose a very challenging task as the first pull request, it may take you too long and too much energy to finish. However, if you choose a very easy one, e.g. fixing a plural typo, then we can not fully evaluate your engineering skills.
It is your decision and wisdom to find a task at the proper size: proper enough to show your ability without overdoing it. Locking down the problem, estimating the difficulty and getting it done. This is the skillset we expect you to have.