TTP Candidate Skill Assessment

Thank you for your interest in the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline’s (TTP) Candidate Skill Assessment. The goal of this assessment is to identify individuals who are great candidates for early-career, in-demand developer jobs in New York City.

Through a mix of code-challenge questions, application building, and in-person coding and interview questions, candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate they have the skills NYC’s businesses are looking for: the ability to use code and critical thinking to solve problems, communication skills, and additional items including passion for tech.

To be alerted about our next round of candidate review, please be sure to sign-up below!

What to expect

There are three parts to the assessment and a survey to collect some basic information about you and your interests. If you successfully complete this process, you will be eligible for referral to opportunities with our employer partners.

Prerequisites: Tell Us About You

Before your begin the assessment, we’ll ask you some basic questions about you, your interests and your background in the following survey.

Stage 1: Coding Challenges

Candidates who meet requirements and complete the prerequisite section will be invited to demonstrate proficiency through a few basic coding challenges.

Stage 2: Application Build

We’ll send you some specs and ask you to build an application to showcase your skills for specific roles.

Stage 3: In-person Interview

We’ll invite you to meet with us for a technical and behavioral interview to review your code and resume.

What we’re looking for

We will be reviewing your submissions and measuring your ability to use code and critical thinking to solve problems. To learn more about the skills we’re measuring, be sure to read through the resources below.


Read through the following resources for more information about the skills measured in the Candidate Skill Assessment and how best to prepare for early career roles.

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Candidate Spotlight

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Luis, iOS Engineer at Spotify; C4Q AccessCode Fellowship Grad

When he arrived in the US at the age of 11 as an undocumented immigrant, Luis at first found it hard to adapt to a new lifestyle and language far from his friends and family in Ecuador. Thanks to the support of his parents, hard work, and persistence, Luis was able to pursue his dream of a tech career by earning a degree in computer science from Queens College. But following graduation, he found himself under-prepared, uncertain, and lacking the confidence to land a job as a software engineer. Unwilling to let go of his dream, Luis got a job working as a gaucho in a Brazilian steakhouse to support himself, and was admitted to C4Q’s AccessCode Fellowship. C4Q connected him not only to relevant mobile engineering skills, but also to TTP’s Talent Team which partnered with Spotify to surface emerging talent like Luis for their 2018 NYC Technology Fellowship. Today, Luis is living his dream as an iOS associate engineer at Spotify.