What are the most important qualities in a developer?

This question is designed to unveil how you feel about the position you’re interviewing for and the attitude you’ll bring to the job. Interviewers are looking for an answer that strikes a balance between technical, problem solving, and soft skills (e.g. communication).

Remember that technical skills are important, but the best developers can learn any new language quite easily. What’s more important is the ability and the willingness to solve problems. That’s what programming is all about.

But an effective programmer also needs to be a team player. Few software products are built by a single developer, so it’s important to be able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Great developers are keen problem solvers and are eager to use their skills and energy to move the entire team forward.

Finally, a great developer is constantly refreshing their skill set. Because technology trends change so quickly, interviewers are looking for candidates who can adapt to new programming languages, frameworks, and tools.