Hiring for any kind of technical role is never without risk. And let’s face it, it can be daunting to assess the nuances of talent and team fit in a few simple interviews plus a code exam. So how *should* we think about the value differences between:

1.  A great engineer and a decent one

2.  An experienced senior engineer or a talented junior

3.  A unicorn from a yak

Taylor Veino, gun.io Blog