I am a SDE 2 on a team with one other SDE 2, one SDE, and my manager. My manager mentioned that we'll be going to lunch with a Senior SDE candidate. We are in the later stages of the interview process with him, and this team lunch is mostly to get a feel for the culture fit.
How can I make the most of this lunch, both for me and the team? Is there a list of questions or guidelines that I can follow? It's going to be informal, but I want to make the most of our time together.
My goal is to determine whether he is a good fit for the team, and see how well he'll be able to advise my colleagues and me. My longer-term goal is to grow into a Senior SDE myself, so I also want to see if he is someone who can help me with that growth.
Any suggestions or advice?
I know if I were in his shoes, I'd probably lean on the reverse interview questions here. Maybe there is a similar resource of "lunch interview questions"?