Scheduled Maintenance on August 14th, 2016

HackerRank for Work will be down for scheduled maintenance on from 11:30pm PDT on Aug 14 – 01:30 AM PDT on Aug 15. We’ll be performing some system enhancements that’ll make your user experience even better (and faster) than it already is. During this time no one will be able to access the HackerRank platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this impact test candidates?

The tests interface will not be available during the maintenance window. Candidates will see a notification to come back at a later time. We will also ensure that candidates are allowed to start their Test only if they can complete it before the start of the maintenance window.

How does this impact CodePair sessions?

New CodePair sessions cannot start during the maintenance window, and up to 90 minutes prior to the start of the window. For sessions that are live as we approach the window, we will show warnings to the participants so they can complete their interview. Interview data recorded before the maintenance window starts will be safe.

How does this impact my reports?

You will not be able to view reports or dashboards during the downtime.

As always, if you have any questions, please email us at

Invite reminder emails

We added a new feature to HackerRank for Work: reminder emails. For each invite you send, you can opt to send one reminder email with customizable contents. This is a simple way to increase the number of candidates that attempt your tests.

Using the reminder emails feature is simple. Turn it on, select the timing of the reminder, and set the contents.

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You can enable reminder emails for a test from the miscellaneous section of its advanced settings. You can also set a default value for all invites you send in your personal user settings.

Do some spring cleaning with archived tests!

Your tests page just got a little tidier. Until now, all of your tests lived in one big list with no indication of whether or not the test was actively being used. To help communicate whether a test is in use or not, we’re introducing a separate listing of Archived Tests.


You can archive a test from your main test list by checking the box left of the name and clicking the archive button.

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All of your test’s data is retained, and you can restore it back to the main list at any time. Invites cannot be sent for an archived test, but any outstanding invites or in-progress candidates will not be affected.

We see the archived tests list as a way to declutter and focus your test list. By storing your old tests out of view, you can focus on the tests you’re actually using without worrying about losing any data.