What questions should you ask during a senior backend developer interview in a startup?

I’m interviewing for a senior backend developer role in a startup and I want to make sure I ask the right questions. What questions should I ask during the interview?

  1. What inspired the founding of the company? What are the company’s core values and how do they guide decision-making?
  2. What are the company’s long-term goals? What are the plans for achieving them?
  3. How would you describe the company’s culture? What kind of environment do employees work in?
  4. What challenges has the company faced so far and how were they overcome?
  5. How is the company funded? What are the plans for future funding?
  6. What are the company’s competitive advantages? How does it differ from other companies in the same industry?
  7. What is the company’s business model? How does it make money?
  8. What are the main products and services offered by the company? How are they developed and delivered?
  9. What are the company’s customer acquisition channels? How are they used to generate new business?
  10. How does the company measure success? What are the most important metrics that are tracked?