Why take this approach?
We are a small, close-knit and remote team whose strength lies in the connection between people, shared goals and attitudes. Sure, we all have different opinions, but core values and characters are mostly aligned. It is hugely important to us, and to your success here, that you are a good fit.
Technical ability beyond that requested is great, but it won’t give you an advantage – it’s not the key to success in this position.