I like their insouciance:
You need to be able to prove to us that you can keep up. We think that means you should be a Junior or Senior in Comp Sci Engineering (or equivalent). Listen, smarty-pants – you WILL be given a programming test. We know it seems dire, but hey, there are a lot of people out there who can’t do it. Statistically, you are among them. So prove us wrong, take the test, then we can get down to work.