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Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Radio Software Developer, Interview

Radio Software Developer,

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

Interview Details – For interns you submit a resume, transcript online. If you are selected then Phone-Interview of 1 hour. During the interview they asked a question from each of my completed 3rd software engineering courses.

Interview Question – What is does the keyword volatile mean?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation because it was a standard Intern offer.

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Director of Marketing Interview

Director of Marketing
Miami, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2010.

Interview Details – Excellent process. They have a very good and solid interview process to hire prospect employees. It is very well organized and they have no problem organizing travel arrangements if needed.

Interview Question – Knowledge of the market.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was good but not that much flexible.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2010.

Interview Details – Interviews are mostly based on what you have in RESUME, basic programming language and some additional skills which makes you unique. Prior job experience helps. HR process is very simple, phone call and then group interview with 2-4 employees

Interview Question – Interviews are short   Answer Question

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Software Test Automation Developer Interview

Software Test Automation Developer
Sunrise, FL

I interviewed at BlackBerry in December 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was really great. To the point questions and discussion regarding previous experience. Lots of detailed questions regarding test censorious, programming languages. Networking related questions and experience with coding on handheld devices. Really awesome manager.

Interview Question – Various business question that can impact company.   Answer Question

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Radio/Protocols Stack Software Developer Interview

Radio/Protocols Stack Software Developer
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and got phone interview call based on background. After clearing phone interview I got called for on site interview.

Interview Question – Questions on past projects, cache, hamming codes. C coding questions.   Answer Question

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Technical Writer Interview

Technical Writer
Cary, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview, followed by interview. The interview was an hour or hour and a half long, with multiple interviewers and included general questions, questions about previous jobs, and the "tell me about a time when ...." questions. I've had tougher interviews, but I've also had lighter ones.

Negotiation Details – Negotiated salary and got a bump from the initial offer

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HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern) Interview

HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern)

Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details – 6 Interviews. Questions about my prior projects. Technical questions included questions on locks, deadlocks, threads, string manipulations

Interview Question – Behavioural questions ( why you?)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable

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Radio Software Intern Interview

Radio Software Intern
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online. got a call and interview was completely technical on whats on my resume

Interview Question – Pretty easy on what i know   Answer Question

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Mechanical Designer Co-op Interview

Mechanical Designer Co-op
Sunrise, FL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Talked with recruiter at campus who said BlackBerry wasn't accepting resumes but told me to apply online. After I applied I emailed her later and she responded that the interview process would begin soon. Got contacted for a phone interview with the manager. Interview began with explaining points on my resume while the manager looked for a point to segue into the technical interview. Questions were very technical, asking about different aspects of Mechanics of Materials (beam bending) and a general physics question about buoyancy. Manager was more interested in how I came about finding the answer rather than whether I was right or not. I was contacted a couple weeks later over phone offering me the position.

Interview Questions

  • When you fix a beam to a wall and add a shear force at the end of the beam, where does the beam fail first?   Answer Question
  • Which type of beam would be stronger against a shear force at its end: a hollow circular tube or a solid cylindrical bar both with the same cross-sectional area?   Answer Question
  • If you have a boat in water and you want to sink the boat, how would you go about doing it? How does the boat stay above water normally?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Pay was very good compared with other companies.

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Radio Software Integration Interview

Radio Software Integration
Sunrise, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2013.

Interview Details – you need to apply for the position in the company website.
Later i got a mail from the recruiter that i need to give a phone interview.
The phone interview went for about an hour which is done by two individuals.
1st person asked me more about the projects i mentioned in my resume and technical questions regarding in the field of RF.
2nd person is completely technical round.

Negotiation Details – as it iwas an intern position so i was not able to negostiate

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