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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Mobile Applications Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

Interview Details – I was an intern for two semesters before I applied back for the same team after graduation, so my experience may be shorter than others.

My interview for the intern position was a phone screen that lasted a little longer than an hour with 4 developers and 2 managers. The managers explained the projects that the respective teams owned while the developers asked questions. The questions mostly consisted of object oriented design principles of Java and regular expressions.

I applied through the public employment portal. The process took close to a month from scheduling an interview, through the background check, until I had an offer. The interview consisted of 6 rounds, 4 of them being technical questions or riddles and the other two regarding my experience outside of BlackBerry.

Interview Question – For my internship the most expected question was whether or not interfaces are supported in C++. I answered, no that's a Java only construct. The interviewer then asked if I was familiar with the virtual keyword in cpp, at which point I realized that you could create an equivalent of a Java interface in cpp by creating an abstract class with only pure virtual member functions. A great question.

For my full time interview, there a few trickster questions regarding memory management in C/C++ (e.g. when and where will this program crash, where is the memory leak, etc.) as well as a few general binary search tree and linked list questions. Expect a few questions regarding running time and concurrency, but nothing too grueling.
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Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was simple enough, but seemed to draw out for too long. They offered me more than my ballpark figure was with good benefits. The longest and most grueling part was the background check.

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Software Engineer Interview

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Seattle, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

Interview Details – Interview was pretty quick. They needed people ASAP at the time I started there. Regular intervirew questions, not that much technical.

Interview Question – OS level question I didn't know about   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them I got another offer higher from another company, they raised their offer by 10K.

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Software Development Engineer INTERN Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Very easy, discussed project from previous internship

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Manager of Innovation Interview

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Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details – Typical with background check. Must have a lot of info to verify your who you claim to be.

Interview Question – What year and day did you graduate high school.   Answer Question

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Software Developer Intern Interview

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Irving, TX

I applied online and interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Applied via Indeed.com for the Product Delivery Team . Got a call to schedule first round phone interview. The first round interview was taken by one of the team members and was technical but nothing too difficult. Like basic questions on OOPS and other test cases such as functionality of a calculator. Then a second round phone interview was scheduled which I expected to be more technical but that was actually by the team lead and she only asked HR type questions.

Interview Question – what have you worked in mobile development ?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

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

Interview Details – Phone screening followed by on site interview

Interview Question – Operating System concepts, deadlocks, etc   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Can negotiate

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Software Developer
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2012.

Interview Details – There were 2 rounds. 1st was HR round and the questions were directly from resume. 2nd Round was Technical, I was asked questions from my academic projects and basic questions from C++.

Interview Question – Difference between Java and C++? Which is faster?   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

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

Interview Details – Job fair interview.
Basic questions on C, C++ and JAVA like size of integer, sizeof() related questions.

Interview Question – Main question was how to reverse the words in a sentence
eg: "This is a test sentence." output should be "sentence test a is This."
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Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer
Sunrise, FL

I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in April 2011.

Interview Details – Very straightforward and technical questions were mostly from what I claimed to know in my resume.

Interview Question – Where title would you like to pursue in the next five years.   Answer Question

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Wireless IOT Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dallas, TX

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

Interview Details – It was a telephonic interview before onsite.
The interview was easy. The interviewer was cool and supportive.
Most of the questions he asked were from resume. He asked me to explain MIMO, difference between spatial diversity and spatial multiplexing, PAPR in OFDMA, ISI mitigation in OFDM, hidden terminal issue, CSMA CA, difference between TCP and UDP, Active states in bluetooth, DNS call flow.

Interview Question – Most of the questions are from my resume. So it wasn't difficult.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Had another offer.

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