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Cerner Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Cerner.

Interview Details

I applied online, got call from HR with basic behavioral questions, questions about resume experience, then follow-up skype interview that was technical, lasted about an hour. Waiting to hear back, and not sure if there are more rounds to come

Interview Questions
  • Basic OOPs stuff - create a class that has info about some disease, and can be updated easily, how would you record the time of the disease report   Answer Question
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A mix between behavioral questions and your experience with different languages. They asked questions that ranged from "Describe a time where you had to tell someone they were doing something wrong, and how did you approach them?" to "Give me a language where you have to manage your memory and one that you don't have to manage it"

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about debugging your code if a client brought up issues with the program.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruited from a campus career fair.

    The Skype interview consisted of two parts: typical personality questionnaire and a technical portion.

    "Tell me about a time when you didn't get along with your boss."
    "Tell me about a project you worked on that you're proud of."
    "Can you explain what a garbage collector is?"
    "Tell me how you would create a program for a simple game, like chess or checkers in an OOL."

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy and very organized interview process. Standard questions from glassdoor like prepare BST with duplicates for "CERNER", write a program to find max number read input from user and return max number. ACID properties. Given a program and asked to find what exceptions will occur in this.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not the exact profile I was looking for and salary non negotiable.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Fake promises

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 18 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Got an HR call after I submitted the resume online. After that they flew me directly for onsite to Kansas. The interview was very simple. 3 1-hr interviews with 3 architects.
    Some of the questions were:
    1.chess game using oops concept
    2.print Foo if number is divided by 5 and bar if number is divided by 7 and foobar if number is divided by 5&7.
    3.find a number using Binary search algorithm
    4.Normalization
    5.difference between memory managed and non-memory managed languages.
    6.things a programmer should be careful in a memory managed language
    7.how do u approach a bug
    8.difference between unit testing and integration testing
    9.different types of testing.
    10.unit test cases for string reversal
    11. gave a code and was asked to find where null pointer exception was occurring.
    12.joins in database.
    13. gave a code was asked what it does- it was for string reversal.
    14.difference between array and linked list.
    15.complexity of binary search when array is not sorted.
    16. binary search tree for Cerner

    And then a lot of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    had a phone interview with HR and got selected for onsite interview which is four rounds

    Interview Questions
    • Ever thing is on Glass door. Most of the are like S A R( Situation action result) kinda questions   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay is very less

    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call from recruiter. Was called onsite and had 3 rounds of technical interviews

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter at the beginning of the process. I was asked to submit my resume on the Cerner job site after speaking to the recruiter, and we moved on from there. An interview was scheduled for two weeks out, where I would have an interview with three of Cerner's software developers.

    The interviews were a combination of programming questions, from analyzing code to defining various terms, and one or two behavioral questions.

    This included questions about...
    - Unit Testing
    - Database Normalization
    - Binary Trees
    - Relational Databases
    - Time Complexity of Linked Lists

    Nothing was particularly difficult about any of the questions, and only one kind of caught me off guard, only because I wasn't familiar with the term.

    Afterwords, I received the offer roughly a week later. After asking some questions and going through some analysis, I came to the conclusion that this job wasn't right for me, and I declined it.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    After comparing my current situation and on the offer I received, I did not feel the offer was worth the move.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 13 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I came to know about this company from a friend who recently joined Cerner. I sent the HR an email and she called me immediately and asked some questions based on my resume and work authorization, Then she setup an onsite interview for 2 weeks later.
    I drove to Kansas City and they booked Shereton hotel in the downtown which was pretty awsome.
    On the interveiw day I drove to the Office , there were around 8 more candidates then an HR person took all of us and asked us to sit in some reserved seats in the cafetaria. Although 4 candidates were interviewed in seperate rooms.
    I had 3 one -one interviews, each lasting around an hour.
    All three of interveiwers were software architects for different teams working there for around 15 years. They asked me some behavorial questions like "Tell me a situation where you met the deadlines by working hard" etc.
    and some technical questions. All the questions were from the previous thread so it was pretty simple.
    In particular I was asked the following questions:

    ** Write a program which prints number from 1-75 but if the number is divisible by 5 it will print "Foo", if its divisible by 7 it prints "Bar" and if its divisible by both 7 and 5 then it print "FooBar".

    ** Unit test a function which uses the following parameters :
          reversestring(originalString, stringToBeReversed, stringReverseTo,max)
       (Come up with as many test cases as possible)

    ** Design a chess game using OOP concepts.

    ** What are pointers, how are they used, what is a wild pointer.

    ** What is buffer overflow.

    ** what is First chance exception,

    ** Design an unbalanced BST using the word "CERNER" , duplicates allowed.

    ** What is difference between Inheritance and Encapsulation.

    **Difference between unit testing and integration testing.

    ** What is Normalization and Denormalization in database.

    ** What is RDBMS

    ** Difference between arrays and linked list . which should be used where.

    ** Describe how will you find number 9 in a sorted array of number from 1-20, using Binary Search,

    ** what is the complexity of Binary search,

    ** Gave me a piece of code and asked how where this code will throw an exception ( basically it was to throw a null point exception at a place, easy to find out)

    ** Describe how will you design an employee database in a company. (High level design)

    Its an easy interview process, the interviewers were pleasant.
    Some suggestions:
    When they ask behavioral questions, always give an example.
    They will ask a question about how you find a bug and corrected it, Please prepare this question well. Apart from that its very easy.

    I got a call 2 days later and then final offer after 4 days. I am going to accept it soon.

    Interview Questions
    • The only unexpected question was to design a employee database because it wasnt in the previous thread :) but it was easy   View Answers (16)
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was good
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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