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Technical Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Murex.
Interview Details – Applied online on their company website, got an answer a few weeks later to take a technical exam. This is mostly SQL, linux commands, XML, and finding the problem in error reports. Then received 2 interviews afterwards. First is mostly behavioral and going over the exam and the second is more technical.
Interview Question – A question about an error in their system with an error in a SQL statement. Answer Question
Integration Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Murex in April 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview 1 hour long all technical questions
Complexities of Vector Link List
Implement fibonacci series
Interview Question – How to reduce Complexity of a fibonacci series Answer Question
Integration Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Murex in April 2012.
Interview Details – Got the interview by applying online. First a screening phone call to make sure that you understand what you have applied to and also to make sure that everything on your resume is Ok. Then comes a phone call, usually someone from the integration team who would ask you about what's listed in your resume. Make sure you know all definitions for this interview as well as basic algorithms, as stupid as this may sound I got stuck trying to define a class/object in Java and coming up with a decent algorithm to calculate root square using (Newton's sequence).
Integration Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Murex in October 2008.
Interview Details – Made contact with an HR recruiter at a University event, spoke with the recruiter and then presented my CV. Was then contacted for an initial phone interview after a week (some logic problems albeit not very technical) , then by another interviewer (more technical problems). Two weeks passed before I received an invite for an on site interview in NY, all graciously arranged by the company. Upon my arrival was directly ushered in to take a knowledge test on technical skills (Math and Computer Science). I was then interviewed by 4 members of their team and felt the first couple of interviewers were in a hurry and just throwing in their questions before moving on. All interviews consisted of a brief summary of what they did, what I have done, before trying to solve 2-3 problems/algorithms and then moving on.
That last day of interview was short but intense but I think that was the intent. Like any other place I think it has its cast of characters that you would enjoy to work with and some that you wouldn't.
Risk Management Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Murex.
Interview Details – 1st round - written test and small HR interview :
Written test consists of questions from different sections such as Maths, Finance, programming, UNIX, database. Not enough time to complete all the questions. Only expected to do as much as possible withing the given time.
Some of the questions are:
1. Define derivative for function f(x) at point x0
2. Write the taylor series expansion at x0
3. Question on differentiation using product rule.
4. Questions on geometric series and arithmetic series
1. write outputs of C programs (scope of variables, control structures - program on prime numbr generation , arrays)
2. What is a pointer ? When it is used in C
3. situations where C have to pointers but other programming languages (C++) can use other ways
1. main concept of relational databases
2. SQL query to retrieve data
1. What is a stock
2. What is a bond
3. How to value a bond and calculate yield (bond paying 8% coupon for 10 years, face value = 100)
4. Calculation of loan repayment
5. what is an option ? what are different types of options ? parameters which affect option value
2nd round : technical interview
There were three managers in the interview panel, each from different risk teams (market, credit, collateral). This round consists of various types of question such as technical, logical and behavioral.
Some of the technical questions are:
1. What is VaR
2. Explain Monte Carlo simulation
3. What is credit risk
4. What is the life cycle of a bond and what are risk involved
5. What is the difference between basel 2 and basel 3 regulations
Interview Question – a logic question which involved probability Answer Question
Financial Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Murex in December 2013.
Interview Details – Interview was conducted via video conference with a director and a senior consultant.
Interview Question – no technical questions.
very basic questions about TVM, Bond, and termstructure.
all the other questions from CV Answer Question
Processing Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Murex in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1.First round with HR. One written test on Maths, database and basic programming knowledge.
2.Second round with team members and team head.Questions on background and previous work. They're very nice.
3.Third round with other team members and team head. Similar to 2nd interview, very pleasant. Helpful advices are given.
Interview Question – What is your biggest disadvantage? Why? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Financial Software Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Murex in February 2014.
Interview Details – Attended technical test
Interview Question – Part 1 is compulsory 3 questions...write a page on what you know about murex? Why do you want to work for murex? & a 3rd question along the same line
Part 2 is compulsory also & consists of 5 maths wordy questions
eg. You have 3 jugs 12L, 7L & 5L & an infinite supply of water...list the steps to end up with two jugs filled with exactly 6L each.
Eg. 2 trains one travelling from Liverpool to London and another travelling from London to Liverpool leave the stations at the same time. They pass each other at one point after which the train from london reaches its destination one hour later whereas the train from Liverpool reaches its destination 4 hours later...how many times faster was one train going than the other?
Questions from capital markets & risk sections...
What is netting? When is it used?
What is collateral management? When is it used?
What is the definition of VaR? What are 3 ways it is calculated?
What is beta? How is it calculated?
What is the difference between OTC and listed?
Effect of negative correlation on a portfolio?
IT - what is SQL?
What is XML? What are the main commands used? Answer Question
Graduate Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through other source and interviewed at Murex.
Interview Details – Initial meeting with staff at career expo. Very friendly staff.
I sent my application via email and was asked to resend to the recruitment page on the Murex site.
I was then invited to a undergo a technical test. very similar to an exam - 20 questions i think 2 hours.
We were welcomed by a friendly member of staff and given the paper.
we were told to ask questions if we needed clarification.
After the test we were told that we would get an answer within 2 weeks.
Interview Question – most coding questions were C code - I have never learnt C so decided to use assumptions and my knowledge of Java to answer the questions. I explained my answers.
There were questions on linux OS.
Questions on threads
Questions on OOP and Java
Questions on database - SQL as well as designing a small database to answer client needs View Answer
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