Riverbed Technology Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology.

Interview

Basic algorithms (insertion/deletion), search etc. Emphasis is on following the API. One of the questions was relatively difficult that had to do with conversion of one type of a data structure to another and doing so efficiently (by using indexing). Nothing an experienced programmer couldn't do in his/her sleep.

Negotiation

At the time, I needed visa sponsorship, and the former OPNET was offering it. I had no room for negotiation.

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    Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    5 rounds of 45 minutes interview each. In person interview at their office in SF. Initially contacted by the recruiter for a phone screen. Company moves fast and is very persistent. Company is small and not in a area where there is much room for expansion beyond WAN Op.

    Interview Questions

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    Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter was from Riverbed. He was respectful and communicative throughout. They did a very good job of staying in contact and communicating before and after the interviews. The interview questions were well thought out and did not repeat themselves from person to person. It was nice not to have yet another "how fast can you code a contrived problem under pressure without time to think about it." or obscure trivia question. Most of the questions were about deep understanding and background knowlege and ability, rather than specific trivia. I felt like they wanted an engineer who understands how systems work, _and_ could code, rather than just a code monkey.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) How does an ISR work (All the way from the beginning to the end) 2) Data structures and approaches such as when to use a hash table, tree, list, etc. on a conceptual level   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The recruiter wanted to make sure he understood my full compensation, so he could match the offer. They gave me what I asked for.

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    Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (Sunnyvale, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter initially. I think they got my resume from the career fair in the college... Had a phone screen interview, went well.. I think the interviewer was dumb since he dint understand any of my research projects.. Then I got an email from him asking to solve a C test, and I think i did really well, so I got a onsite call within minutes I sent the solution via email.. The onsite started with a simple C test... had some dumb and ambiguos questions.. None of the interviewers asked my about my experience or research project. They asked a couple of questions about my course projects. They asked me some intelligent questions, about how vectors are implemented in C++ etc.. Programming questions were more focused towards the product.. Overall, the ppl there dont know how to judge a person.. and I can say that since I interviewed with 8 companies, and got an offer from 7 of them..

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    Reasons for Declining

    They selected some "really" dumb people.. so i believe it is not the right place to work...

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