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Updated Apr 29, 2014
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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2014.

Interview Details – An alumnus notified my school of internship opportunities in his team. I applied for the position by directly sending my resume to the alumnus, but it was also possible to apply for the position through the company website.

The interview process consisted of two rounds, both technical. In the first round, I interviewed with both the team lead and an engineer in the team.

Interview Questions

  • First Round: Implement a stack. How would you reverse the order of elements in the stack?   Answer Question
  • Second Round (3 Questions):
    - Given an n-dimensional hypercube with 10 cubes to an edge, how many cubes would be on the surface of the hypercube?
    - Create a function to determine whether a loop exists in a Linked List.
    - How would you use object oriented programming to design a chess (or checker) game?
      Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not try to negotiate.


1 person found this helpful

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Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Honolulu, HI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Spirent Communications in January 2014.

Interview Details – Took 1 month for the full process. 2 rounds. One phone interview followed by a 2 hr skype interview. Interview was easy. Basic questions. Offer was confirmed within a week. Best learning experience. Greater projects are provided. Work load is not too much.

Interview Question – Basic questions on ruby and C++   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Neutral Experience

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern

Interviewed at Spirent Communications

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by onsite interview.

Interview Question – Reviewed resume and asked if worked with certain programs/languages. Nothing hard.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Spirent Communications.

Interview Details – I was invited for an on-site interview. There were 6(!) one-hour long interviews.

Interview Question – Soft questions like describe a challenging situation where you disagreed with your team. How did you resolve it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Testing/Intern Interview

Software Engineer Testing/Intern
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2013.

Interview Details – 2 round
first, manager, behavior questions, and questions on resume
second round, technical questions about javascript, ruby, and database concept.some java questions, network questions. unix questions

Negotiation Details – ask for more rate,but get rejected. and hr sucks. response huge slow


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Spirent Communications in July 2009.

Interview Details – Initially the recruiter called, and analyzed the background and skill set match for the job position.
Asked about my current salary at the previous company and scheduled a 1:1 interview.

Interviewed with about 5-6 people 45min - 1 hour each. More technical. C++ focused questions.
Following areas were tested
Understanding of C++, STL, Boost - questions
Programming - Queues operations, Simple sort / search programs, basic array operations programs
Questions on previous work
Networking based questions to test my understanding of networks, TCP / UDP, subnets, IP, Multicast video etc.,
Security protocols based questions.

Interview Question – The interview was easy   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Firmware Engineer Interview

Senior Firmware Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Spirent Communications in July 2010.

Interview Details – 1 phone interview and 5 people on site.

Interview Question – How to deal with the cross clock domain signals?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Spirent Communications in November 2010.

Interview Details – What a cool team! Things flowed smoothly through the interview process and I was very happy with the results. I met one on one with 6 people. All were accomplished and bright. The atmosphere was open and friendly, and the challenges of the work were openly discussed.

Interview Question – Questions based on general approach to solving problems were harder to answer than typical skill related questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple and straight forward. The compensation and benefits were explained well and I was offered what I asked for.


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Staff Software Engineer Interview

Staff Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Spirent Communications in February 2010.

Interview Details – I was interviewed for about 7 hrs 1:1 with the team members mostly about the network protocols I have developed in past. Phone interview was about some questions in C++

Interview Question – Describe about OOPS, over-riding and overloading   Answer Question

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