Akamai Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2014
Updated Apr 25, 2014
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Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
Application Details

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Akamai in April 2011.

Interview Details

Followed employee referral. First did technical phone screen with hiring manager, this consisted of discussion of background potential work once in the position and scheduling optimization question. Brought in to interview with two groups, this was done over 3/4 of a day in a series of two person team sessions with a break for lunch with the managers from both groups Questions included fundamental computer science including networking, algorithm design, and threading and race condition prevention in addition to optimal scheduling though experiment. Discovered afterwards that this question just appeared in the Huffington Post article "15 Ridiculously Hard Job Interview Questions From Top Employers Like Google, Goldman Sachs."

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Yes, negotiation was possible although limited after an offer was proffered. You need to set a clear expectation before the first paper offer is sent out.
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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kraków (Poland)
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    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Akamai in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    steps: initial communication (staffing agency), phone screening (staffing agency), phone HR interview (internal HR), phone technical interview, one-time on-site meeting (3 meetings, 1h each). Questions regarding practical knowledge about networking (HTTP/S, DNS, Ping), SQL, programming, moderate math.

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