BlackBerry Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2012.

Interview Details

- Applied through Jobmine
- On campus interview at University of Waterloo
- Fairly easy interview: knowledge based questions, zero lines of actual code written, behavioral questions.
- Offer extended through Jobmine.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    They called me for an interview on location. It was a one hour interview with half hour about my previous work experience. Then they asked me technical questions about C++.

    I am still waiting to hear from them after 3 weeks!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BlackBerry in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    There were three people interviewing separately, 2 technical interviews and one with department Director. The technical interviews were around problem solving skills, algorithms, and one creative problem to solve. I made my homework by going through the interview sites before this interview to see the brain teasers and polish the problem solving skills. The creative problem I was solving was described in details with a C code sketch.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was not very hard. It was mostly about your previous experience and some simple questions like the difference between abstract class and interface in Java.

    Interview Questions
    • When would you use interface over abstract class in Java?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job position on RIM career website. Usually the positions posted in the past 1 week will get response. My position was posted one day before I applied for it. Then I got an phone call for phone interview schedule. I scheduled a few days later. The phone interview last about 30min. One week after the phone interview, I got anther phone call to schedule onsite interview. They booked the flight to Dallas (TX) and hotel for me. The Dallas office is very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. How does RAKE receiver work?   Answer Question
    • 2. OFDM (high PAPR)   Answer Question
    • 3. What access type is used in LTE UL? Why? How does it work?   Answer Question
    • 4. HARQ: can we have parallel HARQ, i.e., can we send new packets when the HARQ process for an earlier packet has not finished?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Traveled to Ottawan, ON for the interview. Conducted a 1:1 interview with a senior developer that lasted for approximately 30 minutes. The interviewer wasn't friendly at all, so it made the interview experience a sour one. He led me into the room and started by asking my previous work experience and then follow up with an algorithm problem, and was then followed by straight forward general questions regarding JAVA.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you draw an "X" on a screen made from smaller "x"s?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Both interviews were very technical. Lots of questions about architecture, networking, virtualization and various aspects of hardware planning/management. Had some behavioral questions as well.
    Easy questions included port numbers for different services, osi model and such.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    applied online, phone interview after 2 weeks, then 1 to 1 interview. overall the interview was positive. no offer tho.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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