Blackboard Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Junior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter for phone screen - asked about background experiences

    2:1 technical phone interview with senior engineers - asked mainly about experiences, specific Java questions, behavioral questions about how I dealt with certain situations

    On-site interview: 4 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with the team members. Asked mostly behavioral questions, described their group's work/objectives. Technical questions on Oracle/SQL, Java, Javascript included reading through some of their printed-out code and explaining line by line what the program does.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter to interview for this position, after an interview with the recruiter, I was scheduled for a phone interview with the hiring manager. Following that, I met in person with the hiring manager, and a team of people that I would be working with if I accepted the position. During the interview process, I needed to prepare a non-technical presentation for clients. My presentation skills were critiqued, and ultimately I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How would my past experience prepare me for selling a "plug and play"application?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is fairly straight forward. The trick is to come prepared and let your past accomplishments speak.

    1. Open source, eat it, love it, become it. Open up a github account, comment, fix, and contribute code. Get your name out there!
    2. Dressing in a suit, as with most Bay Area companies on your interview day is often discouraged. Go in looking sharp, i.e. respectable jeans, clean shoes, maybe an Atari t-shirt with a sports jacket.
    3. If you lack professional experience in the engineering role you're after, spin up some AWS nodes and start experimenting. Install Ruby, out together a few web apps... use jenkins to push the code from your github account to your personal AWS server. Most companies will will consider you over more qualified/educated candidates when you're able to express passion.
    4. Come prepared with a laptop and your own wi-fi hotspot. Techies who interview you do not want to interview you, it takes time out of their day when they could be doing more important things. You need to 'WOW' the engineer. Do this by talking about your skills without sounding 'cocky'. If the person interviewing you shows interest in, say, what ever solution you have experience with, offer to show him/her - impress them by taking out your laptop and showing off your code. Take it one step farther, show them your code in action by being prepared with your own wi-fi hotspot. There's nothing worst than being 95% ready to go and being held back by the lack of a public wi-fi access point, or worst yet, looking like an idiot when you enter the password wrong due to whatever reason. Be prepared, be 'Johnny on the spot'! I would even go as far as to drive up to the company the night before just to test that my wi-fi hotspot gets adequate coverage.
    5. Chemistry - Most Bay Area companies value culture. Let's face it, if you've been working with Merril Lynch for the past decade as an investment banker whose interviewing for a software development job based off of personal interest, chances are you're going to feel some culture friction. As with chemistry, be yourself... if being yourself is wearing a suit every day, engineering in SF is probably not for you. Tell a few jokes with the interviewers.
    6. Be straight forward! Engineers hate BS/red tape. We want the quickest, straightest route to project completion as possible. When the time comes, explain how, for instance, XXX Operating system managed to 'grind your gears' due to an inherent flaw, how you managed to over said issue, and how you celebrated said accomplishment with a satisfying locally brewed IPA. Again, be yourself, one would be hard pressed NOT to find a software company within the Bay Area that lacks a keg-o-rator.
    7. Interview them. Ask them questions about where they used to work, how long they've been with the organization, what tech blogs they read... offer some stories if you're associated with said blog. Earn their trust, if it's 20 minutes past the interviewer's allocated time slot, you two are having a good conversation, take a deep breath and ask them how they like working there and what their biggest day-to-day gripe(s) are. Often, said interviewer will be down right honest, you may choose not to work for said company. However, on the other hand, you just made a friend/connection.
    8. Meetups - go to as many meet ups re: the technology that peeks your interest, interact, contribute, and absorb.

    Bottom line, the perfect position for any said techie is out there, more specifically, right here in the Bay Area. Show your feathers, get hired, work your butt off, have some fun, go home, be happy!

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most interesting/most complex project you undertook in your spare time?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, the offer they gave me seemed fair
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Filled out online application, completed competency test online, had a phone interview and an on site interview is next. The test was pretty easy as long as you are familiar with computers, good grammar and basic math skills. The phone interview lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you would assist someone going through the registration process.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    Turn in application... Get call... Go in for interview.. Take a test... Get hired....
    EASY.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Level II Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sherman Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Blackboard in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was part of a company merger. There was no interview processs

    Interview Questions
    • Blackboard asks for self-evaluations as part of their annual review, but I have never received feedback from my evaluation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter who said that the hiring manager wanted him to set up a phone interview with myself and a few members of the staff. The process was fairly quick as I had the interviews just a few short days later which consisted of individual interviews with two staff members with a similar title to the job posting, one VP, and the direct manager for the position. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable. I was left with a great impression of the company.

    I thought the interview went well but never heard back from the recruiter. I contacted him several times through email and voice mail but he did not return any of them. Yes, I wanted the job, but I wish he would have sent me a quick 'no thank you', especially considering that I spend an entire day of my life interviewing with several members of the company. I eventually saw the position re-posted online.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Blackboard in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Setting up the interview took a little long with people being on leave and out of town, but from my experience the staff is very friendly and are genuinely looking for someone in the right fit for this position. Everyone I spoke to was very personable and their questions not only let me understand more about the position but they listened to me and answered my questions too. I never felt nervous because it was so relaxed and easy to talk to everyone.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with competing priorities?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Blackboard in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Everything was fine until I listed a former employer (competitor) and everything stopped.

    Interview Questions
    • Very easy upfront questions... Whats a difficulty you have over come in the last year...   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I could not due to non compete.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Service Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    It was a short first telephone screening with one of the recruiters in the US. The recruiter told me that I would get feedback until a specific date. Since I had no news I sent two e-mails in a time span of 20 days, to ask about the progress of my application, but the recruiter never replied.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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