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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cision (Chicago, IL) in August 2010.

Interview

Fairly standard interview with the director and two senior software engineers. The engineers were fairly specific in their questions, maybe even a little nitty gritty, but nothing extreme. The Director (Waroon) is very mellow and is very good at directing the interview to get a good feel for the candidate. These are some of the questions that stood out. 1. Big table - Generated grid - explain the thought process of going from back end to front end. - Pagination - Efficiency (making sure you only pull the records that you need - look at echos queries. 2. Differences in efficiency for different types of joins for big tables (why outer vs inner) 3. Explain in depth a design pattern 4. What is a Generic and what are the benefits of using one. 5. What are the benefits of MVC 6. Interface vs abstract class 7. Talk about your process, from getting a requirements document to delivering a product 8. If you were to do a code review on someone, what things do you look out for

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  • Describe in depth a design pattern that you have used and why it was chosen   Answer Question
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