Fidelity Investments Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA).

Interview

Phone screening first, then on site 1:1 interview with 3+ people. Some detail technical questions, But more is about past experiences, such as what was most challenging issue you have ever faced, how did you work on it, what did you like most in your past job, etc

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments.

    Interview

    Applied for the job from the Fidelity career's website. HR reached out to me in few days and had discussion regarding my resume for 30 minutes. Forwarded my resume to Hiring manager and I had 4 more rounds of interview after that. Entire process completed within a month.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were related to Spring, hibernate, threading, database etc. - how does spring mvc work - spring security, aop (cglib vs dynamic proxy), transactions, different jdbc templates, template pattern, singleton bean vs singleton pattern, bean life cycle. - types of hibernate inheritance, joins 2 online/live coding and designing questions. Questions were quite simple and easy for me.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments.

    Interview

    Process took 2 weeks with Inital Telephone call with recruiter, two 30 mins telephone calls with the Managers. Very easy, they try to understand our interest and see the job fit

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly conversational, so specific technical questions   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments.

    Interview

    Interview was completely technical and 3 people interview me. Each person took 30 minutes and it went for one and half hour. Questions were tough and were related to previous project and they ask each and every aspect of their job requirements. They even ask about version tool and HPQC also.

    Interview Questions

    • questions about features in latest release in oracle Differences between previous and new release   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    (1) In person interview with recruiting firm. They just go over your resume and make sure you can comb your hair and speak cogent English. (2) Phone interview with a team Engineer. Very basic questions about your resume and experience. (3) On site interview. Behavioral questions with project manager, program manager and an architect. Asked to write some very primitive code and then unit tests for it. Asked to diagram a simple state machine on the white board. Asked some "what if" questions around designing an application architecture. Also interviewed with another team, same format as above, but assigned a coding assignment by email (command line Java timer application). Emailed in code and then was asked to walk through it at the in person interview and explain how it worked and why I wrote it that way.

    Interview Questions

    • All very easy. In person coding question was so trivial I started down a few more complex paths until I realized it really was that trivial.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes, got a larger signing bonus and salary.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (New York, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    they had a fit style call, then I was called in for an on campus interview. The on campus interview had 2 parts with 2 people. 1 fit, 1 analytial. The fit one was quite baisic however they seemed to be a bit too focused on my study abroad experiene which seems fairly irrelevent in my opinion

    Interview Questions

    • me an example how.you handles an upset member..... what were you're steps in solving this etc...... how have you handles bad feedback from your boss... what did you do to improve..... what were your stats as far as.performance at your last job....... how well can you analyze.....   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Smithfield, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Smithfield, RI) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Hr called me, then a phone interview. After that was the usual interview with 4 people. And a final interview with VP.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult was asking a command with options. But just naming the coomand was enough.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotioation.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Durham, NC) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Good and understanding. To the point and well organized. The interviews are very timely and dont waste time. They asked technical questions about Java and J2ee which i worked and applied positon for same skill

    Interview Questions

    • How to manage large projects   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Merrimack, NH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Merrimack, NH) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I was referred by a company's employee. This is a contractor position. A week later, I was put in 1/2 hour technical interview via the phone. The questions included Java multithreading, singleton design pattern, server-side JSP, HTTP protocols, XML, etc. I then was called in for the face-to-face interview. I was told it was supposed to be group/panel setting, but when I arrived, there was only one person sitting in the conf. room and the other person was on the phone (I guess he was working from home that day!!!). The first face-to-face interview lasted for one hour. They throw more questions on me first (adding cookies, more Java threading, serialization, etc). The guy who was on the phone had very heavy accent, therefore, I constantly struggled with understanding his questions. Next hour, I was interviewed by two engineers from Boston via the phone again. They did not ask any question but asked me if I had any question. I asked them about what project they were working on. How did the product being tested and supported? Most questions I asked were process related. I cannot believe I was the one who tried o fill that one hour. interview. Finally, I was interviewed with the Director. The first question was "Do you have any Java experience?" I thought "my god, didn't you read my resume? Java was the major programming language I have been developing in the past 12 years" but I answered (with a smile), yes. Before I left the company, I was told "You will be contacted no matter what". I have never heard from the company despite I wrote a thankyou email and asked being notified as soon as the final decision is made. I tried to call again. I got the answer was the decision has not been made. It hen heard from my friend that they have hired someone else who is "younger". My conclusion is: they did not want me first place. Because my friend submitted my resume, therefore, they have to do something about it. There was no reason they can reject me, therefore they did not even bother to let me know the decision.

    Interview Questions

    • What is Singleton design pattern? Give me a recent example you have implemented.   1 Answer
    • What is HTTP protocol? What is the difference between POST and GET method?   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Technical interview followed by Personal interview

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