Goldman Sachs Senior Software Engineer Core Java Interview Questions

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Senior Software Engineer Core Java Interview

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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2011.

Interview Details

It consisted of 10 rounds overall, as I couldn't commit an 8 hours at a stretch, I had to go there on 3 separate days. The first day consisted of five technical rounds. First interview was based on core java concepts. Second interview was based on product and simple java code. Third interview was based on agile and product. Fourth interview consisted of simple puzzles, a couple of codes to be written. Fifth interview mainly consisted of some analytical puzzles and some data structure based puzzles.

Second day consisted of a manager round and another technical round.

The final day consisted of a meeting with another manager, the manager's manager who sits in London, and anothe technical round based on a data structure question

Interview Questions
  • What data structure would you use for a dictionary? The dictionary should store word and meaning and must give meaning with speed 0(1).   View Answers (5)
  • Let's say the JVM doesn't have a Map implementation. How would you go ahead with implementing?   View Answer
  • Which data structure would you use to store Bank account data?   Answer Question
  • What are the advantages of a ThreadPool over a Thread?   Answer Question
  • Implement a singleton pattern and make it safe over the Reflections API, and how do you save it while cloning?   Answer Question
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