IBM Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at IBM in July 2012.

Interview Details

Database questions (given a use case, design tables, write queries to get certain data out), Java OOP questions, synchronization in Java, HashMap + hashcode questions, Hibernate questions, Flex questions.

Interview Questions
  • I was asked some Hibernate questions that I wasn't prepared for.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Negotiated a little on salary and also got sign-on bonus
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 - 4 rounds of interviews
    Usual questions on programming especially C
    Linked Lists, bitmaps binary search trees
    Networking basics, TCP/IP, routing switching
    Some genric problem solvign type questions

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had 3 interviews for this position. Hiring 1st level manager, 2nd line manager, and one peer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at IBM in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contract to hire for specific project.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very professional and well organized. I was placed in a nice hotel and the interviewer comes to my room for interviewing. There were three rounds of interview and it was very well organized.

    Interview Questions
    • About my previous experience and my skill set assessment   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 weeks - interviewed at IBM

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 Telephonic, 1 Technical

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    HR contacted me to setup a technical phone interview with one of the team leaders.

    I had 1 hour lasting technical interview for a position at IBM Dublin office.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Comparison of merge sort and quick sort
      2. How stacks are implemented in computer architecture ? ( Not a data structure question )
      3. Polymorphism
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Generally 3-4 technical rounds.
    May ask directly write programs.
    Lot of experienced people so may meet with tough interviews.
    Core Java : Threading, collections, oops concepts, Design Patterns, Puzzles.
    Linux : commands, awk, sed tools, shell scripting.

    Interview Questions
    • Deign level questions like how you will design debugger.
      How you will design application with three tier architecture
      Lots questions on processes and management round questions.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Screening Round , 2. Technical 3. Technical, 4.Manager, 5.HR

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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