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IBM Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 24, 2014
Updated Dec 24, 2014
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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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    initial communications with the company - Email/ Employee referral/ Through the job portal,
    organization and planning of the interview - Phone interview from one of the company offices followed by an one on one interview
    number and type of interviews - Two technical followed by one personality test and one round with the Human Resources team to determine where the candidate fits

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what you would do differently for one of your already successful assignments   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IBM in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring team made false promises while interview regarding project and location detail,
    Candidates made to wait for hours without interview being conducted.
    Condescending nature of interviewers and HRs

    Negotiation Details
    Very short. They made one offer and stuck to it till the end. Added a joining bonus in the end
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Good

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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
  6.  

    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 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviews
     Phone Interview
     1:1 Interview
     Group/Panel Interview
    Tests
     Skills Test
     Personality Test
     Drug Test
     IQ/Intelligence Test

    Interviews
     Phone Interview
     1:1 Interview
     Group/Panel Interview
    Tests
     Skills Test
     Personality Test
      IQ/Intelligence Test
    Other
     Background Check
     Presentation
     Other

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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