IronPort Systems Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IronPort Systems in July 2011.
Interview Details – manager contact me and setup the onsite interview. there are 4 people, each of them give me a 1:1 interview. They asked some questions, and ask to code on white board.
Interview Question – find the common number of two int arrays. discuss the complexity Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IronPort Systems in July 2007.
Interview Details – Interview consisted of a 30-minute phone screen with both organizational and technical questions, followed by two half-day interviews. The half-day interviews consisted of 4-5 sessions of 45 minutes each, one-on-one. About 3/4 were engineering/technical interviews, and the remaining with management (including one senior manager).
Interviews are generally quite professional. Technical content varies from simple engineering problems to light computer science. Interviews with managers were largely character-oriented, and balanced with "pitching" the job. This was, however, during a more employer-competitive time.
- Demonstrate how you would perform insertions into a binary tree in a thread-safe manner. Answer Question
- Discuss your philosophy on branching techniques and release management with common revision management systems. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was fairly simple. My salary requirement was met, and even slightly exceeded. Due to corporate policy, there was little flexibility with "perks" (e.g., vacation time, stock options, etc.). However, start date was *very* flexible.
Systems Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IronPort Systems in April 2008.
Interview Details – Was great, in total 7 interviews, but worth it.
Interview Question – where do you see yourself in 5 years View Answer
Negotiation Details – Short, but was very satisfied