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Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Java Developer Graduate Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Murex in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through agent (sent CV), a few days later I was asked to attend a 2-hour paper based written test. I have to say the questions are not very difficult, it's all about time. I was pretty nervous on that day and overlooked a lot details especially I was dealing the code questions. I think I paniced though I consider myself having a solid CS background.

    C, integral (derive an formula based on the code) ,Java, OSI network layer(to be honest, i think this is a pointless question), internet protocals, threads, Database (design a databse according to the product and customer based scenario), SQL (produce an invoice), reflection, etc.

    Honestly, after the test I was quite disappointed, and feel this test didn't reflect my background at all. The problems I have solved are far more difficult than that...Anyway, just be careful reading the code (it could be just variable in the wrong scope.)

    Interview Questions
    • Before the test, just review most basic concept (pointers ), and be careful anwsering the code questions (don't omit any details, for example, the logic itself might be right, it is just a variable scope problem which I relaised this after the test.)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Développeur Logiciels Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Murex in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Passage d'un test technique qui fait plus de 60 pages, assez difficile pour ceux qui maitrisent pas le sujet, tout est en anglais. Il ne faut pas choisir toutes les sections sinon vous n'aurez pas le temps de tout finir.

    Interview Questions
    • il y a des questions de tout, c'est un long test technique de 4h   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Risk Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Murex.

    Interview Details

    1st round - written test and small HR interview :

    Written test consists of questions from different sections such as Maths, Finance, programming, UNIX, database. Not enough time to complete all the questions. Only expected to do as much as possible withing the given time.

    Some of the questions are:
    Maths:
    1. Define derivative for function f(x) at point x0
    2. Write the taylor series expansion at x0
    3. Question on differentiation using product rule.
    4. Questions on geometric series and arithmetic series

    programming:
    1. write outputs of C programs (scope of variables, control structures - program on prime numbr generation , arrays)
    2. What is a pointer ? When it is used in C
    3. situations where C have to pointers but other programming languages (C++) can use other ways

    Database:
    1. main concept of relational databases
    2. SQL query to retrieve data

    Finance:
    1. What is a stock
    2. What is a bond
    3. How to value a bond and calculate yield (bond paying 8% coupon for 10 years, face value = 100)
    4. Calculation of loan repayment
    5. what is an option ? what are different types of options ? parameters which affect option value

    2nd round : technical interview

    There were three managers in the interview panel, each from different risk teams (market, credit, collateral). This round consists of various types of question such as technical, logical and behavioral.
    Some of the technical questions are:
    1. What is VaR
    2. Explain Monte Carlo simulation
    3. What is credit risk
    4. What is the life cycle of a bond and what are risk involved
    5. What is the difference between basel 2 and basel 3 regulations

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Front Office Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Murex in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and get interview written test invitation immediately. First round written test contains math, SQL, C++, Unix, Finance. Second round is meet with manager as HR said but did not get response from HR.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Software Release Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Anonymous Employee in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Murex in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had seven interviews, the whole process took a lot of time. I didn't get any replies from them, they contacted me back to decline my candidature after 2 month.

    Interview Questions
    • tell us about a time your manager asked you to do something illegal or against the company's policy   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Murex.

    Interview Details

    Technical and functional test followed by two inetrviews. First a classical HR interview and finally a functional interview by a manager focusing on skills, porblem solving and discussing the role and company culture.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ingénieur logiciel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Murex.

    Interview Details

    Moi et à peu près 20 autres candidats avons été appelé pour faire un test, comme un examen final à l'université. Nous étions dans une salle de réunion au dernier étage avec une vue splendide sur Paris. Vous devez choisir les sujets que vous voulez pour le test, vous avez le choix entre «maths», «mathématiques financières», «langage C», «XML», «programmation orientée objet» et d'autres choses que je ne me souviens pas.

    Plus vous choisissez de sujets, plus vous avez de temps, mais on vous conseille d'en sélectionner le moins possible et les plus appropriés possibles (c'est à dire, ne prenez pas mathématiques financières,si vous voulez devenir développeur). Un peu de terminologie Murex ici : développeur front-end représente un développeur qui travaille sur pricers, développeur back-end travaille à des niveaux intermédiaires (serveurs, entrepôt de données, etc.)

    En maths, le sujet était relatif aux dérivées, intégration, séries de Taylor et les matrices.

    Pour le langage C, vous devez optimiser un petit programme C, rien de compliqué, juste à identifier les calculs inutiles et la capacité à utiliser les pointeurs de fonction.

    Pour la programmation orientée objet, vous devez concevoir les classes pour une description de produit donné.

    J'ai raté les maths, je n'ai rien fait en mathématiques financières mais je pense que j'ai réussi les tests de programmations.

    Ensuite, j'ai été appelé pour un entretien avec les RH. Très classique, rien qui ne vaux d'être dit ici. La recruteuse m'a poussée vers un poste de développeur back-end (sans seulement) que je ne voulait pas. Elle m'a dit qu'elle me rappellerait si un poste de développeur front-end était disponible. J'ai pris ça pour un échec, j'avais tort.

    Un mois plus tard, ils m'ont contacté et m'ont dit qu'ils voulaient aller plus loin dans le processus de recrutement. Pendant ce temps, j'avais planifié un voyage aux États-Unis pour un mois et demi, alors je leur ai dit que je serai de retour à ce moment là. De retour en France, j'ai eu du mal à les recontacter, mais le processus a finalement continué.

    J'ai fait un entretien en face à face avec un directeur en ingénierie. Il m'a posé des questions sur le mécanisme d'introspection et sur la table virtuelle.

    Une fois informé que je l'avais réussi, j'ai été appelé pour un entretien avec mon futur directeur et son supérieur. Ils m'ont demandé de résoudre les problèmes mathématiques que j'avais ratés dans le test. Par chance, j'avais travaillé dessus entre temps donc j'étais capable de les résoudre. Je ne me rappelle pas des questions de codage qu'ils m'ont posé mais elles n'étaient pas très difficiles.

    I and other ~ 20 candidates were called to do an assignment, like a university final exam. We were in a meeting room at the top floor with a beautiful view on Paris. You have to choose the subjects you want for the assignment, you have choice between "maths", "financial maths", "C", "XML", "Objects oriented programming", and other things I don't remember.

    More you choose subjects more you have time, but you are advised to select the less possible and the most accurate possible (eg don't take financial maths if you want to be backend developer). Little murex terminology here : front-end developer means a developer who works on pricers, back-end developer works on middle-level (servers, data warehouse, etc.).

    In maths, the subject is related to derivatives, integration, Taylor series, matrices.
    In C, you have to optimize a little C program, nothing hard just to spot unnecessary computations and the ability to use function pointers.
    In objects oriented programming, you have to design classes given a product description.

    I did bad on maths, I did nothing on financial maths but I think I succeeded programming assignments.

    Then I was called for a HR interview. Very classic, nothing worth to say here. The recruiter pushed me to back-end development position (without only ) which I didn't want. She told me that she will call me back if a front-end position is available. I took it as a failure, I was wrong.

    One month later, they contacted me and told me that they want to go further in the recruitment process. Meanwhile I planned a USA trip for one month and half, so I told them I will be back then. Back to France, I had a few difficulties to contact them again, but the process went on eventually.

    I did a face-to-face interview with the engineering director. He asked me questions about the introspection mechanisms and virtual table.

    Once informed that I succeeded that one, I was called for an interview with my future manager and his manager. They asked me to solve maths questions I failed in the assignment. Hopefully, I worked on them in the meanwhile so I was able to solve them. I don't remember coding questions they asked me but they were really not difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Vous avez une classe A et une sous-classe B qui dérive de A. Il y a un membre appelé «m» aussi bien dans A que dans B. Dans le constructeur de B, vous lisez/écrivez «m», lequel est utilisé ? m de A ou m de B ?   You have a class A and a subclass B which derives from A. There is a member called "m" in both A and B. In the constructor of B, you read/write "m", which one is used? m from A or m from B?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    J'ai été invité à rencontrer un recruteur qui m'a expliqué tout ce qui était relatif au poste. J'ai demandé un peu plus que ce qu'ils offraient, ils ont refusé, j'ai accepté.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Software Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Murex in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Attended technical test

    Interview Questions
    • Part 1 is compulsory 3 questions...write a page on what you know about murex? Why do you want to work for murex? & a 3rd question along the same line

      Part 2 is compulsory also & consists of 5 maths wordy questions
      eg. You have 3 jugs 12L, 7L & 5L & an infinite supply of water...list the steps to end up with two jugs filled with exactly 6L each.

      Eg. 2 trains one travelling from Liverpool to London and another travelling from London to Liverpool leave the stations at the same time. They pass each other at one point after which the train from london reaches its destination one hour later whereas the train from Liverpool reaches its destination 4 hours later...how many times faster was one train going than the other?

      Questions from capital markets & risk sections...
      What is netting? When is it used?
      What is collateral management? When is it used?
      What is the definition of VaR? What are 3 ways it is calculated?
      What is beta? How is it calculated?
      What is the difference between OTC and listed?
      Effect of negative correlation on a portfolio?

      IT - what is SQL?
      What is XML? What are the main commands used?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Murex in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was conducted via video conference with a director and a senior consultant.

    Interview Questions
    • no technical questions.
      very basic questions about TVM, Bond, and termstructure.
      all the other questions from CV
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Murex.

    Interview Details

    Initial meeting with staff at career expo. Very friendly staff.
    I sent my application via email and was asked to resend to the recruitment page on the Murex site.
    I was then invited to a undergo a technical test. very similar to an exam - 20 questions i think 2 hours.
    We were welcomed by a friendly member of staff and given the paper.
    we were told to ask questions if we needed clarification.
    After the test we were told that we would get an answer within 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • most coding questions were C code - I have never learnt C so decided to use assumptions and my knowledge of Java to answer the questions. I explained my answers.
      There were questions on linux OS.
      Questions on threads
      Questions on OOP and Java
      Questions on database - SQL as well as designing a small database to answer client needs
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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