Nokia Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. I interviewed at Nokia.

Interview

It's quite easy for me. I worked at Motorola before and Motorola networks was acquired by Nokia networks in 2011. After that, I transferred to Nokia networks. I didn't even change office but change the company.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (Itasca, IL) in April 2013.

    Interview

    A temp recruiter for Nokia reached out to me initially. Soon after I spoke with the engineering manager, and then later had a morning full of interviews with engineers. The interviews were almost all with 2 people and were mostly technical with some behavioral stuff mixed in. It was a bit exhausting but not the most difficult technical interviews I've had. They moved really fast and made me an offer that night.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question came from a woman with a thick accent which made it difficult to understand her. I don't think she and I ever got on the same page as to what she was asking. However I think the other interviewer in the room understood that the question wasn't really well phrased (on top of the language barrier) and it didn't seem like a big deal.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked for additional vacation and they said it was non-negotiable.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia in March 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the company recruiter and after two weeks I was invited for the face to face interview. The interview was really good. 3-4 people interviewed me and ask some OO questions, C# coding questions and some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was ok. Some OO and C# questions. One design question   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Nokia (San Diego, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Was contacted the week between Xmas and New Years.Phone interview consisted of speaking with two gentleman. One would have been the s/w team's manager and the other was his boss. This took place right before the New Year weekend. Phone interview went well, at the end of the interview the manager said they normally get together and talk and then tell HR the results of their discussions but, he thought it went so well they wanted me to come for a site visit. and could I possibly be available in the next two weeks. On the day being observed as the national holiday for New Years I received an email asking if I could fly out the following day. In order to show my interest and get it done attitude I said I could do it. I received flight confirmation at 9:30 p.m. that evening along with the itinerary for the interviews. It was required that you submit the answers to an online security questionaire and employment application before the interview. I spent four hours filling this out before the flight. (Note: they want salary history for the last seven years, this is marked as mandatory), addresses of all compainies, the name of your supervisor, the phone number, etc.. The flights they picked required me to take three days off of work. Amongst the many red flags starting to appear was the fact that the interview was less then two hours long. It consisted of talking to the main s/w manager, the two managers I phone interviewed with, and an HR person. (no team members, no tour of the facilities) I arrived at the hotel at 2:00 a.m. and arrived for the interview 10-15 minutes before the start of the interview the next day. After checking in with the frontdesk per the instructions, I waited. Finally, the HR person apologized and asked the status (he had walked by a few times as I was sitting in the lobby, waiting and waiting). I said I had checked in and was waiting for the first interviewer. He acted as if he didn't even know I was supposed to be there and asked if I had a copy of my itinerary. I told him I had it with me in electronic format but, then proceeded to give the names and times of each interviewer on the itinerary from memory, which seemed to impress him. He went searching for gentleman number 1. He came back later and said "well, you were supposed to talk to me second but, why don't we talk now while waiting for gentleman number 1". So, he went through his 15 minute talk and then we talked some more, and talked, and waited, and talked. Finally, he said, "I don't know what happened "gentleman number 1" is never late". (after I got back home and described the interview to a friend he said the one liner that pretty much summed up this whole ordeal; "gee, you would think Nokia would have heard of cell phones and they might have tried calling the guy"). So, the HR person starts walking me back out to the lobby, (to wait) but while on the way the HR person runs into the manager who I had spoken with on the phone a few days earlier. They huddle together for awhile and decide I might as well talk to him. So, we turn around and head back to the interview room, after about 10-15 minutes in strolls "gentleman 1". Since, he's the head of s/w, the attention goes to him, then about ten minutes later, the second gentleman from the phone interview strolls in. Now, there are all three of the gentleman there, about ten minutes later "gentleman 1" leaves. Things wind down and I'm asked if there are any questions. I ask him what if anything might be a concern to him, so I can possibly address it. He says, my lack of mobile phone development experience. I paused and was taken aback because I had asked about this during the phone interview. I brought it up and wanted to make perfectly clear how much mobile development experience I had. It was discussed during the phone interview and was not a problem at that time. I'm thinking to myself, I took three days off of work, flew 1,500 miles, and have been putting up with this disorganized interview and now you tell me this, after we discussed it earlier and it wasn't an issue three days ago. In hindsight maybe I should have said exactly what I was feeling at that time. Maybe, if you are currently not working (as the HR person said was the status of many current candidates) the disrespect I was shown due to their disorganization, would not be a big deal. Maybe, if you are local to the area then wasting an afternoon sitting around the Nokia lobby would not be a big deal. But, I flew 1,500 miles and took three days off of work due to their scheduling. My impression of the two gentleman whom I spoke with (phone interview and in person briefly) are that they would be quite impressive on a personal level. Bright and hard working. But, the disorganized, haphazard method which this was conducted left me feeling disillusioned with Nokia and disrespected.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a system that would contact a caregiver if an elderly person would be in need of help. Then, would locate from a list of helpers the one closest to the person in need of help.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (San Diego, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Applied via specific Nokia website. One interview containing technical & team skills.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation needed as the offer was fine

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Nokia (Chicago, IL) in March 2009.

    Interview

    The hiring process is typical for a tech company. You will be asked technical questions. I noticed though that Nokia actually cares about your background and will ask you questions about your work.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any example code or projects to show.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nokia in November 2014.

    Interview

    It was a scheduled interview. The guy was expecting the answer he knew, and not what we tell. He had least respect, and was attending the calls during the interview!

    Interview Questions

    • Is SLL palindrome or not? Reverse of words in a string. Virtual function concepts   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    very simple and honest way of interviewing. No crazy questions or puzzles. To the point and not trying to outsmart the candidate. Most companies in this day and age try to prove that they are best and so they must ask weird questions. that is not what you want in an interview - rather you want the atmosphere to be very comfortable so that the person answering can be genuine and truthful

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Nokia (Bangalore (India)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Two Technical + 1 Manager incl tecnical Mostly about C basics and C++.. Puzzles and projects.. Mostly people are helping so listen to them and then answer. Linked list, string manipulation and bit operators

    Interview Questions

    • From 9 9 9 9 u have to form 100, u can do any operation u want   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nokia (Bangalore (India)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Am a java developer and I attend interview on 23rd Aug 2014,reach by nsn office by 10am,after long wait,they called for the first round of technical discussion.They asked most of the questions about data Structures and collections nothing else .Am bit poor writing the codes for implementing Stack and Linked List,they asked few more programs like recursion,string character occurrences and few concepts like exceptions and threads.Thats it in first round,no frame works nothing they asked.That interviewer giving very nice explanation if i will not answer a questions.He supports me very good.It took around 45 min to 1 hour.Finally he said you selected for first round just wait for second round also. In second round after 4 hours they called and two people sit and given marker and board to explain about my project.I presented very well and so many qts about only project and some techincal things they asked,most of the qts i answered in very good manner.They felt happy and they sent me to the manager round.It takes more than 1 hour. In Manager round some puzzles and logical qts he asked and he said that work that they are doing in nsn he explained clearly and send to HR on same day at eveninig 6pm. HR asked all the deatils and expected compensation details i asked good but they also offered same as expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Data structures Stack and Queue Implementaions   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    While going for the interview,please verify your academic subjects like data structrure concepts becauseeven you are a java developer they will ask these type of qts

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