Novell Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 9, 2015
Updated Jan 9, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Accepted Offer
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Difficult Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Novell in October 2014.

Interview

Phone screen with a recruiter. Second interview with hiring manager and two co-workers. Asked a lot of questions about testing and development process and around Agile methodology and application. Technical interview with lead SDET that had an algorithm question, a code example and an API test whiteboard example. After the interviews, I heard back from the recruiter and then the hiring manager. There was frequent communication with the recruiter that was very helpful and provided lots of follow-up. Overall a good interview experience.

Interview Questions

  • Technical interview felt somewhat rushed. There was a series of questions given a partially completed interface, how would you test it. A lot of leading questions and re-phrasing that made it difficult to understand where he was going with it. Lots of ambiguity.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Originally told that my salary requirements were too high and I accepted a different offer. Came back a few days later with an increased offer. Seemed like a disconnect between hiring manager and recruiter, but they were willing to go to bat for me.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell (Vienna, VA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    Very smooth and very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • How to use Linux command to find any file in the OS contains certain string.   2 Answers
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    It was pretty good and majorly focused on the technologies & projects i worked earlier. In depth analysis and root cause of the issues. Thinking out of box and business prespective will fetch you the fruits.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Novell in April 2013.

    Interview

    Skillset: C#.NET

    Telephonic technical interview, followed by the full day interview of 4 rounds
    1) Technical F2F round (1 hour): Asked to write a simple XML file parser program, questions on remote debugging in .NET, assert mechanism, multi-threading
    2) Manager round: technical questions on real world application of data structures, algorithms complexity calculation, problem solving, puzzles
    3) Director round
    4) HR round

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I shown the desperation in accepting the offer which resulted in no salary negotiation, no joining bonus, lesser compensation than expected.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Novell (Bangalore (India)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    clean
    transparent
    fast
    ethical

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Novell in September 2010.

    Interview

    1. Written

    Written questions includes 5 sections i. Aptitude ii. OS&Networks iii. Data Structure iv. Java v. C&C++

    But while verifying they skip Aptitude part. So you have to score good in technical sections

    2. F2F(2 rounds)

    - First round was a 1 hr Java F2F. The interviewer asked almost everything from Java. So nothing to mention here. Almost every thing he asked me.

    - Second F2F was more brain storming. The interviewer asked many data structure(basic of linked list, tree etc) questions, OS questions like thread, process. Some good java design related questions.

    Mind it Whatever position it is, Novell interview gives more emphasis on data structure and algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. You have some classes like A, B, C . Which all classes can class D extend ?

      2. Produce Consumer problem using concurrency ?

      3. A lot of questions "static" in java.

      4. Reverse of singly linked list. BST.

      5. Stack implementation

      6. Deadlock, process & thread

      7. Create your own immutable object

      8. How HashMap works.

      9. Serialization specially how Externalizable works.

      10. How to synchronize static class objects.
       
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Novell (Bangalore (India)) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Written test, followed by technical, followed by HR/ Director round.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They will pay nicely

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell (Banga (India)) in August 2008.

    Interview

    I have applied to this position with 1+ years of experience. Had to give test which comprised of analytical, system concepts, Programming languages and an essay. After clearing the test, had a panel interview. Questions were mostly around my previous experience and on accademic project. Had one more interview with HR and another with the department head. Complete interview process completed in the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Why does few applications stop working after windows xp is updated to SP2   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell (Trichy (India)) in June 2008.

    Interview

    -Written test
    -Aptitude
    -3-4 Technical rounds
    -HR round
    -Team manager round
    -Senior manager round

    REad : java , DS , Algo , OS and your past experience.
    Be ready for good HR question which could reject you as well.
    Take care on all the Question and round.
    They have asked to write an essay on Linux and open source communities.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Threre was not much to negogitate , it was fixed salary offered in campus

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Novell (Chennai (India)) in April 2008.

    Interview

    It consisted of a written test, a technical round, a Managerial round and then a HR round. Written and technical round were based on testing basics and scenario based testing,debugging or test case writing. Fairly simple. Managerial round had discussions on career goals, projects done etc. HR round was just goals and compensation.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing specific. It was simple. But it purely depends on your interviewer. I have heard people handling tough questions on coding,algorithms for a post of automation test engineer.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They are open to negotiate, if there is an urgent requirement.

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