Operative Media
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www.operative.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Operative Media in February 2012.

Interview Details – Operative's tech stack is mostly Java/Spring/Hibernate/mysql(innodb)/Hadoop

Phone screen: Mostly basics about java collections, design patterns, spring and hibernate. some questions about resume.
OnSite: Met with about 7-8 people, 3+ hours. Interviewed with CTO, Director of Engineering, some senior developers, and some junior as well. Questions ranged from basic java collection, concurrency/synchronization, design patterns, spring/hibernate, "tell me about this on your resume" to some abstract system design questions.

Interview Questions

  • What is the acceptable CPU utilization amount of a production machine right before it sets a "red flag" for you?   Answer Question
  • What's the worst mistake you've made in your carrier   Answer Question
  • What are your favorite design patterns you used?   Answer Question
  • If you have a gripe with Java, what is it? and why?   Answer Question
  • Advantages and (particularly) disadvantages of Spring and other DI containers.   Answer Question

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