Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Optaros
- Sales (1)
- Senior Developer (1)
- Operations Engineer (1)
- Software (Web Front End) Engineer (1)
- Senior Java Dev (1)
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Optaros (Austin, TX) in July 2012.
Contacted by a couple of different recruiters. Initially didn't pursue due to Amazon Web Services requirement and large-scale environment background. Worked with local recruiter that was able to get them to ease the firm AWS requirement. They moved forward with the interview process and conducted a phone 'technical screening' and then I was brought in for an in-person interview. The culture seemed very open and the people were energetic. The on-site interview consisted of four individual 45-minute interviews, including a Sr developer, project manager, global manager for the role, and a support project manager. All four individual interviews seemed to go well, however, although it was not addressed in the interviews, my lack of large scale systems was my ultimate downfall. The recruiter I was working with let me know that they decided to pass. Said that it was a great cultural fit, but that they want someone with large scale systems experience.
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The process took a day – interviewed at Optaros (Austin, TX) in October 2011.
It was on-campus interview at our college. 1 hour long...30 mins each for each member. First guy went over my resume. What kind of projects i have done? What kinda technologies I have used? What were the most interesting ones? Basically he was a UI designer guy, so in no position to ask technical questions- and he told me upfront. Good guy. The second guy was weird. Like he asked me a little bit about my resume. My projects. What I have done etc etc. Some technical trivia questions. Pretty generic ones like if you have been interviewing then you can answer. Then he asked me a brain teaser. At that moment i was like is this really happening. Long story short, i dint get answer to that teaser. However, i did mention a secondary solution which he completely ignored when i was explaining to him. And at the end he was like oh btw there's a secondary solution too-which was what i said earlier! Also, it was more of a like math problem than a brain teaser. I Google-ed it when i came back.
They never contacted me back. If they are pursuing me for next rounds or thankyou bye bye. HR people suck bigtime when it comes to this.